S05E10 - Inauguration
No: 48 | Season: 5 Episode: 10 | Air Date: 26-Jun-16
Everyone is set for Tom James to become President, however a new power play installs Laura Montez as President instead. As Montez is inaugurated as President, Selina faces the fact she will never again be the President of the United States.
Director and Writers
Director: Becky Martin
Story by: Jim Margolis
Tom: Vice President Meyer's got a nice familiar ring to it.
Selina: No, it doesn't.
Tom: Vice president, take it or leave it.
Selina: I wouldn't be your veep if there were a grassy knoll full of Jodie Foster fans in the front row at your inauguration.
Kent: Last night I ran a flash poll on presidential scholars. They have rated you the 43rd most effective president ever.
Mike: Out of how many?
Kent: 44. You were right ahead of James Buchanan, who many feel caused the Civil War.
Selina: Kent, can you give a girl some warning next time before you jam it in the back door?
Kent: Data gives no warning, ma'am
Amy: Any chance Marjorie and Catherine want to get married?
Dan: There you go, first White House lesbian wedding. That'll get you in the history books.
Selina: Oh, God. I can't take that much acoustic guitar.
Selina: Okay, we've got to make Tibet happen. Go through the Qataris, okay? I bet there are a dozen of them right now at the Georgetown Four Seasons. Go to a Lamborghini dealership, you know? Wherever they have prostitutes. These guys could help you.
Selina: Forgive me, President Lu, but I'm afraid I have to go and attend to the vote that is happening right now in our Senate. But feel free to follow along on the television or perhaps on one of the many bugs that you've planted throughout the White House.
Gary: You f**kers. How dare you? That magnificent woman counted on you and you losers let her down.
Dan: (on the phone) Yeah, I got to call you back. Something amazing is happening.
Gary: All you f**king cared about was your stupid, bad selves. Your numbers your numbers are garbage. Your speeches, garbage. And you're supposed to give her advice? Is that right? All I heard was dumb, stupid I don't know what the f**k it was. Garbage?
Gary: Oh, shut up! You screwed her the worst. In all the ways. (laughing) Oh, I know I know you make fun of me and I know that you think that I'm funny and I'm funny, ha, ha, ha. Well, at least I cared. I did my job! I f**king cared!
Ben: Well, that just kind of made this whole year worth it.
Ben: Are you here selling a young adult fiction idea, too? Mine takes place in an alternate timeline where overweight, alcoholic ex-chiefs of staff are considered a sexual prize.
Kent: Alternate timelines are a crutch for lazy sci-fi premises, e.g., "Star Trek" with the exception of "Deep Space Nine."
Ben: You should try your hand at romance novels.
Kent: I have.
Richard: My auntie used to talk about loneliness like that... We were pretty, pretty close, especially 'cause my mother was so much older. Old enough to be my grandmother, as a matter of fact.
Richard: Maybe my auntie was actually my real mother and my mother was actually my grandmother. Ah, wow, that's starting to make a whole lot of sense. Everybody knew about it but me, too.
Gary: Okay, you listen to me. Listen to me. They can take away your presidency, they can take away your power, they can take away your dignity, but what is the one thing that they cannot take away from you?
Selina: My beauty.
Gary: That's right. Let's go!
Selina: And where exactly in Ohio are you from, Laura?
Laura Montez: Um, well, I grew up right outside of Cleveland, but after, you know, 15 years, I feel like I am 100% New Mexican.
Selina: New Mexican, but not Mexican?
Selina: Why'd you do it, Andrew? I offered you secretary of state.
Doyle: You offered it to everybody in town.
Selina: Your head is so far up Montez's ass. Next time it's Alejandro's birthday, he's gonna come all over your face.
Doyle: Oh. (laughs gleefully)
Selina: That's the truth.
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||Kevin Dunn||Ben Cafferty|
|Starring||Sufe Bradshaw||Sue Wilson|
|Starring||Gary Cole||Kent Davison|
|Starring||Sam Richardson||Richard Splett|
|Guest Starring||Dan Bakkedahl||Roger Furlong|
|Guest Starring||Hugh Laurie||Tom James|
|Guest Starring||Martin Mull||Bob Bradley|
|Guest Starring||Phil Reeves||Andrew Doyle|
|Guest Starring||Tzi Ma||Lu Chi-Jang|
|Guest Starring||John Slattery||Charlie Baird|
|Guest Starring||Scott Adsit||Greg|
|Guest Starring||Usman Ally||Ambassador Al Jaffar|
|Guest Starring||Jessica Chaffin||Congresswoman Gellardi|
|Guest Starring||Clea DuVall||Marjorie Palmiotti|
|Guest Starring||Nelson Franklin||Will|
|Guest Starring||Meredith Hagner||Debralee|
|Guest Starring||Hector Hugo||Alejandro Montez|
|Guest Starring||Phil LaMarr||Paul Graves|
|Guest Starring||J.P. Manoux||Congressman Clark|
|Guest Starring||Kathy Najimy||Wendy Keegan|
|Guest Starring||Matt Oberg||Buddy Calhoun|
|Guest Starring||Rick Overton|
|Guest Starring||David Rasche||Jim Marwood|
|Guest Starring||Andrea Savage||Laura Montez|
|Guest Starring||Sarah Sutherland||Catherine Meyer|
|Guest Starring||Wayne Wilderson||Wayne|
|Co-Starring||Robert Arce||Senator Summerlin|
(as Bonnie Bentely)
|Co-Starring||Alan Brooks||Senator Lowell|
|Co-Starring||John Bozeman||Senator Nelson|
|Co-Starring||Melvin Caldwell||Senator Murray|
|Co-Starring||Lee Chen||Female Translator|
|Co-Starring||Noel Dawn Rebello|
(as Noel Dawnrebello)
|Co-Starring||Leslie Fleming-Mitchell||Senator Willis|
|Co-Starring||Deb Hiett||White House Reporter #1|
|Co-Starring||Waymond Lee||Senator Yinui|
|Co-Starring||Brando McKenzie||Alonzo Montez|
|Co-Starring||Owen McKenzie||Jorge Montez|
|Co-Starring||Monnae Michaell||Senate Clerk|
|Co-Starring||Frank Rich||Chief Justice|
|Co-Starring||Morgan Smith||Candi Caruso|
|Co-Starring||Jean Villepique||NY Times Reporter|