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Mr. Willis of Ohio 

In the first of several episodes throughout the series' run that portrays ordinary Americans and how they interact with and ultimately affect the W.H., an Ohio middle school social studies ... See full summary »

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Leo McGarry
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Cathy
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Mallory O'Brien
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Rep. Joe Willis, D-OH
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In the first of several episodes throughout the series' run that portrays ordinary Americans and how they interact with and ultimately affect the W.H., an Ohio middle school social studies teacher, a widower who has recently filled the brief remaining term of his late wife in the House, joins two other reps to meet with Toby and Mandy about changes to unfair rules in the U.S. Census written into the latest federal budget. The other two, career politicians, are completely resistant to the changes, but Mr. Willis is swayed by a potent argument Toby makes regarding "strict constructionism" (generally conservative and libertarian belief that the U.S. Constitution is not a living document, and must be followed as written, unless officially amended through standard 38-state ratification) and the 14th Amendment. Toby is impressed with the man and his open-mindedness. Elsewhere, Sam tutors C.J. on the finer points of the census. Late in the episode, the staff meets for a late-night poker ... Written by meebly

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Trivia

The US House of Representatives has no such condition where a seat is filled. If a member dies, their seat, and thus vote, is left empty until a special election can be held to fill their seat. See more »

Goofs

Bartlet is technically incorrect when he says that the strawberry is the only fruit with its seeds on the outside. Because the seeds are on the outside, the strawberry is technically not a fruit but rather a "false fruit". See more »

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[a cadre of Secret Service Agents just arrested the Frat boys in the Bar]
Charlie Young: Now I'm having a good time.
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References Super Fly (1972) See more »

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Learn to Fly
Written and Performed by Foo Fighters
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