The West Wing (1999–2006)
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The Leadership Breakfast 

Toby wants to use a bipartisan breakfast to discuss real issues instead of making it a staged event; Sam floats the idea of moving the press room across the street; Leo wants Josh to apologize to a columnist on his behalf; Leo and Toby realize they need to start thinking about reelection.

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Ann Stark
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Henry Shallick
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Margaret
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Carol
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Staffer Larry
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Staffer Ed
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Ginger
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A bipartisan breakfast is being carefully staged to avoid any chance of conflict, so Toby strikes a deal with the majority leader's new Chief of Staff to get a discussion of real issues on the agenda. Sam thinks working conditions can be improved moving the press room across the street, but C.J. thinks it's a bad idea. Leo asks Josh to apologize to an important columnist on his behalf after making an embarrassing comment. Maneuvers by political opponents prompt Toby and Leo to begin thinking about reelection sooner than they expected. Written by Murray Chapman

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10 January 2001 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Staffer Larry (William Duffy ) and Staffer Ed (Peter James Smith ) appeared in the pilot episode where they were noted as Congressional Liason #1 and #2. William Duffy was first credited as Bill Duffy. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the episode, Sam and Josh build a fire in the Mural room fireplace. They find the the chimney has been sealed since the 1800's causing the room to fill with smoke causing the smoke alarms to go off. In season 1 in the episode where Mendoza is confirmed, everyone is watching the vote in the Mural room while a fire is burning in the same fireplace. See more »

Quotes

Josh Lyman: Could you possibly get us some dried leaves?
Donna Moss: Yeah, I'll just run out to the forest and be right back.
Donna Moss: [Donna leaves room]
Sam Seaborn: You know what?
Josh Lyman: You think she was being sarcastic?
Sam Seaborn: Yeah. I don't think she's getting the leaves.
Josh Lyman: You know what we could use?
Sam Seaborn: Newspaper.
Josh Lyman: See, this is what I'm talking about. This is teamwork.
Sam Seaborn: It really is.
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Connections

References Casablanca (1942) 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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