S01E08 - Tears
No: 8 | Season: 1 Episode: 8 | Air Date: 10-Jun-12
Selina visits Ohio to officially endorse a candidate for the governor, but he doesn't want the low-rated vice president's support. Dan may have to go to a congressional hearing for the Clean Jobs Bill. Mike and Amy decide to make use of Selina's emotional state.
Director and Writers
Director: Armando Iannucci
Story by: Jesse Armstrong & Armando Iannucci
Teleplay by: Jesse Armstrong
Roger: Maybe you should make an address, okay? Talk about politics and America working together. People--
Selina: I know how to give a motherf**king speech! Don't you patronize me with your no-jaw. You, Congressman No-Jaw!
Mike: Ma'am, Martin Collins, the secret service guy we reassigned... he's back. He's been un-reassigned.
Selina: Are you kidding me?
Mike: Not great, admittedly.
Selina: "Not great, admittedly"? Yeah, that should be the title of my f**king memoir.
Gary: The thing about Ohio is the weather is completely schizophrenic.
Selina: I know.
Gary: We dress you wrong, you're either freezing like a popsicle or you're sweating like a hog. (she gives him a look) Or a ballerina or modern dancer.
(Regarding the likelihood of Dan appearing at a Congressional hearing)
Dan: Okay, let's say this does actually happen and I get called in, what's it like up there?
Larry: You know those dreams where your football coach is, like, screaming at you, you look down, you're dressed like Shirley Temple and all your teeth fall out? That's like a Disney version of the Congressional Committee! You're gonna get hometown, downtown questions, you'll catch bi-partisan shit, there's gonna be grandstanding, and if they smell blood, if they sense that you're going down and there's gonna be a kill, you might get what we call 'corpse-f**king'.
Dan: (horrified) Jesus fu-- 'Corpse-f**king'?!
Larry: That's what it's called. Where they take your mortal remains and have as much fun with it as they can. Because everybody wants to be the guy getting the TV sound byte, okay, and they're gonna be taking about you.
Notes and Trivia
When the final episode of Season 1 aired, HBO had already renewed Veep for a second season on April 30th 2012.
|Starring||Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Selina Meyer|
|Starring||Anna Chlumsky||Amy Brookheimer|
|Starring||Tony Hale||Gary Walsh|
|Starring||Reid Scott||Dan Egan|
|Starring||Timothy Simons||Jonah Ryan|
|Starring||Matt Walsh||Mike McLintock|
|Starring||Sufe Bradshaw||Sue Wilson|
|Guest Starring||Megan Anderson|
|Guest Starring||Dan Bakkedahl||Roger Furlong|
|Guest Starring||Chuck Baron||Speaker|
|Guest Starring||Robert Randolph Caton||Harold (as Rob Caton)|
|Guest Starring||Michael Delaney||Larry|
|Guest Starring||Nelson Franklin||Will|
|Guest Starring||Bill Heneghan||Don Watson|
|Guest Starring||Nancy Leroy|
|Guest Starring||Michaeleen O'Neil|
|Guest Starring||Sherry Skinker||Felicia|
|Guest Starring||Deborah Stone|
|Guest Starring||Kelsey Squires|