S04E09 - Testimony
No: 37 | Season: 4 Episode: 9 | Air Date: 7-Jun-15
While Selina fields questions from the press, members of her staff testify before a congressional committee about whether the Families First vote was intentionally sabotaged - and who was really behind the data breach.
Director and Writers
Director: Armando Iannucci
Story by: Sean Gray & Armando Iannucci & Will Smith
Teleplay by: Sean Gray & Will Smith
Ms. Bennett: Do you recall a document shared on the J-drive titled the Jonad Files?
Dan: Uh, no. No, ma'am.
Amy: No. That doesn't ring a bell.
Ms. Bennett: So it's not a word combining Jonah and gonad?
Dan: Not to my knowledge.
Jonah: I can confirm that that is exactly what it is and Mr. Egan knows that.
Mr. Rakes: In fact, Mr. Egan, I was told that you encouraged staffers to add to this glossary of abuse.
Dan: I do not at this moment in time recall the action nor the document in question.
Mr. Rakes: Okay, maybe this will jog your memory. We have some extracts. J-Rock, Jizzy Gillespie, Jack and the Giant Jackoff, Gaylien, Tinkerballs, Wadzilla, One Erection--
Jonah: Do we have to go through all of these?
Mr. Wallace: I'm not sure that I see the relevance.
Mr. Rakes: The witnesses claim they held their former colleague in high regard and I am attempting to prove otherwise.
Mr. Wallace: Okay, yeah, sure. No, you can proceed.
Mr. Rakes: The Pointless Giant, The 60-Foot Virgin, Gimpanzee, Jonah Ono, Hagrid's Nutsack, Scrotum Pole, Transgenderformers, 12 Years a Slave to Jerking Off, Benedict Come In His Own Hand, Guyscraper, The Cloud Botherer, SupercalifragilisticexpialiDickCheese, Teenage Mutant Ninja Asshole, Spewbacca.
Jonah: My college friends called me Tall McCartney. I preferred that, that's a good nickname.
Mr. Rakes: Can you tell us who was responsible for the data breach, Mr. Cafferty?
Mr. Rakes: But you do know who was responsible?
Mrs Brewer: Can you tell us anything at all about said data breach?
Mr Rakes: Are you gonna continue to answer every question with a one-word answer Mr Cafferty?
Ben: No... I am not.
Notes and Trivia
The whole episode was filmed in one day, going from set to set.
This episode was nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.
|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||Kevin Dunn||Ben Cafferty|
|Starring||Sufe Bradshaw||Sue Wilson|
|Starring||Gary Cole||Kent Davison|
|Starring||Sam Richardson||Richard Splett|
|Guest Starring||Hugh Laurie||Tom James|
|Guest Starring||Diedrich Bader||Bill Ericsson|
|Guest Starring||Winslow Corbett||Reporter|
|Guest Starring||Jessie Ennis||Leigh Patterson|
|Guest Starring||Melanie Nicholls-King||Ms. Bennett|
|Guest Starring||Ethan Phillips||Mr. Wallace|
|Guest Starring||Sarah Sutherland||Catherine Meyer|
|Co-Starring||David Beach||Mr. Rakes|
|Co-Starring||Juliet Adair Pritner||Mrs. Brewer (as Juliet Pritner)|