The West Wing: Season 5, Episode 3

Jefferson Lives (8 Oct. 2003)

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With Bartlet back in the Oval Office, and back in his wife's bad books, the hunt for a Vice President begins.



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With Bartlet back in the Oval Office, and back in his wife's bad books, the hunt for a Vice President begins.

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The title refers to a variation of John Adams' reported last words in reference to his contemporary Thomas Jefferson, unaware that Jefferson had also passed several hours earlier. Both men died on July 4, 1826. See more »


In The West Wing: Commencement, Zoey is abducted on May 7. However, it is now Fouth of July and Mrs. Bartlet claims that it had only been 72 hours since the kidnapping. Furthermore complicating continuity, Toby mentions that Huck's bris was that same morning (July 4). Huck was born the same day as the abduction and the bris takes place on the eighth day of the baby's life. See more »


Will Bailey: Diane Frost is a serious name.
Josh Lyman: Diane is a serious loon of the left.
Toby Ziegler: I love Diane Frost. I'd marry Diane Frost if I were a member of her stated sexual preference, but Diane is the definition of unelectable.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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