The British Are Funny

I think that there is some sort of code that states that if you are a geek then you must find the British funny.  Whether it is Mr. Bean or Monty Python, you need to laugh when people from across the pond do something.  If you disagree with me, then your geek card may be revoked by whomever it is that issues them.

My job allows for me to see all sorts of technology before other people.  It also allows for me to watch television shows and movies on one monitor while I do work on another.  This is very convenient because I am able to stay current on a lot of the shows that I enjoy watching.  I also get to watch a lot of stuff that I wouldn’t otherwise have the time to.  No, I don’t just watch TV all day.  I do get to see an episode here or there though.

One of the shows that I was introduced to by my coworkers is a British comedy called The IT Crowd.  This is a true comedic gem.  It’s about two guys and their female, know-nothing-about-IT boss who work in an  IT department.  They are typical basement dwellers who only come out to fix the things that technically challenged people shouldn’t be using anyway.  They just finished up the third season in the UK and there have been talks of bringing it to the US a la The Office.

Of all of the characters, Moss has to be my favorite.  He is the most awkward computer nerd you have ever met.  The beautiful thing about his character is that we all know somebody like him.  Heck, we might even be him.

If you have never seen this show, you need to.  It’s not available on DVD in the US yet but, being the geek that you are, I’m sure that you can find a way to procure it in a sutiable format for your viewing pleasure.

Jeremiah Zohner

Founder & Executive Producer After developing a love of Star Wars and comic books as a child, Zohner was destined to be a geek. With interests touching on computers, video games, technology, books, TV and movies, and toys and collectibles, he is the epitome of a well-rounded geek. Zohner is one of the founding members of Stolendroids. After stepping away for a time to work on other endeavors, the time was right for him to make his triumphant return to the one project that he truly loves. When he’s not writing articles or podcasting, Zohner can be found spending time with his family, managing projects for a software company, or hanging out in the gym knowing that it won’t do a bit of good.

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  1. I would have to agree with you on this. I LOVE Top Gear and the UK version of the Office. Of course, after talking to Alexander, you find out that most of this awesome television isn’t on during normal time in the UK. Most of their TV lineup is filled with crap, and the real gems are on very late at night.

  2. I agree with all the shows that Zuke mentioned. Though if the show is half as good as you say I pray that it is not remade for the US. The US version of The Office is one of the least funny shows on air. I love Steve Carrell, but hate the show. I’ve watched bits of Life on Mars and that’s got potential, but I doubt it’ll last. Coupling was one the funniest sitcoms I’ve ever seen, yet somehow a joke for joke retelling in the US pilot didn’t work.

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