Wanna see something very bizarre? Here are three segments of the US version of the IT Crowd‘s pilot episode. And guess who’s playing the role of Roy? Joel McHale from none other than E!‘s The Soup. Note how closely Joel sticks to the way the original actor (Chris O’Dowd) delivered the lines. It’s like Joel’s channeling Chris.
And guess who’s playing Moss? Yep, you guessed it, Richard Ayoade.. the same actor who played Moss in the UK version… told it was weird. But judge for yourself.
UPDATE (8/12/10 10:18AM): I managed to find the first segment, so you can at least watch that until they find it…I say the US pilot still sucks and they should just air the UK version over here…
UPDATE (8/12/10 12:03AM): Looks like the stooges at NBC/Universal got to youtube and had them take down the vids. Now worries though, just watch the original UK version’s 1st episode and enjoy the much better version.
- The IT Crowd gets fifth series (guardian.co.uk)