Australian politician knocks himself unconscious laughing at ‘Veep’

— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) May 3, 2017

But the real question is — what episode?” News of his plight reported in The Australian newspaper on Thursday drew an incredulous response from “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who tweeted: “I mean, c’mon, I’m actually having a hard time believing it.

“Pure gold, your highness!!!” Perrett tweeted Louis-Dreyfus. Perrett replied that it was the first episode of the new season in which a character, Congressman Jonah Ryan, is caught out faking cancer by shaving his head to milk public sympathy.
— Timothy Simons (@timothycsimons) May 3, 2017
“Veep” showrunner David Mandel told Buzzfeed he apologized to Perrett and to Australia.
 

He sprang from his lounge chair then hit his head on a granite kitchen bench top, breaking his glasses and knocking himself unconscious for a few seconds. The 51-year-old opposition Labor Party lawmaker said he laughed so hard that he choked on his eel sushi.
“For a domestic accident, it’s just been bizarre, it’s been quite surreal,” Perrett said of the attention the “Veep” connection had attracted.
“I definitely wasn’t eating,” he said.
(AP Photo/Ben Driscoll) TV series Veep at home. Perrett says he was stunned that he had grabbed the attention of Veep stars by simply laughing so hard at an episode of the political satire that he choked on his sushi and knocked himself unconscious on a kitchen bench. In this May 3, 2017, photo, Australian lawmaker Graham Perrett poses in his office in the city of Brisbane, Australia to show his injuries sustained three days earlier while watching the satirical U.S.

“We would like to apologize to Australia, our key ally in the Asia-Pacific region, for writing something that would cause bodily harm to your people.” “I would like to make an official statement on behalf of ‘Veep’ and the United States,” Mandel said.
Perrett has watched two “Veep” episodes since his accident, but he has learnt a lesson.

I mean, c’mon, I’m actually having a hard time believing it. https://t.co/sqGyRT8e0z But the real question is – what episode?

Perrett said after all the entertainment “Veep” had provided him, he was glad to give some amusement back to its makers.
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— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) May 4, 2017

CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian lawmaker said Friday he was stunned that he had grabbed the attention of stars of the U.S. television series “Veep” by laughing so hard at an episode of the political satire that he choked on his sushi and knocked himself unconscious on a kitchen bench.

@KateAurthur @MarkDiStef hahahahahahaha oh my god.

“As someone who lives and breathes politics, I appreciate the nuances in ‘Veep,’ but for the actors to respond was a real buzz,” he added.

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@GrahamPerrettMP @DrDayaSharma @James_Jeffrey Well, thank you very much. Take good care of yourself and for God’s sakes – be careful!

Graham Perrett was left with three stitches under a blackened left eye and surgical glue on his split nose after the mishap while relaxing in front of the TV at his home in the east coast city of Brisbane on Sunday evening.

oh my god.” Another “Veep” actor Timothy Simons tweeted in response to Perrett’s accident: “oh my god.
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oh my god.