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Election Night 

Selina and her staff find their nerves growing frayed as each state result is called.

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Chris Addison

Writers:

Simon Blackwell (teleplay by), Tony Roche (teleplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Selina Meyer
Anna Chlumsky ... Amy Brookheimer
Tony Hale ... Gary Walsh
Reid Scott ... Dan Egan
Timothy Simons ... Jonah Ryan
Matt Walsh ... Mike McLintock
Kevin Dunn ... Ben Cafferty
Sufe Bradshaw ... Sue Wilson
Gary Cole ... Kent Davison
Sam Richardson ... Richard Splett
Hugh Laurie ... Tom James
Scott Adsit ... Greg Hart
Diedrich Bader ... Bill Ericsson
Neil Casey ... Matty Curtis
Orlagh Cassidy ... Sally Davenport
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Selina and her staff find their nerves growing frayed as each state result is called.

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Comedy

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14 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Dundee Productions See more »
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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. See more »

Goofs

About ten minutes in, Caffrey's bag of potato chips keeps turning round (look for the white seam running vertically up the middle of the back). See more »

Quotes

Selina Meyer: Oh, Gary, I asked a friend to come and be with me tonight.
Gary Walsh: How nice!
Selina Meyer: Yeah: Karen.
Ben Cafferty: Fuck!
Selina Meyer: What?
Ben Cafferty: [Pretends to be in pain] Cramp.
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References The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) See more »

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Season 4: Some weaknesses but remains funny and slick, but also polished and not as edgy as it could be. I continue to like it, but wish it excited me more
14 August 2015 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

This show remains a bit of an enigma to me. On one hand, I find it funny – it has consistent laughs and has quality in spades throughout the writing, production, and cast. However, on the other side, almost every season of it has left me less than thrilled by it – and this fourth season is no exception. I think that four seasons means that I should no longer invoke the memory of The Thick of It, so I will not, but rather come to Veep on its own terms. It continues to have plenty of targets for mockery and satire – in this season we have a continuation of the run for nomination as Democratic candidate as well as the Presidential race that follows; hardly an area that is short of material. With this frame though, the season appears to move very quickly through the plot – with large jumps and strides along the way.

The comedy is based on incompetence, with the dialogue and delivery making it consistently funny, but strangely without a real sense of bite and cynicism. This remains the biggest issue for me, is that while it is fairly brutal with its characters, there is less of a cynicism and acerbic edge when it comes to the bigger institutions. To me this robs it of something, and while certainly not "gentle", it is does feel overly polished and refined in its delivery, characters and writing. Of course the quality in the series still means this produces a high quality comedy, with some really great lines, sharp delivery, and plenty of talent and fame in the cast and crew.

The third season had lifted its game somewhat, and I'm not sure the fourth season managed to sustain this; the narratives seemed rushed and not particularly cohesive as a season, while the lack of real edge and grit does continue to make it feel a bit too Corporate compared to what I always hope it will do with the ample targets and ammunition it has. I will of course return to Veep for the fifth season (even if Iannucci will not), because I am confident it will be funny and slick – I just wish I was more excited about it.


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