I’m a big fan of Father Ted, a hilarious
BBC Channel 4 series about three Irish priests living together on a remote island. Yesterday I read on Boing Boing that the creator of Father Ted was back with another series called The IT Crowd. Cory Doctorow speaks highly of the show:
Two IT geeks in the basement of a large, abusive corporation get a new boss, a woman who lied about her IT experience on her resume. What follows isn’t funny because of its intricate plotting, but because of its willingness to lard absurdity on absurdity, so that each episode gets progressively weirder as it progresses.
I decided to check out the first episode (via BitTorrent from The Pirate Bay), and it was pretty funny and Father Tedesque.
I also noticed something that’s kind of cool. It seems to me that the set designers for The IT Crowd visited my Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness for inspiration. I obviously can’t be sure, but I’ve spotted at least five images from the Hall in the background of shots. I uploaded three screenshots to Flickr and will post them below:
You can also see the infamous Flying Spaghetti Monster in that last shot.