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The Stackhouse Filibuster 

Josh finalizes a six billion-dollar health care that has strong support from both parties in both houses and appears to be a slam dunk for passage, but 78-year-old Senator Howard Stackhouse... See full summary »

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Winifred Hooper
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Josh finalizes a six billion-dollar health care that has strong support from both parties in both houses and appears to be a slam dunk for passage, but 78-year-old Senator Howard Stackhouse pulls a last-minute surprise: he wants money added for autism research or he'll filibuster. Thinking it's just a bluff, Josh blows off the senator, who then filibusters for more than eight hours while the w.w. staff waits desperately to begin their weekend, with the episode unfolding as staffers write e-mails to family members describing the evening's action. Elsewhere, Sam tries to eliminate various costly government documents, for which he's taken to task by a very young intern. Written by meebly

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14 March 2001 (USA)  »

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The flag hanging behind senator Stackhouse is the Norwegian flag, as first flown in 1899, six years before Norway gained its independence from Sweden. See more »

Goofs

(At around 13 mins) C.J. is saying writing to her father, and the voiceover says, "He has no hope, not to mention, I can't imaging what the hell he's fighting for." However, when the shot turns to show her screen, the letters are from the last line of the letter, "...and a guy with no voice, shouting," from after she learns why Stackhouse is filibustering. See more »

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Josh Lyman: It's an exhibition game.
Donna Moss: You're flying to Florida to see the Mets play another team in a game that doesn't count?
Josh Lyman: Actually, it's an intra-squad game.
Donna Moss: So you're flying to Florida to see the Mets play each other in a game that doesn't count.
Josh Lyman: Yeah.
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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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