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Veep: Nicknames

Bloggers' nicknames for Selina become her next obsession; Dan goes on a fact-finding mission after his boss is snubbed by the president; it's make-or-break time for the clean-jobs bill.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Sunday May 20th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Jul 23, 2012

  • Currently 3.3/10
3.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Peter GroszPeter Grosz
As Sidney Purcell
William L. Thomas (3)William L. Thomas (3)
As Martin Collins
Avi KulawyAvi Kulawy
As Metal Band
Main Cast
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
As Selina Meyer
Anna Chlumsky
As Amy Brookheimer
Tony Hale
As Gary Walsh
Reid Scott
As Dan Egan
Timothy Simons
As Jonah Ryan
Matt Walsh
As Mike McLintock
Sufe Bradshaw
As Sue Wilson


The episode begins with Amy and Gary seeing the VP falling asleep while on TV. Amy hopes that no one has seen that, but just then she receives a call asking her about that. Later, at office the VP is informed that she just has one community college meeting in the whole day, in her list of appointments. Dan in the meanwhile hasn’t turned up for work yet, which seems to worry the VP. Mike and the VP then discuss on how she would open her speech, which she is slated to give later at a fire-fighter’s convention. Mike then proceeds to read out a number of fire-fighter jokes she can use at the beginning of her speech. The VP doesn’t seem interested in any of them. Just then she sees Dan come in, and she questions him about him being late. ..

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