This week two comedy shows on two sides of the Atlantic went to the final frontier for gags. The more elaborate of these was the finale episode for the fourth season of the UK’s The IT Crowd, with a Star Trek sex tape. USA Network’s Psych also dipped into Star Trek, using Geordi’s VISOR.
Star Trek Sex Tape on the IT Crowd
The IT Crowd is a hilarious show that airs on the UK’s Channel 4 about an IT department in a big corporation. In the final episode of the fourth season (or ‘series’ as they say in the UK), the plot revolved around the boss (Douglas) of Reynholm Industries being sued by his wife. The scene below is from a court scene where a sex tape is being shown as evidence that Douglas is wasting the company’s money.
Geordi’s VISOR on Psych
The USA Networks dramedy Psych is about a guy (Shawn) who pretends his observational skills at solving crimes is a psychic ability. His partner is his best friend Gus. In this scene from this week’s episode Shawn and Gus consult their old friend for help on a case involving UFOs, and it turns out their old friend is keeping his nerd-ness and room full of sci-fi memorabilia (including the original Geordi VISOR) a secret.
Later in the episode Shawn and Gus borrow some of the memorabilia, here is Dule Hill with the VISOR.
Geordi’s VISOR helps solve crimes on "Psych"
Thanks to io9 for Psych clip and OfficialSpud for Twitter tip