Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was Initially considered as a film before it was rewritten into a TV series – Silicon Valley

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Opening title Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot 

Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a silicon valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper- IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

5 Seasons

Characters:

Thomas Middleditch – Richard Hendricks

T.J.Miller – Erich Bachman

Josh Brener – Nelson “Big Head” Bighetti

Martin Starr – Bertram Gilfoyle

Kumail Nanijiani – Dinesh Chugtai

Amanda Crew – Monica Hall

Zach Woods – Donald Dunn

Matt Ross – Gavin Belson

 

Trivia

+  The Weissman Score was something created by the writers to try and convey a metric to an audience that might not necessarily be well-versed in computer programming. But the producers had Stanford researchers actually develop a legitimate equation that is slowly gaining traction in the research community.

+ Zach Woods has been known to improvise some of his lines on the show, including, “My uncle used to say, ‘you look like someone starved a virgin to death.'”

+ The equation for jerking off a roomful of dicks is the subject of a genuine 12-page scientific article that’s been published.

+ Kumail Najiani, who plays Dinesh, is actually from Pakistan and one of his college majors was in Computer Science.

+ The introduction is constantly updated based on the formation of new companies, old ones being bought up, etc.

+ Co-creator Mike Judge calls it “Office Space for modern times.”

 

Classic Clips

Funniest Moments

Best of Jared Dunn

 

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