Four months ago, HBO’s phenomenal comedy Veep finally came to a close after seven seasons. And among the more hilarious and heinous things that occurred in the show’s last episode was Selina Meyer Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her staff’s violent berating of the feckless Jonah Ryan Timothy Simons into becoming the vice president. Thanks to a new deleted scene posted on Twitter by the series’ showrunner, David Mandel, we now know what Ryan’s first day in office would have looked like. And, yeah, it’s exactly as bad as we all assumed it would be.
The short scene, which is embedded below from Mandel’s Twitter account, begins with Ryan and his half-sister/wife Beth Hennick Emily Pendergast deciphering the ins and outs of his new office. When his chief of staff, Amy Brookheimer Anna Chlumsky informs him that he will likely have to vote on a highway bill in the Senate to break an inevitable tie. “Vote? What the f*ck are you talking about?” he exclaims. The rest of the bit continues pretty much how these things usually do on Veep, especially where Jonah is concerned.
This is the #deletedscene of Jonah as #veep that would have played right before the last Oval Office scene in the #veepfinale. Loved the scene and @timothycsimons @empendergast & @AnnaChlumsky, but it slowed the ending down too much & delayed getting to Selina. Enjoy! @veephbo pic.twitter.com/JwaFfQTkex
— David Mandel @DavidHMandel September 10, 2019
On Twitter, Mandel explained that the scene “would have played right before the last Oval Office scene in the Veep finale. Loved the scene and Timothy Simons and Emily Pendergast and Anna Chlumsky, but it slowed the ending down too much and delayed getting to Selina.”
On Friday, the world lost a music legend when Kenny Rogers passed away at 81 years old. To honor the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Golden Globe nominee, and fried chicken enthusiast, actor Ryan Reynolds shared a deleted scene from Deadpool where the Merc with a Mouth sings Rogers’ quintessential song “The Gambler.”
In a series of Instagram Stories, all collected below, Reynolds showed the sequence where Deadpool beats up Ajax on a highway. “During the edit of Deadpool 1, we kept messing around with Deadpool singing Kenny Rogers, THE GAMBLER while putting the beat down on Ajax,” he wrote. “It didn’t make the cut. But it sure made me smile.” The concept was eventually dropped, however, in favor of Deadpool saying, “A hush falls over the crowd. Rookie sensation Wade W. Wilson out of Regina, Saskatchewan lines up the shot,” and “and that’s why Regina rhymes with fun. Ladies and gentlemen, what you’re witnessing is sweet, dick-kicking revenge.” Should’ve kept the Gambler.
Deadpool aka @VancityReynolds singing @_KennyRogers. I wish they had kept this in the first movie. #RIPKennyRogers pic.twitter.com/z54KOxBL7b
— _-_-_-_ a disappearing boy_-_-_-_ @ChalametTheGod March 22, 2020
Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively recently made a $1 million donation to coronavirus relief, while also taking a good-humored jab at Hugh Jackman. “Covid-19 has brutally impacted older adults and low income families. Blake & I are donating $1 million to be split between FEEDING AMERICA and FOOD BANKS CANADA. If you can give, these orgs need our help,” he wrote. “Take care of your bodies and hearts. Leave room for joy. Call someone who’s isolated and might need connection. Hugh Jackman’s # is 1-555-????-HUGH.”