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TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Veep  

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There are so many good episodes of Veep, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Election Night" the best, or is "Camp David" the funniest episode of Veep? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Veep are, let's rank every Veep episode from best to worst.

Critically-acclaimed, Veep shines a satirical spotlight on the political games of Washington D.C. The series begins with Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) as the vice president of the United States and chronicles her run for president and then life after she leaves 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Veep has garnered numerous awards during its run, most notably six consecutive Emmy wins for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series" for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Tony Hale has also been nominated multiple times, five times for his portrayal as Gary Walsh. Veep, which premiered on HBO on April 22, 2012, also stars Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, and Timothy Simmons.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Veep, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Veep episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Kissing Your Sister is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Kissing Your Sister Season 5 Episode 9: Catherine and Marjorie have a fight; Mike prepares for his babies; Selina is interviewed.

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Mother is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Mother Season 5 Episode 4: Selina rushes to the hospital while attempting to win the presidency. Amy and Dan discover the O'Brien camp has staged a fake protest, and task Jonah and Richard with organizing their own pro-POTUS demonstration. Mike and Wendy meet a potential surrogate.

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Congressional Ball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Congressional Ball Season 5 Episode 7: At the White House Christmas party, Selina bargains for votes in hopes of breaking the election tie. Meanwhile, the staff is preoccupied with the annual '50 Hottest D.C. Staffers' list; Mike eyes a job outside politics; Dan helps Jonah with debate prep.

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Election Night is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Election Night Season 4 Episode 10: Season Four Finale. On Election Night, Selina and her staff find their nerves growing frayed as each state result is called.

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Camp David is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Camp David Season 5 Episode 8: Selina takes Catherine to a family pre-Christmas celebration at Camp David, where her team also plans to conduct secret negotiations. After a disastrous debate in New Hampshire, Amy and Dan try to make Jonah seem more human.

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Morning After is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Morning After Season 5 Episode 1: Season Five Premiere. Post-election night: Selina discovers a possible road to victory. Meanwhile, Amy must figure out if she is back or not; Catherine kicks off a behind-the-scenes documentary project; and Dan considers a new career.

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Testimony is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Testimony Season 4 Episode 9: While Selina fields questions from the press, members of her staff testify before a congressional committee about whether the Families First vote was intentionally sabotaged--and who was really behind the data breach.

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C**tgate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
C**tgate Season 5 Episode 6: With the U.S. on the brink of a major financial meltdown, Selina must make an important decision. Jonah finds himself back in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Amy investigates the staff, and Catherine tries to get time with Selina to share some major news.

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Crate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Crate Season 3 Episode 9: With Thornhill ahead in the polls, Selina and her staff discuss how to make her more folksy. Jonah, in need of a job, meets with Bill Ericsson, and asks his mom to reach out to his influential uncle Jeff. Selina is interviewed by a pretentious journalist.

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Debate is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Debate Season 3 Episode 8: Selina and the staff prep for her debate with Maddox, Chung, Congressman Owen Pierce, and Joe Thornhill--a major-league baseball manager who has recently entered the race. Mike's wife Wendy arrives to do a style piece on Selina, but eyes a bigger story.

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Tehran is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Tehran Season 4 Episode 4: As part of her Middle East peace-talks tour, President Meyer makes an historic trip to Iran, where an American reporter is being detained. Back in DC, Dan is wooed by lobbyist Sidney Purcell; VP Doyle stands in for the President at a Rainbow Jersey event.

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New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
New Hampshire Season 3 Episode 10: Season Three Finale. Three days before the New Hampshire primary, Selina and her staff juggle her multiple official obligations and campaign appearances.

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Helsinki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Helsinki Season 2 Episode 5: Selina and her staff head to Helsinki to finalize a trade agreement, but are worried whether Selina will be received warmly in Europe. Dan calls Mike for press advice; Mike leans on Jonah; Kent and Ben argue over how to deal with new intel.

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Groundbreaking is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Groundbreaking Season 6 Episode 10: [HBO] HD. 'Groundbreaking.' Season Six Finale. Selina and her team prepare for the groundbreaking of her library.

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Joint Session is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Joint Session Season 4 Episode 1: Season Four Premiere. Twenty-four hours before Selina's first major speech as President, her staff frantically tries to work out how she can say two completely opposite things at the same time. Gary questions his worth.

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Inauguration is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Inauguration Season 5 Episode 10: Season Five Finale. Selina and her staff get ready for inauguration day; Mike suffers exhaustion; Catherine gets a makeover.

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East Wing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
East Wing Season 4 Episode 2: The President's staff prepares for her state visit with the Israeli Prime Minister. Mike tries out a new look for his more visible role. Teddy does Jonah a favor, while continuing to invade his personal space.

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The Eagle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
The Eagle Season 5 Episode 3: Selina sends a tweet and Mike must deal with the consequences. Amy feels usurped by Bob, and begins to be troubled by his behavior. At a museum gala, Gary finds himself the belle of the ball.

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Blurb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Blurb Season 6 Episode 7: HD. 'Blurb.' (Season Six) While her staff prepares for her portrait unveiling, Selina and Mike try to finish her book.

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The Vic Allen Dinner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
The Vic Allen Dinner Season 2 Episode 4: Selina is rankled when the White House releases an unflattering photo of her. Mike and Kent bond over sailing; Jonah gets an executive parking space; Sue has a job interview. Selina takes steps to keep her staff happy as they prepare for an appearance.

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Convention is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Convention Season 4 Episode 5: At the party convention, Selina and her staff scramble against the clock to avert a major internal crisis. Amy grows increasingly infuriated with the President's new advisor Karen, who is coaching Catherine on her First Daughter speech to the convention.

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B/ill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
B/ill Season 4 Episode 8: With the Families First Bill growing increasingly toxic, Gary sets up a clandestine meeting with Dan and Amy to persuade them to lobby against it. Meanwhile, Selina attempts to keep working while ill in bed with the flu.

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D.C. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
D.C. Season 2 Episode 10: (Season Two Finale) With the administration in full crisis mode and Selina's future in doubt, the entire staff goes on frenzied job hunt.

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Alicia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Alicia Season 3 Episode 3: While Selina and her staff prepare for an Annapolis event where she will announce her candidacy, Dan gets word that SNL has done a not-so-flattering sketch on the Veep.

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Georgia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Georgia Season 6 Episode 3: [HBO] HD. 'Georgia.' (Season Six) Selina helps monitor a Eurasian country's first democratic election; Mike and Gary cover up a major mishap.

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Special Relationship is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Special Relationship Season 3 Episode 7: In the U.K. for the 100th anniversary of WWI, Selina's staff worries about Ray's growing influence on the Veep. Meanwhile, Dan's nerves begin to fray as Ben gets news that sends him back to D.C. Later, Jonah arrives in London to spy for Team Maddox.

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Shutdown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Shutdown Season 2 Episode 7: With D.C. in the midst of a government shutdown, Selina is forced to furlough some of her staff. A damaging story leaks about Selina's ex-husband Andrew; Danny Chung takes advantage of the shutdown; Gary and Jonah go on a run to retrieve Selina's trash.

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Fundraiser is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Fundraiser Season 1 Episode 1: In the series premiere, Vice President Selina Meyer and her staff are still finding their footing in Washington, D.C. Selina decides to make the Clean Jobs Commission a pet project, but a series of missteps cause her staff to work damage control.

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Frozen Yoghurt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Frozen Yoghurt Season 1 Episode 2: The Veep's office is revived by good news that her task force is likely to be green lit. With the President (conveniently) out of the country, Selina looks to make headway on filibuster reform and meeting with some 'normal' people.

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Signals is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Signals Season 2 Episode 2: Selina attends a pig roast in North Carolina as part of the president's 'Listen to Rural America' initiative. Dan takes up Pilates to get face time.

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A Woman First is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
A Woman First Season 6 Episode 9: [HBO] HD. 'A Woman First.' (Season Six) Selina's book finally arrives. Jonah has a big meeting. Dan, Ben and Kent grab a drink.

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Storms and Pancakes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Storms and Pancakes Season 4 Episode 6: Selina tries to match her running mate's effortless charm at a fundraiser, while an impending hurricane looks like it could be good news for her image.

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Mommy Meyer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Mommy Meyer Season 4 Episode 7: A dramatic incident in the White House leaves the President shaken, while Tom James's 'mis-speak' at a Q&A looks like it could make her day even worse. Mike tries to sell the press on Selina's Families First bill.

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Running is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Running Season 2 Episode 9: Undeterred by a message that POTUS wants Selina to limit her public appearances, the Veep continues her plans. Dan attempts to play both sides of the Selina/Danny Chung rivalry.

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The Choice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
The Choice Season 3 Episode 2: After visiting their new campaign HQ, Selina and her team go on a ride-along with the Coast Guard, where they learn the president has flipped on a major issue--which makes Selina reexamine her stance. Meanwhile, Gary questions his role with the Veep.

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Omaha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Omaha Season 6 Episode 1: [HBO] HD. 'Omaha.' Selina procrastinates on writing her memoir; Dan tries to charm his co-worker; Amy is out of place.

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Nicknames is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Nicknames Season 1 Episode 5: Selina becomes obsessed with the (many) unflattering nicknames given to her by bloggers, and after a snub, assigns Dan to get White House intel from Jonah. Later, Dan's political maneuvering puts the fate of the Clean Jobs bill on the line.

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Baseball is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Baseball Season 1 Episode 6: Selina attends a healthy-eating event at Camden Yards with some grumpy fast-food executives, where she also confides a secret to Amy. Mike holds a press briefing for some local news pals. Amy and Dan are forced to entertain elementary-school children.

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Thanksgiving is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Thanksgiving Season 5 Episode 5: Selina celebrates Thanksgiving in her own special way. Meanwhile, Ben and Kent manage a Thanksgiving Day crisis, deploying Tom James and VP Doyle to make statements in Selina's absence. Ben sends Dan to work for Tom James.

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Library is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Library Season 6 Episode 2: [HBO] HD. 'Library.' (Season Six) Selina and her team visit Hughes' presidential library.

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Judge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Judge Season 6 Episode 8: HD. 'Judge.' (Season Six) Selina takes a trip; Dan woos Jonah for an interview; Amy supervises a disorganized Mike.

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Hostages is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Hostages Season 2 Episode 3: As a hostage crisis in Uzbekistan heats up, Selina and Secretary of Defense General Maddox have trouble getting on the same page at a joint appearance. Sue testifies at a Congressional hearing; Dan and Gary jockey for the Veep's ear.

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Andrew is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Andrew Season 2 Episode 6: After an allergic reaction shuts down her budget negotiation with Majority Leader Mary King, Selina moves the talks to Catherine's 21st birthday bash. Meanwhile, Amy and Gary fret over how Selina will handle seeing her ex-husband Andrew at the party.

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Tears is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Tears Season 1 Episode 8: Season One Finale. Selina travels to Ohio to support a gubernatorial candidate who no longer wants her endorsement; the Clean Jobs bill comes back to haunt Dan; Mike and Amy open the floodgates after they play up Selina's tears.

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Chicklet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Chicklet Season 6 Episode 5: HD. 'Chicklet.' (Season Six) Selina finds a library location; Dan lands in a gossip column; Mike and Selina work on her book.

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First Response is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
First Response Season 2 Episode 8: After being prepped for a 'puff piece' interview at the VP residence, Selina is thrown by Janet Ryland's 'gotcha' questions.

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Fishing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Fishing Season 3 Episode 5: As Amy and Dan vie for position as Selina's campaign manager, Ben arranges a secret lunch for the Veep with hotshot strategist Bill Ericsson; later, Selina is invited by Maddox to his country house.

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Justice is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Justice Season 6 Episode 4: HD. 'Justice.' (Season Six) Selina attends a Supreme Court Justice's funeral; Amy works on Selina's library; Jonah embraces an issue.

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Some New Beginnings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Some New Beginnings Season 3 Episode 1: Season Three Premiere. In Iowa, Selina courts possible caucus voters at a book signing, while her team is in D.C. attending a staff wedding. As the day proceeds, Selina and her staff get word of a rumor that could affect the next election.

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Qatar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Veep
Qatar Season 6 Episode 6: HD. 'Qatar.' (Season Six) Selina visits Qatar; Jonah has dinner; Dan gets a visit from HR.