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Take Out the Trash Day 

In preparation for the Friday night briefing for the Saturday papers and news broadcasts -- nicknamed "take out the trash day" because it disposes of all the stories the White House doesn't... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Olin

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
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young (credit only)
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Timothy Busfield ... Danny Concannon
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Suzy Nakamura ... Cathy
Dakin Matthews ... Simon Blye
James Handy ... Rep. Joseph Bruno, R-PA
Ray Baker ... Jonathan Lydell
Liza Weil ... Karen Larson
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Storyline

In preparation for the Friday night briefing for the Saturday papers and news broadcasts -- nicknamed "take out the trash day" because it disposes of all the stories the White House doesn't want heavy coverage on, and because Saturday is the least read paper of the week -- the staff take on a variety of chores: C.J. prepares to meet with the family of a Matthew Shepard-type victim of murder just because he was gay, and discovers something unexpected about the young man's reticent father; Josh and Sam contend with an angry Republican house committee leader who wants to make a deal to avoid public hearings on Leo's alcoholism; the president must read and wince through a graphic report on sex education in public schools; Danny pesters C.J. about an aide to the v.p. living on high off of taxpayer dollars. Written by meebly

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode holds special meaning for John SpencerJohn Spencer, who plays Leo McGarry. Spencer himself was a recovering alcoholic. See more »

Goofs

While discussing the Board of Directors CPB, the President incorrectly states that it was members of the House that were holding up his nominations. See more »

Quotes

Sam Seaborn: Leo, did you know that there's a town in Alabama that wants
[to make the Ten Commandments into law]
Sam Seaborn: ...
Leo McGarry: Yes.
Sam Seaborn: What do you think about that?
Leo McGarry: Coveting thy neighbor's wife is going to cause some problems.
Sam Seaborn: That's what I said. Plus, if I were arrested for coveting my neighbor's wife, when asked about it, I'd probably bear false witness.
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Connections

References Brideshead Revisited (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

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