History Funny / TheWestWing

13th Jun '17 4:31:40 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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-->'''Sam:''' Leo's daughter's fourth-grade class.

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-->'''Sam:''' [[ExactWords Leo's daughter's fourth-grade class.]]
13th Apr '17 4:01:20 PM wrestlingdog909
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-->'''Josh''': This is quite an operation.
-->'''Margaret''' (Deadpan, complete with a DeathGlare): We like to spread holiday cheer.
13th Apr '17 3:58:35 PM wrestlingdog909
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** The whole subplot in "Stirred" about Bartlet helping Charlie file his taxes. (Made even more amazing when you consider that Charlie got the friggin' POTUS, who has a ''Nobel Prize in Economics'', to do his taxes.
--->'''Bartlet''': I love doing this.
--->'''Charlie''': Really? Filing tax returns?
--->'''Bartlet''': Yeah.
--->'''Charlie''': Ok.
--->'''Bartlet''': What?
--->'''Charlie''': I was just thinking about the plurality of Americans who made the decision to pull a lever with your name next to it.
--->'''Bartlet''': Suckers.
5th Mar '17 5:15:05 PM cerddom
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* The build-up for this joke [[BrickJoke has spanned over two seasons]]: The Chair of the Supreme Court is on the verge of full-blown dementia, writing statements in verse and such. He refuses to retire, because he's afraid that with a Republican Congress, Bartlet can't replace him with another left-leaning judge. The best the president can do is getting a centrist judge appointed. When in the episode ''The Supremes'' another, this time more conservative judge dies of a heart-attack, the White House is faced with a similar dilemma. Until Donna tells Josh about the two cats of her parents. Apparently, while her father preferred one cat, her mother had her heart set on another one. Therefore, they decided to compromise, and got both cats. Josh decided to do the same, by replacing the conservative judge with another conservative, and the Chair with a Democrat. When Donna finds out, she realizes what has happened:

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* The build-up for this joke [[BrickJoke has spanned over two seasons]]: The Chair of the Supreme Court Court's Chief Justice is on the verge of full-blown dementia, writing statements in verse and such. He refuses to retire, because he's afraid that with a Republican Congress, Bartlet can't replace him with another left-leaning judge. The best the president can do is getting a centrist judge appointed. When in the episode ''The Supremes'' another, this time more conservative judge dies of a heart-attack, the White House is faced with a similar dilemma. Until Donna tells Josh about the two cats of her parents. Apparently, while her father preferred one cat, her mother had her heart set on another one. Therefore, they decided to compromise, and got both cats. Josh decided to do the same, by replacing the conservative judge with another conservative, and the Chair Chief Justice with a Democrat. When Donna finds out, she realizes what has happened:
9th Feb '17 9:42:49 AM Gosicrystal
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-->'''Josh''': No, I did not. Let me be absolutely clear, I did not do that. [[NoExceptYes Except, yes, I did that]].

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-->'''Josh''': No, I did not. Let me be absolutely clear, I did not do that. [[NoExceptYes [[ByNoIMeanYes Except, yes, I did that]].
18th Jan '17 9:00:16 AM 06tele
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[''Leo looks at Bartlet on TV, basking in the attention of the press corps'']\\

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[''Leo looks at Bartlet on TV, basking in the attention of the press corps'']\\corps'']
18th Jan '17 8:58:06 AM 06tele
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* In the course of a conversation [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin about Swiss diplomacy]] in "Swiss Diplomacy," Bartlet is moved to draw an analogy to the cats his kids had when they were little, Mr. Finch and Mrs. Wilberforce. At the end of the scene, as they're walking away, he declares, "Mr. Finch and Mrs. Wilberforce! There's nothing wrong with my memory... though those are stupid names, and there's something wrong with my kids."

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* In the course cold open of a conversation [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin about Swiss diplomacy]] in "Swiss Diplomacy," Diplomacy", Bartlet is moved in a more than usually confident mood after being re-elected in spite of the revelations about his MS. C.J. is coaching him about the upcoming press conference:
-->'''C.J.''': Mr. President, how do you interpret the margin of victory?
-->'''Bartlet''': Well, the votes have been counted and the people have spoken, and it's clear that their will is for me
to draw an analogy be able to do and have anything I want.
-->'''C.J.''': Mr. President, Arnold White, Associated Press: What's the first legislative priority for your second term?
-->'''Bartlet''': There's a new guy from AP?
-->'''C.J.''': Yeah, what's your legislative priority?
-->'''Bartlet''': Well the President of Turkmenistan just officially extended the date of adolescence to twenty-five. So, things like that.
-->'''Leo''': [[TruthInTelevision I think he also renamed the month of January after himself.]]
-->'''Bartlet''': That's just greedy. Real power is knowing when to leave a little something on the table.
** Moments later, the Swiss ambassador has asked Leo to intercede for the son of the Ayatollah in Iran, who needs a heart/lung transplant. Leo promises to talk to "him".
--->'''Von Rutte''': The President?\\
[''Leo looks at Bartlet on TV, basking in the attention of the press corps'']\\
--->'''Bartlet''': [''on TV''] Don't get me wrong, Mark. I think January's a good month...
--->'''Leo''': Yeah, the President, Generalissimo, whatever he comes back as.
** Later still, as Leo and Bartlet go
to the Situation Room to discuss what to do about the boy:
--->'''Bartlet''': We had a couple of
cats his when the kids had when were kids named Mr. Finch and Ms. Wilberforce or something--I can't remember--but...
--->'''Leo''': You know, I've never really liked human names for animals.
--->'''Bartlet''': Really?
--->'''Leo''': Yeah.
--->'''Bartlet''': Okay, well, I can't believe my kids didn't think to ask you what to name the cats. But
they were little, Mr.used to bring mice into the house and show 'em to me.
--->'''Leo''': Yeah?
--->'''Bartlet''': This is how I'm starting to feel about the Swiss.
** At the end of the scene, as they're walking away, he declares, "Mr.
Finch and Mrs. Wilberforce. At the end of the scene, as they're walking away, he declares, "Mr. Finch and Mrs. Wilberforce! There's nothing wrong with my memory... though memory. Though those are stupid names, and there's something wrong with my kids."
18th Jan '17 8:42:01 AM 06tele
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--> "I've been thinking. It might not be such a bad idea to lock you all in here and set the place on fire. We have forty-eight hours before we kick off this campaign. We will all work hard, we will all work well, and we will all work together, or, so help me Mother of God, I will stick a pitchfork so far up your asses, you will quite simply be dead."

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--> "I've -->I've been thinking. It might not be such a bad idea to lock you all in here and set the place on fire. We have forty-eight hours before we kick off this campaign. We will all work hard, we will all work well, and we will all work together, or, so help me Mother of God, I will stick a pitchfork so far up your asses, you will quite simply be dead."



'''Margaret:''' Hey Josh.\\

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'''Margaret:''' [''deadpan''] Hey Josh.\\
31st Dec '16 6:54:11 AM awakeningcry
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* Bruno (who else?!) has this absolute gem when his speech writing staff are clashing with the West Wing staff at Bartlett's farm in New Hampshire.
--> "I've been thinking. It might not be such a bad idea to lock you all in here and set the place on fire. We have forty-eight hours before we kick off this campaign. We will all work hard, we will all work well, and we will all work together, or, so help me Mother of God, I will stick a pitchfork so far up your asses, you will quite simply be dead."
16th Dec '16 1:31:00 AM 06tele
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