"'This is like an episode of Veep,' is a sentence that’s been invoked too many times to count over the last four years, as the real-world political landscape resembled the circus-tent antics of the Emmy-winning HBO comedy," says Kevin Fallon. "Now, however, this really is like an episode of Veep." Even Julia Louis-Dreyfus acknowledged the similarities retweeting former Veep showrunner David Mandel. Fallon says Wednesday specifically bore a striking resemblance to two Season 5 episodes from 2016: “Nev-AD-a” and “Mother.” "Taking particular glee in dramatizing the madness that would ensue from unlikely political scenarios, that stretch of Veep episodes chronicled the aftermath of an electoral college tie of 269-269," says Fallon. "In the 'Nev-AD-a' episode, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ presidential incumbent Selina Meyer is bullish on a recount of votes in the state, believing it could swing the election in her favor. She had won the popular vote, but everything came down to Nevada’s electoral votes. As the election progresses over the next two episodes, protesters are planted to support Meyer’s bid. They alternately chant to “count every vote” and “stop counting the votes” as new information trickles in, changing their message based on which strategy would be more advantageous to them...Wednesday afternoon into the evening of the Biden-Trump 2020 election limbo, news was both moving painfully slow and maddeningly fast. But the comparisons to Veep came out in full force when NBC’s Steve Patterson posted a video of protesters in Detroit chanting 'stop the count' outside a hall where election officials were counting votes." Meanwhile, former Veep writer Alexis Wilkinson reacted to the protests, tweeting: "we wrote this on @VeepHBO...and they just...tweeted it out..."
TOPICS: Veep, HBO, Alexis Wilkinson, David Mandel, Joe Biden, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 2020 Presidential Election, Retro TV, Trump Presidency