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Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail 

On this year's "Big Block of Cheese Day", a college friend of Donna's asks Sam to help her get her late grandfather, accused of being a Communist spy inside the U.S. government, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Jessica Yu

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Paul Redford | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah Bartlet
Roma Maffia ... Officer Rhonda Sachs
Jolie Jenkins ... Stephanie Gault
Anna Deavere Smith ... Nancy McNally
Clark Gregg ... FBI Special Agent Michael Casper
NiCole Robinson ... Margaret Hooper
John Billingsley ... Dr. John Fallow
Jordan Baker ... Dr. Cynthia Sayles
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Storyline

On this year's "Big Block of Cheese Day", a college friend of Donna's asks Sam to help her get her late grandfather, accused of being a Communist spy inside the U.S. government, a presidential pardon; dealing with the recent revelation that his father had been having an affair for the past 27 years, Sam faces off with an F.B.I. agent, and later with Nancy McNally, over the pardon. Elsewhere, a group of cartographers completely re-educates C.J. on her perception of the globe, and one-time protester Toby, with the help of a straight-talking female security guard, speaks for the w.h. at a rally to protest against U.S. participation in the WTO and various free trade agreements. Written by meebly

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Drama

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Trivia

Josh mentions to Sam that Lincoln signed a pardon on April 14, 1865, the same day he was shot. Until over a decade after this episode was filmed, historians thought this was true. However, in January 2011, Lincoln researcher Thomas Lowry admitted that he had altered the date of the pardon (which he had "discovered" in the permanent records of the U.S. National Archives) from 1864 to 1865 so that it would seem more historically significant. See more »

Goofs

When Sam (Rob Lowe) is given the NSA report, the number and positions of blacked out lines change several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

C.J. Cregg: No cameras.
Toby Ziegler: You negotiated that?
C.J. Cregg: Yeah.
Toby Ziegler: And they agreed to it?
C.J. Cregg: You want to make out with me right now, don't you?
Toby Ziegler: Well, when don't I?
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Featured in Flat Earth Clues: Real Eyes (2015) See more »

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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