Archive for the TV Category

Yoda on Big Bang Theory [Star Wars]

Posted in Movies, TV with tags , on July 24, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

When Sheldon expresses his opinion to compete in the University’s Physics Bowl, Leonard has just one thing to say: “Bad feeling I have about this, mmm ?

iPod on Reba [Apple]

Posted in Gadgets, Tech, TV with tags , on July 24, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

In the episode of “Reba” where Reba must relax because of high blood pressure, she uses an iPod to listen to relaxing meditation music.

Lego in The IT Crowd [Toys]

Posted in Toys, TV on July 24, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek
...are a chockin hazard!

WARNING: Chocking hazard!

In Season 2, Episode 1 (“The Work Outing”) of “The IT Crowd”, Raymond (the quintessential goth who lives in the network closet) makes reference to the plastic building blocks:”Passing through my window, I stepped on a piece of Lego. Oh, it went right through the heel!”

Vintage Hardware in The IT Crowd [Computers]

Posted in Tech, TV with tags , on July 24, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

A vintage Atari 2600 game console is sitting on the top shelf of the bookcase located behind Jen’s desk, to her right.

The joystick to play said console is conveniently located on top of the same cabinet.

An apparently defunct Commodore PET sits on the bottom shelf behind Moss’ desk, to his right.

A grocery cart full of useless PC’s sit right next to the entrance of the IT department (fitting, isn’t it) ?

Jim Woodring in The IT Crowd [Art]

Posted in TV with tags , , , on July 24, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek
by Jim Woodridge

by Jim Woodridge

The IT Department of the hit British TV show “The IT Crowd” is set in basement of a large multi-million dollar corporation. The social derelicts that work there have made this their second home, placing geeky goodness everywhere – on the doors, on the walls, on their desks, on their bodies, etc…

Looking around the room, one cannot help but notice they collect a lot of Jim Woodring paintings, prints, toys, and collectables.

Some of these items are listed here:

Behind Roy’s desk is an original Jim Woodring print, entitled Stranger Cartoon.

You can also catch a glimpse of a green Mr. Bumper toy on Roy’s desk, to his left. (Coincidentally, we get introduced to its box 7 seconds later).

The box of the previously identified “Mr. Bumper” toy sits on the top of the cabinet next to Roy’s desk, to his left.

A copy of Frogskin Goggles, hangs taped to the upper-right hand corner of another (as of yet unknown) print.

More Jim Woodring paraphernalia can be found in the hutch of Roy’s desk.

A Jim Woodring exhibition poster hangs on the wall to the right of Jen’s desk. It is clearly visible here, as Jen speaks to our visitor.

Blue Screen of Death in The IT Crowd [Windows]

Posted in Tech, TV with tags , , on July 24, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

Dunno what happnd...We dint touch it!

At the end of the opening credits, the screen flashes to a Windows Blue Screen of Death, followed shortly by a Windows 1.0-looking warning window.

FAIL in The IT Crowd [Geek Folklore]

Posted in Culture, TV with tags , , on July 24, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

During the opening credits, the camera zooms in to an old CRT monitor with the word FAIL printed in big bold letters.