4:42 pm - 05/19/2014

'Veep': Down Like the Hindenburg

"I think to me you look like a bitter person" – Deputy British Prime Minister

What is it about Europe that brings out the truly worst (best) in the Meyer team? The veep's merry ol' trip to London saw Dan's regime come crumbling down, in spectacular fashion. Daniwah!

For an episode that turned dark at the end (the First Lady attempted suicide), "Special Relationship" was a hilarious catastrophe, which saw two people get fired, and one of those end up in the hospital. The veep travelled to London to commemorate a World War I anniversary and not-so-secretly work out a deal with Germany on spying, but she wore some terrible hats ("it's like she stuck her head in a swan and it's exploded") and had a "fucking misery marathon" of a press conference along the way.

By the end of it, the Meyer crew were just thankful to get out of Britain – or as Ray calls it, the kingdom of the hats. Let's just get right to it and tally up the casualties:

Incompetency Index @ thewire

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boweeko 19th-May-2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
I have to pause this show while watching it because I am laughing so hard. Seriously almost every line is hilarious it is incredible.
dannyupshaw 19th-May-2014 03:13 pm (UTC)
the genius of Armando
caravels 19th-May-2014 03:16 pm (UTC)
lmao mte. i need to re-watch the series bc i know i missed probably 30% of the jokes bc i was laughing too hard.
foxxywith2xs 19th-May-2014 04:53 pm (UTC)
i have to watch it an empty house bc i just sit there cry-laughing to myself.
ptr28 19th-May-2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
"Daniwah" slayed my life
catnipped_mind 19th-May-2014 03:01 pm (UTC)
This episode was amazing. I'm sad Chris Meloni's mini arc is over though (I think?) because he was hilarious
alfendi 19th-May-2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
This show makes me so happy every fucking week.
aquaecolore 19th-May-2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
Amy's scheming and subsequent glee was brilliant

aquaecolore 19th-May-2014 03:07 pm (UTC)
Also, baroness Sureka (Goolding inquiry episode) and Ben Swain and Helen (Nicola's... assistant? Adviser?) from the Thick of It were in this

Edited at 2014-05-19 03:07 pm (UTC)
asdfjklkjhfds 19th-May-2014 05:04 pm (UTC)
i was loving all the cameos this week!
appalionshannon 19th-May-2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
I loved all the cameos, Blinky Ben!!
aquaecolore 19th-May-2014 03:08 pm (UTC)
idk what was going on but Dan was looking hot this episode.. Even though he was a fucking mess lmao
alfendi 19th-May-2014 03:12 pm (UTC)
Lmao I feel so dirty every time I find Dan really hot. Which is often.
lovefifteen 19th-May-2014 03:14 pm (UTC)
i love this show, but i haven't been feeling this season tbh. a lot of the jokes seem so obvious about the electoral process and her team has been made unfathomably incompetent. the hat thing was so unfunny to me....what US female politician has EVER worn a hat in england??? and selina ran for president before, so why she doesn't even know her own stances on abortion...
boweeko 19th-May-2014 03:16 pm (UTC)
u sound fun
lovefifteen 19th-May-2014 03:28 pm (UTC)
do u even know what the word intrinsic means?
catnipped_mind 19th-May-2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
I've been loving this season but IA that Selina has been a bit too incompetent
hjohnson 19th-May-2014 07:51 pm (UTC)
I was really loving the first couple, but the last couple have left me.... eh. Not bothered, but not overly funny. Tony Hale is still the funniest part of the show for me
boweeko 19th-May-2014 03:16 pm (UTC)
"I love fa...full-figured people"
verstand 19th-May-2014 03:17 pm (UTC)
caravels 19th-May-2014 03:18 pm (UTC)
selena is such a mess, but so is america in this show lol. it reminds me of leslie knope & pawnee.
kurrrara 19th-May-2014 03:26 pm (UTC)
I just marathoned this show this weekend. Its ridiculously funny, i dunno how i missed out for so long
dinosaur 19th-May-2014 03:29 pm (UTC)
this ep was so fucking hilarious
ms_mmelissa 19th-May-2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
OMG this ep got so hilarious.

"You're in charge!"

"Yes it matters it's the queen's china!"

"I don't know what that translates to in stone...." "That's a lot."

"There are 5 fat kids outside dressed as satan"
browneyedguuurl 19th-May-2014 04:41 pm (UTC)
la_petite_singe 19th-May-2014 03:52 pm (UTC)
I don't even watch this or Mad Men, and yet I was like YAASSS when someone on Tumblr said that Ben Feldman should show up as Dan's brother.
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