History Heartwarming / TheWestWing

30th Oct '17 10:33:04 AM malias
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-->'''Josh:''' So...[[{{Trigger}} that's gonna be my reaction whenever I hear music from now on]]?\\

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-->'''Josh:''' So...[[{{Trigger}} [[TraumaButton that's gonna be my reaction whenever I hear music from now on]]?\\
22nd Aug '17 6:14:44 PM MURPHYCHACHO
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** In the same scene where Leo scolds Josh and Sam, Leo tells Sam to apologize to Laurie for making such a request of her. When Sam says that he already did apologize, Leo orders him to apologize to her again. The fact that he expresses indignation over how Laurie was treated, when plenty of people in his position wouldn't think twice about her, speaks volumes.
3rd Jul '17 6:38:57 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** What makes it heartwarming is that Leo understands that she didn't do what she did to gain favour with anyone, or because she was being judgemental about his addictions, but because she was legitimately frightened by the idea that a man with Leo's history of substance abuse could wield so much power.

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** What makes it heartwarming is that Leo understands that she didn't do what she did to gain favour with anyone, or because she was being judgemental about his addictions, but because she was legitimately frightened by the idea that a man with Leo's history of substance abuse could wield so much power. And that he gives her a second chance because it's important to him that she give ''him'' a second chance too. He doesn't have to care what she thinks of him. But he does.
19th Jun '17 8:24:19 AM ZanderSchubert
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-->'''Josh Lyman:''' Yeah, that inspiration thing. Voyager, in case it's ever encountered by extra-terrestrials, is carrying photos of life on Earth, greetings in 55 languages and a collection of music from Gregorian chants to Music/ChuckBerry. Including "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB7C7BgxEWw Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground]]" by '20s bluesman Blind Willie Johnson, whose stepmother blinded him when he was seven by throwing lye in is his eyes after his father had beat her for being with another man. He died, penniless, of pneumonia after sleeping bundled in wet newspapers in the ruins of his house that burned down. But his music just left the solar system.

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-->'''Josh Lyman:''' Yeah, that inspiration thing. Voyager, in case it's ever encountered by extra-terrestrials, is carrying photos of life on Earth, greetings in 55 languages and a collection of music from Gregorian chants to Music/ChuckBerry. Including "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB7C7BgxEWw com/watch?v=OjLSf8y94fU Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground]]" by '20s bluesman Blind Willie Johnson, whose stepmother blinded him when he was seven by throwing lye in is his eyes after his father had beat her for being with another man. He died, penniless, of pneumonia after sleeping bundled in wet newspapers in the ruins of his house that burned down. But his music just left the solar system.
11th Jun '17 5:49:39 AM twilicorn
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-->'''Bartlet''': More than any time in recent history, America's destiny is not of our own choosing. We did not seek nor did we provoke an assault on our freedom and our way of life. We did not expect nor did we invite a confrontation with evil. Yet the true measure of a people's strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive. 44 people were killed a couple of hours ago at Kennison State University. Three swimmers from the mens team were killed and two others are in critical condition. When, after having heard the explosion from their practice facility, [[HeroicSacrifice they ran into the fire to help get people out]]. Ran ''into'' the fire. ''The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight.'' They're our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels, but every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we're reminded that that capacity may well be limitless. This is a time for American heroes. We will do what is hard. We will achieve what is great. This is a time for American heroes and we reach for the stars. God bless their memory, God bless you and God bless the United States of America. Thank you.

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-->'''Bartlet''': More than any time in recent history, America's destiny is not of our own choosing. We did not seek nor did we provoke an assault on our freedom and our way of life. We did not expect nor did we invite a confrontation with evil. Yet the true measure of a people's strength is how they rise to master that moment when it does arrive. 44 people were killed a couple of hours ago at Kennison State University. Three swimmers from the mens men's team were killed and two others are in critical condition. When, after having heard the explosion from their practice facility, [[HeroicSacrifice they ran into the fire to help get people out]]. Ran ''into'' the fire. ''The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels tonight.'' They're our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of heaven are too crowded with angels, but every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we're reminded that that capacity may well be limitless. This is a time for American heroes. We will do what is hard. We will achieve what is great. This is a time for American heroes and we reach for the stars. God bless their memory, God bless you and God bless the United States of America. Thank you.



** This scene is especially heartbreaking/heartwarming when you think of the Boston Bombings, a hauntingly similar scenario. Many of the marathon runners--despite not knowing if there were any more bombs about to go off--immediately turned around and began to help the victims. We will do what is hard and great indeed.

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** This scene is especially heartbreaking/heartwarming when you think of the Boston Bombings, Marathon attack, a hauntingly similar scenario. Many of the marathon runners--despite not knowing if there were any more bombs about to go off--immediately turned around and began to help the victims. We will do what is hard and great indeed.



* Kristen Chenoweth (Annabeth) singing "[[{{Wicked}} For Good]]" at John Spencer's private funeral.

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* Kristen Chenoweth (Annabeth) singing "[[{{Wicked}} "[[Theatre/{{Wicked}} For Good]]" at John Spencer's private funeral.



* Aaron Sorkin appearing in the crowd during Santos' inauguration.

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* [[CreatorCameo Aaron Sorkin appearing in the crowd crowd]] during Santos' inauguration.
30th May '17 6:50:54 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheWestWing'' has managed this on many occasions, but for a notable example: when [[spoiler:Jed Bartlet, lying in a hospital bed, call Leo over and kisses him on the cheek]].
** When [[spoiler:Josh is being wheeled into surgery after being shot, and Sam comes running into the group surrounding the gurney and frantically shouts, "Josh, I'm here!"]] Actually, most scenes from both parts of "In The Shadow of Two Gunmen" qualify for this trope, especially the flashbacks.
*** When [[spoiler:Toby found Josh sitting against a wall holding a bullet wound and started calling for help, the rest of the senior staff came running.]]
** The flashback when then-candidate Bartlet and Josh discuss the death of Mr. Lyman. While a ballroom full of people is waiting for Bartlet to give an acceptance speech. Jed goes out of his way for his friends and colleagues so often, that trait itself is a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
*** Hell, he even offers to fly back with Josh just so he won't have to ride on the plane alone. Never mind that he just won the nomination, has a room full of supporters waiting for him, and needs to make an acceptance speech.
*** Not only did he offer, but he totally, one hundred percent ''meant'' that offer. You can actually see him starting to rifle through his shirt and pockets, looking for his wallet to go buy the ticket, and is slightly disappointed when Josh reminds him that he's just won the primary. Afterwards, the look of gratitude Josh gives him is a heartwarming moment all of its own, showing exactly when the father/son relationship between the two was defined.
*** In addition, the audience has seen through flashbacks that during the primary season Bartlet was often curt and abrupt with his staff, taking his fears that he wasn't ready and wasn't good enough for the presidency out on them, and Josh was clearly beginning to wonder why exactly he was putting himself through all the grief on Bartlet's behalf. The scene at the airport was likely the first time Josh had seen the fatherly side of Bartlet as well, and while Josh repeatedly insists that Bartlet needs to make his acceptance speech and continue the momentum gathered from winning the Illinois primary, he's clearly deeply moved by Bartlet's concern.

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* ''TheWestWing'' has managed this on many occasions, but for a notable example: when When [[spoiler:Jed Bartlet, lying in a hospital bed, call Leo over and kisses him on the cheek]].
** * When [[spoiler:Josh is being wheeled into surgery after being shot, and Sam comes running into the group surrounding the gurney and frantically shouts, "Josh, I'm here!"]] Actually, most scenes from both parts of "In The Shadow of Two Gunmen" qualify for this trope, especially the flashbacks.
*** * When [[spoiler:Toby found Josh sitting against a wall holding a bullet wound and started calling for help, the rest of the senior staff came running.]]
** * The flashback when then-candidate Bartlet and Josh discuss the death of Mr. Lyman. While a ballroom full of people is waiting for Bartlet to give an acceptance speech. Jed goes out of his way for his friends and colleagues so often, that trait itself is a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming.
*** ** Hell, he even offers to fly back with Josh just so he won't have to ride on the plane alone. Never mind that he just won the nomination, has a room full of supporters waiting for him, and needs to make an acceptance speech.
*** ** Not only did he offer, but he totally, one hundred percent ''meant'' that offer. You can actually see him starting to rifle through his shirt and pockets, looking for his wallet to go buy the ticket, and is slightly disappointed when Josh reminds him that he's just won the primary. Afterwards, the look of gratitude Josh gives him is a heartwarming moment all of its own, showing exactly when the father/son relationship between the two was defined.
*** ** In addition, the audience has seen through flashbacks that during the primary season Bartlet was often curt and abrupt with his staff, taking his fears that he wasn't ready and wasn't good enough for the presidency out on them, and Josh was clearly beginning to wonder why exactly he was putting himself through all the grief on Bartlet's behalf. The scene at the airport was likely the first time Josh had seen the fatherly side of Bartlet as well, and while Josh repeatedly insists that Bartlet needs to make his acceptance speech and continue the momentum gathered from winning the Illinois primary, he's clearly deeply moved by Bartlet's concern.
26th May '17 3:06:34 PM Evighet
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* Richard Schiff made a guest appearence on the [[http://thewestwingweekly.com/ West Wing Weekly podcast]] for the "''Excelsis Deo''" episode. Several times he begins to cry while talking about the episode and its subject matter.
26th May '17 2:47:22 PM Evighet
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-->'''Bartlet''': What was Josh Lyman? A warning shot? *choked* That was my ''son''. What did I ever do to Yours except praise His glory and His name?
19th Mar '17 1:53:07 PM beergood
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-->'''Josh Lyman:''' Yeah, that inspiration thing. Voyager, in case it's ever encountered by extra-terrestrials, is carrying photos of life on Earth, greetings in 55 languages and a collection of music from Gregorian chants to Music/ChuckBerry. Including "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNj2BXW852g Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground]]" by '20s bluesman Blind Willie Johnson, whose stepmother blinded him when he was seven by throwing lye in is his eyes after his father had beat her for being with another man. He died, penniless, of pneumonia after sleeping bundled in wet newspapers in the ruins of his house that burned down. But his music just left the solar system.

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-->'''Josh Lyman:''' Yeah, that inspiration thing. Voyager, in case it's ever encountered by extra-terrestrials, is carrying photos of life on Earth, greetings in 55 languages and a collection of music from Gregorian chants to Music/ChuckBerry. Including "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNj2BXW852g com/watch?v=DB7C7BgxEWw Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground]]" by '20s bluesman Blind Willie Johnson, whose stepmother blinded him when he was seven by throwing lye in is his eyes after his father had beat her for being with another man. He died, penniless, of pneumonia after sleeping bundled in wet newspapers in the ruins of his house that burned down. But his music just left the solar system.
16th Mar '17 1:00:56 PM marisachan
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** Additionally, after Josh and Toby and Donna get back to Washington, D.C. and start work on a plan to make college tuition tax-deductible, Toby calls Matt Kelley personally to let him know of what government is going to do to try and help.
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