Category: richard splett

This comment on a review of a Disney film explains so many of my issues with the way Veep used Richard in the final two seasons.

Do not get me wrong. I love Samuel Richardson – his performance in Veep as an amiable imbecile is exquisite at every point.

But it worked for me in the earlier seasons because everyone responded to Richard with the piss-boiling frustration his character would naturally inspire.

The moment people start reacting to Richard as though he is actually competent or useful or interesting, I start to become annoyed with him.

And it makes me feel terrible, because Samuel Richardson is so damn good. The bit in season 6 where he pulls out his “tourist hat” or says he’s standing in the corner so he won’t show up in the painting…his line delivery is flawless. I laughed so hard I sprained something.

But mostly I don’t find Richard in the later seasons to be particularly funny, and it’s entirely down to bad writing.

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nessa007:

Richard Splett’s first and last appearance 

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nessa007:

richard splett taking over the mayor position from a dog makes total sense because he is literally a labrador in human form

nessa007:

richard splett taking over the mayor position from a dog makes total sense because he is literally a labrador in human form

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