Silicon Valley: Bachman's Earnings Over-Ride
June 12, 2016 11:36 PM - Season 3, Episode 8 - Subscribe

Erlich has a secret; Richard deals with PR; Jared makes a jacket.
posted by rhizome (18 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
THEY GOT ON SEPARATE PLANES.
posted by town of cats at 12:11 AM on June 13, 2016 [8 favorites]


Gavin likes live animals in meeting rooms. I'm glad he got the boot - it was about time especially after last week. It was cool to see Action Jack Barker back. I hope whatever those two get up to is plausible and funny. It certainly has the potential to go way over the top. The triple-fake ending with them on separate planes was timed and played very well.

This episode made me really like Erlich again. He took the bullet when he needed to and stepped aside. I'm glad he got the PR job which is what he wants to do anyway and can be good at when he tones it down a bit. It bothered me though that Richard was so mad at him for screwing over PP and then when he learned he was partly at fault for the situation he made no mention of that and got to be somewhat the hero for pulling Erlich back in. Of course it was realistic human nature but I wish he'd have taken a bit of ownership of the situation.

The jacket back and forth at the coffee shop was just perfect. I do want to see Dinesh win one of those someday though. Gilfoyle just shits all over him constantly and while it's funny I feel bad for Dinesh.

I re-watched the karaoke scene about 5 times in a row. I'll probably watch it 5 more times tonight.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 7:27 AM on June 13, 2016


Jared's "Oooh it's cold in here" jacket reveal may be the hardest I've ever laughed at this show. At first I thought he was dying from some disease contracted by the rats in the garage and that it was going to be a plague-induced bottle episode.

His creepy elated smile reveal just got me. I *need* this as a GIF. We rewatched the scene about 4 times last night.
posted by permiechickie at 10:07 AM on June 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


I am so glad they subverted that heavily telegraphed phone misunderstanding thing between Richard and Monica. It's so refreshing seeing sitcom people actually talking to each other to avoid dumb mix-ups like that.
posted by Rhaomi at 3:19 PM on June 13, 2016 [9 favorites]


"Oh, it's probably Jin-Yang pranking me. I'd better take this."
posted by Itaxpica at 3:26 PM on June 13, 2016 [1 favorite]


Yeah, and it's more realistic for whatshernamethetechblogger to not do that, so I'm less annoyed that "Dude spills all beans to whatshernamethetechblogger because dude is dumb" has been one of the major driving forces of this season.
posted by Etrigan at 3:28 PM on June 13, 2016


I am so glad they subverted that heavily telegraphed phone misunderstanding thing between Richard and Monica. It's so refreshing seeing sitcom people actually talking to each other to avoid dumb mix-ups like that.

This kind of thing is specifically addressed in last week's Fresh Air interview with Mike Judge, Thomas Middleditch, and Alec Berg. Essentially, in shows now writers have to go to ridiculous lengths to put a fig leaf on why characters don't just call each other with a cell phone to clear up misunderstandings. Well worth a listen here.
posted by Special Agent Dale Cooper at 4:38 PM on June 13, 2016 [2 favorites]


Pesca-pescatarian. Amazing.
posted by radioamy at 5:20 PM on June 13, 2016 [9 favorites]


Russ Hanneman: Billionaire Date-Rapist.
posted by cardboard at 11:47 AM on June 14, 2016


I feel pretty confident that he was a date rapist before he was a billionaire too.
posted by Etrigan at 11:49 AM on June 14, 2016


Even Uproxx?!?!
posted by General Malaise at 1:12 PM on June 14, 2016


I guess I missed something, is there a reason Erlich couldn't borrow with his shares as collateral? I understand the contract says he can only sell to an approved buyer.
posted by Marky at 1:50 PM on June 14, 2016


Wait: Action Jack is gonna become the Eric Schmidt of Hooli, isn't he. I knew that's who he's supposed to represent. He can't be Ballmer, he's not zany at all!
posted by Apocryphon at 11:08 PM on June 14, 2016


I suspect nobody would loan him money on shares they can be blocked from collecting in case of default.
posted by jeffamaphone at 11:22 PM on June 14, 2016 [2 favorites]




I wouldn't be surprised to learn that he's more representative of an SV silent majority.
posted by rhizome at 11:20 AM on June 15, 2016


Remember, Hooli is more than the sum of [its] collective accolades.
posted by carmicha at 7:21 PM on June 15, 2016


"Our employees derive satisfaction from more than just our state-of-the-art facilities and pressworthy benefits." If that's not the most Hooli statement ever, I don't know what is.
posted by noneuclidean at 7:17 AM on June 16, 2016


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