The IT Crowd (2006–2013)
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The Work Outing 

Jen's new boyfriend invites Roy, Moss and Jen to a controversial theatre play, which creates a series of misunderstandings that end up having unintended consequences of epic proportions.


Graham Linehan


Graham Linehan




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Dowd ... Roy Trenneman
Richard Ayoade ... Maurice Moss
Katherine Parkinson ... Jen Barber
Brett Allen ... Donald
Ash Atalla Ash Atalla ... Rampant Gay Man
Nicholas Burns Nicholas Burns ... Jerome
Noel Fielding ... Richmond
Lydia Fox ... Laura
Adam G. Goodwin Adam G. Goodwin ... Barman
Gavin Keenan Gavin Keenan ... Singer
Jamie Michie ... Philip
Guy Porritt Guy Porritt ... Policeman
David Schaal ... Dec
Adrian Schiller ... Judge
Kim Wall ... Manager


Jen is thrilled when the handsome Philip asks her out to the theatre though less so when Roy and Moss also invite themselves along. The play in question is 'Gay', a screamingly camp musical which Moss loves but Jen begins to question Philip's sexuality and is not flattered when he confesses he fancies her because she looks like a man. Roy meanwhile fakes an accident in the disabled toilet which results in his being loaded into a mini-van bound back to Manchester with other disabled play-goers and Jen is surprised to see Moss working behind the bar after he used the staff toilet. Written by don @ minifie-1

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24 August 2007 (UK) See more »

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Producer Ash Atalla (a wheelchair user) appears as "rampant gay man" in this episode involving wheelchairs. See more »


When Philip is introduced to Moss, Jen and Roy, he immediately detects that Roy is Irish.

This cannot be possible because Roy mumbles "Hello" so softly that the audience can barely hear him. It's not possible for Philip to have heard him very well or to have determined from the single word that he was from Ireland. See more »


Roy: I'm disabled
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References The Bill (1984) See more »


The IT Crowd Theme
Performed by Sid & The Comeds
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Funniest episode of the funniest ever sitcom
9 January 2015 | by jmu2-208-944777See all my reviews

I don't know anyone who didn't like 'the IT crowd; it strikes a chord with anybody who ever worked in an office situation and who had to deal with the geeks who seemed to be in control of some kind of sorcery in the computer department. This is the funniest of all the funny IT Crowd episodes; it will have tears running down your face. The episode centres on the work colleagues having a night out at the theatre, where a series of comic mix-ups get them into very funny situations indeed. The very last scene has Chris O'Dowd at his deadpan most hilarious. I loved the IT crowd, but this episode stands out as one of the funniest pieces of TV ever. This episode is up there with Fawlty Towers 'don't mention the war' and the 'Fools and Horses' chandelier scene. Achingly funny and a real classic!

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