The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A comedy partially inspired by Mike Judge's own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s.

Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency

#1 - Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency

Season 1 - Episode 8

Poised to compete at TechCrunch Disrupt, the guys of Pied Piper become worried after an impressive presentation by Gavin Belson. As Jared tries to pivot the company, Richard is inspired to make big changes at the last minute.

star 8.42
3,904 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
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Two Days of the Condor

#2 - Two Days of the Condor

Season 2 - Episode 10

As the guys await the verdict on Pied Piper’s fate, an unexpected real-life drama draws a spike in traffic to their livestream and leaves them fighting to hold things together – literally. While Erlich considers his future, Richard scrambles to save Pied Piper’s.

star 8.25
3,520 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
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Proof of Concept

#3 - Proof of Concept

Season 1 - Episode 7

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Richard feels the pressure to finish his demo, but finds himself distracted by a girl he dated briefly, who’s now spreading rumors about him. Jared worries that Monica is taking his place in the company. Dinesh develops a crush on a girl at a neighboring booth. Erlich’s scandalous past connection to one of the judges threatens Pied Piper’s chances.

star 8.06
3,854 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
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The Uptick

#4 - The Uptick

Season 3 - Episode 10

Pied Piper’s future is hazy, but Erlich’s industry profile begins to rise, creating a moral dilemma for Richard as Dinesh’s new app starts to catch on. Meanwhile, Laurie makes plans for her exit; and Gavin’s pompous personality haunts his comeback at Hooli.

star 8.05
4,515 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
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Terms of Service

#5 - Terms of Service

Season 4 - Episode 2

Richard butts heads with Dinesh, whose new position goes to his head. Richard discovers interesting data about PiperChat's users. Erlich makes a play to be involved in Jian-Yang's new app. Jared sets ground rules in his friendship with Richard. Gavin's paranoia over Jack's enthusiasm causes him to make a rash decision.

star 8.03
4,643 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
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Maleant Data Systems Solutions

#6 - Maleant Data Systems Solutions

Season 3 - Episode 4

The Pied Piper guys struggle to phone it in. Erlich faces competition. Monica takes a stand. Gavin makes a decision about Nucleus.

star 8.00
4,514 votes
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Server Error

#7 - Server Error

Season 4 - Episode 10

Richard finds himself in a web of lie.; Jared plans his exit. Jack bets big. Gavin plots a comeback.

star 8.00
3,795 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
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Binding Arbitration

#8 - Binding Arbitration

Season 2 - Episode 9

When Pied Piper and Hooli enter binding arbitration, Erlich demands to be put on the stand. Big Head finds himself propped up. Richard worries Hooli’s claim could have legs.

star 7.97
3,417 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
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To Build a Better Beta

#9 - To Build a Better Beta

Season 3 - Episode 7

A beta version of Pied Piper gets an unexpected reception as Dinesh's lack of friends worries him, but Gilfoyle thinks he's stretching the truth. Amanda isn't sure she can dole out criticism. A strapped Erlich mulls a big decision. The Nucleus team tackles a difficult challenge from Gavin.

star 7.96
4,426 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
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#10 - Hooli-Con

Season 4 - Episode 9

Erlich goes on a trip to get his mojo back while the guys head to Hooli-Con, where Jared faces a moral dilemma. Gilfoyle and Dinesh are distracted by Keenan. and Richard becomes obsessed with an ex's new beau.

star 7.93
3,881 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
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Adult Content

#11 - Adult Content

Season 2 - Episode 7

With the Pied Piper team fielding job offers and Russ distracted by financial news, Richard faces the prospect of either merging with a nemesis or folding. Gavin attempts to turn Nucleus’ failure into a success. Dinesh tries his hand at wooing a woman online. After Gilfoyle suggests a risky move, Richard reaches out to an unconventional client.

star 7.92
3,437 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
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Success Failure

#12 - Success Failure

Season 4 - Episode 1

The guys struggle to find funding for Pied Piper's video chat app to keep up with their rapidly growing user base. Erlich faces resistance from Big Head's father. Jack steps on Gavin's toes at Hooli. Richard gets sage advice.

star 7.92
4,791 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
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Bachman's Earning's Over-Ride

#13 - Bachman's Earning's Over-Ride

Season 3 - Episode 8

Erlich tries to be honest with Richard, who has mixed emotions about their friendship and the future of Pied Piper. Jared's new company apparel turns heads but fuels yet another clash between Dinesh and Gilfoyle.

star 7.91
4,401 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
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The Keenan Vortex

#14 - The Keenan Vortex

Season 4 - Episode 8

An unexpected increase in data traffic leads Richard to turn the Ehrlich for help in garnering a deal with Keenan Feldspar, Silicon Valley's latest 'it' boy, but when he makes a too-good-to-resist offer, Richard must weigh Pied Piper's future against a potential mutiny. Jack faces setbacks while preparing for Hooli-Con.

star 7.90
4,062 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
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Intellectual Property

#15 - Intellectual Property

Season 4 - Episode 3

Richard continues to explore his new project. Gavin tries to come out of the new problem he has gotten himself into. The chemistry between Richard and Monica takes a new turn.

star 7.89
4,474 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
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The Blood Boy

#16 - The Blood Boy

Season 4 - Episode 5

Richard tries to convince Gavin of his strategy for the new internet, but finds himself blocked by meddling from an annoying associate of Gavin's. Erlich connives his way into Laurie's baby shower and tips her off to a hidden agenda. Dinesh struggles to free himself of Mia.

star 7.89
4,325 votes
Directors: Tim Roche
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Signaling Risk

#17 - Signaling Risk

Season 1 - Episode 5

Erlich taps a graffiti artist to design Pied Piper's logo, with predictably controversial results. Meanwhile, Richard learns he doesn't have much time to prepare for a live demonstration at TechCrunch Disrupt; Gavin Belson and Peter Gregory have an unexpected encounter; and Jared works on the company's efficiency.

star 7.89
3,894 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
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Teambuilding Exercise

#18 - Teambuilding Exercise

Season 4 - Episode 4

Seafood demo is being prepared. Big head professorship is proving beneficial to his students. We get a glimpse of the insides of Gavin Belson mansion.

star 7.89
4,499 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
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Third Party Insourcing

#19 - Third Party Insourcing

Season 1 - Episode 6

Richard feels threatened when the team hires The Carver a hacker with a notorious reputation, to help with Pied Piper’s cloud. Jared finds himself taken for a ride when he seeks out Peter Gregory’s signature. Erlich and Dinesh compete for the attention of Tara, Gilfoyles visiting girlfriend. Later, Dinesh faces a sexual dilemma.

star 7.87
3,838 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
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Meinertzhagen's Haversack

#20 - Meinertzhagen's Haversack

Season 3 - Episode 3

Richard searches for a way around Jack. Gilfoyle opens himself up to recruiters. Dinesh draws unwanted attention from a recent purchase.

star 7.87
4,421 votes
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Daily Active Users

#21 - Daily Active Users

Season 3 - Episode 9

Shocking stats are revealed and prompt Richard to bridge the gap between Pied Piper and its users, but Jared must go to extremes to keep everything intact. Gavin tries to recapture his former glory by bringing in new talent after discovering secrets about the competition.

star 7.83
4,484 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
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The Patent Troll

#22 - The Patent Troll

Season 4 - Episode 7

When Richard decides to stand up to a patent troll, his defiance ends up coming back to haunt him. Gilfoyle goes to desperate measures to battle Jian-Yang's new smart refrigerator. Jared embraces multiple identities in in his quest to reduce costs. Erlich tries to hang with the alpha males.

star 7.82
4,186 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
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#23 - Homicide

Season 2 - Episode 6

When Monica encourages the guys to pounce on a livestream opportunity, Erlich reconnects with his old mentee, Double-A, an energy drink billionaire, but Richard finds out their friendship isn’t quite what Erlich thinks. After learning that the livestream might hit a snag, Gilfoyle and Dinesh brainstorm their options. Jared encourages a friendship between Carla and Monica.

star 7.82
3,350 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
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The Empty Chair

#24 - The Empty Chair

Season 3 - Episode 5

Richard lets his ego get in the way at an interview. Dinesh, Gilfoyle and Jared misplace hardware. Erlich pitches his plans to Big Head.

star 7.82
4,436 votes
Directors: Eric Appel
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Founder Friendly

#25 - Founder Friendly

Season 3 - Episode 1

After being unceremoniously fired, an angry Richard faces a tough decision: accept the diminished role of CTO, or leave Pied Piper for good. Erlich takes a shine to Jack Barker, Laurie’s new choice of CEO, while Dinesh and Gilfoyle weigh their options in Richard’s absence. At Hooli, Gavin tries to improve his image by admitting failure, and Big Head gets wind of major changes.

star 7.81
4,673 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
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