S02E03 - Hostages
No: 11 | Season: 2 Episode: 3 | Air Date: 28-Apr-13
When a hostage crisis in Uzbekistan ensues, Selina has conflict with the Secretary of Defense General Maddox (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) during their joint appearance at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico. Sue testifies at a Congressional hearing. Dan and Gary fight for the Veep's approval.
Director and Writers
Director: Chris Addison
Story by: Armando Iannucci & Sean Gray
Teleplay by: Sean Gray
Kent: I cook these noodles every day.
Jonah: Oh, the noodle analogy. You guys are gonna love this. (Kent glares) I will leave.
Kent: They need to be heated at 800 watts for 3:35. Any more and they'll dry out, any less and they will be flaccid and damp like a lady's hair in the rain.
Amy: Why are we talking about noodles?
Ben: No, let me rephrase that. Why the f**k are we talking about noodles?
Kent: I'll tell you why. Hostage crisis, noodles, same principle. Both require precision timing, neither should be rushed. Inaction only becomes untenable when more than 65% of Americans support intervention even with casualties.
Amy: So you'd like me to tell the Vice President we do nothing until then?
Kent: Waiting is not doing nothing. I choose to wait for my noodles even though my salivary glands are crying out to me like newly hatched birds. But they will thank me because I waited until... (snaps his fingers at the exact same moment as the microwave dings)
Ben: You just timed out that whole shit analogy for your little ding? That is f**king pathetic.
Notes and Trivia
|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||Gary Cole||Kent Davison|
|Guest Starring||Kevin Dunn||Ben Cafferty|
|Guest Starring||Remy Auberjonois||Vince Hessler|
|Guest Starring||Pete Burris||Colonel Jeffcoat|
|Guest Starring||Craig Cackowski||Cliff|
|Guest Starring||Isiah Whitlock Jr.||George Maddox|
|Co-Starring||R. Emery Bright||Marine Hayward|
|Co-Starring||Ed Jewett||General Mercer|
|Co-Starring||Wil Love||Phillip Dorsey|
|Co-Starring||Dan Manning||New Senator 2|