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The Crackpots and These Women 

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 ... See full summary »

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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 Anonymous

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20 October 1999 (USA)  »

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Toby mentions that C.J. once called him a paranoid nudnik. "Nudnik" is a real word. It is Yiddish and means "someone who is a boring pest". See more »

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Bartlet mentions that his daughter will be starting at Georgetown University soon and "is scouting for off-campus housing". Georgetown requires all first- and second-year undergraduates to live on-campus, providing an exception only if the student is married, over the age of 21, has dependents, or is living with his/her parents. See more »

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Bob Engler: [Regarding UFOs] These things happen and go unexplained. you don't think this is something you should take to the President?
Sam Seaborn: No.
Bob Engler: Again may I ask why not?
Sam Seaborn: Because there are levels and an order to our air defense command and to jump from our radar officer to the commander-in-chief would skip several of those levels.
Bob Engler: Like what?
Sam Seaborn: Like the Pentagon and, you know, perhaps therapy.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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West Wing Main Title
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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a big block of cheese
20 October 2012 | by (Estero Island) – See all my reviews

Josh gets an NSC nuclear attack instruction-card, and is torn by the fact that most of his co-workers don't have one. In a scene with a therapist (effectively played by Guy Boyd, who would effectively be fired to make way for Adam Arkin), we learn about his sister who died when they were children. Perhaps the only significant "revisionist misstep" scene in show history, when Bartlet plays basketball (a scenario perhaps at odds with his later-revealed multiple sclerosis). Also, the only glaringly false moment in the writing of Toby's character, when the writers have him saying "could care less" instead of "couldn't" - it's doubtful that someone of Toby's brilliant snobbery would ever employ such false grammar. And the debut of...Zoe Bartlet!!! Played by Elizabeth Moss (MAD MEN), has there ever been a biped more adorable?


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