I recently met a Congressional staffer and we were discussing which TV series about Washington were most realistic.
He stated, without hesitation, HBO's Veep.
During the course of the series, Jonah Ryan -- tall, geeky, socially awkward, and (weirdly) also possessing delusions of grandeur -- makes the transition from low-level White House staffer to... Congressman.
The staffer I was schmoozing with said that Ryan's unlikely ascendancy, through a bizarre series of events, was entirely plausible. He said most Congressmen he knew were complete dunces and made Ryan look like Einstein.
The series is very funny and one of the best parts are the nicknames other members of Veep's staff call Ryan.
2. J Rock
3. Jizzy Gillespie
4. Jack and the Giant Jackoff
8. One Erection
9. The Pointless Giant
11. The 60-Foot Virgin
12. Jono Ono
13. Hagrid’s Nutsack
14. Scrotum Poll
16. 12 Years a Slave to Jerking Off
17. Benedict Cum-In-His-Own-Hand
19. The Cloud Botherer
21. Teenage Mutant Ninja A**hole
23. Dikembe Mutomtard (while playing basketball)
24. Jolly Green Jizz Face
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