The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd (2006)

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Fifty-Fifty - S1-E3

Deliberate mistake: Towards the end, Roy's sunglasses keep changing, in almost every shot. It's so blatant that it must be deliberate, but there's no reference made to what might be the reasoning behind it.

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Suggested correction: There is though. Roy is trying on different sunglasses because he wants to look like a bastard. It's merely for comic effect that he's changing the sunglasses when the camera is on Moss.

immortal eskimo

Yesterday's Jam - S1-E1

Deliberate mistake: When Roy and Moss are in Jen's office talking about her slipping up, the computer monitor disappears from her table in the wide shots so you can see the actress.

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Suggested correction: It's there the whole time. It's a thin monitor and it lines up with Roy's leg, so it might have been hard to see.

Bishop73

The Haunting Of Bill Crouse - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Bill Crouse is sitting at a desk talking to his colleague about Jen. The first two shots show him sitting back on the chair with his legs up on the desk. The next shot, he has instantly moved to sitting normally with his legs down and leaning forward. (00:14:20)

MadFairy1988

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Suggested correction: After he says he was the last person to sleep with Jen, the camera is off him for at least 4 seconds, enough time for him to sit up.

Bishop73

The Final Countdown - S4-E2

Character mistake: When Moss is actually on Countdown, the host calls Moss' opponent "Jeremy" once, when he asks how long his word is, and again when he asks him for the word. Moss' word is longer and the host remarks that Moss will probably win, and apologizes to the opponent but this time calls him "Jonathan." (00:01:49 - 00:02:30)

immortal eskimo

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Suggested correction: He says Jermey. However, I do know Netflix's closed captions says "Johnathan", but that's not a character mistake for the show.

Bishop73

I'm not referring to closed captions on Netflix. I'm talking about what the host actually says out loud. He says Jeremy first and then "Sorry Jonathan" later.

immortal eskimo

I know what you were referring to. I listened multiple times and he says "Jeremy" every time.

Bishop73

Fifty-Fifty - S1-E3

Factual error: It doesn't make sense that Daniel would be researching classical music, or that he chooses Jen as his 'phone a friend' because of her apparent knowledge on the subject, because there are no topic categories on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' - the questions are entirely random, Daniel would have no way of knowing one of the questions he'd be asked would be about a particular topic.

Purple_Girl

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Suggested correction: That's exactly why he was studying classical music, he didn't know what topics would be covered and he wanted to have a good knowledge of various topics. Since Jen appeared more knowledgeable in classical music than he did, he wanted her to be one of his phone-a-friend in case he came across a classical music question that stumped him. At the time, a contestant pre-arranged with producers 3 friends to be considered as a phone-a-friend. Daniel undoubtedly had 2 other friends or relatives that had greater knowledge on other topics than he did.

Bishop73

There's no way Daniel just happened to be studying classical music and seemingly nothing else, he didn't ask Jen about any other subject, the episode implied that Daniel was studying classical music as though it was a dead cert that a question would appear. This wouldn't be the case with Millionaire.

He would if he knew that classical music was an area he was particularly bad in. For example I would study as much American history as possible because it's my worst subject. But I'd also have my husband as a lifeline because he happens to be a history buff. It makes sense that Daniel would have Jen as one of his three lifelines if it seems that she's an expert at something he's awful in. Presumably his other two lifelines are knowledgeable in other strategic areas as well.

immortal eskimo

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Yesterday's Jam - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Moss and Roy are in Jen's office to ask her if they should "connect her to the matrix", while Jen is working on her computer. Jen shouts back, asking them to stop undermining her, and the monitor has disappeared. (00:13:45)

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Suggested correction: The monitor blended in with Roy's jeans.

Fifty-Fifty - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Jen is sitting at the sofa with the phone on her lap, waiting for Daniel's call. She is wearing no shoes. In the next shot, she stands up and instantly has black high heels on. (00:14:30)

MadFairy1988

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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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