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A Good Day 

The Speaker of the House deliberately calls a vote on stem cell research when he knows that Democrats will be away from Washington; Donna, Cliff, Matt, and Josh must put aside their ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Schiff

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Carol Flint | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young (credit only)
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry (credit only)
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Jimmy Smits ... Matthew Santos
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah Bartlet
Kristin Chenoweth ... Annabeth Schott
Mark Feuerstein ... Clifford Calley
Steven Culp ... Speaker of the House Jeff Haffley
Mako ... Dr. Yosh Takahashi
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Storyline

The Speaker of the House deliberately calls a vote on stem cell research when he knows that Democrats will be away from Washington; Donna, Cliff, Matt, and Josh must put aside their differences to foil the plan. Kate is shocked when a minor hunting mishap on the Canadian border threatens to become a major international incident. A Japanese economist who has been President Bartlet's arch-rival since college is attending a formal dinner at the White House, creating a potentially explosive situation. Toby tries to avoid meeting with a group of middle school children who want a constitutional amendment lowering the voting age. Written by Murray Chapman

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

Mako played four different characters in four different years in the TV series M*A*S*H (1972), in which Alan Alda (playing Vinnick running for president in this series) was one of the lead actors. See more »

Goofs

President Bartlett and Dr. Takehashi are said to have shared the Nobel Prize in Economics. But technically, there is no "Nobel Prize" for Economics. The "Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel" was established in 1968 by a donation from Sweden's central bank, not by Alfred Nobel in his will. This common misunderstanding is exactly the sort of trivia on which President Bartlett would normally be expected to comment, but he never does. See more »

Quotes

Kate Harper: [to the Canadian Ambassador] Ambassador, listen carefully. An hour ago, I reviewed the United States contingency plan to invade your country.
Will Bailey: There's a contingency plan...
Kate Harper: [Interrupting Will] 1789, amended in 1815. The calligraphy is beautiful. And if one more deal is floated in this room, I'm gonna ask DoD to reactive it.
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Begin the Beguine
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Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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