Creator Graham Linehan sets the record straight
IT CROWD WRITER LOVES THE BOYS
I recently spoke to Irish writer Graham Linehan, co-creator of popular sitcom Father Ted. Graham received a BAFTA last night for his writing on the Channel 4 sitcom, The IT Crowd. The IT Crowd focuses on the exploits of a three-strong IT support team located in a forgotten basement of a British corporation in London. I asked Graham if the Father Ted series was influenced at all by Laurel and Hardy to which he replied "Ardal based Dougal on Stan Laurel and, er , me. So yes! I also based a scene in 'it crowd' on one in sons of the desert."