In the last episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley, the show manages to top itself yet again with a series of missteps leading to one of the funniest travails yet to hit the Pied Piper startup. Broke and desperate to educate the public on the virtues of its technology platform, the company resorts to a talking mascot a la Microsoft’s mercifully killed Clippy assistant.

This leads to an even more desperate gambit when user growth fails to materialize, the engaging of a click farm in Bangalore to create thousands of user accounts, something I am absolutely convinced goes on with apps that we consider to be mainstream and successful to this day.

The show continues to kick ass and take zero prisoners along the way. Mike Judge is a genius satirist, operating on a level right up there with Jonathan Swift and Mark Twain in their respective eras.

Anyway, here’s Pipey…

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