S02E02 - Runaway Devaluation
No: 10 | Season: 2 Episode: 2 | Air Date: 19-Apr-15
Once Raviga's managing partner, Laurie Bream, learned of Hooli's lawsuit, she decided to drop Pied Piper from the Raviga portfolio. Erlich and Richard then set out to meet with the other venture capital firms that had made offers, however they are dismayed to find that due to the Hooli lawsuit, and combined with their behavior at the previous meetings, nobody is interested in funding Pied Piper. However, Jared discovers a company that is willing to meet with them. After a positive welcome at the meeting it became apparent that they were only interested in "brain-raping" the Pied Piper team and stealing their compression algorithm. Meanwhile, Dinesh pledged $5000 to his cousin's "Bro" app Kickstarter campaign, but soon had second thoughts and tried to get out of the pledge. Finally, Gavin Belson setup a meeting with Richard, where he made an offer to drop the lawsuit if Richard sold Pied Piper to Hooli.
Director and Writers
Director: Mike Judge
Written by: Ron Weiner
Ron LaFlamme: Always tell me that and tell yourself that. Because if you believe it, a jury will, too.
Richard: Oh, I I do believe it. It's the truth.
Ron LaFlamme: Great. That one was even better than the other one.
Ron LaFlamme: A young start-up with an IP lawsuit hanging over its head? I wouldn't want to be a part of that team.
Richard: Well, but you are a part of that team.
Ron LaFlamme: I'm part of the team that team is on.
Laurie Bream: Dress unattractively when you tell them. I read a study. The less sexual interest they feel for you, the less perturbing it will be. It sounds strange, but it's credible. May I suggest the beige ensemble in which you came to work Tuesday?
Erlich: Can I say something here? First off, Monica, you're not fooling any of us for even a second with your dress-shitty- to-ease-the-pain routine. It's a classic chick break-up move, and you're not very good at it either. You look great.
Jared: Yeah, beige is a good color for you. You're a true autumn.
Venture Capitlaist: I asked you back because three days ago I sat right here, and I watched you put your testes on this reclaimed Brazilian Koa wood table, and now you're going to sit there and you're going to watch me do the same goddamn thing to you.
(To Monica after she informed the guys that Raviga was out)
Dinesh: Well, I'm going to leave this room without saying goodbye to you.
Gilfoyle: I'm sure you can find your way out with one of your two faces.
VC: You know term sheets aren't legally binding documents, right?
Erlich: Of course not. They're just guidelines that people follow, unless, of course, they're pussies.
VC: You came in here three days ago. You were arrogant, condescending, and offensive. Now you come in here, you call me a pussy
Erlich: Whoa, whoa, I did not call you a pussy. I said that people who break term-sheet agreements are pussies, and that hasn't happened yet. Thus I haven't called you a pussy yet. You're in control of the situation.
Jared: Well, get some sleep, my bros. I'll set the meeting, and, um, then I'll go find some hoes to prioritize behind you.
Erlich: Are you trying to say "Bros before hoes"?
Jared: It's sexist, but it's about friendship.
Dinish: You know what "bro" means in Mandarin? It means "asshole.
- You know what "bro" means in Portuguese? Rapist.
- In Latvian, it roughly translates to "one who beheads the messiah.
- In Finnish, "bro" means a baby's erection.
- In Urdu, "bro" is actually short for "brochtauer" which means a dildo for a man. A man's dildo.
- Fecal eclipse. It loses something in translation. We don't have a word for it. They do. It's "bro.
- You know what "bro" means in Navajo? A really joyful person with mental disabilities.
"Stretch Your Face" by Tobacco (Opening title music)
"Los Cazadores" by Ernesto Molina (End-credits music.)
Notes and Trivia
In the opening scene they almost filmed the laid back lawyer Ron LaFlamme wearing a beanie. At the last minute, Mike Judge decided not to do it.
Actor Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh) actually does know how to speak Urdu. Also, he adlibbed most of his lines when he was saying negative things about the "Bro" app.
The establishing shot of the restaurant exterior taken where the "Bro" crowdfunding event takes place was shot at The Rose & Crown, 547 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA. It was digitally renamed "The Ox & Bull". The interior scenes were shot in studio in Los Angeles.
The final scene at the Mexican restaurant was filmed at El Compadre, 7408 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.
This is the first (and only) episode where the closing credits roll over top of live action.
|Starring||Thomas Middleditch||Richard Hendricks|
|Starring||T.J. Miller||Erlich Bachman|
|Starring||Josh Brener||Nelson 'Big Head' Bighetti (credit only)|
|Starring||Martin Starr||Bertram Gilfoyle|
|Starring||Kumail Nanjiani||Dinesh Chugtai|
|Starring||Zach Woods||Donald 'Jared' Dunn|
|Starring||Matt Ross||Gavin Belson|
|Starring||Suzanne Cryer||Laurie Bream|
|Starring||Jimmy O. Yang||Jian Yang|
|Guest Starring||Ben Feldman||Ron LaFlamme|
|Guest Starring||Avi Nash||Wajeed|
|Guest Starring||David Rees Snell||Ross Loma Capital Executive|
|Co-Starring||Elio Arturo Almas|
|Co-Starring||Mark Bloom||Wood Opal VC|
|Co-Starring||Bruce Robert Cole||Medoa VC|
|Co-Starring||John Colella||Coleman Blair VC|
|Co-Starring||Arron Fenton||Hipster Girl (as Arron Marie Fenton)|
|Co-Starring||Mark Hengst||Surly VC|
|Co-Starring||Ricardo Rios Medina|
|Co-Starring||Ernesto V. Molina||(as Ernesto Molina)|
|Co-Starring||Pete Punito||Thornston Graves VC|
|Co-Starring||Jorge Ivan Vasquez|
|Co-Starring||Nate Witty||Branscomb Nerd|