- Possibly the single greatest swear in the entire history of swearing:
Malcolm Tucker: "You know, I've come across a lot of psychos, but none as fucking boring as you- I mean, you're a real boring fuck- sorry, sorry, I know that you disapprove of swearing, so I'll sort that out: you are a boring eff-star-star-CUNT."
- A rarity: a character who isn't afraid of Malcolm. Played by James Gandolfini, no less.
- Judy also gets some points on this front, since — while she's perhaps not quite as intimidating about is as General Miller is — she's also much more capable of standing up to Malcolm than most people are.
- Meta-example: Armando Iannucci committing espionage in order to get a realistic look at the inside of the U.S State Department.