The IT Crowd Anti-Piracy Ad
The IT Crowd is one of the best British comedy series ever produced. It's up to the point, uses nerdy characters that remind me of many of my work colleagues.The IT Crowd is about three guys - actually two guys and their female boss - from the IT appartement and their daily life in the office.
What can you expect from the various episodes? A death clock episode for instance. You might remember the websites that display the time of your death after you enter some data. Pretty funny if you happen to die tomorrow, ain't it ? The latest episode (Moss and the German) began with an anti-piracy ad that is - of course - ridiculing all those anti-piracy advertisements that we are forced to see when watching a movie in the local cinema or at home on DVD or Blu-Ray-
The best part of the movie is unfortunately not included. Guess where they are watching the movie.. hehe.
Update: The video has been pulled from YouTube because of a copyright complaints by the rights holder. Another version of the video is still available on YouTube, but it cannot be embedded unfortunately. Just follow the link to the video hosting site to watch it there.
This video contains the whole scene including the ending, which makes it a lot better and easier to understand.Advertisement
Yet the irony is lost, as the guy who ripped this was committing piracy when uploading to youtube lol.
But your right, this is one the of the funniest things on british tv at the moment.
I would just like to point out at this moment that the US has stolen this show like they did with the office and are doing a re do of it, which will suck
and yes those anti piracy videos are going a bit extreme they seem to be on tv all the time and popping up more in dvd’s than they use to.
Someone was telling me how great the IT crowd was, but having now seen the ad, I can really understand why. Am off to find some of the earlier episodes on e.g. Youtube.
For those interested in a dance remix of the main theme: http://www.boingboing.net/2006/03/14/dance-remix-of-the-i.html (the PaintbyNumbers link)