S02E02 - Runaway Devaluation

No: 10  |   Season: 2   Episode: 2  |   Air Date: 19-Apr-15  

I want to thank you for allowing me to come in here today, and to be vulnerable and apologize.
I want to thank you for allowing me to come in here today, and to be vulnerable and apologize.

Summary

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

Quotes

Ron LaFlamme: Always tell me that and tell yourself that. Because if you believe it, a jury will, too.
Richard: Oh, 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.

Erlich: Call Coleman Blair. Tell them that Santa Claus is coming early this year, and he's bringing a big bag of Pied Piper.

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: I've never felt like I was anyone's bro before. The only people who have used that term with me were assailants, but, um, I started bro'ing people and getting bro'ed back.

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.

Jared: It's like when somebody says they want to go birding with you, but really they just want to get you alone in the woods, so they can take your binoculars.

Erlich: Look, those guys aren't doing technical due diligence. They're not even consultants. They're a compression company. One of them has braces, for fuck's sake. Braces!

Jared: We were bros. We were bros.

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.

Music

"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.

This is the first episode where the closing credits roll over top of live action.

Goofs

None

Locations

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.

Cast

StarringThomas MiddleditchRichard Hendricks
StarringT.J. MillerErlich Bachman
StarringJosh BrenerNelson 'Big Head' Bighetti (credit only)
StarringMartin StarrBertram Gilfoyle
StarringKumail NanjianiDinesh Chugtai
StarringAmanda CrewMonica Hall
StarringZach WoodsDonald 'Jared' Dunn
StarringMatt RossGavin Belson
StarringSuzanne CryerLaurie Bream
StarringJimmy O. YangJian Yang
Guest StarringBen FeldmanRon LaFlamme
Guest StarringAvi NashWajeed
Guest StarringDavid Rees SnellRoss Loma Capital Executive
Co-StarringIan AldaMarc
Co-StarringElio Arturo AlmasMariachi Band
Co-StarringMark BloomWood Opal VC
Co-StarringBruce Robert ColeMedoa VC
Co-StarringJohn ColellaColeman Blair VC
Co-StarringArron FentonHipster Girl
Co-StarringMark HengstSurly VC
Co-StarringJuan JimenezMariachi Band
Co-StarringChristian LopezMariachi Band
Co-StarringJosue LopezMariachi Band
Co-StarringRicardo Rios MedinaMariachi Band
Co-StarringErnesto V. MolinaMariachi Band
Co-StarringPete PunitoThornston Graves VC
Co-StarringJorge Ivan VasquezMariachi Band
Co-StarringNate WittyBranscomb Nerd