A container ship is caught attempting to smuggle nearly a hundred people from China into California. Toby urges the President to appoint Leo's outspoken sister to a position in the Department of Education as a way of starting a battle over school prayer. C.J. discovers that she is expected to arrange White House Thanksgiving ceremonies which include the traditional Presidential turkey pardoning. The President sends Charlie on a seemingly endless mission to find the ultimate carving knife. Written by
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Shibboleth is used in modern parlance to mean any language usage that signifies a social or regional origin. The use originates from a story in the biblical book of Judges, in which one clan rooted out spies from another clan by asking them to say the Hebrew word, which both clans pronounced differently. The actual meaning of the Hebrew word is "an ear of grain." See more
When Donna tells the guys that the turkeys have arrived, she points off to her right. In the next shot, the turkeys are to her left. See more
Excuse me, Mr. President, what are you going to ask the Chinese refugee?
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet
I'm going to ask him to say "Shibboleth."
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more