When Silicon Valley was first announced, people seemed worried. We were all pretty sure we didn’t need a new, R-rated version of The Big Bang Theory, and no one seemed to be clamoring for another Entourage. It’s been a welcome surprise then, that two seasons in, the series has easily cemented itself as one of the best comedies on television, the loyalties of which lie as much in its strict adherence to computer science as they do in an underhanded dick joke.
Much of the genius is in Silicon Valley’s perfect casting, with Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr and Zach Woods rounding out the Pied Piper team, which goes hand-in-hand with Silicon Valley’s impressively precise pacing and meticulously sharp writing. It’s difficult to find a more consistently satisfying sitcom on TV today. Thankfully, the third season will arrive this weekend on HBO, and with it, a new swath of Pied Piper misadventures for us to enjoy. In the meantime though, we’re looking back at some of our favorite moments from the last two seasons, from elaborate handjob equations to the three comma club.