S03E07 - Special Relationship
No: 25 | Season: 3 Episode: | Air Date: 18-May-14
During a trip in London, Selina is bombarded with questions regarding the state of mind of Ray, whose online beliefs have been recovered by Jonah; Dan has a breakdown which could work in Amy's favor.
Director and Writers
Director: Becky Martin
Story by: Simon Blackwell & Armando Iannucci & Tony Roche
Teleplay by: Simon Blackwell & Tony Roche
Ray: Mike, what's your favorite part of this speech?
Mike: This is like Gettysburg. "Beneath the dark soil of Passchendale, 100,000 bodies still lie unaccounted for. Let today be their funeral service, and we their mourners."
Ray: How about this? "There's a whole lot of guys who never came home. Good guys. Here's to those guys."
Ben: Holy f**king Christ. What is that, Ray?
Selina: What a f**king misery marathon that was. (Looks around) Where is everybody?
Mike: Dan had a nervous collapse, Amy's taking him to the hospital, Ben went back to DC, Kent's firing Ray, and I'm in charge.
Mike: I know, right?
Selina: I should just go back out there. Did you see that?
Mike: Yeah, I saw.
Selina: Why? Why am I in London talking about my enormous jiggly-ass ass?
Gary: Ma'am, but people love people who were, like, fat, then they're no longer fat.
Selina: No, they don't.
Selina: Fat people don't even vote. They can't even be bothered to get out of the house, you know? No food in the voting booth.
Kent: People are disturbed by your role--
Ray: Yeah, they think folks that are physical can't be cerebral, they think those two things are separate, that they're not... symbiotic.
Kent: No, no, no. You don't understand.
Ray: No, I do! I do. Look, people think that, you know, the fitness guy, how can he know about politics? I get you, Kent.
Kent: (groans in frustration) Again, I don't think you do. People think Selina's judgement is bad if she listens to people like you, whose beliefs are very stupid.
Ray: Because I am people.
Kent: Oh, you're not getting it.
Ray: You know, the brain is a muscle.
Kent: No, it isn't!
Kent: You really don't get it, so I'm going to keep this very simple: you're fired.
Ray: I get you. Very simple.
Kent: Yes, it is.
Ray: Great. I'm so pleased we had this talk. Let's see where we all are in a month or so.
Kent: (astounded) This is amazing.
Ray: Thank you.
Jonah: Let's check out your chart. Let's see how you're doing, here. Okay. All right. Dan Egan, 67, female. Unemployed campaign manager. Thirty different types of semen pumped from stomach, inverted nipples, abnormally high douche readings--that makes sense. Cancer of the soul, traces of dog excrement found around the corners of mouth. Chronic cretinism, leprosy, anal bleeding. Uh... tiny child balls?
Dan: (on phone, walking out) Yes, I've seen the numbers, Ken. I know that she's bleeding blue-collars. So we're gonna make her look f**king folksy in a London pub.
Mike: Wasn't it Oscar Wilde who said, "Dan's a f**king terrible campaign manager"?
Amy: I would like to shoot him, but there are no guns in this country.
Notes and Trivia
This episode was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
|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|
|Guest Starring||Gary Cole||Kent Davison|
|Guest Starring||Christopher Meloni||Ray Whelans|
|Guest Starring||Richard Betts||Reporter|
|Guest Starring||Darren Boyd||Peter Mitchell|
|Guest Starring||Priyanga Burford||Reporter|
|Guest Starring||James Doherty||Reporter|
|Guest Starring||Justin Edwards||Rob|
|Guest Starring||Rebecca Gethings||Bank of England Lady|
|Guest Starring||Dan Mersh||Car Park Guard|
|Guest Starring||David Schaal||Landlord|
|Guest Starring||Colin Stinton||US Ambassador|