In Australia last week, a politician by the name of Graham Perrett had to get three stitches under a black eye and surgical glue for a split nose after he laughed so hard at an episode of Veep that he choked on his sushi and banged his head on a granite countertop, leaving him unconscious. He also broke his glasses. The Australian lawmaker’s wife found him knocked out on the floor with “blood everywhere.”
“I must have been out for only a few seconds because, when I came to again, I was still laughing at Jonah,” he told The Guardian.
After reports that a man literally injured himself watching Veep broke, Julia Louis-Dreyfus to took Twitter to express her disbelief.
As it turns out, the episode was this season’s premiere episode, and the scene in question involves Jonah being caught shaving his head to continue milking sympathy from the public after his bout with cancer.
Here’s that scene: