A British TV show has taken the best and worst of IT administrator stereotypes and packed them into a clever, side-splitting comedy.The IT Crowd features Jen, who has been appointed as a supervisor in her company\u2019s IT department but knows nothing about computers. When asked during her job interview what she knows about IT, she says, \u201cYou know, e-mail. Sending e-mail. Receiving e-mail. Deleting e-mail. Um, I could go on.\u201dBut Jen\u2019s social skills are sorely needed to raise the profiles of Moss and Roy, two hopelessly geeky IT administrators banished to a dingy basement office strewn with hardware detritus. Roy arrogantly advises computer-challenged employees who call him with a problem to turn their computers off and on again, which usually allows him to go back to reading his comic books.Coworker Moss is a stiff-spined nerd with thick glasses, whose deft technical knowledge but nonexistent social skills landed him a desk next to Roy\u2019s. When Jen makes the mistake in one episode of asking Moss a techie query, Moss\u2019s answer is humorously dubbed over with the sound of static as Jen blankly stares.And then there\u2019s Richmond the Goth, whose Marilyn Manson-like attire sent his career path askew. He is now in charge of a mysterious bank of blinking lights that presumably power their building\u2019s network.The show\u2019s creators have sprinkled surprising hints of cool for street-geek cred, such as the stickers on the IT office\u2019s door from the online rights advocacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation and the passive-aggressive slogans on Roy\u2019s technology-themed T-shirts. The IT Crowd pounds on nerd stereotypes\u2014Roy stumbles and bleeds in several episodes, while Moss\u2019s odd rigidness renders him impotent in normal conversation\u2014but their high comic moments melt any degrading perceptions of their jobs.The show\u2019s successful six-episode run last fall has led Britain\u2019s Channel 4, a publicly owned nonprofit station, to commission another season.Those shows are likely to air in 2007 in the United Kingdom.