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February 06, 2006

Universal Comedy

Graham Linehan is being interviewed on Channel4 to plug "The IT Crowd", and comes out with this lovely line that would have been at home from Father Ted, Bernard Black or pretty much any of his characters

"It was originally set in a travel agents, and had one joke to do with being a travel agent, which was he's on the phone to someone and he says

'No, no, I wouldn't go to France, France is very rude at this time of year'.

That was really as good as it got. I couldn't think of any more jokes to do with travel agents, and I didn't want to do the research, because it bored the hell out of me. So I decided to turn it into something I was interested in, which was technology, and how it affects our lives. Oddly enough, although it's about technology and modernity, it's a very old-fashioned sitcom."

Posted by Tom Dolan at February 6, 2006 02:14 PM


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