Good luck!July 22, 2008
Well, I guess I’ll just have to tell you. We hid an Easter Egg in the IT Crowd Series 2.
In fact, we hid lots of Easter Eggs in the DVD. In fact, the DVD was not just a DVD, but a fiendishly complicated collection of clues that would, we thought, eventually lead some clever Nancy Drew-type to our special mystery prize–a bright yellow Lamborghini laptop (you may have noticed Moss with it in series 2).
“Make sure”, said the lawyers, “that it really is a test of skill and judgement. No questions like: Which of these is a part of the body? A. Shoe. B. Head. C. Hat. Make sure they’ve read the terms and conditions. And make sure there’s a closing date.” So we did all that, and watched the website hosting the competition receive 12,000 unique visitors. We jumped up and down with glee when at least three other sites popped up on the interwebs, each having stumbled across parts of the puzzle – yes, it was hard, but people were solving it – hurrah!
One clever German site even published a walkthrough for … well, for what we thought was the most complicated bit. But as the closing date neared, it seemed that we might have made the competition a bit too hard. Or, as we discovered when the competition finished, very, very, very much too hard indeed.
So, as the proud posers of possibly the most difficult competition ever, we still have a shiny yellow laptop to award.
And you still have a clutch of Easter eggs to find.
How long have you got? Not long!