S04E07 - Mommy Meyer

No: 35  |   Season: 4   Episode:  |   Air Date: 24-May-15  

Yeah, itYeah, it's falling apart like a punched wedding cake.


A dramatic incident in the White House leaves the President shaken, while Tom James's "mis-speak" at a Q&A looks like it could make her day even worse. As Mike tries to sell the press on Selina's Families First bill, Sue and Gary prepare for the President's White House dinner with old friends. Jonah and Richard inadvertently reveal a terrible secret, while Dan and Amy find themselves at a lobbying event for the concrete industry.

Director and Writers

Director: Becky Martin
Story by: Armando Iannucci & Roger Drew and David Quantick
Teleplay by: Roger Drew and David Quantick


Anna: Can I swear in front of you now?
Selina: No. You f**king can't!

Ben: So, uh, any other psychotic things we should know about you?
Tom: I think we should sterilize everyone in New Jersey.
Kent: Good idea!
Tom: I'm in favor of assisted dying to anyone who talks in a movie theatre...
Ben: That's forward thinking.
Tom: ...and I think we should legalise drugs.
Ben: Oh, yeah! I'll get the bong!
Tom: No, no, that last one, that's actually not a joke.
Jonah: (laughs) Set it up, knock it down! Tom James! (no-one else is laughing)
Tom: I'm serious. I think we should legalize drugs; having seeing what my son's been through, I think it's the only way.
Mike: F**k my face.
Kent: Okay, uh...
Mike: If this gets out, my life's hell!
Tom: Guys, guys! Everybody, calm down.
Bill Ericsson: Yeah, let's just smoke a doobie and pop some ludes(!)

Kent: (re the intruder) I had not anticipated this; this, I had not anticipated.
Ben: Well that sounds like the world's worst Dr. Seuss book.

Tom James: (after hearing about the data leak) Y'know, I could kick over chairs and scream "How in the risen f**k did this happen". What's the point? It's done. I say we move on. Together, the Magnificent Seven!
Kent: He's really good.
Richard: It's cause there's seven of us!
Kent: I meant as a politician.
Richard: I know, I know.

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 StarringHugh LaurieTom James
Guest StarringKathy NajimyWendy Keegan
Guest StarringDiedrich BaderBill Ericsson
Guest StarringWinslow CorbettReporter
Guest StarringMo GaffneyDeborah
Guest StarringPeter GroszSidney Purcell
Guest StarringPatricia KalemberSarah
Guest StarringBrad LelandBill O'Brien
Guest StarringSuzy NakamuraAnna
Guest StarringArmand SchultzAlex Barry
Guest StarringSarah SutherlandCatherine Meyer
Co-StarringRichard BarlowSecret Service (as Rich Barlow)
Co-StarringWil Bradford
Co-StarringClaire Brooks
Co-StarringBernard BygottSecret Service Agent 4
Co-StarringKatie Foster
Co-StarringSamuel Ray Gates
Co-StarringDave Gold
Co-StarringBus Howard
Co-StarringGregory JonesSecret Service Agent
Co-StarringBrandon McCoy
Co-StarringBernie McInerney
Co-StarringBrandon Morris
Co-StarringLilli SteinFirst Campaign Hostess
Co-StarringPhilip N. Williams(as Phillip Williams)
Co-StarringGraham WintonAidan Grant