History Series / VEEP

21st May '17 8:58:54 PM lrrose
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The first episode {{lampshade|Hanging}}s and {{parod|y}}ies this to hell and back. When one of Selina's staffers makes a bad call and it blows up in her face, a frenemy of Selina's remarks that she was "hoist by your own retard". In an attempt to make a joke, Selina later drops that line ''in a public appearance'', with [[DudeNotFunny predictable results]] from the people watching--in other words, Selina gets hoist by her own "hoist by her own petard" joke. It goes even further when Selina's team turns the screw-up around by blaming the frenemy for "pressuring" Selina to use the joke in the first place, shifting the blame to her--which means that ''two'' characters get hoist by their own "hoist by their own petard" petards.

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The first episode {{lampshade|Hanging}}s and {{parod|y}}ies this to hell and back. When one of Selina's staffers makes a bad call and it blows up in her face, a frenemy of Selina's remarks that she was "hoist by your own retard". In an attempt to make a joke, Selina later drops that line ''in a public appearance'', with [[DudeNotFunny predictable results]] from the people watching--in other words, Selina gets hoist by her own "hoist by her own petard" joke. It goes even further when Selina's team turns the screw-up around by blaming the frenemy for "pressuring" Selina to use the joke in the first place, shifting the blame to her--which means that ''two'' characters get hoist by their own "hoist by their own petard" petards.petards.
** In Season 6, Dan's co-anchor Jane starts rumors that she and Dan are having an affair so the network won't view her as being too old to be an anchor. In "Qatar", Dan accuses Jane of sexual harassment, and the rumors Jane spread cause the HR department to believe that Jane coerced Dan into having sex with her. Suffice it to say, Jane gets fired.
21st May '17 8:46:18 PM lrrose
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** In "Qatar", Selina tells Amy that she's worried about dating Qatari Ambassador Jaffar because dating a Muslim would be bad for her reputation back home. When Jaffar breaks up with her at the end of the episode because his father disapproves of him dating a white woman, Selina is outraged.
15th May '17 6:29:43 AM ZimFan89
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* OutWithABang: Selina's father died having while sex with his secretary. Apparently, the secretary was so traumatized that she had to be institutionalized.

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* OutWithABang: Selina's father died while having while sex with his secretary. Apparently, the secretary was so traumatized that she had to be institutionalized.
14th May '17 8:18:20 PM lrrose
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* HoneyTrap: Sherman Tanz has his daughter Shawnee sleep with Jonah to persuade him to vote for legislation that helps Tanz's interests. Jonah is too oblivious to realize that his political power is the only reason she's interested in him.
14th May '17 8:05:08 PM lrrose
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* OutWithABang: Selina's father died having while sex with his secretary. Apparently, the secretary was so traumatized that she had to be institutionalized.
10th May '17 2:17:08 AM Aquila89
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* LawOfInverseFertility: As a middle-aged, divorced politician, the last thing Selina wants is another child, so of course she gets pregnant after having unprotected sex one time. Meanwhile, Mike and his wife want to have a child, but they can't conceive, not even with using in vitro fertilization.

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* LawOfInverseFertility: As a middle-aged, divorced politician, the last thing Selina wants is another child, so of course she gets pregnant after having unprotected sex one time. Meanwhile, Mike and his wife want to have a child, but they can't conceive, not even with using in vitro fertilization. Later, Catherine also has trouble when she tries to get pregnant.
9th May '17 6:57:45 AM ZimFan89
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* SkewedPriorities: In "Mommy Meyer", Selina is more concerned that the White House intruder didn't know her name then the fact that he was ranting about killing her.

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In "Mommy Meyer", Selina is more concerned that the White House intruder didn't know her name then the fact that he was ranting about killing her.her.
** In "Justice", when Selina's doctor tells her that she's just had a minor heart attack, she's too busy being relieved that the symptoms don't mean she's undergoing menopause.
7th May '17 9:39:35 PM lrrose
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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: In "Justice", Dan is clearly ogling Catherine and Marjorie's displays of affection and tries to get them to agree to a threesome if the artificial insemination can't get Catherine pregnant.


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* HopeSpot: For a while in "Justice", it appears that Selina's post-presidency woes with a nomination to the Supreme Court. Montez nominates Hughes instead.


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* IdiotHoudini:
** Despite throwing mulitple tantrums in public and being a horrible and incompetent person in general, Jonah somehow manages to get elected Congressman of New Hampshire.
** President Hughes is even more incompetent than Selina, but he's remembered as a good president in contrast to the disastrous Meyer administration and is eventually nominated to be a Supreme Court Justice.
7th May '17 8:33:28 PM lrrose
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: In "Justice", Mike tells the media that there is no truth to the rumors that Montez is planning on nominating Selina to fill a recently vacated Supreme Court seat. This leads to massive media speculation that eventually forces Montez to put Selina on her shortlist. [[spoiler:President Hughes gets nominated instead.]]
7th May '17 8:28:44 PM lrrose
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* CastHerd: The end of the Meyer administration in Season 6 results in this. Selina starts her own charitable foundation, with Gary, Richard, and Mike assisting her. Jonah, now a freshman congressman, employs Ben and Kent. Dan is the sole main cast member at CBS news, while Amy works as her fiancé's campaign manager for a few episodes before dumping him and returning to work for Selina. [[OutOfFocus Sue has not been shown since the Season 5 finale.]]
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