S06E05 - Tethics

No: 51  |  Season: 6   Episode: 5  |  Air Date: 24-Nov-19  |  Ratings:


Richard fumes at Gavin's new ethical stance; Dinesh's trip turns into a nightmare; Gilfoyle and Monica work on their peer review scores.

Director and Writers

Director: Pete Chatmon
Written by: Lew Morton


Russ: You see the chick in the racism car? I banged her in the famine truck.

Richard: What is this?
Russ: It's the trailer for my festival, RussFest. Three days of partying, sucking, and f*cking on a plot of land so far out even Nevada barely wants it.

Russ: It's gonna be like Burning Man, except I'll make a fuckton of money.
Gilfoyle: So, Earning Man?
Russ: I literally love you, you spooky f*ck.

Russ: You would rather do Hawaii than RussFest?
Gilfoyle: I would rather do my own mother than RussFest.

Richard: It's weird. I actually don't know what to do when things are going well. It is not natural.

Gavin: Starting today, I will be asking prominent members of the tech community to sign their name onto this. A code of conduct, authored by me, that pledges them to a universal ethos, which I created, that I call, "tech ethics," or, "Tethics" for short.

Jared: I know things have been a bit antagonistic between us. We've been like, uh, Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

Dinesh: What are you doing in first class?
Gabe: So, the pilot is from Pakistan. I said, "Hey, I know a guy from Pakistan. I work with him." And then he said, "Hey, why don't you come to the front and sit in the big chairs."
Dinesh: B-but that's me. I'm the guy from Pakistan.
Gabe: I told him that, and then he... and then he put me here.
Dinesh: Okay, but I, the guy from Pakistan... right... am back in economy.
Flight Attendant: Sir? You're gonna need to take your seat. (to Gabe) And Captain Bashir wanted you to have these samosas his mother made.

Danny: Could you at least stop tweeting about it? "Anyone who signs this Tethics thing is a thumbass"? That doesn't even make sense.
Richard: Yes, it does. It's dumb-ass but with thumb. Thumbass. It's basically perfect.

Gavin: I'm gonna be asking you to say a few words. Just a bit about how much of a fan you are, dedicated to the cause, my cause, maybe lead with a joke. Be good to have you there, Richard. Securing my legacy with you at my wing. Wear pants you can kneel in.

Monica: I was quickly perusing your file...
Nathan: That's not what peruse means. Peruse means to read thoroughly and carefully.
Monica: Wow. That... that's... super helpful. Thank you for that tip. Um, anyway, yeah, I was just curious to know, like, what's it like... growing up in Rhode Island?
Nathan: Well, maybe some time when you're working on something, I can come interrupt your flow and use words incorrectly to tell you about it.

Doctor: Before we proceed, I should warn you the shot, it works like gangbusters, but it does tend to cause acute sensitivity to sunlight, so you're gonna wanna stay indoors for four to six weeks.
(Warren administers the shot)
Doctor: What?! Warren, no! We wait until after I've explained all the possible complications, and only then, do we administer the injection.
Dinesh: Did you say four to six weeks?
Doctor: Yep. Otherwise, you're gonna be back here for something a lot worse. All right, well... that was a teachable moment, huh?

Gilfoyle: Monica... gaining someone's confidence is easy. Appear open and interested by mimicking their body language and repeating what they say back to them.
Monica: So, you just repeat what they say?
Gilfoyle: I just repeat what they say. I was social engineering them. Once trust is established, the social engineer simply offers up information, and the subject will reciprocate: Pets names, kids names, birthdays. Then, that information is entered into a word list generator. Pop it with their hash into John The Ripper, and within minutes, you have their passwords.

Gavin: I'm a busy man, Richard. I've lived an incredible life. I saw a yeti one time, and forgot for a couple years.

Gavin: Apologies are cheap, aren't they? There must be a reckoning. Which is why today, here in this public forum, I call for the attorney general of the state of California to launch an immediate investigation of my conduct as CEO of Hooli... leaving no stone unturned. The truth must finally be revealed. I apologize for putting you all through this, especially... those of you who actually lead lives of... real virtue.
Richard: Hey, Gavin. I know that wasn't easy.
Gavin: Sure about that? Should've taken the $10 million, Richard. Enjoy the injunction, thumbass.

Richard: W-what does injunction mean? What does that mean?
Ron: It means until this investigation concludes, you are prohibited from mixing any more Hooli chocolate with the Pied Piper peanut butter.

Russ: I heard Belson gaped your a$#hole today and not in that fun way.

Russ: You think the f*ckin' AG is gonna wanna let the public see that he didn't prosecute a guy who did this?
Richard: Oh, my God! Holy f*ck!
Russ: Or this? Or this? Jesus, look at that. f*ck me!
Richard: Hold on, wait... Is that you?
Russ: Yeah. So is this. This. Here's portrait mode. There's a panoramic in here somewhere.


"Zen Drums" by Bibio (End credits music.)

Notes and Trivia

Although Josh Brener (Nelson 'Big Head' Bighetti), Suzanne Cryer (Laurie Bream), and Jimmy O. Yang (Jian Yang) are credited for this episode, they did not appear.

The "Russfest" promotional clip is a sendup to "Mad Max: Fury Road."

In a scene where Gilfoyle and Monica meet with HR, she tells him that his score is 9.9, but before she tells him that screen indicates a score of 8.2, then it switches to 9.9.






StarringThomas MiddleditchRichard Hendricks
StarringJosh BrenerNelson 'Big Head' Bighetti
StarringMartin StarrBertram Gilfoyle
StarringKumail NanjianiDinesh Chugtai
StarringAmanda CrewMonica Hall
StarringZach WoodsDonald 'Jared' Dunn
StarringMatt RossGavin Belson
StarringSuzanne CryerLaurie Bream
StarringJimmy O. YangJian Yang
StarringChris DiamantopoulosRuss Hanneman
Guest StarringBen FeldmanRon LaFlamme
Guest StarringCraig FrankMichael Eisenberg
Guest StarringHelen HongTracy Robertson
Guest StarringSteve HytnerDr. Scott Marsh
Guest StarringAaron SandersHolden
Guest StarringJoel SwetowRod Morgenstern
Co-StarringChris AquilinoDanny
Co-StarringAristotle AthirasGabe
Co-StarringHermie CastilloJedd
Co-StarringJohn ColtonLawrence Smith
Co-StarringDarius De La CruzSpeaker
Co-StarringTrent EisfellerWarren
Co-StarringZan HeadleyGuy at Asteroids Machine
Co-StarringBlythe HowardGabby
Co-StarringMele IharaFlight Attendant
Co-StarringRachel RosenbloomBecky
Co-StarringTyler Jeffrey SmithNathan
Co-StarringGlen TalleyElder Red Spirit