On the series' first "Big Block of Cheese" Day (nicknamed "Total Crackpot Day" by Josh), staffers meet with reps of various organizations causes, e.g., C.J. hosts a group that wants $900 million for a "wolves only" highway. The president has everyone to the residence for a homemade chili party, we learn about Mrs. Landingham's past, and Zoey is introduced to the group, including Charlie, for whom the intro soon becomes fateful (recurring romantic relationship throughout the series). Written by
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In the last scene, when 'President Bartlet', referring to the space program says "with outstretched fingers we touched the face of God", he's paraphrasing the last line of the poem 'High Flight', by John Gillespie Magee, Jr., a favorite poem among aviators and astronauts. See more
When Josh is listening to "Ave Maria" he claims that Schubert was crazy. Medically speaking, this was untrue and it's more then likely that the writers were thinking of composer Robert Shumann, who did in fact end up in an insane asylum towards the end of his life. See more
President Josiah Bartlet
'Cause I'm weak-willed and stupid.
References Hollywood Squares
Ave Maria (Op. 52, No. 6 - Ellen's Gesang III)
Written by Franz Schubert See more