A container ship is caught attempting to smuggle nearly a hundred people from China into California. Toby urges the President to appoint Leo's outspoken sister to a position in the Department of Education as a way of starting a battle over school prayer. C.J. discovers that she is expected to arrange White House Thanksgiving ceremonies which include the traditional Presidential turkey pardoning. The President sends Charlie on a seemingly endless mission to find the ultimate carving knife.
Did You Know?
Shibboleth is used in modern parlance to mean any language usage that signifies a social or regional origin. The use originates from a story in the biblical book of Judges, in which one clan rooted out spies from another clan by asking them to say the Hebrew word, which both clans pronounced differently. The actual meaning of the Hebrew word is "an ear of grain." See more
When the president is explaining what Shibboleth is, he quotes the King James Bible, which varies significantly from the Catholic Bible. Having grown up Catholic, Bartlet would not have studied the King James Bible. See more
Leo, do me a favor: Don't tell the President we're just watching football. He'll wanna invite us for dinner.
Oh yes, I'm sure upon hearing the news that you're free, the President of the United States will insist that you join him for dinner.
I'm just saying, we've been working hard, and we'd prefer to watch football rather than listen to a history of the yam in Latin.
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more