S02E07 - Adult Content
No: 15 | Season: 2 Episode: 7 | Air Date: 24-May-15
After the Pied Piper guys accuse Endframe of stealing their compression algorithm, EndFrame responds by bragging they will beat Pied Piper because they have a finished platform, a sales team and paying customers. After their visit with EndFrame, Gilfoyle reveals that he has stolen the details at a service contract between EndFrame and porn company Intersite. Richard meets with the CEO of Intersite and convinces her to consider Pied Piper for the contract. Meanwhile, Gavin Belson is called before the Hooli board to explain the failure of Nucleus, and he promises them something ground-breaking. Later, he begs Big Head and his Hooli XYZ team to come up with something new and radical. However, Gavin soon learns they are incapable of fulfilling his request. Russ Hanneman is despondent, as his accountant has told him he is no longer a billionaire. Richard discovers that Russ has attempted to setup a merger between Pied Piper and Endframe, in a quick coup to regain his billionaire status.
Director and Writers
Director: Alec Berg
Written by: Amy Aniobi
Gavin: If there's any greatness in any of you at all, now is the time to access it. Please don't disappoint me. Please, please, please don't disappoint me.
Big Head: Maybe start after lunch?
Russ: "Forbes" has taken me off their billionaire's list. Instead, they'll probably put me on their close-but-no-cigar list, which is ironic because I smoke a fuck ton of cigars. Why the fuck do I buy so many cigars? I remember the second I became a billionaire. I was ass-naked sitting right there (points at the couch where Erlich and Richard are sitting), just clicking and refreshing, clicking and refreshing, watching my stock rise. And when it happened, I popped a rod so fast, I went blind for a full minute. Nutted all over those cushions. (Richard moves the cushion he is sitting on aside)
Gilfoyle: What if we didn't do that? What if, instead, we got our own client like EndFrame has, a porn company or something?
Richard: That's not really how it works, Gilfoyle. You can't just go get a client.
Gilfoyle: Why not?
Monica: 'Cause it's not that easy.
Gilfoyle: Why not?
Monica: 'Cause EndFrame worked that Intersite deal for months, kicking every detail of the contract and SLA back and forth, promising tons of custom features. And you can't just make that stuff up.
Gilfoyle: What if I didn't have to make it up? What if I had every detail of their deal on my computer right in front of me?
Jared: I'm sorry, um Are you just asking what if or do you actually have this information?
Richard: Gilfoyle, please don't tell me that you hacked into EndFrame's system.
Gilfoyle: Okay. I won't tell you that.
Richard: W-Well, did you hack into it or not?
Gilfoyle: My feeling is if you're the CEO of a company and you're dumb enough to leave your login info on a Post-it note on your desk, while the people that you fucking ripped off are physically in your office, it's not a hack. It's barely social engineering. It's more like natural selection.
Dinesh: Fucking ninja.
Gilfoyle: Why does it say "sent from my iPhone" at the bottom? You just sent this from your computer.
Dinesh: It's so that I seem like I'm an out-and-about kind of person. I put that in the signature and then in the body, I'll write fun stuff, like, "I'm at the opening of a secret restaurant." Or, "I'm watching 'Jaws' at the pool of an old hotel." You know, keep it fun, vague, mysterious.
Gilfoyle: It is a mystery why you think you'll ever see a woman naked.
Erlich: Who painted that disappointment?
Dinesh: Jaden, age five. I got it from his Montessori school website. He's not online, he's never gonna find out.
Dinesh: Crimes against children Really, so easy to get away with.
Big Head: By wearing this standard Hooli ear-bud headphone, modified with a small piezoelectric sensor, the user can control their Hooli phone solely with their neural impulses. Point, click, drag, even type all using only brainwaves. Think it and it happens.
Gavin: Holy shit! Seriously? Seriously. This is great. Fuck, yes, team! So, uh, what's our, um, timeline here? I mean, when do we start testing this? How long before we can integrate this into Nucleus?
Big Head: Not long. It'll probably happen in our lifetime. We just have to figure out how to make it work.
Big Head: Truth be told, we kind of put all our eggs into this basket, but we do have the kick-ass potato cannon, though. Although, actually, this one is broken. We tried to put a Mr. Potato Head in it, and it did not like that.
"Stretch Your Face" by Tobacco (Opening title music)
"Butterfly" by Crazy Town (Plays in Russ Hanneman's car when he drives away from the restaurant. )
"Rhythmeen" by ZZ Top (End-credits music.)
Notes and Trivia
When the guys confront Dinesh about the other jobs he was looking into one of the companies mentioned in Yoyodyne. 'Yoyodyne' is a catch all name in the sci-fi fantasy world for tech companies, being used in movies like 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai' and TV shows like 'Angel' and 'Star Trek'.
Some of the names of the porn sites printed onto tent cards and propped up in front of normal looking middle-aged people at the "Adult 2.0" convention were: "Non-Consensual Santa", "Porn Hospice", "Poop on My Wife", "Fingered Teen", "My Dirty Vagina", "Blackmailed into Gay" and "Let's try Fisting".
Gavin Belson mistakenly attributes the development and failure of the Apple Newton to Steve Jobs. The Newton was developed after Jobs had left Apple and its failure was a contributing factor to his return to the company.
The scene where Russ Hanneman tells Richard that he has to drive a Maserati because he could no longer afford his McLaren 650S Spider was filmed at the Rosewood Sand Hill, 2825 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, a real-life Silicon Valley hotel popular with VC's and investors.
|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||Zach Woods||Donald 'Jared' Dunn|
|Starring||Matt Ross||Gavin Belson|
|Starring||Suzanne Cryer||Laurie Bream (credit only)|
|Starring||Jimmy O. Yang||Jian Yang (credit only)|
|Guest Starring||Ben Feldman||Ron LaFlamme|
|Guest Starring||Ian Alda||Marc|
|Guest Starring||Chris Diamantopoulos||Russ Hanneman|
|Guest Starring||J.J. Nolan||Karen (as JJ Nolan)|
|Guest Starring||Romy Rosemont||Molly Kendall|
|Guest Starring||Alice Wetterlund||Carla Walton|
|Co-Starring||David Lewison||Business Manager|
|Co-Starring||Amber Plaster||EndFrame Receptionist|