S05E04 - Mother
No: 42 | Season: 5 Episode: 4 | Air Date: 15-May-16
Selina rushes to the hospital while attempting to win the presidency. Amy and Dan discover the O'Brien camp has staged a fake protest, and task Jonah and Richard with organizing their own pro-POTUS demonstration. Mike and Wendy meet with a potential surrogate.
Director and Writers
Director: Dale Stern
Story by: Alex Gregory & Peter Huyck
Amy: Ma'am, I'm so, so sorry.
Selina: What? What happened?
Amy: What? Your mother. I read on HuffPo that she was in the hospital.
Selina: Amy, I thought you were talking about the recount. Don't ever, ever scare me like that again.
Kent: I don't know if this provides any solace, but ever since your mother's health setback was announced, there has been an outpouring of support...
Kent: ...that has driven up your favorables.
Selina: I'm talking about pulling the plug on my mother here. How is half a percentage point in the polls supposed to sweeten that shit biscuit?
Kent: More like double digits.
Jonah: You can't put a Jonah Ryan on TV like that. 18 to 34-year-old women are gonna be distracted by that.
Dan: The only thing that women 18-34 are gonna do when they see you on camera is file a restraining order.
Selina: Ease her passing. Ease it all. Yes. Ease it down the... the... Lord, let her daughter, Thy humble servant, be the first woman elected President of the United States. Please, this is so much to bear.
Gary: Oh, it is, Lord. It is.
Selina: Hear my prayer.
Gary: Hear her prayer.
Selina: Nevada is my state. I'm gonna be president. I'm gonna be the first elected lady president. I'm gonna have a lovely inauguration. Billy Joel is gonna sing. So you guys have to stop the recount.
Tom James: I'm so sorry for your loss.
Selina:Thank you very much. Thanks for being here, Tom. I appreciate it.
Tom James: I see that Charlie Baird is here.
Selina: Yes. Yeah, he flew in this morning.
Tom James: So who's fisting the American economy while he's here?
Ben: I've just been kibitzing with the Qatari ambassador, Mohammed bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Jaffar.
Selina: Please don't have him sign the guest book.
Ben: Yeah, he comes bringing a message from China.
Selina: Why would China go through Qatar?
Ben: Qataris love to insert themselves. They're wet-fingered.
Selina: They're into ass play?
Ben: (licks his finger and holds it up in the air) No, they have a gift for sensing prevailing political winds.
Selina: I'll bet they're into ass play, too.
(At the funeral)
Ben: Karen couldn't stop the count. We officially lost Nevada, so we're gonna have to fight it out in Congress. And...
Selina: And what? What else?
Ben: With all the new votes going to O'Brien, we've... Kent.
Kent: We lost the popular vote.
Selina: (Begins to cry) Oh, God. Oh, wow.
Ben: I'm so sorry, ma'am. Sorry for your loss. Yeah.
Kent: I grieve with thee.
Selina: (tearful) Thank you Kent.
Notes and Trivia
Lauren Bowles, who played Monica, is Julia Louis-Dreyfus' half-sister (on her mother's side). She has also appeared with Louis-Dreyfus in programs such as "Seinfeld" as a waitress in the diner, "he New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Watching Ellie".
|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||Dan Bakkedahl||Roger Furlong|
|Guest Starring||Martin Mull||Bob Bradley|
|Guest Starring||John Slattery||Charlie Baird|
|Guest Starring||Rose Abdoo||Judge|
|Guest Starring||Usman Ally||Ambassador Al Jaffar|
|Guest Starring||Sarayu Blue||Dr. Mirpuri|
|Guest Starring||Lauren Bowles||Monica|
|Guest Starring||Craig Cackowski||Cliff|
|Guest Starring||Clea Duvall||Marjorie Palmiotti|
|Guest Starring||Nelson Franklin||Will|
|Guest Starring||Meredith Hagner||Debralee|
|Guest Starring||Brian Doyle-Murray||George Huntzinger|
|Guest Starring||Kathy Najimy||Wendy Keegan|
|Guest Starring||Matt Oberg||Nevada Secretary of State|
|Guest Starring||Lennon Parham||Karen Collins|
|Guest Starring||David Pasquesi||Andrew Meyer|
|Guest Starring||Sarah Sutherland||Catherine Meyer|
|Co-Starring||Treisa Gary||Election Official|
|Co-Starring||Bob Rumnock||Election Official #6|
|Co-Starring||Livia Trevino||Election Official #7|
|Co-Starring||Shannon Welles||Catherine Eaton|