Final Episode Ever of Britain’s Hit Sitcom The IT Crowd Makes U.S. Debut Today on Hulu
April 22, 2014

Have You Tried Turning It Off and On Again?

Award-Winning, Fan Favorite Series Draws to a Close After Four Uproarious Seasons – All of Which Are Available on Hulu Plus


Before the theory banged big, before Sheldon and Leonard met Penny … there was a group of misbegotten IT workers stuck in the basement of a London skyscraper.


The day Moss and Roy met Jen was the day comedy history was made, and THE IT CROWD has certainly become a favorite of British comedy.  Created, written and directed by Graham Linehan – whose equally subversive comedies Father Ted and Count Arthur Strong are also available on Hulu and Hulu Plus – THE IT CROWD has won BAFTA and International Emmy awards, not to mention worldwide acclaim for its blend of pop-cultural awareness and bizarrely unpredictable sense of humor.


Beginning today (April 22), the very last episode of this lovably geeked out series makes its U.S. debut exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus at


“The Internet Is Coming” is the first, last and only episode in the fifth season of THE IT CROWD, reuniting actors Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Richard Ayoade (The Watch) and Katherine Parkinson (Sherlock) for one final visit to Reynholm Industries.


In typical IT CROWD fashion, what begins as a seemingly ordinary day in the lowest bowels of a massive office building winds up being anything but.  By the end of the 46-minute episode, Roy and Jen find themselves on the run what could well be the entire world, while Moss discovers an unexpected source of long-sought self-confidence.


At breakneck speed, the episode manages to reference Game of Thrones, V for Vendetta, Superman, Daniel Clowes’ “Pussey!” and a host of other pop-culture icons, while still delivering tear-inducing laughter even to those who are new to the series.  Longtime fans will also delight in the return of Noel Fielding’s Richmond.


In addition to the final episode of THE IT CROWD, “The Internet is Coming,” all 24 episodes from the first four seasons of THE IT CROWD are available on Hulu Plus – meaning fans can rest assured that if they prefer, they never need to leave the confines of Reynholm Industries again.  Ever.  Never.


“The Internet Is Coming” is directed by Graham Linehan and Richard Boden and produced by Richard Boden.  The production company is Retort in association with Delightful Industries.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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