Even if you’ve never watched a single episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley and the words “This guy fucks” mean absolutely nothing to you, I’m sure you’re at least familiar with the indisputable fact that former star T.J. Miller was a huge mess on set before he was politely written off the show. T.J. allegedly showed up to work drunk or on drugs, and had a bit of an ego problem. It made it seem like everyone else on set probably spent a lot of time thinking of clever ways to call in sick. But according to Alice Wetterlund – who played one of the show’s limited female characters, a programmer named Carla (seen above on the left) – pretty much everyone was happy to let T.J. be T.J.
TMZ says that Uber driver fighter T.J. Miller was arrested last night at LaGuardia Airport in Queens by police and the FBI for an alleged fake Amtrak bomb threat. While riding an Amtrak train from Washington, D.C. to New York City on March 18th, T.J. believed he saw something, so he decided to say something. He called 911 to report that a fellow passenger, a woman with brown hair and a scarf, had “a bomb in her bag.”
On the spectrum of T.J. Miller is a Mess scale of trainwreck measurement, this story about T.J. Miller probably falls at the absolute lowest end of the spectrum. And that’s got me all kinds of confused. Because if T.J. Miller isn’t acting like an extra-crispy entitled egomaniac, then is it even a T.J. Miller story? But here we are with a T.J. Miller story filled with minimal drama.
In December 2016, T.J. Miller got into a fight with an Uber driver named Wilson Deon Thomas III over newly-elected Trump. The fight turned physical between the two upon arriving at T.J.’s home after he allegedly slapped the driver in the head. The driver pulled a citizen’s arrest on T.J., and he was later arrested by the cops. TMZ says that while T.J. dodged criminal charges, he still faced a civil suit from Wilson. T.J. and Wilson reached a settlement last Thursday. TMZ says it’s not known what kind of settlement was reached, but they think T.J. paid Wilson enough money to keep the case from going to court.
Also, Wilson had claimed T.J. was high on whippits at the time of the attack. TMZ has some pictures taken by Wilson of the backseat of his vehicle, one of which shows a plastic bag filled with whippits boxes, while another features multiple nitrous canisters on the floor. I thought nitrous was supposed to make you giggly and jovial? Whatever T.J. was huffing clearly made him angry and punchy. I guess when you huff enough nitrous to power one of those aggressively macho cars from The Fast and the Furious movies, you’re able to turn into one.
Last year it was revealed that T.J. Miller had been written out of his role as Erlich Bachman on HBO’s Silicon Valley because he just didn’t want to do it anymore. Around the time the news broke of his departure, T.J. gave an interview in which he pulled back the curtain and let everyone know he really didn’t want to be on Silicon Valley anymore. He hated on executive producer Alec Berg and his co-star Thomas Middleditch, and generally bragged that he was better than the show.
Silicon Valley creator Mike Judge, as well as Thomas, Martin Starr, Zach Woods, and Kumail Nanjiani recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter to promote the T.J. Miller-less 5th season of Silicon Valley. THR’s piece confirmed everyone’s suspicions that T.J. Miller was a nightmare on set.
Comedy Central’s The Gorburger Show is a fake talk show starring an ego-driven monster puppet named Gorbuger that’s voiced by T.J. Miller. Although now it’s a former fake talk show. The Hollywood Reporter says that Comedy Central has decided to cancel The Gorburger Show after one season, thus putting the ego-driven monster and the ego-driven monster who voices it out of a job. But Comedy Central says the cancellation has nothing to do with the recent allegations against T.J. Miller, of which there are now more.
Part-time asshole T.J. Miller has been accused by a woman known only as Sarah of sexually abusing and punching her in college. But if you ask T.J. Miller and his wife, none of it is true, and Sarah’s a scheming, jealous hater.