The West Wing (1999–2006)
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In This White House 

After a Republican commentator trounces Sam on television, President Bartlett decides to hire her over the objections of the staff. Josh and Toby mediate a conference between U.S. drug ... See full summary »

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After a Republican commentator trounces Sam on television, President Bartlett decides to hire her over the objections of the staff. Josh and Toby mediate a conference between U.S. drug companies and an African President whose country is dying of AIDS. Written by Taigan

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25 October 2000 (USA)  »

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This is the first of 3 appearances of Ted McGinley who also has appeared in another Sorkin TV show. The first being Sports Night as Dana's Lawyer boyfriend Gordan. In the West Wing he appears in a recurring rule as a news anchor for Capital Beat. See more »

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President Nimbala points out to the drug representative that his company has high profits from sales of fluconazole, to which Toby remarks that, "There is more money to be made in giving a white guy an erection than curing a black man of AIDS." Fluconazole has nothing to do with erections. It's used to treat fungal infections, not erectile dysfunction. See more »

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President Josiah Bartlet: When they close the book on me and you, it will say that at this moment you were not there for me. And for that, obviously, there will be some kind of punishment.
Charlie Young: Well, you could sing Puccini for me again, Mr. President. We'll call it even.
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West Wing Main Title
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
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Sir?? Sir, you have interrupted me again!!
29 October 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

Ainslie! The debut of one of the show's most beloved characters. Emily Proctor would do twelve episodes as the spunky, conservative White House lawyer. How can a character this great be born of an episode this ham- handed?? Caricaturish republicans spouting amateurish dialogue...a plot line with Ainsley and C.J. that is embarrassingly contrived...here but for the grace of a story thread featuring Zakes Mokae (A DRY WHITE SEASON) as the leader of an AIDS-ravaged African country, would be the first sub-good episode in show history. After Josh and Toby figure out a way to get HIV medications to Africa more cheaply, President Nimbala finds out that he has been ousted in a coup. He returns home, and is shot getting off the plane. Ted McGinley (HAPPY DAYS, THE LOVE BOAT, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, REVENGE OF THE NERDS) plays the suave, genial host of "Capital Beat", on which Ainslie skewers Sam.


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