The IT Crowd

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It's written by Graham Linehan and has many of the wacky and surreal hallmarks of Father Ted, laugh-out-loud moments (Moss emailing the fire brigade when his soldering iron starts a fire in the office), and some great physical comedy. However, it has one aspect that puts me into 'Points of View' mode1: why did they have to make the new manager who knows absolutely nothing about computers female? And why does she have to be obsessed with shoes? Maybe they thought that if they were reinforcing the stereotype that all geeks are socially inept, they might as well also go for the one about women knowing nothing about computers and thinking of nothing except shoes. It's a bit of a missed opportunity, though.

1 "Why Oh Why do Channel Four persist in...Disgusted of Birmingham".

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