The West Wing: Season 1, Episode 21

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (10 May 2000)

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The staff waits for a poll to tell them if their new, activist policies are moving them in the right direction. C.J. feels like her opinions are being discounted.



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Ted Mitchell
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The staff waits for a poll to tell them if their new, activist policies are moving them in the right direction. C.J. feels like her opinions are being discounted.

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Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe) mentions watching people sculling on the Potomac. Rob Lowe starred in "Oxford Blues" (1984). Sculling was a major activity of his character in that movie. See more »


Josh Lyman: My watch says ten to seven.
Donna Moss: That's cause your watch sucks.
Josh Lyman: My watch is fine.
Donna Moss: Your watch says ten to seven.
Josh Lyman: How do we know it isn't ten to seven?
Donna Moss: Cause those large clocks on the wall that are run by the US Navy say your watch sucks. In fact they say your watch sucks in four different time zones.
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References Charlie Rose (1991) See more »


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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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Sam slept with a final-appearance call girl
26 October 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

Polling results on favorability are anxiously awaited. On the eve of his prostitute friend's law school graduation, Sam is paparazzi-stalked and photographed giving her a present. Toby sticks up for him. It's Lisa Edelstein's last appearance as Laurie; is there anyone who didn't hope we'd get more? Leo schmooze-intimidates hyper-nervous F.E.C. commissioner Barry Haskell (Austin Pendleton - THE MUPPET MOVIE, MY COUSIN VINNIE). To make room on the F.E.C., Bartlet recalls an ambassador (Lawrence Pressman, DOOGIE HOWSER, M.D.) who is having an illicit affair. His scene while nervously waiting with Charlie, with whom he has a minor history, is classic, as is Jed's "intuitive" repartee with Charlie. An hysterically classic scene rolls by between Jed and a redneck, tell-it-like-it-is senator (David Huddleston - BLAZING SADDLES, SANTA CLAUS, THE BIG LEBOWSKI).

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