back to article Countdown contestant pays homage to IT Crowd's Moss

In one of the world’s greatest self-referential in-jokes, Countdown contestant Danny Davies has worn a T-shirt commemorating the appearance of Maurice Moss on Countdown in an episode of The IT Crowd. Youtube Video Davies appeared on the show wearing a T-shirt that said “Good morning, that’s a nice TNETENNBA” in homage to Moss …

  1. Ketlan
    Happy

    Excellent

    '♫ 0118 999 88199 9119 725... 3'

    Bugger. I've got that bloody tune stuck in my head now!

    Kudos to Danny Davies. :)

    1. Danny Tnetennba

      Re: Excellent

      Thanks Ketlan! I wore the T-shirt as a little bit of a joke when I went into the Green Room. Rachel Riley loved it and the Production Manager asked me to leave it on as it may cause a little buzz for the show

      1. Hellcat
        Pint

        Re: Excellent

        Don't think I've ever seen the subject of a el Reg article down here with us commentards before!

        Have another 'first'.

        1. Ketlan
          Happy

          Re: Excellent

          'Don't think I've ever seen the subject of a el Reg article down here with us commentards before!'

          Nor me. Definitely worth an upvote. :)

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Not available in your country. Sorry."

    Well fuck you Channel 4.

    1. Andrew Jones 2

      This might help - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsFAokXCxTI though in general typing Tnetennba into YouTube will get you the right result.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      "Not available in your country. Sorry."

      Did you notice the ".co.uk" in your address bar?

      1. heyrick Silver badge

        Re: "Not available in your country. Sorry."

        "Did you notice the ".co.uk" in your address bar?"

        What, as in TheRegister.co.uk? (accessible everywhere) As in my own site, a .co.uk? (can be accessed anywhere) As in Amazon.co.uk? (can be used to order stuff to a French address)

        Just because something says .co.uk doesn't automatically imply "Britain Only".

        1. ThomH Silver badge

          Re: "Not available in your country. Sorry."

          Haven't you noticed the increasing number of articles from El Reg's San Francisco office, full of American spellings and terms? I don't think there's any intention to be a British publication for British people.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: "Not available in your country. Sorry."

            I, for one, wouldn't mind them running all of the articles through an American-to-English* dictionary before publication.

            * or, in fact, ANY dictionary.

          2. Why Not?

            Re: "Not available in your country. Sorry."

            I for one welcome our septic overlords.

          3. Anonymous Blowhard

            Re: "Not available in your country. Sorry."

            "I don't think there's any intention to be a British publication for British people."

            What's the TLD for Royston Vasey?

            1. TitterYeNot

              Re: "Not available in your country. Sorry."

              "What's the TLD for Royston Vasey?"

              preciousthings.local shurely...

        2. BristolBachelor Gold badge

          Re: "Not available in your country. Sorry."

          "As in Amazon.co.uk? (can be used to order stuff to a French address)"

          Yes, and I can tell you that Amazon.co.uk can sell you the DVDs. (even to a French afdress, although they'll now stiff you for postage) I can also tell you that the DVD loading sequencies, menus and extras are all worth watching.

    3. Vociferous

      Install Media Hint.

      You can now select which country you want to be in. For instance UK for this, and US for netflix & youtube. Enjoy.

      1. TRT Silver badge

        Re: Install Media Hint.

        Well, that feature has been available from British Airways for like, the last century or something. Fsch!

    4. james 68

      @ skelband

      Don't feel too bad about it mate, I am in the UK and half the bloody videos on this site tell me "Not available in your country."

    5. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Like I can't order Levis from Amazon.COM to the UK.

      Live with it.

  3. Anonymous IV

    Word rejected by Collins' dictionary

    Could someone please explain, for those who may well have thought that The IT Crowd was utter rubbish, whether TNETENNBA has any actual meaning, or is just a in-joke like Mornington Crescent (which may also be considered as a waste of time)?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Word rejected by Collins' dictionary

      Chancery Lane

      1. jca111

        Re: Word rejected by Collins' dictionary

        Harrow & Wealdstone

        1. Roj Blake Silver badge

          Re: Word rejected by Collins' dictionary

          I'm going to to surprise you all here with Kensington High Street

          1. EddieD

            Re: Word rejected by Collins' dictionary

            Ah, so we're running the Brook-Taylor variant.

            Hmm.

            Uxbridge

            1. Dunstan Vavasour

              Re: Word rejected by Collins' dictionary

              Parsons Green - I think that's allowed isn't it?

              1. deshepherd

                Re: Word rejected by Collins' dictionary

                > Parsons Green - I think that's allowed isn't it?

                Not when you're in nip (remember the paralllel diagonals)

        2. Andrew Richards

          Re: Word rejected by Collins' dictionary

          Invalid move - no double shunting under the 2009 revised rules.

    2. Bob Dunlop

      Re: Mornington Crescent

      Mornington Crescent is not utter rubbish. It was a popular game played on the platforms of London tube stations used as air raid shelters during the blitz. At least that's what my American cousin believes to this day.

      1. illiad

        Re: Mornington Crescent

        er, that was then, this is now, where the assembled comedians quite often talk rubbish, while trying get a solution..

      2. Hellcat

        Re: Mornington Crescent

        As it's a Thursday after lunch I believe the diagonals are open?

        I don't want to fall foul of the '89 Smith-Abbot ruling so I'll stay outside Circle.

        Holland Park.

        1. Soruk

          Re: Mornington Crescent

          Ealing Broadway.

    3. illiad

      Re: Word rejected by Collins' dictionary

      very much an IT Crowd in joke.. see

      www.digitalspy.co.uk/fun/news/a610862/its-nerdageddon-man-wears-it-crowd-t-shirt-on-countdown.html

  4. Ketlan

    Collins' definition - sort of

    http://www.collinsdictionary.com/submission/4616/tnetennba

    1. Anonymous IV

      Re: Collins' definition - sort of

      That's where I saw the Approval status: Rejected...

  5. Wisteela
    Happy

    Well played

    Superb

  6. Christian Berger Silver badge

    It's on the 2014-11-17 issue of it

    for all the people who want it look it up.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    shame the guy lost

    I mean, he looks so intelligent.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    was he any good?

    Did he just go on because he had the tee-shirt? I've got a tee-shirt, can i go on?

    1. Danny Tnetennba

      Re: was he any good?

      I went on because I auditioned and passed.

      It is part of my 40 before 40 challenge to appear on a game show

      I wore the tshirt as a little homage but as the production team loved it they asked me to keep the tshirt on for the show

      http://pondobaba.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/participate-in-tv-gameshowquiz.html

  9. Paul Dx
    Terminator

    Well done that man

    Have a pint (sorry there's no milk icon)

    1. JetSetJim Silver badge

      Re: Well done that man

      A pint of terminator?

      1. Paul Dx
        FAIL

        Re: Well done that man

        No, a pint of "select the correct icon" aka beer

      2. tony2heads
        Pint

        @JetSetJim see Terminator II

        perhaps a reference to John Connor's foster father getting the blade from the T1000 as he drinks low fat milk.

        Moral: don't drink low fat milk near a terminator. Stick to beer - just hand over clothes and motorbike when asked.

        1. JetSetJim Silver badge
          Terminator

          Re: @JetSetJim see Terminator II

          True - although it may be a stretch to call that a pint by volume of terminator.

          Perhaps one of the missing kill methods was the T1000 liquefying into a targets mouth, down into their stomach and then "branching out", as it were.

  10. OzBob

    Bring back Toxteth O'Grady!

    (Cue flames from UC fans).

  11. Gusty O'Windflap

    604, Toxteth O'Grady, USA

    and the world's stickiest bogey?

    1. Spencer Tomlinson

      Re: 604, Toxteth O'Grady, USA

      You Quote Bambi. Worlds Stupidest bottom burp, Vivian ...Britain

  12. Danny Tnetennba
    Thumb Up

    My Nice Tnetennba

    Thanks Regsiter!

    It was a great experience and I have been shocked by the response since

    http://pondobaba.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/participate-in-tv-gameshowquiz.html

  13. suferick

    Try using a UK proxy

  14. psychonaut

    private tunnel

    no, thats not a porn site. its a personal vpn. super easy to use.

    15 quid a year or some tosh, enables you to pop up in quite a few locations in the world, then you can use localized regional content, or for instance, go on kick ass torrents or pirate bay. not that i do, obviously.

    i got a bar in turkey to use it during the world cup so we could get English commentary. shame it didnt make the football any better....

  15. Rtbcomp

    IT Crowd

    I started in the computer industry when ICT stood for "International Computers and Tabulators" and I thought the IT Crowd was a documentary - it's closer to the truth than many people realise!

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