The West Wing: Season 2, Episode 15

Ellie (21 Feb. 2001)

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The surgeon general makes some controversial comments about marijuana, leading to an attack by family values groups and an unsolicited comment by Bartlet's middle daughter, Ellie, to Danny ... See full summary »

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The surgeon general makes some controversial comments about marijuana, leading to an attack by family values groups and an unsolicited comment by Bartlet's middle daughter, Ellie, to Danny Concannon that her father wouldn't fire the s.g. The president summons Ellie from med school in Baltimore to the W.H., and we learn that she, unlike her parents and sisters, is shy and reticent, and has always felt like the family outcast in Jed's eyes. Elsewhere, Sam gives a visiting movie producer a verbal lynching for publicly calling the president a coward after Charlie turns down a W.H. screening of his salacious new film. Written by meebly

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First appearance of Toby's "Pinky Ball". See more »

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Several times in the episode the Surgeon General says (or is quoted as saying) that Marijuana isn't addictive like Heroin or LSD are. LSD is not addictive. See more »

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Surgeon General Millicent Griffith: As a doctor, I have an obligation to tell the truth. Come to think of it, as a person I have that obligation as well.
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References Meet the Press (1947) See more »

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