Talk:Veep (TV series)

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wtf d00d[edit]

Why is the first paragraph of this article written in the past tense with NO LINKAGE re: whether the pilot has in fact not been picked up, something which would then necessitate the discussion of the pilot in the past tense. Where are all the AD fans on this one? For shame. Wangoed 16:26, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

It was changed this morning by User:69.142.96.224. If it's been cancelled, then there really ought to be a citation. I've reverted it for the time being. Bob talk 16:50, 16 May 2007 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it's actually true that this show hasn't been picked up. ABC has released its fall schedule and this show doesn't appear on it. With a quick search I turned up [1], but there's probably a better link out there somewhere. I'm not sure what to do with the article so I'll let someone else do it, but is this article even worth having now? I guess it's still possible that it could be picked up at a later time, but it seems unlikely. (Or maybe shows that aren't picked up are still notable? I honestly don't know.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Chickencha (talkcontribs)
I stumbled across a good story saying it wasn't picked up and not likely to be (The SF Chronicle story now in the references). This article should be merged back into the article on the original series. 68.36.163.22 06:43, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Mockumentary?[edit]

As the characters of The Thick of It never actually address the camera and there doesn't seem to be any hint that it is a mockumentary other than the style of camera movements i'm not sure if it should be considered as such Sean 20:30, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. It's commonly referred to as such in media because of the "wobbly camera" style of filming but AFAIK it's never been referred to by the producers as a mockumentary. I'll have a listen to the DVD commentaries at some point. Brad 13:12, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

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Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved. (non-admin closure) Jenks24 (talk) 05:35, 15 April 2012 (UTC)



Veep (TV series)VEEPVEEP is a short term for Vice-President. I think we should move this to VEEP. 69.115.133.84 (talk) 11:55, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Oppose per WP:MOSCAPS, and "veep" (not "VEEP") is a short term for vice-president, as already indicated at veep. -- JHunterJ (talk) 16:26, 8 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Even if VEEP (which I've never seen in use) were the overwhelmingly more common form, the style used by the TV series governs the title of an article about the TV series. —Tamfang (talk) 21:16, 8 April 2012 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Political party[edit]

The last para of the article:

"In an April 17, 2012 interview on The Daily Show, Louis-Dreyfus described Veep's intent, in keeping with the BBC show, of not having the President appear on-screen, and not to reveal the political party of the characters.[19][20]"

So I watched the video and she doesn't say that at all, which is good, since it's rubbish. In "The Thick of It" we know from the beginning that Tucker works for the Labour Party, and we see the PM a few times at least. So I have adjusted the article accordingly. Barsoomian (talk) 15:02, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Critics[edit]

"The first season of the series has been well-received by the critics, particularly Louis-Dreyfus, who has received widespread critical acclaim for her performance."

Louis-Dreyfus is a critic? Can someone please correct it. I never feel I have the right here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Torydude (talkcontribs) 10:45, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

PODIS ?[edit]

As far as I'm aware, the abbreviation for the US president is POTUS, but in the show they always say PODIS (PO as in Poland, DIS as in Distant). Now I know that Americans typically pronounce a T as a D (Duty == Doody), but that doesn't explain the U being pronounced as an I. What's the deal ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.174.204.254 (talk) 22:22, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

That's the way it's often pronounced in real life, too - to my ears it's a mixture of a schwa sound and a short i. It's just how some people say it.--DearPrudence (talk) 03:52, 16 May 2014 (UTC)