The Moss Shaped Hole In My Heart Has Now Been Filled

December 7th, 2009

I didn’t even know I had a Moss shaped hole in my heart.

I didn’t understand the emptiness.  

I didn’t know the murky depths of the endless pit that could only be filled by a man called  Moss…. 




This Moss…

Maurice Moss

My Moss.

He is one of the main characters in the British television show, The IT Crowd.  

Look at him!


How can you not fall instantly in love!

And you haven’t even heard him speak yet!





Take all the best parts of Napoleon Dynamite and all the best parts of Dwight Schrute and give him a British accent and an insane part down the side of that big curly fro and you will have Moss….


My Moss.


You will also have Roy – Scottish Roy – the other guy who inhabits the basement office of Reynholm Industries along with Moss and Jen who is their relationship manager.  

I started watching this series last week on a recommendation from my boss and have done little else since.  Aside from a growing love affair with Moss, I have also come to understand my oldest son so much better.  In the first episode, Roy is sitting at his desk eating a donut and completely ignoring the phone that is ringing off the hook on his desk.  After what seems like an eternity, he finally deigns to answer the phone but only with a voice that is so full of crushing disdain you can actually hear the person shrinking on the other end of the phone.  And that is when I knew.  That is when I came to understand.  I suddenly realized that my oldest son is not really trying to kill me with his stone like response to everything I say and his complete and utter contempt for everything I do.  In reality… my son is just an I.T. guy.   Now I get him.  My view point has totally changed.  He is not really trying to annoy the hell out of his mother – he is just ignoring me and hoping that I will disappear on my own. If you watch the first scene, you will see what I mean – and you will also see Moss – my love – my own true love – in action.  Geeawd I love that guy!

And then fritter your life away watching the rest of this series.  It is freaking hilarious.


  • MNStacey:

    Roy kind of looks like your brother-in-law (Clay)!

  • kcyardener:

    are you watching it via, or youtube, or…? i can’t get’s player to work — it says it’s “not available in my area.” ??

  • Yo-Han:

    Moss kind of looks like your brother-in-law (Dave)!

  • Rechelle:

    kcyardener – I am watching it on Netflix.

  • I have two nephews who remind me of Moss; they just live in their own i.t. worlds. :)

  • That show is stinkin hilarious! I lurve it!!!

  • Martha in Kansas:

    OMG! Brilliant! I watched YouTube clips and now am going to have to watch the series. Thanks!

  • MichelleG:

    My husband is an IT guy and his coworkers recommended this series. We watched it on Netflix too. It’s hilarious. I love the recording that answers the helpdesk phone for them…it’s exactly what my husband has to say a hundred times a day.

  • Great!
    Now have another excuse to sit on my arse, drink tea and not get dressed today…
    Hey thanks!

  • “a Moss-shaped hole in my heart,” LOL, you are such an evocative writer Rechelle! :)

  • Thanks for the tipoff – hadn’t heard of the show. I’m netflixing it now, baby!!

  • Just looking at him and those heavy frames.. I’m laughing already!

  • Angela:

    Love the nerds! And now I am hooked too!

  • Just watched the first two episodes and answered the question, “what will I watch now that Top Chef and Project Runway are done?”

    Add the fact that I live with an IT guy and I know how we are going to fill the long dark winter nights ahead.


  • Alex:

    Great tip! We watched several clips on YouTube last night and giggled the whole way through.

  • I don’t know your Moss, but i LOVE Dwight Shrute. He cracks me up.

  • Jo:

    Rechelle – i hope you are ok. i look everyday and there’s no new post. I live vicariously through the blogs i read so please update. i miss you

  • steph:

    love love love this show. have been watching it on netflix for the past couple weekends!

    So sad when netflix ran out of new episodes (but have since moved on to a show called Reaper).

    • Oh dear Steph – now I have to watch Reaper. Netflix is going to be the end of me.