'Veep' Does Put-Downs Better Than Anyone: 10 Insults That Will Make You a Fan For Life

Oh, Veep, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Of the shows myriad glories, it is perhaps its put downs, insults, and general not-niceties that make the Julia Louis-Dreyfus fronted HBO show one of our absolute favorites. It's a no-holds-barred, barreling, bumbling look at life in as the V-POTUS — if that V-POTUS and everyone else working in Washington were amazing concoctions of Armando Iannucci's mind.

After reading the series creator's interview with BuzzFeed, we were reminded of the many, many reasons to love this relentlessly mean and hilarious show. All of which can be embodied in the increasingly clever and unending well of quippy comebacks the series' stars sling week after week. If you're not a fan of the series (for shame!), these 10 put downs will likely have you binge-watching the first two seasons in no time. Don't be a Jonad, you golly green jizzface: get familiar with our favorites right NOW!

"I'd rather set fire to my vulva so, that's a no."

That’s a hard no.

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"So they want me to go to a pig roast to meet a bunch of men who probably took turns to fuck the pig before they roasted it?"


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“You guys are we seriously going to let the guy with a police sketch face of a rapist tell us what to do?”

C’mon guys: get real.

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"You don't get the complexity. You're the world's biggest single-celled organism."


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"He's just a varicose dick vein."

…and in the words of Sweet Brown, ain’t nobody got time for that!

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"Was your mom plagiarizing the Bible when she went 'Oh god, oh god.'"?

Oh god yes. Yes? Yes!

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"That's like using a croissant as a fucking dildo."

“it doesn’t do the job and it makes a fucking mess!”

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"You're Frankenstein's monster if his monster was made entirely of dead dicks."

That’s one hell of a nightterror.

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“Jesus look at his stupid gaping mouth. Let’s put stuff in it.”

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“Because I've met some people, OK? Real people, and I gotta tell you, a lot of them are fucking idiots.”

Neither can we (in a good way, though).

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