The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Enemies Foreign and Domestic 

A meeting with the new Russian president becomes politically dangerous when surveillance photos show Russia building a nuclear reactor in Iran. C.J. is assigned Secret Service protection after receiving death threats.

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A meeting with the new Russian president becomes politically dangerous when surveillance photos show Russia building a nuclear reactor in Iran. C.J. is assigned Secret Service protection after receiving death threats.

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1 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Trivia

First appearance of Mark Harmon in a four episode arc as Secret Service agent Simon Donovan. It was Harmon's commanding performance that led Donald P. Bellisario to cast him as Jethro Gibbs on NCIS (2003). See more »

Goofs

CJ claims that President Bartlet shirked his Secret Service detail to go to a used bookstore. While he did "sneak" out, it was to avoid the press. The Secret Service had the bookstore closed to the public so he could shop securely. See more »

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Russian Negotiator Nikolai Ivanovich: Why must every American president bound out of an automobile like as at a yacht club while in comparison our leader looks like... I don't even know what word is.
Sam Seaborn: Frumpy?
Russian Negotiator Nikolai Ivanovich: I don't know what "frumpy" is but onomatopoetically sounds right.
Sam Seaborn: It's hard not to like a guy who doesn't know frumpy but knows onomatopoeia.
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References Pong (1972) See more »

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Hooray For Captain Spaulding
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Written by Bert Kalmar
Performed by The Marx Brothers
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onomatopoetically, sounds right
18 November 2012 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

The unassuming start of the most awesome four-episode run in the history of the show. A new Russian President, caught between ideals and conservative hardliners, communicates a major initiative through a protocol meeting between his aides and Sam. One of the negotiators is played by irresistible heavy Ian McShane (DEADWOOD, SEXY BEAST). Leo and Jed fret over a recall disaster that befalls a major computer company. They give its CEO (the uber-wonderful Peter Scolari - BOSOM BUDDIES, NEWHART) an unorthodox bailout. Then, in the final minutes, the quiet jolt of adrenaline arrives, in the form of secret service agent Simon Donovan (Mark Harmon - SUMMER SCHOOL, CHICAGO HOPE, NCIS), who has been assigned to protect C.J. after she receives death threats. They have an instant, electric Lucy/Desi chemistry.


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