Search

babbleworthy

A brunette's babble

Tag

Zach Woods

Piperchat, prepositions and pant wetting

*spoilers*

coderag_s4_banners_piperchat.jpgOh golly!  Here’s my nonsensical adoration rant for this show. So here is just a little slice of my takeouts I loved from this episode. You know you have watched some quality comedy when the following happen; ( and in no particular order) laughing out loud, snorting(that embarrassing laugh) , beverages consumed whilst watching the show spurting out of your nose, laughing so hard that at 35 you pee yourself a little…and realise that your light bladder control pads now need to be worn whilst watching tv and not just at adult gymnastics classes. I LOVE THIS show. I have written about it all over this blog and did my first spec script on it and it has been a constant source of hilarity. All elements of this show and amazing. Direction, acting, writing – please watch it!  I haven’t laughed so much since the episode where they annihilate and are rude to the VC’s in season 2.

It may seem trivial – but prepositions are important. This is stressed by Richard who explains to Dinesh that he once threw up IN his pants… that’s right, IN not ON. The description of this made me cry with laughter. The nightmarish manifestations of Richard’s anxiety know no limits and it is relatable to those of us who embody some of these nervous traits. The snappy comments that Richard and Dinesh fire at each other is so childishly funny…

An ongoing tScreen Shot 2017-05-01 at 9.45.37 PMheme is the continual hope of success that sticks in the valley. It is fleeting, short lived and seemingly unattainable. The episode largely focuses on Piperchat – the only workable component of Pied Piper that remains. And so ensues the rise and fall of the CEO – and whilst I won’t ruin the enjoyment of this playing out it is interesting to see similar situations that happened to Ricahrd being mirrored with Dinesh. I often wonder how many new start up CEO’s crawl into a bathtub and want to cry! (or even script writer wannabes..or anyone for that matter!)

The living room has been the stage for a lot of funny moments in the show. I will sum up another fave scene with this picture :

Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 9.41.30 PM

A final visual. This shot is fantastic – Mike Judge is a dream director.

Just like Jared

null

“He’s the most cheerful person I’ve ever heard quote Hitler’ –  Dinesh.

And doesn’t that just embody who Jared is at this core?

What I found most pleasing about last night’s episode (apart from Richard in a suit which was just tantalising) was the ever wonderful Jared Dunn and his eternal optimism.

Last night we saw  Pied Piper team be delivered copious amounts of paperwork for their legal case – a “classic document dump” .  They have the painstaking task of going through all emails in case they discover anything for their case. On arrival of the documents we hear Jared quote Nazi propaganda film maker Leni Riefenstahl (an ongoing joke about his character) “Everybody get to work,”  “Work will set you free! It’s a triumph of the will.” This then results in the above quote by Dinesh about him being the happiest person to quote Hitler…

With Season 2 sadly drawing to a close, I have now had ample time to conclude that Jared is in fact the best employee at Pied Piper. Companies need to start hiring people that are just like Jared. I would go so far as to say he is the one true constant, the voice of reason, the backbone of the company if you will. He is without a doubt, Pied Piper’s true north as he tirelessly steers the Pied Piper gang back on course.

So what are my reasons for this?

Jared  formerly assisted CEO/tech giant Gavin Belson but gave this up as he saw promise in Pied Piper’s algorithm and was inspired by Richard’s actions in turning down the  $10 million acquisition offer. This movitated Jared to leave Hooli and work for Pied Piper.

What the group dismiss about Jared are the traits I embrace and I suspect that any hiring manager would welcome these. He is beyond polite. Perhaps this acts as a detriment as he often is not assertive enough but this has shifted throughout season 2. Politeness coupled with a sincere and innocent honesty are the traits that shine from Jared.

Such traits are depicted here in his intuitive comments on observing and understanding their CEO.
null

One of my favourite moments of Jared is where he  expresses his concern towards Richard in regards to his escalating stress and night sweats

SBVO

Jared is both interesting and interested.

He has a wealth of knowledge on a huge spectrum of topics and is incredibly resourceful. Most episodes are sprinkled with gems from Jared where he tactfully corrects or provides additional information and facts.

It is hard to find an employee that displays such empathy and has a thoughtful and considerate approach to the welfare of his colleagues.

I also feel that Jared is excessively hard on himself – a trait most high achievers have!

His ever evolving approach to Pied Piper’s business plan and strategy is commendable.He is constantly working and reworking  processes and systems to assist the team.The best example of this was in a recent episode of implementing the business tool S.W.O.T

another attempt to utilise a business tool was SCRUM

You can apply these methods to so many things – give it a whirl. It’s one way to kill an afternoon at work…

A wonderful extension of his character is his blog which he maintains for Pied Piper which you can enjoy here http://www.piedpiper.com/blog/2015/6/7/were-headed-for-arbitration

I urge all of you to be a little bit more like Jared or at least be tolerant of these types. Jared may not be the most liked or respected in the group but he is without a doubt the necessary glue that holds the group together.

Go on try it – be like Jared – Imagine the difference it could make to your workplace…

null

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑