S04E05 - Convention

No: 33  |   Season: 4   Episode:  |   Air Date: 10-May-15  

How hard is it to kiss somebody? You just put your head close to theirs, you let your lips touch, you know? Do I need to demonstrate this?How hard is it to kiss somebody? You just put your head close to theirs, you let your lips touch, you know? Do I need to demonstrate this?


At the party convention, Selina and her staff scramble against the clock to avert a major internal crisis. Amy grows increasingly infuriated with the President's new advisor Karen, who is coaching a nervous Catherine on her First Daughter speech to the convention. Back in DC, Dan recruits Jonah and Richard to pose as influential Washington insiders.

Director and Writers

Director: Stephanie Laing
Story by: Armando Iannucci & Sean Gray & David Quantick
Teleplay by: Sean Gray & David Quantick


Tom James: What a great convention! Best one in four years.

Selina: Karen, what do you think of Pierce?
Karen: Well, I think there are pros and cons to every candidate, so we just need to weigh out the pros and cons.
Amy: Have you been sent from the future to destroy me, 'cause it's working! "I think that each candidate has merits and demerits, and I don't know my left buttcheek from my right buttcheek, but I believe in listening to both buttcheeks and then farting out my asshole mouth!" That's not even bullshit! Bullshitting takes talent, you have none! You are just a blah-blah-blah-blah bitch!
Selina: Okay, Amy, that is enough.
Amy: I have bitten my tongue so long, it looks like a dog's cushion. But no more! You have made it impossible to do this job. You have two settings--no decision and bad decision. I wouldn't let you run a bath without having the Coast Guard and the fire department standing by, but yet here you are running America. You are the worst thing that has happened to this country since food in buckets and maybe slavery! I've had enough. I'm gone.
Selina: (as Amy walks to the door) Well, I guess she's finished with her little...(Amy walks back to her) oh, nope, look at that, there's more.
Amy: You have achieved nothing apart from one thing. The fact that you are a woman means we will have no more women presidents because we tried one and she f**king sucked. Goodbye, ma'am.

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 StarringDan BakkedahlRoger Furlong
Guest StarringHugh LaurieTom James
Guest StarringPatton OswaltTeddy Sykes
Guest StarringIsiah Whitlock Jr.George Maddox
Guest StarringPaul FitzgeraldOwen Pierce
Guest StarringPeter GroszSidney Purcell
Guest StarringLennon ParhamKaren Collins
Guest StarringRandall ParkDanny Chung
Guest StarringPhil ReevesAndrew Doyle
Guest StarringSarah SutherlandCatherine Meyer
Co-StarringDaniel JenkinsIan (as Dan Jenkins)
Co-StarringLauren LoGiudice
Co-StarringMelinda RoederRebecca Boundy
Co-StarringGene Terinoni
Co-StarringMichael TorpeyJason