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And It's Surely to Their Credit 

Sam helps Josh battle his health insurance company; Ainsley Hayes encounters her firebrand boss and hostile colleagues; Abby gives the President some good news about his health; C.J. discovers a retiring General intends to publicly criticize the president.

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
John Larroquette ... Lionel Tribbey, White House Counsel
Emily Procter ... Ainsley Hayes
Daniel Roebuck ... Lieutenant Buckley
Tom Bower ... General Barrie
Paul Perri ... Steve Joyce
Steven Flynn ... Mark Brookline
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Storyline

Josh discovers that his insurance company is refusing to pay for his life-saving emergency surgery after being shot; newly-hired Republican strategist Ainsley Hayes is justifiably nervous about meeting her boss, the White House Chief Counsel with a reputation for volatility and partisanship; President Bartlett's attempts to record his weekly radio address are complicated by exciting news from Abby about his health; C.J. goes on the offensive after learning a retiring three-star general intends to publicly criticize the President. Written by Murray Chapman

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title of this episode is taken from song "For He is an Englishman" (which is sung by the cast in the final scene of the episode) from Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta H.M.S. Pinafore. The actual line reads: "He is an Englishman/for he himself has said it/and it's greatly to his credit/That he is an Englishman". See more »

Goofs

President Bartlet says, "Leaf peeping? Is that something we do now?" yet any former governor of New Hampshire, a state with such a large tourism industry, would know that "leaf peeping" has been a term to describe fall foliage tourism at least as far back as the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

President Josiah Bartlet: By the way, sweet knees: The Statue of Liberty.
Abbey Bartlet: Get upstairs.
President Josiah Bartlet: Right there at the front door to the country.
Abbey Bartlet: Get upstairs.
President Josiah Bartlet: Like a lawn jockey.
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Connections

References Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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