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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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Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Two Days of the Condor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Homicide is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Proof of Concept is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Third Party Insourcing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Terms of Service is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Adult Content is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Signaling Risk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Hooli-Con is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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The Lady is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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The Patent Troll is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Bachman's Earnings Over-Ri... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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The Cap Table is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Server Error is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Intellectual Property is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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White Hat/Black Hat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Fiduciary Duties is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Server Space is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Bad Money is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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The Uptick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Sand Hill Shuffle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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The Keenan Vortex is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Maleant Data Systems Solutions is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Binding Arbitration is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Minimum Viable Product is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Two in the Box is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Meinertzhagen's Haversack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Articles of Incorporation is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Teambuilding Exercise is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Success Failure is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Bachmanity Insanity is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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.

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Runaway Devaluation is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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To Build a Better Beta is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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 Blood Boy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Customer Service is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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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Founder Friendly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
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.