S02E05 - Server Space
No: 13 | Season: 2 Episode: 5 | Air Date: 10-May-15
After suffering from stress-related night sweats, Richard's doctor tells him it could lead to bedwetting. The Pied Piper team finds office space and begins to pack for the move, however Jared suddenly discovers their web hosting contracts have been cancelled. Fearing that Gavin Belson is using his influence to shut them out of web hosting, the team decides to cancel their office space and use the funds to purchase servers and host their web out of their garage. Later, after Dinesh causes a power spike and a neighborhood-wide power failure, Erlich and Richard have to threaten Noah, a nosy neighbor to stop him from reporting their unlawful business to the city inspector. Meanwhile at Hooli, Davis Bannercheck, the other co-head dreamer opposite Big Head at Hooli XYZ, airs his concerns over Big Head's incompetence. He is ignored by Gavin Belson, and decides to quit the project. Then, Gavin quickly promotes Big Head to sole head-dreamer of Hooli XYZ, extending Big Head's meteoric and senseless rise to the top. Also, Jared begins to speak German in his sleep.
Director and Writers
Director: Mike Judge
Written by: Sony Lee
Jared: When Bill Gates got married on Lanai, he rented every helicopter on the Hawaiian islands so that paparazzi couldn't use them to fly over. Although in that case, it was a positive, because now you can imagine that wedding however you want.
Richard: What about all your other "incubees"?
Erlich: I've heard quite a few exciting pitches over the last week, but I'll be forced to forgo those opportunities because of your mediocrity. You see, Richard, when I invited you into my incubator, I promised to get you ready for the outside world. But I failed to do that. I wouldn't trust you out there in the real world as far as I could throw you. And to be honest, I could probably throw you all the way across the front yard.
Richard: Okay, but I don't want to stay here.
Erlich: I don't want you to either, Richard. So it's agreed. Welcome home, fellas. Should we smoke some pot to celebrate?
Bannercheck: I am certain that once you witness firsthand what Mr. Bighetti is up to, you will see that he is worthless around here.
Gavin Belson: Worth is a relative thing.
Bannercheck: Yes, but worthlessness is not. It is absolute.
Gavin Belson: People add value to this company in many different ways.
Bannerchek: This is Kiko. Kiko was rescued after a Nicaraguan landmine severed both his arms. My team, using technology developed at Somerville, was able to devise an array of sensors that can non-invasively detect signals from the neurons in the motor cortex in the brain. So without surgery, we have given Kiko the gift of a usable prosthetic appendage.
Gavin: What's he doing?
(Kiko begins to masturbate furiously)
Bannerchek: What Kiko chooses to do with the technology is not important.
Dinesh: Jesus Christ, poor fucker. Sleeping out there with the rodents.
Erlich: Hey, I keep a clean garage. There are no rodents out there.
Dinesh: How can you guarantee there are no rodents living there when you didn't even know Jared was living there?
Erlich: When one is given a parting gift and one never parts, shouldn't one return the said gift? Isn't that what decorum would dictate?
Richard: Oh, this is out the kimono? Okay, I will give it back to you right now, gladly.
Erlich: Now I'm really pissed. Because if one appreciated a gift of such magnitude, then one would put up more of a fight before returning it, wouldn't one?
"Stretch Your Face" by Tobacco (Opening title music)
"Don't Wanna Fight" by Alabama Shakes (End-credits music.)
Notes and Trivia
This episode name may be a reference to series creator Mike Judge's cult classic "Office Space". FYI, Mike Judge directed this episode.
At the beginning of the episode, when Richard wakes up soaked in sweat, notice the shadow on the wall behind Richard makes him look like the "Pied Piper" guy in the company logo.
The actual house they shoot at doesn't have a garage, so a fake garage was built on the site of the real house and used for shots where the garage door is open. Also, a replica of the garage interior was produced in studio, and used for any shots where the garage door is closed.
|Starring||Thomas Middleditch||Richard Hendricks|
|Starring||T.J. Miller||Erlich Bachman|
|Starring||Josh Brener||Nelson 'Big Head' Bighetti|
|Starring||Martin Starr||Bertram Gilfoyle|
|Starring||Kumail Nanjiani||Dinesh Chugtai|
|Starring||Amanda Crew||Monica Hall|
|Starring||Zach Woods||Donald 'Jared' Dunn|
|Starring||Matt Ross||Gavin Belson|
|Starring||Suzanne Cryer||Laurie Bream (credit only)|
|Starring||Jimmy O. Yang||Jian Yang|
|Guest Starring||Frank Collison||Noah|
|Guest Starring||Andrew Daly||Doctor|
|Guest Starring||Patrick Fischler||Dr. Davis Bannercheck|
|Guest Starring||Aly Mawji||Aly Dutta|
|Guest Starring||Adam Ray|
|Guest Starring||Brian Tichnell||Jason|
|Guest Starring||Alice Wetterlund||Carla Walton|
|Co-Starring||Diane Chernansky||Heidi Evans|
|Co-Starring||Arthur Keng||Nucleus Engineer #1|
|Co-Starring||Casey O'Farrell||Nucleus Engineer #2|
|Co-Starring||Blake Sheldon||App Developer|