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Privateers 

Amy is challenged and tormented from all sides in her first day as Chief of Staff to the First Lady. Her first task is to prove that Abbey's relative was a privateer and not a pirate. And a glacier melts!

Director:

Alex Graves

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Paul Redford (teleplay by) | 11 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed 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 'Jed' Bartlet
Mary-Louise Parker ... Amy Gardner
Jeff Perry ... Burt Ganz
Elisabeth Moss ... Zoey Bartlet
Trent Ford ... Jean Paul
Amanda Carlin ... Hydroclimatologist Hillary Toobin
Benjamin Brown ... Mike
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Storyline

Amy is challenged and tormented from all sides in her first day as Chief of Staff to the First Lady. Her first task is to prove that Abbey's relative was a privateer and not a pirate. And a glacier melts!

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 2003 (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

According to the diploma hanging on her wall, Amy graduated from Yale University. See more »

Goofs

Amy and Josh are debating a rider to a bill about abortion and Amy says to him "I also don't think you have a reproductive system" to which Josh agrees. And, of course, men do have reproductive systems. They don't, however, give birth - which was her point. See more »

Quotes

Abbey Bartlet: So we're for freedom of speech everywhere but poor countries, where they can have our help, but only if they live up to Clancy Bangert's moral standards? What the hell kind of free world are you running?
President Josiah "Jed" Bartlet: I really don't know, Abbey. The day hasn't started yet.
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Connections

References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

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