S02E02 - Signals
No: 10 | Season: 2 Episode: | Air Date: 21-Apr-13
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.
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.
Random Guy: Awesome. I have a Google alert set up for your name.
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.
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?
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||Sufe Bradshaw||Sue Wilson|
|Guest Starring||Gary Cole||Kent Davison|
|Guest Starring||Walid Amini||Rahim|
|Guest Starring||Dan Bakkedahl||Roger Furlong|
|Guest Starring||Laurie Cole||Laurie|
|Guest Starring||Nelson Franklin||Will|
|Guest Starring||Mary Catherine Garrison||Sophie Brookheimer|
|Guest Starring||Sarah Sutherland||Catherine Meyer|
|Co-Starring||Steve Dantzler||Bud (as Steve Dantlzer)|
|Co-Starring||Susan Duvall||Roasting Lady (as Tootsie Duvall)|
|Co-Starring||Jessica Hansen||Mother with question|
|Co-Starring||Ed Jewett||General Mercer|
|Co-Starring||Patrick McDade||Mr. Brookheimer|
|Co-Starring||Chris Perillo||Staffer (as Christopher Perillo)|
|Co-Starring||Lisa Robbins||Mrs. Brookheimer|
|Co-Starring||Jon Norman Schneider||Reporter|