The characters on HBO’s new show Silicon Valley work in tech, and they clearly know a thing or two about video games. So when it comes time to articulate the pointlessness of one of their peers, they have got a pretty solid frame of reference to work with.
In this scene from last night’s episode, the guys are discussing the possible ouster of “Big Head,” their friend who… well, he’s not all that useful. As Martin “Glad He Keeps Getting To Be On Shows” Starr’s character Gilfoyle opines, Big Head shares that uselessness with the widely criticised ending of a certain popular video game series.
And hey, while we’re here: Silicon Valley is pretty funny so far. Nice to see Mike Judge on his game.