S01E08 - Tears

No: 8  |   Season: 1   Episode:  |   Air Date: 10-Jun-12  

Hey, approval ratings just came through. 66%... approve. Sorry, disapprove.Hey, approval ratings just came through. 66%... approve. Sorry, disapprove.


Selina visits Ohio to officially endorse a candidate for the governor, but he doesn't want the low-rated vice president's support. Dan may have to go to a congressional hearing for the Clean Jobs Bill. Mike and Amy decide to make use of Selina's emotional state.

Director and Writers

Director: Armando Iannucci
Story by: Jesse Armstrong & Armando Iannucci
Teleplay by: Jesse Armstrong


Roger: Maybe you should make an address, okay? Talk about politics and America working together. People--
Selina: I know how to give a motherf**king speech! Don't you patronize me with your no-jaw. You, Congressman No-Jaw!

Mike: Ma'am, Martin Collins, the secret service guy we reassigned... he's back. He's been un-reassigned.
Selina: Are you kidding me?
Mike: Not great, admittedly.
Selina: "Not great, admittedly"? Yeah, that should be the title of my f**king memoir.

Mike: How you feeling?
Selina: Well, I'm a political leper, and I'm emotional time bomb. So here's an idea: let's put me onstage.

Gary: The thing about Ohio is the weather is completely schizophrenic.
Selina: I know.
Gary: We dress you wrong, you're either freezing like a popsicle or you're sweating like a hog. (she gives him a look) Or a ballerina or modern dancer.

Roger: Ah, I recognize you. You're one of Selina's little gay dwarves, aren't you? What, are you sappy? Is that it? Preppy?
Dan: Actually, my name is Dan Egan.

Selina: 'Cause of that smiling secret service guy, Amy, 66 percent disapprove. That's everyone in America who's awake right now.

(Regarding the likelihood of Dan appearing at a Congressional hearing)
Dan: Okay, let's say this does actually happen and I get called in, what's it like up there?
Larry: You know those dreams where your football coach is, like, screaming at you, you look down, you're dressed like Shirley Temple and all your teeth fall out? That's like a Disney version of the Congressional Committee! You're gonna get hometown, downtown questions, you'll catch bi-partisan shit, there's gonna be grandstanding, and if they smell blood, if they sense that you're going down and there's gonna be a kill, you might get what we call 'corpse-f**king'.
Dan: (horrified) Jesus fu-- 'Corpse-f**king'?!
Larry: That's what it's called. Where they take your mortal remains and have as much fun with it as they can. Because everybody wants to be the guy getting the TV sound byte, okay, and they're gonna be taking about you.

Notes and Trivia

When the final episode of Season 1 aired, HBO had already renewed Veep for a second season on April 30th 2012.




StarringJulia Louis-DreyfusSelina Meyer
StarringAnna ChlumskyAmy Brookheimer
StarringTony HaleGary Walsh
StarringReid ScottDan Egan
StarringTimothy SimonsJonah Ryan
StarringMatt WalshMike McLintock
StarringSufe BradshawSue Wilson
Guest StarringMegan Anderson
Guest StarringDan BakkedahlRoger Furlong
Guest StarringChuck BaronSpeaker
Guest StarringRobert Randolph CatonHarold (as Rob Caton)
Guest StarringMichael DelaneyLarry
Guest StarringNelson FranklinWill
Guest StarringBill HeneghanDon Watson
Guest StarringNancy Leroy
Guest StarringMichaeleen O'Neil
Guest StarringSherry SkinkerFelicia
Guest StarringDeborah Stone
Guest StarringKelsey Squires