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"The West Wing" Take Out the Trash Day (2000)

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The West Wing: Season 1: Episode 13 -- The parents of a brutally murdered gay student are invited to witness the President sign a hate crimes bill into law even though the father doesn't believe that Bartlet expresses a position on gay rts


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Original Air Date:
26 January 2000 (Season 1, Episode 13)
In preparation for the Friday night briefing for the Saturday papers and news broadcasts -- nicknamed... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Ken Olin 
Writing credits
Aaron Sorkin (created by)

Aaron Sorkin (written by)

Produced by
Rick Cleveland .... co-producer
Kristin Harms .... producer
Julie Herlocker .... associate producer
Michael Hissrich .... co-producer
Thomas Schlamme .... executive producer
Aaron Sorkin .... executive producer
John Wells .... executive producer
Llewellyn Wells .... producer
Original Music by
W.G. Snuffy Walden 
Cinematography by
Thomas Del Ruth (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tina Hirsch 
Casting by
John Frank Levey  (as John Levey)
Kevin Scott 
Production Design by
Kenneth Hardy 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben 
Costume Design by
Lyn Paolo  (as Lyn Elizabeth Paolo)
Makeup Department
Robert Norin .... key makeup artist
Jeffrey Sacino .... key hair
Greg LaCava .... assistant make-up (uncredited)
Production Management
Neal Ahern Jr. .... unit production manager (as Neal Ahern)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rodney Allen Hooks .... first assistant director (as Rodney Hooks)
Dylan K. Massin .... second assistant director (as Dylan Massin)
Art Department
Kinney Booker .... on-set dresser
J. Gregory Evans .... gangboss
Blanche Sindelar .... property master
Kurt Verbaarschott .... set dresser
Sound Department
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor
Catherine Flynn .... dialogue editor
Thomas A. Harris .... supervising sound editor
Dan Hiland .... re-recording mixer
Eric Moss .... assistant sound editor
Walter Newman .... supervising sound editor
Gary D. Rogers .... re-recording mixer
Kenneth B. Ross .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Amy D'Alessandro .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Isaac Chee .... grip
Matthew Pearce .... assistant camera
Robert Ulland .... camera operator (as Robert K. Ulland)
Sean W. Del Ruth .... film loader (uncredited)
Stephen Murphy .... camera intern (uncredited)
Casting Department
Allen Kennamer .... additional casting
Barbara Miller .... executive in charge of casting
Editorial Department
Nancy Bettcher Hurley .... assistant editor
Ron Nichols .... colorist: digital remastering
Location Management
Robert Foulkes .... location manager
Music Department
Stuart Goetz .... music editor
Ann Kline .... music supervisor
Other crew
Patrick Caddell .... consultant
Mark Johnston .... title designer
Petra Jorgensen .... script supervisor
Hilary Momberger .... script supervisor
Dee Dee Myers .... consultant
Lawrence O'Donnell .... executive story editor
Peter Parnell .... executive story editor
Billy Pittard .... creative director
Paul Redford .... story editor
Whitney J. Smith .... production coordinator
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles (uncredited)
Chris Hanson .... medical technical advisor (uncredited)

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60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This episode features both Dakin Matthews and Liza Weil, who also starred together in Gilmore Girls.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In a discussion about PBS Toby mentions he was raised on Sesame Street. Being that Toby was born in 1954 and Sesame Street debuted in 1969 it is doubtful that Toby was a regular viewer.See more »
C.J. Cregg:It eludes me.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Brideshead Revisited" (1981)See more »
West Wing Main TitleSee more »


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You watched Julia Child?, 22 October 2012
Author: robrosenberger from Estero Island

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

C.J. and Mandy meet the parents of a homosexual teen killed in a hate crime, and discover the father's reticence isn't about homophobia, but about shame over the administration's weak position on gay rights. Republican Senator Bruno (James Handy, in the first of two fine appearances) agrees to avoid public hearings over Leo's drug addictions, in exchange for burying a sex ed report. Toby defends Julia Childs' funding. More C.J./Danny smooching. The final scene, between Leo and the junior staffer (Liza Weil, GILMORE GIRLS) who outed him, is exquisite. He tries to understand her reasons, she tries to understand his alcoholism, and he un-fires her.

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