S02E05 - Server Space

No: 13  |  Season: 2   Episode: 5  |  Air Date: 10-May-15  |  Ratings: 1.53


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: Did you see the conference nook? Just think of the conferences we could have in this nook.

Erlich: I will admit, I have never heard a Christian-oriented riff on dog-sharing. But Christianity is borderline illegal in Northern California.

Erlich: I suppose you also don't know that pot-bellied pigs have been wildly unfashionable since 2005.

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.

Erlich: Jian-Yang! I need all of your guys out of there, and the foosball table.
Jian-Yang: Those not my guys.
Erlich: They're always around... Who are they?
Jian-Yang: Friends of friends.

Gavin: It pleases me to inform you all that effective immediately, Nelson Bighetti has been promoted to sole head dreamer of Hooli XYZ.
Big Head: Sorry, what?
Gavin: Stand up, Bag Head.

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: Once again, because of your poor managerial skills, I've been hoisted upon my own petard.

Gilfoyle: (to Dinesh) Why don't you go inside and write some princess code? Leave the hardware up to us servants.

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?

Erlich: Your new tenant is Jared Dunn. His rent will be exceedingly reasonable and his utilities will be included. He speaks German in the night.


"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.






StarringThomas MiddleditchRichard Hendricks
StarringT.J. MillerErlich Bachman
StarringJosh BrenerNelson 'Big Head' Bighetti
StarringMartin StarrBertram Gilfoyle
StarringKumail NanjianiDinesh Chugtai
StarringAmanda CrewMonica Hall
StarringZach WoodsDonald 'Jared' Dunn
StarringMatt RossGavin Belson
StarringSuzanne CryerLaurie Bream (credit only)
StarringJimmy O. YangJian Yang
Guest StarringFrank CollisonNoah
Guest StarringAndrew DalyDoctor
Guest StarringPatrick FischlerDr. Davis Bannercheck
Guest StarringAly MawjiAly Dutta
Guest StarringAdam Ray
Guest StarringBrian TichnellJason
Guest StarringAlice WetterlundCarla Walton
Co-StarringDiane ChernanskyHeidi Evans
Co-StarringArthur KengNucleus Engineer #1
Co-StarringCasey O'FarrellNucleus Engineer #2
Co-StarringBlake SheldonApp Developer
Co-StarringAmra SilajdzicJelena