Anyone who thinks comedy can’t be as jaw-droppingly shocking as drama has never seen “Veep.” The intensity and frequency of the insults — often spat out by Julia Louis-Dreyfus herself — are enough to make even the most boorish sailor blush, and Season 5 was no exception. These are the best — or, for accuracy’s sake, the most devastating — tidbits from the latest glorious season of “Veep.”
IndieWire is a big fan of “Veep,” dissecting the show’s stunning innovation week in and week out. All season, we’ve been building up a list of the best of these verbal masterpieces, and now, in anticipation of the upcoming season finale, we’ve crafted a quiz that celebrates the most lethal spoken-word beatdowns of Season 5.
Take the quiz below, and then vote in our poll for the best insult of 2016. It may be hard to choose a favorite, but we trust you’ll have proper motivation to do just that. Right answers allow you to move on to the next question, but wrong answers result in an aptly nasty insult being directed squarely at you.
Good luck, and don’t miss the “Veep” Season 5 finale Sunday, June 26 at 10:30pm.