The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd (2006)

2 mistakes in The Work Outing

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The Work Outing - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Laura Knightly leans against Roy for the cameraman to take a couple photos, her face is even with Roy's. In the next shot she's above him so her chin is at Roy's eyes.

Bishop73

The Work Outing - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Jerome pulls one of the disabled men out of his wheelchair, both of the disabled men on screen are in different wheelchairs to those they used in the scene where we first see them (when Roy files the police report).

shocksplicer

Aunt Irma Visits - S1-E6

Roy: [phone rings.] Hello, IT, have you tried turning it off and on again? Have you tried sticking it up your arse? [hangs up phone.] Oh, yeah, yeah, I just realized that was my mother.

Bishop73

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Calamity Jen - S1-E2

Question: In this episode, there's a commercial about "999" being changed to a ridiculous long number. While I get why it would be funny, was there some basis for joke itself? Like, was there talk about the UK changing the emergency number or something? Or is it just completely random. And when Roy says "how hard is it to remember 911, I mean 999", is this just a joke for American viewers to understand what 999 is? Or do British people say or use "911" too?

Bishop73

Answer: It's a joke on the "118" numbers in the UK. 118 numbers were used for directory enquiries and adverts for them on TV always tried to give a way to easily remember one for a particular company. The fake ad in the show takes it to the extreme. People in the UK do not use "911", the point of the joke was that Roy had forgotten "999" while saying it was easy to remember.

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