As Seen on TV: Why Your Fave Fictional Characters Use Firefox
Yup, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation.
And, yup, that’s Firefox on Jessica Jones’ laptop. You know, from Jessica Jones on Netflix. (If you haven’t seen it yet, please go binge the whole season. We’ll wait.) So why would a private-investigator-turned-super-antihero bring up Firefox in the middle of an episode? Probably the same reason Kilgrave, who might be one of the best Marvel villains we’ve ever seen, used Firefox on his Android: for fast, secure online sleuthing.
It could also be that they love the logo, but it’s probably the fact that ours is the only browser backed by a nonprofit (not a bunch of corporations with vested interests) that brings ’em back. Just a guess. They’re both the kind to stick it to the man anyway.
Even Mr. Robot attempted to hack the FBI through Firefox. (Disclaimer: Not something we’re recommending. Seriously.) But if you’re gonna go all vigilante, you might as well do it through a browser that’s built by the people, for the people.
You don’t have to be a fictional badass to use our browser, though. You can also be a fictional billionaire, à la the folks on Billions, a Showtime drama about money, sex, and power that we’ve made quite a few cameos in.
Or if reality (as much as reality TV = reality) is more your speed, you might like seeing Firefox pop up in Hunted, a British reality TV show that tracked ten contestants as they tried to outsmart surveillance and intelligence pros for £100,000.
Maybe you’re just a young urbanite who loves pasta. (So many of us are, after all.) In this case we’re talking about Dev, of course, the leading man and aspiring actor played by our fav Aziz Ansari in Master of None. Dev’s the type to love indie options, so it’s no surprise he goes for the original alternative when it comes to browsers.
BTW we’re pumped about season two, which is coming in May, so here’s Dev screaming at the top of his lungs in a busy NYC coffee shop, pretending to be eaten alive by a virus.
At the end of his video audition, the casting director fades from view and we see Dev’s desktop.
Look ma, we’re famous!
*cut to black*
Firefox: Basically the #1 browser for superheroes, hackers, billionaires, fugitives, hustlers, and pasta aficionados on the internet.