The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Inauguration: Part 2 - Over There 

Will struggles to find the words when the Inauguration speech seems to avoid current heart breaking issues.


Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 9 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn (credit only)
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah Bartlet
Timothy Busfield ... Danny Concannon
Jill Sobule Jill Sobule ... Jill Sobule
Jude Christodal ... Self
Melissa Fitzgerald ... Carol Fitzpatrick
William Duffy ... Larry


Will struggles to find the words when the Inauguration speech seems to avoid current heart breaking issues.

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According to Toby (Richard Schiff) his office is 63 feet from the Oval Office, so the Secret Service should come running into the room from the sound of Will (Joshua Malina) shattering a pane of glass. See more »


When CJ is talking to Toby & Will at the Capitol, she says (referring to the music in the background) "That's the U.S. Marine Corps Band right there, The Commandant's Own." The U.S. Marine Band is called "The President's Own" whereas "The Commandant's Own" is the U.S. Marine Corps Drum and Bugle Corps. They are two separate bands, and it's more likely that "The President's Own" is the band that would be playing at the inauguration. Moreover, the Commandant's Own is the most elite among the Marine Corps Bands, all of which are comprised of enlisted personnel and commanded by career officers. The President's Own is called, simply, The Marine Band. It is an auditioned group that attracts some of the nation's most gifted wind and percussion players. While members of the President's Own are technically marines, they are not subject to combat deployment. Their only assignment is guaranteed to be at the President's call to play their instruments. Members of The Commandant's Own and all other musicians in the US Marine Corps Band program are fully trained and ready to lay down their instruments, pick up rifles, and fulfill any assignment necessary at any time. See more »


President Josiah Bartlet: [trying to wake up his wife] Abbey... Abigail... Abbey, the kids are eating sugar.
Abbey Bartlet: Uh...
[wakes up]
Abbey Bartlet: Oh!
President Josiah Bartlet: How you doing? You know I gave the kids candy all the time, right?
Abbey Bartlet: Behind my back?
President Josiah Bartlet: Yes.
Abbey Bartlet: You bought their love.
President Josiah Bartlet: Well, it was for sale, and I wanted it.
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References March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934) See more »


Rock Me To Sleep
Performed by Jill Sobule
Written by Richard Barone and Jill Sobule
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12 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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