While a live TV show is broadcast from the West Wing following the State of the Union, the staff must covertly deal with a hostage situation in Colombia. CJ learns that a special guest at the state of the union has a black mark on his record that could taint the administration. Ainsley Hayes is afraid to meet the President in person.
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Bartlett stopping to tie his shoe was improvised by Martin Sheen See more
When Charlie interrupts Mrs. Bartlet reviewing the State of the Union on a recording, the last line heard from the speech talks about the "blue ribbon panel". When Charlie leaves and Abby resumes the recording, we hear President Bartlet repeat that same line again even though Abby had not rewound the recording. See more
Jed, you know what? I'm not your mommy.
References The Lone Ranger
Blame it on the Bossa Nova
Written by Barry Mann
(uncredited) and Cynthia Weil
Performed by Eydie Gormé See more