S04E10 - Server Error
No: 38 | Season: 4 Episode: 10 | Air Date: 25-Jun-2017
In a final attempt to save Pied Piper from ruin, Richard finds himself caught up in a web of lies. Concerned about Richard's future, Jared plans his exit; Jack bets big in an attempt to change the narrative. Gavin plots his comeback.
Director and Writers
Director: Mike Judge
Written by: Dan O'Keefe
Jared: I write three letters every time I start a job... a personal action plan, a letter to my 40-year-old self, and that, a resignation letter. Uh, I'll be moving my things back into my condo.
Dinesh: What about your squatter?
Jared: Oh, he's been out for months. He left to go sell cocaine at the Keystone Pipeline protests.
Gilfoyle: Look, if we're gonna die, let's just die. Why do we have to take Anton with us?
Richard: Jesus, man. You know that thing's not alive, right? Fuck your dumb machine.
Dinesh: Wait. Do you? Do you actually fuck your dumb machine? Is that the secret on your phone?
Gilfoyle: Fuck you.
Dinesh: Fuck you! Do you raw-dog it? Or do you put a condom on your tiny penis and fuck it in safe mode?
Richard: Just fuck each other and get it over with.
Dinesh: "Oh, Anton, fuck me!"
Richard: I will fuck both of you...
Jared: I'm sorry that you had to witness that scene in there. It probably gave you the impression that the company is in disarray, but I can assure you, there's a very simple explanation for that. It... it is.
Jared: Yeah, even setting aside our CEO's sexual distortion, adultery, and lowbrow scatlogical vandalism, we're still essentially a... a criminal operation whose only real product is dangerous malware. I see you're fluent in Japanese. Are... are you gonna be comfortable with casual racism?
Gladys: (pointing at the burnt palapa) I'm sorry. What happened here?
Jared: Uh, arson.
Richard: Hey, listen, Big Head, do you think I could get your Stanford login so I can access the faculty server array?
Big Head: Oh jeez. Uh, I don't think I can do that, man.
Richard: Sure you can, man. Just click on "Forgot password."
Big head: I'm kinda on super-thin ice with the head of the CS department right now. After Erlich's whole SeeFood thing, Standford started looking into my academic background, realized that I don't really have one, and now I'm on probation, and they've got this real teacher sitting in, watching me.
(Riding on donkeys)
Erlich: You know, I flew all the way here, to Tibet, on my own dime. You've killed my battery. I don't feel the slightest bit more spiritually centered.
Gavin: Can this thing go any faster?
Jack: I was just talking to your foreman, Jung-Sho... and he seems to feel that you are all working at maximum capacity and that you cannot work any harder. But I have just flown from America, and I'm here to prove to you that he is wrong. You can work harder, much harder. How? With a little system I like to call the conjoined triangles of success!
(Cut to Bloomberg News)
Emily Chang: Breaking news. Hooli CEO Jack Barker has been taken hostage by workers at a Hooli factory in China, which produces cell phones.
Jack: (speaking through a barred window) I want everyone to know I haven't been harmed... and the workers here have assured me that I will only be held as their honored guest until Hooli has met their very reasonable request for fair wages and for humane conditions. On a more personal note, honey... I have to stop now.
Richard: You... hypocrites. You fucking hypocrites. When I wouldn't use the fake users, you called me a pussy. When I wouldn't lie on the stand, you called me a pussy. But now, when I'm actually doing what you've been wanting me to do, you quit? You're the pussies. You are the pussies. I'm the only one that's trying to fucking... save what we do here!
(At Jared's condo)
Richard: Can I come in?
Jared: Umm... I have company.
(Richard hears girls laughter inside)
Richard: Is there a girl in there? (he hears more laughter) How many girls are in there?
Jared: Richard, what do you want from me?
Richard: Nothing, it's just... you were right about all of it. I killed Anton, and, uh, I lost all of Melcher's data, everybody fucking hates me, and I'm basically one blood boy away from being Gavin Belson. I did not... run the company with integrity... but... I'm gonna end it with some. I'm going to Melcher's office, and I'm coming clean. Anyway... I'm really fucking sorry, man. Well, I'll leave you alone now. Hey. "This guy fucks."
Jared: (pulls up in his car) Richard!
Richard: What's this?
Jared: It's a job application. I'd like to submit myself for a position with Pied Piper. I'd really like to be there till the bitter end.
Richard: "Lordy, Lordy, looks who's 40."
Jared: That's the wrong one.
Richard: It's up. All of Melcher's data is there.
Jared: How is that possible?
Dinesh: What are those devices? Those aren't phones.
Dinesh: Why the fuck are you laughing? You look fucking insane right now.
Gilfoyle: Look at that OUI prefixes in these MAC addresses.
Richard: Yeah, okay, so what are those?
Gilfoyle: Smart fridges. About 30,000 of them.
Jared: Come again?
Gilfoyle: Jian-Yang's smart fridge must have been self-correcting. In order to fit my "Suck it, Jian-Yang" video onto his fridge, I had to add Pied Piper libraries to the firmware. Other smart fridges must've seen this as an update.
Dinesh: The smart fridges talk to each other, and they share the new software.
Gilfoyle: Right, so when we put that data onto Anton, the last thing he did before he died was back himself up onto a huge network of smart fridges. Anton died so we could live.
Jared: Like Jesus.
Gilfoyle: Oh fuck.
Richard: I think perhaps in the end, I will be the one devouring you.
Gavin: I gave you that patent.
Gavin: Fair enough, Richard. I shall look forward to the fight.
Richard: Right back at you, Gavy, baby... Gavin.
"Stretch Your Face" by Tobacco (Opening title music)
"Don't Stop" by Wu Tang (End credits music)
Notes and Trivia
Note on the chalkboard in Big Head's classroom is a tallied comparison that rates "Old Tron" at 16 and "New Tron" at 2.
Although Amanda Crew (Monica Hall), Suzanne Cryer (Laurie Bream), Jimmy O. Yang (Jian Yang) and Chris Diamantopoulos (Russ Hanneman) are credited for this episode they did not appear.
This episode marks the final appearance of T.J. Miller (Erlich Bachman).
The building posing as the "Gates Computer Science Building" at Stanford University is actually the "Annenberg Center" at Caltech, in Pasadena. (Google Maps)
The exterior shot of the restaurant where Richard met Gavin Belson was taken at La Morenita Restaurant, 800 Emerson St, Palo Alto. The interior scenes were filmed at El Compadre, 7408 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.
|Starring||Thomas Middleditch||Richard Hendricks|
|Starring||T.J. Miller||Erlich Bachman|
|Starring||Josh Brener||Nelson 'Big Head' Bighetti|
|Starring||Martin Starr||Bertram Gilfoyle|
|Starring||Zach Woods||Jared Dunn|
|Starring||Matt Ross||Gavin Belson|
|Starring||Suzanne Cryer||Laurie Bream|
|Starring||Jimmy O. Yang||Jian Yang|
|Starring||Stephen Tobolowsky||Jack Barker|
|Starring||Chris Diamantopoulos||Russ Hanneman|
|Guest Starring||Jake Broder||Dan Melcher|
|Guest Starring||Leisha Hailey||Liz|
|Guest Starring||C.S. Lee||Monk|
|Co-starring||James Christopher Armas||Mariachi Band|
|Co-starring||Christopher Cendana||IT Guy|
|Co-starring||Jesus Cepeda||Mariachi Band|
|Co-starring||Juan Efrain Escamilla||Mariachi Band|
|Co-starring||Roberto Diaz||Mariachi Band|
|Co-starring||Caitlin Gallogly||Kim (Flight Attendant)|
|Co-starring||Ivan Alejandro Pena||Mariachi Band|
|Co-starring||Andrew Santana||Mariachi Band|
|Co-starring||Harry Yi||Opium Den Manager|