S04E04 - Tehran

No: 32  |   Season: 4   Episode:  |   Air Date: 3-May-15  

Oh yeah, oh yeah... you better cheer... for the President... of the year!Oh yeah, oh yeah... you better cheer... for the President... of the year!


As part of her Middle East peace-talks tour, President Meyer makes an historic trip to Iran, where an American reporter is being detained. Back in DC, Dan is wooed by lobbyist Sidney Purcell, while VP Doyle stands in for the President at a Rainbow Jersey event with a gay NBA star. Meanwhile, Kent's polling and Jonah's big mouth may cause trouble for Selina.

Director and Writers

Director: Becky Martin
Story by: Armando Iannucci & Ian Martin & Tony Roche
Teleplay by: Ian Martin & Tony Roche


Amy: I feel like I'm on a life support machine and the keep pulling the plug... to charge their phones!

Jonah: I f**king hate Kent. I'm gonna wipe that... neutral expression off his face.

(regarding Senator Doyle floundering during his speech on supporting LGBTQ people in sports)
Bill Ericsson: Sounds like he's learning a sex alphabet.
Ben: I've seen a salmon in a grizzly's mouth look less panicky than that!
Gary: Everyone knows that 'Q' means 'questioning'! (laughs)
Kent: Ironically, the straight guy is rather stiff around the gay guy.

Notes and Trivia





StarringJulia Louis-DreyfusSelina Meyer
StarringAnna ChlumskyAmy Brookheimer
StarringTony HaleGary Walsh
StarringReid ScottDan Egan
StarringTimothy SimonsJonah Ryan
StarringMatt WalshMike McLintock
StarringKevin DunnBen Cafferty
StarringSufe BradshawSue Wilson
StarringGary ColeKent Davison
StarringSam RichardsonRichard Splett
Guest StarringPatton OswaltTeddy Sykes
Guest StarringDiedrich BaderBill Ericsson
Guest StarringLaMonica GarrettFreddy Wallace
Guest StarringPeter GroszSidney Purcell
Guest StarringBrian HuskeyLeon West
Guest StarringNavid NegahbanAbbas
Guest StarringLennon ParhamKaren Collins
Guest StarringPhil ReevesAndrew Doyle
Guest StarringSarah SutherlandCatherine Meyer
Co-StarringEllen AdairDC Reporter
Co-StarringChagmion AntoineCNN Moderator
Co-StarringSeth BarrishBen Haim
Co-StarringJennifer Grace
Co-StarringBus Howard
Co-StarringMary JoyMrs. West
Co-StarringBrian MorvantDrunk Reporter
Co-StarringMichael TorpeyJason
Co-StarringCathleen TriggNews Anchor
Co-StarringJames Whelan