The West Wing (1999–2006)
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The Crackpots and These Women 

On the series' first "Big Block of Cheese" Day (nicknamed "Total Crackpot Day" by Josh), staffers meet with reps of various organizations causes, e.g., C.J. hosts a group that wants $900 ... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Drazan

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
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Guy Boyd ... Stanley
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Elisabeth Moss ... Zoey Bartlet
Suzy Nakamura ... Cathy
Renée Estevez ... Nancy (as Renee Estevez)
Sam Lloyd ... Bob
Nick Offerman ... Jerry
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Storyline

On the series' first "Big Block of Cheese" Day (nicknamed "Total Crackpot Day" by Josh), staffers meet with reps of various organizations causes, e.g., C.J. hosts a group that wants $900 million for a "wolves only" highway. The president has everyone to the residence for a homemade chili party, we learn about Mrs. Landingham's past, and Zoey is introduced to the group. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1999 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The ringer that President Bartlet brings in to the basketball game is played by Juwan Howard, who was a then-member of the Washington Wizards. See more »

Goofs

When Josh is listening to "Ave Maria" he claims that Schubert was crazy. Medically speaking, this was untrue and it's more than likely that the writers were thinking of composer Robert Schumann, who did in fact end up in an insane asylum towards the end of his life. See more »

Quotes

[the Senior Staff are playing a pick-up basketball game with the President]
Josh Lyman: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Who's this?
President Josiah Bartlet: I'm making a substitution.
Toby Ziegler: Who is this guy?
President Josiah Bartlet: Mr. Grant's a new member of my team.
Toby Ziegler: A ringer, perhaps?
President Josiah Bartlet: Mr. Grant is a federal employee.
[Mr. Grant is played by real-life NBA forward Juwan Howard]
Toby Ziegler: You know the thing about you, Mr. President? It isn't so much that you cheat. It's how brazenly bad you are at it.
President Josiah Bartlet: I beg your pardon?
[...]
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Connections

References Hollywood Squares (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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Stood up at the end to clap
27 February 2019 | by achumenon96See all my reviews

There are very few times an episode can make me mumble praises as I watch an episode. This was one of them. Sorkins dialogue can make your eyes tear up


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