The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Josh trumps a potential Democratic challenger in a masterful political move and then hires the challenger's chief of staff and ex-girlfriend Mandy Hampton. Toby tries to warn Sam away from ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas Schlamme

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Moira Kelly ... Mandy Hampton
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Morris Tolliver
Lisa Edelstein ... Laurie
Merrin Dungey ... Daisy
Renée Estevez ... Nancy (as Renee Estevez)
John Bedford Lloyd ... Lloyd Russell
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Suzy Nakamura ... Cathy
Tim Matheson ... Vice President John Hoynes
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Storyline

Josh trumps a potential Democratic challenger in a masterful political move and then hires the challenger's chief of staff and ex-girlfriend Mandy Hampton. Toby tries to warn Sam away from his friendship with the call girl, but to Toby's horror, Sam seems intent on reforming her. CJ tries to spin the latest clash between President Bartlet and Vice President Hoynes. After an American plane is shot down carrying Bartlet's physician, Bartlet's response leaves Leo worried about the President's response. Written by timdalton007

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

29 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Josh and Donna are talking about football bets involving Central Indiana State. This is a fictitious institution. There is only an Indiana State See more »

Goofs

After Sam finds the call girl Laurie, she explains to him that she has broken some State laws, but claims to have never broken any federal laws. However in pilot she is shown in bed smoking marijuana which is a federal offense. See more »

Quotes

Toby Ziegler: Mrs. Landingham, does the president have free time this morning?
Mrs. Landingham: The president has nothing but free time, Toby. Right now he's in the residence eating Cheerios and enjoying Regis and Kathie Lee. Should I get him for you?
Toby Ziegler: Sarcasm's a disturbing thing coming from a woman of your age, Mrs. Landingham.
Mrs. Landingham: What age would that be, Toby?
Toby Ziegler: Late twenties?
Mrs. Landingham: Atta boy.
Toby Ziegler: Can I have a cookie?
Mrs. Landingham: No.
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Connections

References Live with Kelly and Ryan (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

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