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 one scene of this episode, Toby Ziegler talks to President Bartlet about "better angels." Martin Sheen
, who plays Bartlet, was told something similar in the beginning of Apocalypse Now
(1979). 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
Good morning, Mrs. Landingham. Where are we in the saga of Toby and the President?
They seem to be having a disagreement.
A disagreement or a fight?
Well, it certainly has potential...
President Josiah Bartlet
[Yelling from the next room
Oh for God's sakes, Toby!
There we go.
References The Godfather
Ave Maria (Op. 52, No. 6 - Ellen's Gesang III)
Written by Franz Schubert See more