The West Wing: Season 1, Episode 7

The State Dinner (10 Nov. 1999)

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While preparing for (and enduring) a state dinner for the newly-elected president of Indonesia, staff deal with a multitude of other problems: Josh and Mandy argue over the best way to ... See full summary »

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While preparing for (and enduring) a state dinner for the newly-elected president of Indonesia, staff deal with a multitude of other problems: Josh and Mandy argue over the best way to handle an FBI standoff with militants in Idaho; Leo (and eventually Bartlet) intervenes in a negotiations between the Teamsters Union and national reps for the trucking industry; Toby tries to convince an Indonesian cabinet member to release a friend of his, an activist or incites anti-government protests, from prison; Sam witnesses Laurie at work as a call girl, serving as the state dinner date for a big fund raiser; and a pre-season hurricane initially threatens the Atlantic Coast, and then moves out to sea, where it puts an entire naval fleet in peril. Written by meebly

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Stockard Channing had only just met Martin Sheen and established that their two characters had three daughters when she shot her first scene with him. See more »

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President Bartlett threatens the striking truck workers that he would nationalize the trucking industry to avert the strike, using the precedent that Truman did it in 1952 to avert the coal mines. Truman actually seized the steel mills and his seizure was ruled unconstitutional in the Supreme court case Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer. See more »

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[after the briefing about a state dinner]
C.J. Cregg: Man alive, do I love it when "In Style" magazine is issued press credentials.
Josh Lyman: Yeah.
C.J. Cregg: "Mirabella" needed to know what wine was being served with the fish course. So it's a good thing I went to school for 22 years.
Josh Lyman: What wine are we...?
C.J. Cregg: It's wine, you'll drink it.
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Abbie!
20 October 2012 | by (Jersey City) – See all my reviews

At a state dinner for the President of Indonesia, a fund raiser (David Rasche, SLEDGE HAMMER!) shows up with Sam's call girl friend as his date. Sam offers her $10,000 to not go home with him. And the debut of...Abbie Bartlet! Stockard Channing (GREASE, THE STOCKARD CHANNING SHOW) slides right in, and it's perfect. Danny openly flirts with CJ. Priceless. And the first of many quips at New Jersey's expense. Someone on the writing staff (perhaps New Yorker Sorkin himself) will take great delight over the coming seasons in Garden State roasting. At the end, the President talks to a bleeding sailor on a ship being battered by a hurricane.


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