S02E08 - First Response
No: 16 | Season: 2 Episode: 8 | Air Date: 9-Jun-13
Selina participates in an interview by her old friend Janet Ryland (Allison Janney) at her residence with Catherine and Andrew, while her team fight to maintain her faltering image.
Director and Writers
Director: Armando Iannucci
Story by: Roger Drew & Armando Iannucci
Teleplay by: Roger Drew
Cody Marshall: They're expecting a puff piece.
Janet Ryland: Right.
Cody Marshall: There's the bluff puff, which we are going to start out with. You're her friend. You went to high school together. You guys like each other. Then we switch right over to rough puff. Nobody does rough puff like you. (Janet growls like a lioness.)
Janet Ryland: Thank you so much for inviting us into your home today, Madam Vice President.
Selina: It's certainly my pleasure.
Janet Ryland: I thought it might be fun to talk about what's original and what's been augmented over the years.
Selina: We're talking about the building, right?
Notes and Trivia
Allison Janney shot all of her part in 2 days.
The graph Dan shows Amy is actually incorrectly drawn. While he was attempting to show that over time Selina's career has gone downward, the graph actually shows that as time increases, so does her career.
In the interview Selina is seen holding a telescope which points one way then another in her hand.
In the interview with Selina, Janet is empty-handed in one shot then is seen holding the telescope in the next.
|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 (credit only)|
|Guest Starring||Allison Janney||Janet Ryland|
|Guest Starring||David Pasquesi||Andrew Meyer|
|Guest Starring||Ptolemy Slocum||Cody Marshall|
|Guest Starring||Sarah Sutherland||Catherine Meyer|
|Co-Starring||Azhar Khan||Sound Guy|