S02E02 - Signals

No: 10  |   Season: 2   Episode:  |   Air Date: 21-Apr-13  

WeWe've got to get some meat on your bones. And there you go. Ask and you shall receive.


Selina attends a North Carolina pig roast in support of the president's "Listen to Rural America" initiative. Dan takes up pilates in order to gain some one-on-one time with Kent.

Director and Writers

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


Amy: Christ, it's everywhere.
Dan: Alright, well, if it's just a film studies essay then...
Amy: No. Catherine's essay is about Emad Burnat's movie 5 Broken Cameras.
Dan: Alright, if Owen Wilson's not in it, I probably don't know it.
Amy: It's about non-violent Palestinian resistance to Israeli settlement of the West Bank.
Dan: That doesn't sounds like one of Owen's.
Amy: She talks about the masterly portrayal of brutal, illegal Israeli aggression.
Dan: Ouch.
Amy: We have to issue a statement.
Dan: All right, well, standard issue pro-Israeli, pro-Palestinian, but subtly more pro-Israeli statement. I mean, hit F9 and print that f**ker out.
Amy: No, this needs to be top-notch. This needs to be the Gettysburg Address of tightrope-walking, say-nothing bullshit.

Random Guy: I see you got a mention in "Playbook" yesterday.
Dan: Yep.
Random Guy: Awesome. I have a Google alert set up for your name.
Dan: Wow.
Random Guy: Hey, did you catch Krauthammer in the Post about the hostage situation?
Dan: Are you the guy that always says hi to me in the garage?
Random Guy: Yeah.
Dan: Yeah, I got to do some f**king weights. This is for rubber idiots.

Selina: We got to go. We're gonna go mix with the hicks.
Sue: Congressman Furlong called and he'd like some face time.
Selina: Okay, well, let's see, I'd rather set fire to my vulva. So that's a no.
Amy: He's in town trying to play nice for a possible Senate run in the next year or so.
Selina: Seriously?!
Mike: Roger Furlong trying to play nice is like Brando trying to play Annie.
Selina: That's a good one, Mike!

Selina: (on the phone with her ex-husband) No, I want Catherine to spend Thanksgiving with me, not some random boyfriend. And what about poor Memaw, who's guaranteed to be dead by March? (quietly to Amy) With any luck.

Jonah: Pardon me, West Wing. Pardon me. Excuse me. Oh, hello, little girl. Office of the president. Please step off to the side. Thank you. Ma'am, I have been charged with informing you that you need to get your daughter Catherine to apologize unequivocally and immediately.
Selina: Yeah? Well, go shit yourself, Long Tall Sally, because I will deal with my daughter in my own way on my own terms.
Jonah: Yes, ma'am.
Mike: Oh, here's your ma.
Selina: Hey, you got her? Hi, Catherine. How are you?
Catherine: Hi, Mom.

Selina: Okay, so they want me to go to a pig roast to meet a bunch of men who probably took turns to f**k the pig before they roasted it?
Amy: I wouldn't presume they took turns.
Selina: Let me tell you something. I'm going to that 4:30 meeting even if I have to get Sue to fly around the world the wrong way like Superman and reverse time. Do you understand that?

Mike: Jonah. Jonah, calm down. It's a plane with a logo. It's not Space Mountain. What the hell do you do on Air Force One, rub your dick on the seats?

Roger Furlong: You know, you're about as annoying as a condom filled with fire ants. How's that for a f**king metaphor?
Will: That's a simile, sir.
Roger Furlong: Shut your mouth, you fat girl.

Notes and Trivia





StarringJulia Louis-DreyfusSelina Meyer
StarringAnna ChlumskyAmy Brookheimer
StarringTony HaleGary Walsh
StarringReid ScottDan Egan
StarringTimothy SimonsJonah Ryan
StarringMatt WalshMike McLintock
StarringSufe BradshawSue Wilson
Guest StarringGary ColeKent Davison
Guest StarringWalid AminiRahim
Guest StarringDan BakkedahlRoger Furlong
Guest StarringLaurie ColeLaurie
Guest StarringNelson FranklinWill
Guest StarringMary Catherine GarrisonSophie Brookheimer
Guest StarringSarah SutherlandCatherine Meyer
Co-StarringHarold Cornish
Co-StarringSteve DantzlerBud (as Steve Dantlzer)
Co-StarringSusan DuvallRoasting Lady (as Tootsie Duvall)
Co-StarringJessica HansenMother with question
Co-StarringEd JewettGeneral Mercer
Co-StarringWes JohnsonPeter
Co-StarringPatrick McDadeMr. Brookheimer
Co-StarringChris PerilloStaffer (as Christopher Perillo)
Co-StarringLisa RobbinsMrs. Brookheimer
Co-StarringJon Norman SchneiderReporter