TV episodes The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley  

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You don't need to go on a vision quest to find out what the best episodes of Silicon Valley are! There are so many good episodes of Silicon Valley, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Two Days of the Condor" the best, or is "Proof of Concept" your favorite episode of Silicon Valley? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Silicon Valley are, let's rank every Silicon Valley episode from best to worst.

People had high hopes for Silicon Valley when it was announced that Mike Judge was one of the co-creators. Judge actually worked for a startup company in the '80s called Parallax, and his dislike of the culture there eventually inspired him to create this modern masterpiece. If you are a programmer or have ever worked in a startup company, Silicon Valley is a must-watch. The show is serialized, but popular episodes include "Hooli-Con" from Season 4, and "Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency" from Season 1.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Silicon Valley, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Silicon Valley episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like. This should include all Silicon Valley episodes.

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Two Days of the Condor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Two Days of the Condor Season 2 Episode 10: Season Two Finale. An unexpected real-life drama draws a spike in traffic to Pied Piper's livestream and leaves them fighting to hold things together--literally, and while Erlich considers his future, Richard scrambles to save Pied Piper's.

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Proof of Concept is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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 spreading rumors about him. Erlich's scandalous past connection to one of the judges threatens Pied Piper's chances.

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Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency Season 1 Episode 8: Season One Finale. 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.

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Hooli-Con is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Hooli-Con Season 4 Episode 9: HD. 'Hooli-Con.' (Season Four) The Pied Piper guys try to pull off a stealth plan at Hooli-Con; Erlich takes a trip to get his mojo back.

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Terms of Service is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Terms of Service Season 4 Episode 2: HD. 'Terms of Service.' (Season Four) Dinesh and Richard butt heads over PiperChat; Erlich's interest is piqued by Jian-Yang's new app.

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Daily Active Users is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Daily Active Users Season 3 Episode 9: Upon discovering some surprising stats, Richard attempts to bridge the gap between Pied Piper and its users, leading Jared to take drastic measures to hold everything together. Gavin learns secrets about the competition and decides to bring in a new face.

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Third Party Insourcing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Third Party Insourcing Season 1 Episode 6: Richard feels threatened when the team hires a hacker with a notorious reputation to help with Pied Piper's cloud. Jared is taken for a ride when he seeks out Peter Gregory's signature. Erlich and Dinesh compete for the attention of Gilfoyle's girlfriend.

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Intellectual Property is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Intellectual Property Season 4 Episode 3: [HBO] HD. 'Intellectual Property.' (Season Four) Richard works tirelessly on his next big idea; Monica sets a trap; Dinesh goes on a date.

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The Patent Troll is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
The Patent Troll Season 4 Episode 7: HD. 'The Patent Troll.' (Season Four) Richard takes on a patent troll; Gilfoyle battles a smart fridge; Jared embraces multiple identities.

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Signaling Risk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Signaling Risk Season 1 Episode 5: Erlich convinces a graffiti artist to create Pied Piper's logo, with controversial results. Jared tries to make the company more efficient. Richard learns he only has eight weeks to prepare for a live demo at TechCrunch Disrupt.

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Bachman's Earnings Over-Ri... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Bachman's Earnings Over-Ride Season 3 Episode 8: Erlich struggles to come clean to Richard, who is forced to make a choice between their friendship and the company's future. Jared's new Pied Piper apparel makes a splash, and divides Dinesh and Gilfoyle. Gavin faces major life changes.

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Adult Content is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Adult Content Season 2 Episode 7: Richard finds himself with few options and pursues an unconventional client; Gavin looks for success in failure; Dinesh woos a woman online.

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Homicide is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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.

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Server Error is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Server Error Season 4 Episode 10: [HBO] HD. 'Server Error.' Season Four Finale. Richard finds himself in a web of lies; Jared plans his exit; Jack bets big; Gavin plots a comeback.

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The Cap Table is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
The Cap Table Season 1 Episode 2: After a celebratory party at the Hacker Hostel, Richard and Erlich learn that Peter Gregory won't pay up until they deliver a viable business plan--one that includes a slimmed-downed staff. A desperate Richard hires former Belson underling Jared.

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The Empty Chair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
The Empty Chair Season 3 Episode 5: Richard lets his ego get in the way at an interview; Dinesh, Gilfoyle and Jared misplace some hardware; Erlich pitches his plans to Big Head.

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The Uptick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
The Uptick Season 3 Episode 10: Season Three Finale. With Pied Piper's future in question, Erlich's publicity success leaves Richard in a moral quandary just as Dinesh's video-chat app starts to pick up speed. While Laurie prepares to jump ship, Gavin's comeback at Hooli is threatened.

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Binding Arbitration is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Binding Arbitration Season 2 Episode 9: When Pied Piper and Hooli enter binding arbitration, Erlich demands to be put on the stand, while Big Head finds himself propped up and Richard faces a moral dilemma. Meanwhile, Jared, Dinesh and Gilfoyle debate philosophy and their livestream.

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Teambuilding Exercise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Teambuilding Exercise Season 4 Episode 4: HD. 'Teambuilding Exercise.' (Season Four) Richard's new alliance worries Jared; Gilfoyle considers whether to put his pride aside.

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The Blood Boy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
The Blood Boy Season 4 Episode 5: HD. 'The Blood Boy.' (Season Four) Richard deals with an unexpected interloper; Dinesh searches for a way out; Monica considers her options.

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Minimum Viable Product is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Minimum Viable Product Season 1 Episode 1: Series Premiere. When unknown Silicon Valley computer programmer Richard develops a powerful compression algorithm for his website, he finds himself courted by two major Silicon Valley investors.

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Fiduciary Duties is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Fiduciary Duties Season 1 Episode 4: At a toga party thrown by Peter, Richard drunkenly promises to make Erlich a board-member--a decision he regrets the next morning. Richard discovers an interesting connection between Peter and Gavin Belson.

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The Lady is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
The Lady Season 2 Episode 4: Richard butts heads with Erlich over a prospective hire. Big Head gets a promotion, but faces the consequences of becoming part of the tech elite. At a board meeting, Monica and Richard are outvoted; Jared institutes a workplace-discrimination policy.

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Server Space is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Server Space Season 2 Episode 5: An over-stressed Richard struggles to find Pied Piper office space, drawing the ire of a nosy neighbor; Big Head's management style is questioned.

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Two in the Box is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Two in the Box Season 3 Episode 2: The new and improved Pied Piper impresses Dinesh and Gilfoyle, but worries Richard; Jared and Erlich each face housing issues; Gavin suggests a controversial move.

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Articles of Incorporation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Articles of Incorporation Season 1 Episode 3: Richard learns that the name Pied Piper is already registered, forcing him to negotiate. Meanwhile, Erlich goes on a vision quest to think up a new company name, and Peter Gregory proves elusive when asked for money by one of his companies.

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Bad Money is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Bad Money Season 2 Episode 3: While considering Gavin's proposal, Richard is approached by Russ Hanneman, an image-conscious billionaire who wants to back Pied Piper. Monica must face a high-strung Laurie. Gavin finds a new strategy in dealing with the enemy.

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Maleant Data Systems Solutions is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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.

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To Build a Better Beta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
To Build a Better Beta Season 3 Episode 7: The beta version of Pied Piper receives an unexpected response; Monica worries about how to deliver criticism; Erlich faces financial woes.

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The Keenan Vortex is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
The Keenan Vortex Season 4 Episode 8: HD. 'The Keenan Vortex.' (Season Four) Richard ponders a deal with the tech world's latest 'it' boy; Jack faces setbacks.

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Customer Service is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Customer Service Season 4 Episode 6: HD. 'Customer Service.' (Season Four) Richard looks outside the tech bubble for support; Erlich searches for a new endeavor.

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Runaway Devaluation is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Runaway Devaluation Season 2 Episode 2: In the wake of Hooli's bombshell, Richard and the guys struggle to find a backer as they face legal and financial woes. Dinesh tries to put an end to the Kickstarter campaign for his cousin's new app. Richard gets a surprising offer.

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Success Failure is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Success Failure Season 4 Episode 1: [HBO] HD. 'Success Failure.' Season Four Premiere. Richard struggles to embrace Pied Piper's new video-chat app; Erlich faces resistance.

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White Hat/Black Hat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
White Hat/Black Hat Season 2 Episode 8: Richard grows paranoid when Pied Piper competes for a client; Erlich and Jian-Yang work on a pitch.

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Founder Friendly is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Founder Friendly Season 3 Episode 1: Season Three Premiere. After being unceremoniously fired, an angry Richard faces a tough decision: whether to accept the diminished role of CTO, or leave Pied Piper behind for good.

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Meinertzhagen's Haversack is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Meinertzhagen's Haversack Season 3 Episode 3: Facing the bleak future of Pied Piper's new business agenda, Richard tries to appeal to Laurie for help. Gilfoyle opens himself up to recruiters' pursuits. Dinesh's latest flashy purchase brings him unwanted attention.

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Sand Hill Shuffle is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Sand Hill Shuffle Season 2 Episode 1: Season 2 Premiere. Following their success at TechCrunch Disrupt, the guys of Pied Piper find themselves aggressively courted by every VC in Silicon Valley. Later, Richard makes a decision about the company's future and faces big news from Hooli.

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Bachmanity Insanity is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Bachmanity Insanity Season 3 Episode 6: Richard's new relationship is threatened by neuroses; Big Head and Erlich's launch party has snags; Dinesh falls for a foreign coworker.