History Series / TheWestWing

17th May '18 9:01:43 PM oscotland
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** Subverted with the President's third daughter. It initially appears the husband-to-be is a bumbling, nerve-ridden geek who is marrying his daughter because he accidentally got her pregnant and they need to get married [[MySecretPregnancy before anyone finds out]]. However, he manages to impress the President with his impassioned speech about the moment he fell in love with and decided to marry his daughter.

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** Subverted with the President's third second daughter. It initially appears the husband-to-be is a bumbling, nerve-ridden geek who is marrying his daughter because he accidentally got her pregnant and they need to get married [[MySecretPregnancy before anyone finds out]]. However, he manages to impress the President with his impassioned speech about the moment he fell in love with and decided to marry his daughter.
15th May '18 7:49:52 PM SinDustries
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--> ''You're a son of a bitch, you know that? She bought her first new car and you hit her with a drunk driver. What, was that supposed to be funny? "You can't conceive, nor can I, the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God," says Graham Greene. I don't know whose ass he was kissin' there, 'cause I think you're just vindictive.''

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--> ''You're a son of a bitch, you know that? She bought her first new car car, and you hit her with a drunk driver. What, was that supposed to be funny? "You can't conceive, nor can I, the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God," says Graham Greene. I don't know whose ass he was kissin' there, 'cause I think you're just vindictive.''
15th May '18 6:41:11 PM SinDustries
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** It's given a small CallBack in season four, when a gunman shoots at the outside of the Whitehouse and Josh discusses it with an applicant to the Counsel's office:

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** It's given a small CallBack in season four, when a gunman shoots at the outside of the Whitehouse White House and Josh discusses it with an applicant to the Counsel's office:



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Okay, so the show took place before Obama vs. McCain in 2008. But it's possible that Bartlet was based on Bill Clinton, House Speaker Haffley was based on Newt Gingrich, and his Senate counterpart on Bob Dole.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Okay, so the show took place before Obama vs. McCain [=McCain=] in 2008. But it's possible that Bartlet was based on Bill Clinton, House Speaker Haffley was based on Newt Gingrich, and his Senate counterpart on Bob Dole.
15th May '18 6:07:49 PM SinDustries
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** One of the aversions that can be counted throughout the series on one hand occurs when the President and Toby are playing a game of chess in the Oval Office while waiting for news on the crisis du jour. Throughout the game, Bartlet teases Toby good-naturedly about his game until Toby comes back with, ''"You know, old man, the minute they swear the next guy in, you and me are gonna go 'round and 'round."''

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** One of the aversions that can be counted throughout the series on one hand occurs when the President and Toby are playing a game of chess in the Oval Office while waiting for news on the crisis du jour.''du jour''. Throughout the game, Bartlet teases Toby good-naturedly about his game until Toby comes back with, ''"You know, old man, the minute they swear the next guy in, you and me are gonna go 'round and 'round."''
15th May '18 5:44:54 PM SinDustries
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* HostageMacGuffin: Zoey Bartlett being kidnapped was feared by characters since the beginning. Their fears were realized when she was kidnapped in the Season Four finale. She's rescued in the second episode of S5 with next to nothing revealed about who kidnapped her or why though.

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* HostageMacGuffin: Zoey Bartlett [[spoiler:Zoey Bartlet]] being kidnapped was feared by characters since the beginning. Their fears were realized when she was kidnapped in the Season Four finale. She's rescued in the second episode of S5 with next to nothing revealed about who kidnapped her or why though.
15th May '18 5:22:05 PM SinDustries
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** Subverted in the pilot, when Leo asks Margaret to call the New York Times crossword section to complain about how they spelled Khaddafi's name:

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** Subverted in the pilot, when Leo asks Margaret to call the ''The New York Times Times'' crossword section to complain about how they spelled Khaddafi's name:
15th May '18 5:21:06 PM SinDustries
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-->'''Leo:''' (''on phone'') Seventeen across. Yes. Seventeen across is wrong. You're spelling his name wrong. Who am I? My name doesn't matter. I'm just an ordinary citizen who relies on the Times crossword for stimulation. And I'm telling you that I've met the man twice, and I've recommended a preemptive Exocet Missile attack against his air force, so I think I know how to...

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-->'''Leo:''' (''on phone'') Seventeen across. Yes. Seventeen across is wrong. You're spelling his name wrong. Who am I? My name doesn't matter. I'm just an ordinary citizen who relies on the Times ''Times'' crossword for stimulation. And I'm telling you that I've met the man twice, and I've recommended a preemptive Exocet Missile attack against his air force, so I think I know how to...
15th May '18 2:09:11 PM SinDustries
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** At one point The administration deals with a military pilot who stole an $18 million plane, it's mentioned by Josh that this pilot had received a purple heart previously after he ejected from his shot plane in Bosnia. Pilots that eject from their fighters are deemed unfit to fly due to potential medical complications after the extreme G-forces.

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** At one point The administration deals with a military pilot who stole an $18 million plane, it's mentioned by Josh that this pilot had received a purple heart Purple Heart previously after he ejected from his shot plane in Bosnia. Pilots that eject from their fighters are deemed unfit to fly due to potential medical complications after the extreme G-forces.
15th May '18 2:08:39 PM SinDustries
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** At one point The administration deals with a Military Pilot who stole an $18 Million plane, it's mentioned by Josh that this Pilot had received a purple heart previously after he ejected from his shot plane in Bosnia. Pilots that eject from their fighters are deemed unfit to fly due to potential medical complications after the extreme G-forces.

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** At one point The administration deals with a Military Pilot military pilot who stole an $18 Million million plane, it's mentioned by Josh that this Pilot pilot had received a purple heart previously after he ejected from his shot plane in Bosnia. Pilots that eject from their fighters are deemed unfit to fly due to potential medical complications after the extreme G-forces.
15th May '18 2:02:32 PM SinDustries
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-->'''Danny''': I have covered the White House for 8 years and I've done it with the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, and the ''Dallas Morning News''! And I'm telling you, you can't mess me around like this!

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-->'''Danny''': I have covered the White House for 8 years and I've done it with the ''The New York Times, the Times'', ''The Washington Post, Time Magazine, Post'', ''Time Magazine'', and the ''Dallas '''Dallas Morning News''! News'''! And I'm telling you, you can't mess me around like this!



** Consultant Lawrence O'Donnell said that after the show hit the air, he was worried that there would be a weekly column in The New York Times entitled "What The West Wing Got Wrong This Week." He was pleasantly surprised that most people - including experienced political operatives - seemed to accept the artistic license of the show.

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** Consultant Lawrence O'Donnell said that after the show hit the air, he was worried that there would be a weekly column in The ''The New York Times Times'' entitled "What The West Wing Got Wrong This Week." He was pleasantly surprised that most people - including experienced political operatives - seemed to accept the artistic license of the show.



* CrosswordPuzzle: Leo gives the ''New York Times'' crossword hotline an earful for spelling "Qaddafi" (a name often spelled in a number of different ways) incorrectly.

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* CrosswordPuzzle: Leo gives the ''New ''The New York Times'' crossword hotline an earful for spelling "Qaddafi" (a name often spelled in a number of different ways) incorrectly.
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