The Best Episodes of The IT Crowd

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2018

At the UK company Reynholm Industries, their corporate high-rise towers are full of beautiful happy people with one success story after another. Well, except for the employees that work in the basement - the IT department. While their colleagues work in fantastic surroundings, Jen, Roy and Moss must work below ground in the dark and horrible basement, struggling to make it into normal society. The IT Crowd is a playful and somewhat surreal look at what it's really like to be the underclass of every company - the IT Department.

The Work Outing

#1 - The Work Outing

Season 2 - Episode 1

Dashing Philip drops in from the sixth floor to ask Jen to the theatre, but a possible date turns into a work outing when Moss and Roy also get invites. The evening predictably spirals towards disaster, leaving Jen to wonder whether Philip is who he claims to be.

star 8.54
1,600 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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The Speech

#2 - The Speech

Season 3 - Episode 4

Jen makes enemies of Roy and Moss after trying to assert herself more after being named as Employee of the Month. Douglas discovers that the woman who he loves is not quite as she seems.

star 8.36
1,264 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Aunt Irma Visits

#3 - Aunt Irma Visits

Season 1 - Episode 6

Jen explains to Roy and Moss that her "Aunt Irma" is visiting. When they don't understand, she explains that she has very powerful mood swings around a certain time every month, which leads to Roy and Moss displaying the same symptoms. Project Iccarus is finished and all of the teams assemble before Denholm as he thanks everyone even remotely associated with the project - except for the IT Crowd. To retaliate in being left out of the the "thank you's," the IT Crowd decide to sabotage the celebration party only to find themselves enjoying in the festivities and to the bizarre conclusion the morning after. Will everyone be able to work together again?

star 8.20
1,284 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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The Dinner Party

#4 - The Dinner Party

Season 2 - Episode 4

Jen has found love, and is giving a dinner party with her new boyfriend to six of their single friends. But when the three male invitees drop out at the last moment, Jen is forced to call upon Moss, Roy and Richmond.

star 8.14
1,281 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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The Final Countdown

#5 - The Final Countdown

Season 4 - Episode 2

Moss becomes a celebrity after he beats all the records on a popular puzzle show. Roy is mistaken for a window cleaner. Jen finds herself pre-occupied with Douglas' secret meetings.

star 8.13
1,263 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Bad Boys

#6 - Bad Boys

Season 4 - Episode 5

Roy and Moss opt to try a new lifestyle which they soon realize was probably a bad idea when they dodge work.

star 8.12
1,158 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Friendface

#7 - Friendface

Season 3 - Episode 5

The boys are introduced to a social networking website by Jen.

star 8.07
1,190 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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The Haunting of Bill Crouse

#8 - The Haunting of Bill Crouse

Season 1 - Episode 5

Jen has a date with Bill Crouse, and finds him really offensive. To help Jen avoid contact with Bill, Moss resorts to extreme lying which leads everyone to believe that Jen is dead! Meanwhile, Roy finds himself trying to escape the attentions of one of the "beautiful people" on the 5th floor.

star 8.07
1,374 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Are We Not Men?

#9 - Are We Not Men?

Season 3 - Episode 2

Roy and Moss become involved on a new football website. Jen dates a man who resembles a magician.

star 8.07
1,217 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Italian for Beginners

#10 - Italian for Beginners

Season 4 - Episode 4

Roy gets obsessed by his latest girlfriend's sad family history, while Jen tells an absolute whopper to get some attention.

star 8.06
1,162 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Calamity Jen

#11 - Calamity Jen

Season 1 - Episode 2

Denholm declares war on stress and threatens to fire anyone who is under stress by the end of the day. Will the team hold it together by the end of the day so no one gets fired?

star 8.03
1,782 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Tramps Like Us

#12 - Tramps Like Us

Season 3 - Episode 3

When a sexual harrassment case ends wrongly - Roy turns to the streets, Moss gets a bump on the head, and Jen is looking for something new to do.

star 8.01
1,155 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Fifty-Fifty

#13 - Fifty-Fifty

Season 1 - Episode 3

Love is in the air with the IT Crowd! Roy has a wonderful date, only to learn that he had something nasty on his forehead the whole time. Jen fancies the security guard and tries to impress him by guessing the answers to questions on classical music. Roy's decides that women only like bastards. Jen disagrees, so to settle the argument, Roy puts a fake profile up on an online dating site. Roy and Moss create a horrible online profile, only it works a little too well.

star 7.95
1,499 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Jen the Fredo

#14 - Jen the Fredo

Season 4 - Episode 1

Jen decides she wants to stretch herself more at work and applies for the post of Entertainment Manager. After she discovers that her boss's business connections have a dark side, she turns to Moss and Roy for help.

star 7.94
1,211 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Return of the Golden Child

#15 - Return of the Golden Child

Season 2 - Episode 2

Denholm is informed of a police presence at the office, causing him to commit suicide. Roy asks Moss to "pimp" the vibrate setting on his mobile phone because it is so weak, and then is mortified to find an internet site that predicts his date of death to be 3pm on the date of Denholm's funeral. Despite reassurances from Moss and Jen, he cannot help but worry. Denholm's successor then reveals he despises the IT department and would love to see them fired. At the funeral, Roy causes a scene as his mobile phone vibrates heavily, believing he is dying. Denolm's successor threatens to fire Moss, Roy and Jen, but Denholm's estranged son and natural successor to Reynholm Industries, Douglas (Played by Matt Berry), bursts into the funeral and takes over the company. It turns out that he loves the IT department, and their jobs are saved. Jen takes up smoking again after watching Denholm advertise them on his funeral video.

star 7.94
1,329 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Yesterday's Jam

#16 - Yesterday's Jam

Season 1 - Episode 1

Jen is hired as the manager Reynholm Industries although she doesn't know the first thing about computers.

star 7.91
2,167 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Moss and the German

#17 - Moss and the German

Season 2 - Episode 3

Worried that his life is stagnating, Moss enrols on a German cookery course. Jen discovers that the only place in the building where she can now enjoy a cigarette is a smoking area not unlike Soviet Russia.

star 7.89
1,281 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Smoke and Mirrors

#18 - Smoke and Mirrors

Season 2 - Episode 5

When Jen loses concentration during a board meeting due to a faulty bra, Moss overcomes his fear of ladies' underwear and plots a way out of Reynholm Industries by inventing a flawless bra.

star 7.88
1,208 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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The Red Door

#19 - The Red Door

Season 1 - Episode 4

Moss learns that his new mug with his name on it has gone missing. Roy refuses to allow Jen to see what's behind the "red door" for fear that Jen will upset the delicate eco-balance of the office. But Roy and Moss go on an IT call, leaving the Red Door unguarded.

star 7.88
1,471 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Men Without Women

#20 - Men Without Women

Season 2 - Episode 6

Douglas hires Jen as his new PA, which gives Moss and Roy free reign in the office.

star 7.87
1,163 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Calendar Geeks

#21 - Calendar Geeks

Season 3 - Episode 6

The company announces that it is going to have its first raunchy nude calendar.

star 7.87
1,082 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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From Hell

#22 - From Hell

Season 3 - Episode 1

Jen has to handle a difficult builder and Roy loses £20, while Moss learns how to stand up for himself against a bunch of ruffians.

star 7.80
1,194 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Something Happened

#23 - Something Happened

Season 4 - Episode 3

Douglas finds himself becoming a Spaceologist. Some bad luck changes Roy's life. Jen ends up getting involved with a rock band.

star 7.77
1,134 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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Reynholm vs. Reynholm

#24 - Reynholm vs. Reynholm

Season 4 - Episode 6

Douglas discovers that marriage agrees with him for all of a fortnight. He then finds himself in court defending himself with Jen, Roy and Moss' help.

star 7.73
1,063 votes
Directors: Graham Linehan
Writers: Graham Linehan
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