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Watch The Failed American Remake Of The IT Crowd

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Seven years ago NBC created a pilot for the American TV version of The IT Crowd, the hit British comedy produced by C4 that taught us the internet is a little black box and most computer problems can be solved by turning it off and on again.

They tried to make it work, casting Joel McHale in a lead role alongside hilarious star of the original series Richard Ayoade, but their remake proved that some shows just shouldn’t be remade, some shows are perfect just the way they are.

The worst thing about the remake is the fact that they tried to match the original show shot for shot, as you can see in the side-by-side comparison video, and the American show is missing a few more key components- namely Matt Berry, Chris O'Dowd, Katherine Parkinson and Noel Fielding, in other words virtually the entire cast of the original show! Richard Ayoade is an amazing comedy talent, but even he can't carry a show like The IT Crowd all by himself.

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This isn't a BBC Comedy. It was Produced by C4 in the UK and like much of british content was distributed by BBC Worldwide in the USA. BBC worldwide should neither be confused for the BBC as it is a solely privately run company that exists to make profit while the BBC is a not for profit Media and News provider
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