The West Wing (1999–2006)
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The Mommy Problem 

Despite vigorous campaigning, the Santos campaign still struggles to articulate its message and keep the focus on domestic issues rather than gossip and trivia. Although Santos served ... See full summary »

Director:

Alex Graves

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Eli Attie
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Senator Arnold Vinick
Kristin Chenoweth ... Annabeth Schott (credit only)
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper (credit only)
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry (credit only)
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Jimmy Smits ... Matthew Santos
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet (credit only)
Janeane Garofalo ... Louise Thornton
Marlee Matlin ... Joey Lucas
Sam Robards ... Greg Brock
NiCole Robinson ... Margaret
Renée Estevez ... Nancy
Matthew Del Negro ... Bram Howard
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Storyline

Despite vigorous campaigning, the Santos campaign still struggles to articulate its message and keep the focus on domestic issues rather than gossip and trivia. Although Santos served decades in the military and remains in the reserves, Vinick still appears the stronger candidate on national security issues due to stereotypes about Republicans and Democrats. The White House's decision to halt their own investigation into the leak is a savvy legal move, however it could prove to be costly politically: while Vinick can slam the President for this decision, it's not so easy for Santos to do so. Josh reluctantly recruits help with running the campaign when it becomes obvious that he's trying to do too much himself. Written by Murray Chapman

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

2 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Previously on the West Wing" spoken by Toby (Richard Schiff). See more »

Goofs

When Santos reports for his USMC Reserve Duty, he is shown wearing a flight suit, the uniform for Marine Corps pilots. His hair is long and not cut to Marine Corps regulations. He is therefore considered "out of uniform." It's unlikely this character would have overlooked getting a regulation hair cut before reporting for duty. See more »

Quotes

Congressman Matthew Santos: There is no way that bed was steel reinforced.
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Connections

References Dragnet (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

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