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Richard is a computer programmer. He has to choose between a $10 million deal with Gavin Belson and a $200,000 deal with Peter Gregory, in exchange for his cooperation to make the idea of a super compressing algorithm change the world.


Mike Judge




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Middleditch ... Richard Hendricks
T.J. Miller ... Erlich Bachman
Josh Brener ... Nelson 'Big Head' Bighetti
Martin Starr ... Bertram Gilfoyle
Kumail Nanjiani ... Dinesh Chugtai
Christopher Evan Welch ... Peter Gregory
Amanda Crew ... Monica Hall
Zach Woods ... Donald 'Jared' Dunn
Jill E. Alexander ... Patrice (as Jill Alexander)
Jack Foley ... Pitcher
Charan Prabhakar ... Javeed
Rogelio T. Ramos ... Another Executive (as Rogelio Ramos)
Biff Wiff
Herschel Boone Herschel Boone ... Herschel
Jared Cohen Jared Cohen ... Jared


A computer programmer, Richard, develops a computer algorithm that compresses files like no other. Richard lives in a house full with programmers and works for a computer company called Hooli. When Richard shows his idea off, Gavin Belson, head of Hooli, offers him 10 million. While another billionaire offers him 200,000 for 5% of his company. Richard has to figure out whether he wants to sell his company right off, or stay with it and use the funding from Peter Gregory. Written by James Hake

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The phrase "making the world a better place" makes its debut - twice. Javeed says that Goolybib is MTWABP..."through constructing elegant hierarchies for maximum code re-use and extensibility." Gavin Belson (on the Hooli shuttle video) says that Hooli is MTWABP..."through minimal message-oriented transport layers." See more »


The product of the hexadecimal numbers 9 and F is 87 (135 in decimal, as F has a value of 15), not what is presumably F5 ("fleventy-five") as Erlich said. See more »


Gavin Belson: I know what Grndr is! I have gay friends!
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Mike Judge Creates another Gang of Underdogs
12 February 2020 | by uawiseguy2See all my reviews

The set-up - a group of misfit programmers at a Google-esque tech giant, Hooli, who take a chance on their super-fast search algorithm - is ripe with potential for satirical commentary. More like OFFICE SPACE than Mike Judge's animated projects, this pilot is immediately populated by diverse characters trapped in a nerdy workforce, whose passion to run their own lives makes them instant underdogs. It's undeniable that the combination of Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjani, and T.J. Miller set this series on a firm bedrock of comedic intuition.

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