S04E10 - Election Night

No: 38  |   Season: 4   Episode: 10  |   Air Date: 14-Jun-15  

I only really know Amy as the woman who rushed everywhere clutching her phone like it contained her frozen embryos.I only really know Amy as the woman who rushed everywhere clutching her phone like it contained her frozen embryos.


On Election Night, Selina and her staff find their nerves growing frayed as each state result is called.

Director and Writers

Director: Chris Addison
Story by: Simon Blackwell & Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche
Teleplay by: Simon Blackwell & Tony Roche


Selina: Well, I've asked America if she wants me to be her president. Now she's gonna give us her answer.
Gary: America doesn't just love you, ma'am, - she is in love with you.
Mike: We've lost Kentucky!

Dan: Amy, if he wins, our lobbying stock is gonna droop like a chimp's tits.

Dan: Well, on air I'm gonna keep in with her. Off air I'm telling the Nazis that she's hiding in the attic.

Gary: Yeah, Vermont! Yeah, Connecticut!
Selina: Okay, settle down. A bowl of hair could win those states.

Catherine: No one came out of the hearings unscathed, Bill. I had to ditch my fiance.
Bill: I'll be thinking about that while I'm with whichever guy makes me his prison fiance.

Sue: Politics bores me. It bores the living hell out of me. God, it's boring. Amy looks off her game, distracted.
Sue's Friend: I only really know Amy as the woman who rushed everywhere clutching her phone like it contained her frozen embryos.

Tom: O'Brien can't be president. He's still contracted to be the KFC logo.

Sue: Amy, I saw your instability on TV. Call me when you get this. Get someone else to dial if you're in a straightjacket.

Amy: I'm sounding shrill right now? Yeah, yeah, keep making that face implying that I'm shrill.

TV Announcer: We don't have a lot of good news for President Meyer.
Selina: Screw this whole sloppy, backseat blowjob of a night anyway. I don't give a shit.

Tom: Go back to the Shire, you f**king moonfaced hobbit.
Selina: Yeah!

Amy: (singing) It's a low turnout in Broward County tonight. Low turnout in Broward County tonight.

Tom: F**k lowa. I'd say nuke it, but I think someone already did.

Selina: God, I am so tense. I could crack a walnut in my ass.

Jonah: You guys remember my... you guys remember my catchphrase, right? Remember it? Just to jog your memory. Just remember, check 'em, don't neglect 'em.

Jonah: You guys remember the A-Team, right? A-Team? "I'm the A-Team". Mr. T... Um they were supposed to be on the run, but, you know, they were in a really distinctive van. Yeah, what was up... What was up with that?

Selina: You know, Catherine, men are horrible. Okay? I mean, I have to just tell it to you like it is, honey. But all men are awful. Really. And the key is to just find a man who's the least horrible.

Selina: How long was I gone?
Mike: About 20 minutes.
Selina: Is that it? God, it always seems longer with Catherine.

Selina: Jesus Christ, you know? You do your best. You try to serve the people and then they just f**k you over. And you know why? Because they're ignorant and they're dumb as shit. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is democracy.

Gary: Why are there so many amendments? Get it right the first time, people.

Amy: With all due respect, you need to get your shit together now, lady. Ma'am up. You're still the leader of the free world.

Selina: No, I'll tell you what's unprecedented, Kent. A tie is unprecedented. So is becoming the first lady president. So is that jackoff becoming president through the back door. Okay? The rule book's been torn up now and America is wiping its nasty ass with it.

Notes and Trivia

This episode won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.


About ten minutes in, Caffrey's bag of potato chips keeps turning round (look for the white seam running vertically up the middle of the back).


StarringJulia Louis-DreyfusSelina Meyer
StarringAnna ChlumskyAmy Brookheimer
StarringTony HaleGary Walsh
StarringReid ScottDan Egan
StarringTimothy SimonsJonah Ryan
StarringMatt WalshMike McLintock
StarringKevin DunnBen Cafferty
StarringSufe BradshawSue Wilson
StarringGary ColeKent Davison
StarringSam RichardsonRichard Splett
Guest StarringHugh LaurieTom James
Guest StarringScott AdsitGreg
Guest StarringDiedrich BaderBill Ericsson
Guest StarringNeil CaseyMatty Curtis
Guest StarringOrlagh CassidySally Davenport
Guest StarringBrad LelandBill O'Brien
Guest StarringLennon ParhamKaren Collins
Guest StarringSarah SutherlandCatherine Meyer
Guest StarringSusan Kelechi WatsonSue Wilson Friend
Co-StarringAaron Miller
Co-StarringSpencer TrinwithSound Guy