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Danny Concannon (Character)
from "The West Wing" (1999)

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"The West Wing: Institutional Memory (#7.21)" (2006)
Danny Concannon: [to C.J] I want you to do what you want to do - take the job at the White House. I just want you to talk to me about it. I want us to talk about what it will mean and we'll make it work. I want us to talk like we're gonna figure it out together. I want us to talk... because I like the sound of your voice. I just want to talk.

Danny Concannon: [to C.J] At some point you have to choose to have a relationship. We're not 25 any more. At our age you can't date a little and screw a little and wait around to see if you get sentimental at Christmas. You have to decide you're gonna make another person a part of your life - a partner.

Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: You make it sound like I'm trying to avoid you.
Danny Concannon: I didn't say that.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: I don't make booty calls.
Danny Concannon: You don't make any calls, kind of how it works out.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: What?
Danny Concannon: You're elusive, part of the draw.

Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: What made you think you should be making decisions about my career?
Danny Concannon: One, I'm not trying to make them, I'm trying to be part of a conversation about them and two, if we don't have that kind of relationship, what kind do we have?
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: I don't... I don't want to answer that question right now. We agreed to discuss this after the inauguration.
Danny Concannon: Not if you're working for Matt Santos we're not.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: You know what...
Danny Concannon: First hundred days, agenda settings, first State of the Union, "talk to me after we release the budget," summit at Tashkent. What else?

Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: I don't have time for this right now.
Danny Concannon: Yes you do. I called Margaret before I came by, I'm not a moron. I called and you have twenty minutes. Hell you have an hour. You're not the busiest girl in America. That's not your life anymore... Look, I'm not trying to turn you into Doris Day. I know if we have a future together, I'd be Mr. C.J. Cregg, that's fine. But you don't even see me in the picture do you?

Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: I missed the window. That's what's going on here. I... missed the window to figure out... how to do this.
Danny Concannon: How to...?
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: Share my life with another person, how to be a partner or whatever condescending way you put it this afternoon.
Danny Concannon: Oh, I wasn't trying...
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: I don't know how to do it. Maybe at one point I did, maybe I never did, but it's over now. It's too late. This and skiing. It's too late, it's not going to happen.
Danny Concannon: C.J...
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: You said yourself, it's not an accident that this hasn't come together. This is who I am. I'm good at my job, Danny, I'm good at working, I'm not good at this.
Danny Concannon: You're right, you suck at it. You're going to need a tremendous amount of training.

Danny Concannon: We're going to get good at new things.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: You don't know that.
Danny Concannon: I do.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: Don't make it sound like it's nothing.
Danny Concannon: You didn't miss it.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: What if I did?
Danny Concannon: You didn't miss it.
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: What if we can't...
Danny Concannon: We'll figure it out. All of it. You can be scared. That's okay. But you're not going to walk away from me because you're scared. I'm not that scary.

"The West Wing: Celestial Navigation (#1.15)" (2000)
Danny Concannon: [Josh is about to do a press briefing when Danny approaches him] You're not gonna do this.
Josh Lyman: Do the briefing?
Danny Concannon: You're not gonna do this.
Josh Lyman: I talk to reporters all the time.
Danny Concannon: You really don't want to do this.
Josh Lyman: Let me tell you something, mi compadre. You guys have been coddled. I'm not your girlfriend, I'm not your camp counselor, and I'm not your sixth-grade teacher you had a crush on. I'm a graduate of Harvard and Yale and I believe that my powers of debate can rise to meet the Socratic wonder that is the White House press corps.
[heads to the podium]
Danny Concannon: Okey-dokey.

Danny Concannon: [At a press conference] Is the reason you won't tell us about it that it's a secret?
Josh Lyman: Yeah, Danny. We have a secret inflation plan.

Danny Concannon: I'm sorry, Mr. President. You didn't answer the question.
President Josiah Bartlet: I was hoping you weren't going to notice that, Danny.

"The West Wing: Internal Displacement (#7.11)" (2006)
C.J. Cregg: I wanna do my job. I wanna suck every morsel of meat off this experience before it's over.
Danny Concannon: Just get something done, will ya?
C.J. Cregg: That'll come down to what it always comes down to.
Danny Concannon: What's that?
C.J. Cregg: How dirty do my feet have to get without disappearing into the mud in order to get an inch of what I really want done.

Danny Concannon: We're both about to fall off a cliff. And I don't know what I'm gonna do with the rest of my life, except I know what I don't wanna do. And on Inauguration Day, you're going to be released from that glorious prison on Pennsylvania Avenue, with...
C.J. Cregg: No human skills?
Danny Concannon: Seems to me...
C.J. Cregg: I should punch you in the face.
Danny Concannon: That's what I'm talking about.
C.J. Cregg: Keep going...
Danny Concannon: So, if I'm gonna jump off the cliff, and you're gonna get pushed off the cliff, why don't we hold hands on the way down?

C.J. Cregg: Men are like salmon. Swimming upstream, hosing down the riverbed with their indiscriminate seed...
Danny Concannon: Indiscriminate seed?
C.J. Cregg: Until...
Danny Concannon: Did you just say "indiscriminate seed"?
C.J. Cregg: Until they die, bloated and spent, belly-up in the sun.
Danny Concannon: Oh, quit sweet-talkin' me, baby.
C.J. Cregg: Unless they get taken out with a bear paw in the waterfall, as they deserve to be.

"The West Wing: Inauguration: Part 2 - Over There (#4.15)" (2003)
Danny Concannon: Where is she?
Josh Lyman: Donna?
Danny Concannon: Yeah.
Josh Lyman: She's sitting in her apartment in a ball gown.
Danny Concannon: Waiting for a ball to come over?

Josh Lyman: It's good cop, bad cop. I'm the good cop. The four of you are the bad cop. Will, what are you?
Will: The bad cop.
Josh Lyman: Danny, what are you?
Danny Concannon: The bad cop.
Josh Lyman: Toby, what are you?
Toby Ziegler: Hurry up.
Josh Lyman: Charlie, who are you?
Charlie Young: I love Zoey and I must have her back.
Josh Lyman: The bad cop, that's right.
Will: [to Charlie] That's great news about Zoey. I didn't meet her but I bet she's nice.
Charlie Young: Not really, but my love for her knows no bounds.
Danny Concannon: Charlie, aren't you cold without a coat?
Charlie Young: I took off my coat to show my love for Zoey.
Danny Concannon: Wow.
Charlie Young: I'd take off my shirt too, but it's inappropriate with a tuxedo.
Danny Concannon: Not if we were at Chippendale's.

"The West Wing: Enemies (#1.8)" (1999)
John Hoynes: What do you need?
Danny Concannon: The Cabinet meeting.
John Hoynes: What about it?
Danny Concannon: Anything you want to talk about?
John Hoynes: Anything I want to talk about?
Danny Concannon: Yes, sir.
John Hoynes: Well, you know, now that you mention it, I've been having this recurring dream about killing you.

Danny Concannon: [asking C.J. out] I enjoy movies, I enjoy music, I'm not wild about ice-skating, but what the hell, I'll do it.

"The West Wing: The State Dinner (#1.7)" (1999)
C.J. Cregg: When you flirt with me, are you doing it to get a story?
Danny Concannon: No.
C.J. Cregg: Why are you doing it?
Danny Concannon: I'm doing it to flirt with you.

C.J. Cregg: You're a rabble rouser, you know that? You rouse rabbles.
Danny Concannon: Hey!
C.J. Cregg: I went and looked at your big Vermeil demonstration. Six people in Lafayette Park with oak tag and magic markers.
Danny Concannon: I didn't say it was Selma, Alabama, or anything.
C.J. Cregg: Six people! Six pathetic people protesting on a Friday and you just lent their weak and feeble voices a megaphone. What do you call that?
Danny Concannon: A job well done.

"The West Wing: The White House Pro-Am (#1.17)" (2000)
Danny Concannon: You keep glancing over like you're afraid I'm going to steal something.
Mrs. Landingham: No. I'm just not used to having members of the print media in here.
Danny Concannon: I'll try not to get ink on the furniture.
Mrs. Landingham: Aw, Danny. And I was just about to offer you a cookie.
Danny Concannon: And now?
Mrs. Landingham: No.

Danny Concannon: Also, I'd get in trouble with the First Lady.
President Josiah Bartlet: Welcome to the club, Danny... we had some jackets made.

"The West Wing: The Short List (#1.9)" (1999)
C.J. Cregg: What are you holding?
Danny Concannon: It's a goldfish.
C.J. Cregg: Why?
Danny Concannon: It's for you.
C.J. Cregg: Really?
Danny Concannon: Josh said you liked goldfish.
C.J. Cregg: The crackers, Danny. The cheese things that you have at a party?
Danny Concannon: Ah. Well... you know what? I'm not a hundred percent sure I was supposed to know that.
C.J. Cregg: The crackers, Danny.
Danny Concannon: Well, fine. Now I got a goldfish.

Danny Concannon: Is it gonna be Harrison?
C.J. Cregg: Why, why, oh why do you ask me questions that you absolutely positively know I'm not going to answer?
Danny Concannon: It's a good conversation starter.
C.J. Cregg: I can't go out on a date with you, Danny.

"The West Wing: Take Out the Trash Day (#1.13)" (2000)
C.J. Cregg: The President will sign the bill with fifteen pens, and I guess someone on my staff wanted you to know that.
Danny Concannon: C.J.?
C.J. Cregg: Tell me you don't have a question about the pens.
Danny Concannon: C.J., I have a question about the pens.

"The West Wing: What Kind of Day Has It Been (#1.22)" (2000)
Danny Concannon: CJ, I'm not staying in the penalty box forever. I have covered the White House for eight years and I've done it with the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, and the Dallas Morning News! And I'm telling you you can't mess me around like this!
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: Danny, I gotta tell you, that was - seriously - that was a turn-on when you said that, though I don't know why you decided to be your most haughty on the Dallas Morning News in that sentence.

"The West Wing: Six Meetings Before Lunch (#1.18)" (2000)
C.J. Cregg: What happened?
Danny Concannon: David Arbor was arrested outside a frat party. He's going to be charged with felony possession, possible intent to distribute.
C.J. Cregg: Is there any chance David Arbor's not the son of Bob Arbor?

"The West Wing: In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part I (#2.1)" (2000)
Danny Concannon: ...who's in charge?
C.J. Cregg: The Vice President, the Secretary of State, the National Security Advisor, Secretary of Defense Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the White House Chief of Staff.
Danny Concannon: You just named six people. Who's in *charge*?
C.J. Cregg: The Canadiens.
Danny Concannon: CJ...
C.J. Cregg: You understand I'm talking about the hockey team.

"The West Wing: The Portland Trip (#2.7)" (2000)
Danny Concannon: Are you being punished?
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: I'm not being punished. I'm going on the trip.
Danny Concannon: Well, if the whole bus goes off the record, will you tell us why you're going on the trip?
Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg: I made fun of Notre Dame.

"The West Wing: The Lame Duck Congress (#2.6)" (2000)
Danny Concannon: Hey, C.J.
C.J. Cregg: Hey, Nimrod.
Danny Concannon: Look, I leaked your damn story for you.
C.J. Cregg: You leaked it for me, I leaked it to you, pal. I used you like so much... whatever.
Danny Concannon: Well put.