"About four years after Office Space came out, TGI Fridays got rid of all that (button) flair, because people would come in and make cracks about it. One of my ADs asked once at the restaurant why their flair was missing and they said they removed it because of that movie Office Space. So, maybe I made the world a better place."
- Mike Judge in an interview with Deadline, in which he talks about the cult success of Office Space, when King of the Hill won an Emmy, and working for HBO with Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley’s fourth episode, “Fiduciary Duties,” ends with Richard and Erlich as they leave Peter Gregory’s office, where they spy an old photo of Gregory with Pied Piper rival, Hooli CEO Gavin Belson. In the image, they’re about the same age as Richard and Erlich, who turn back to Gregory. “Is that you and Gavin Belson? Were you guys friends?” And the always-brief Gregory simply replies, “I thought so.”
When the show debuted at South by Southwest, creator Mike Judge described it as being about how in the tech world, "the most successful people are the ones least prepared to handle it." The show must be viewed through [...]
Christopher Evan Welch, one of the stars of HBO's new series Silicon Valley, tragically passed away four months ago, and Vulture has an excellent piece reflecting on his life and his body of work leading up to Silicon Valley, which they deem his "breakout role."
A few weeks ago, South by Southwest offered an advance screening of the first two episodes of Mike Judge's new sitcom, Silicon Valley. It was shown as part of the festival's Episodic section, a new addition this year. Janet Pierson, Head of SXSW Film, stated the decision came after seeing how well the premiere of Lena Dunham’s Girls did in 2012, and she viewed it as a way to broaden the festival’s offerings — and stay vital — at a time when TV is offering so much interesting work. Judging from the reaction of the 600-plus film and tech nerds piled into the Austin Convention Center's Vimeo Theater, SXSW was [...]
HBO announced today that its Julia Louis-Dreyfus political comedy Veep's third season will premiere on Sunday, April 6th, at 10pm. Veep will be followed at 10:30 by the debut of Silicon Valley, a new comedy from King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-head, and Office Space mastermind Mike Judge. Judge co-created the show with frequent collaborators John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, and it stars Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, T.J. Miller, Martin Starr, Zach Woods, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, and the late Christopher Evan Welch as a bunch of people working in the tech industry in San Fernando Valley.