History Trivia / TheWestWing

27th Mar '16 4:14:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/ApocalypseNow Captain]] [[Film/TheDeadZone Greg Stillson]] [[Film/ApocalypseNow Willard]] is the President, [[Film/{{Grease}} Rizzo]] is the first lady, [[Film/TheRock FBI Director James Womack]] became the Chief of Staff, [[Film/BillyMadison Eric Gordon]] is his deputy, [[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark Eddie Carr]] is the communications director, Billy Hixx is ''his'' deputy, [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] is a governor and [[Film/RobinHoodMenInTights The Sheriff of Rottingham]], [[Series/{{Cheers}} Robin Colcord]], is an ambassador. WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong?
** [[Disney/TheLionKing Nala the Lion]] is a media consultant (OK, it's actually a HeyItsThatVoice), [[Series/{{Thirtysomething}} Elliot Weston]] is a reporter, and [[Film/RichieRich Lawrence Van Dough]] is White House Counsel.
** [[Film/PoliceAcademy Tackleberry]] is a Colonel.
** [[Series/{{Mash}} Hawkeye Pierce]] (with the help of [[Series/HomeImprovement Jill Taylor]]) and [[StarWars Bail Organa]] (with wife [[MeetTheParents Pam Byrnes]]) running for president.
** And [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Mayor Wilkins]] as the Secretary of Agriculture. I can just see the Giant Snake Demon plowing through the walls of the White House...
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Q himself]] likes to give conservative, pandering advice to the President as a pollster.
*** Which actually wouldn't be completely out of character if Q was really bored.
** [[Film/HarryPotter Lucius Malfoy]] is a reporter in Palestine who takes an interest in the Deputy Chief of Staff's secretary.
** [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture Doc Brown]] is a famous constitutional scholar.
** [[Series/SportsNight Jeremy Goodwin]] gets brought in as the new Deputy Communications Director, with stepsister [[TheWonderYears Winnie Cooper]] for initial support.
** [[Series/{{JAG}} Clayton Webb]] is going undercover as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
** Somehow, it's not surprising that John Hoynes is [[Film/AnimalHouse an inveterate womanizer]].
** The new VP is [[AmericanGothic Lucas Buck]]? No wonder he gives me the creeps.
*** And no wonder no one really likes him, as he is also [[Film/OfficeSpace Lumbergh]].
** [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus Ms. Frizzle]] is the President's secretary!
** [[Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr Socrates Poole]] is putting together a World War II exhibit at the Smithsonian.
** [[Series/GoodTimes James Evans, Sr.]] is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs (later in the series the Chairman was [[Series/{{Lost}} John Locke.]]
** [[Series/TheSopranos Richie Aprile]] appears in one episode as Tony's rabbi. Italian mobsters can become rabbis, apparently. Who knew?
** Before becoming a crime scene investigator, [[Series/{{CSI}} Sara Sidle]] was a agent for the Secret Service attached to protect the President's daughter.
** Creator/CarlLumbly was Jeff Breckenridge.
** [[Series/{{NCIS}} Leroy Jethro Gibbs]] served as a Secret Service agent protecting CJ [[spoiler:for a while]].
** Prior to his recruitment by [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD S.H.I.E.L.D]], Agent Coulson was an FBI agent under the name of Casper, assigned to the White House. [[WordOfDante And Clark Gregg concurs.]]
** [[Series/{{Desperate Housewives}} Rex Van de Kamp]] succeeded [[Series/{{Roseanne}} Dan Conner]] as Speaker of the House.
** [[Creator/AaronSorkin WordOfGod]] [[note]] for the first 4 years at least [[/note]] is in attendance during President Santos' inauguration.
12th Feb '16 10:45:18 AM BatmanKalEl
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Sorkin wanted to get Josh and Donna together. He kept being told "Wait another season!" The chemistry was apparent from the pilot and didn't get fulfilled until the last season.
20th Jan '16 6:10:43 PM CassandraLeo
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* CastingGag: Casting noted liberal Creator/AlanAlda as Republican senator and presidential candidate Arnold Vinick certainly qualifies as this.
1st Jan '16 3:41:06 AM erforce
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*** And no wonder no one really likes him, as he is also [[OfficeSpace Lumbergh]].
** [[TheMagicSchoolBus Ms. Frizzle]] is the President's secretary!
** [[Series/{{TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr}} Socrates Poole]] is putting together a World War II exhibit at the Smithsonian.

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*** And no wonder no one really likes him, as he is also [[OfficeSpace [[Film/OfficeSpace Lumbergh]].
** [[TheMagicSchoolBus [[WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus Ms. Frizzle]] is the President's secretary!
** [[Series/{{TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr}} [[Series/TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr Socrates Poole]] is putting together a World War II exhibit at the Smithsonian.
6th Dec '15 11:39:08 AM nombretomado
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** Abigail Bartlet makes a ''SesameStreet'' appearance to mollify the public about her having resumed medical work after voluntarily surrendering her license in the wake of a political scandal over her misusing it. Talking with the president's secretary about the Muppets' impending arrival, Abbey makes various knowledgeable remarks about the distinctions between the casts of ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', likely a reference to actress Stockard Channing's having appeared in several of the "Mad Painter" sketches on ''Series/SesameStreet'' in the 1970s.

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** Abigail Bartlet makes a ''SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' appearance to mollify the public about her having resumed medical work after voluntarily surrendering her license in the wake of a political scandal over her misusing it. Talking with the president's secretary about the Muppets' impending arrival, Abbey makes various knowledgeable remarks about the distinctions between the casts of ''Series/SesameStreet'' and ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', likely a reference to actress Stockard Channing's having appeared in several of the "Mad Painter" sketches on ''Series/SesameStreet'' in the 1970s.
24th Nov '15 3:34:12 PM NeoSilverThorn
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* ActorAllusion: To Malina's character Jeremy from Sorkin's SportsNight:

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* ActorAllusion: To **To Malina's character Jeremy from Sorkin's SportsNight:
24th Nov '15 2:00:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/ApocalypseNow Captain]] [[Film/TheDeadZone Greg Stillson]] [[Film/ApocalypseNow Willard]] is the President, [[Film/{{Grease}} Rizzo]] is the first lady, [[Film/TheRock FBI Director James Womack]] became the Chief of Staff, [[Film/BillyMadison Eric Gordon]] is his deputy, [[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark Eddie Carr]] is the communications director, [[StElmosFire Billy Hixx]] is ''his'' deputy, [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] is a governor and [[Film/RobinHoodMenInTights The Sheriff of Rottingham]], [[Series/{{Cheers}} Robin Colcord]], is an ambassador. WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong?

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/ApocalypseNow Captain]] [[Film/TheDeadZone Greg Stillson]] [[Film/ApocalypseNow Willard]] is the President, [[Film/{{Grease}} Rizzo]] is the first lady, [[Film/TheRock FBI Director James Womack]] became the Chief of Staff, [[Film/BillyMadison Eric Gordon]] is his deputy, [[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark Eddie Carr]] is the communications director, [[StElmosFire Billy Hixx]] Hixx is ''his'' deputy, [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] is a governor and [[Film/RobinHoodMenInTights The Sheriff of Rottingham]], [[Series/{{Cheers}} Robin Colcord]], is an ambassador. WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong?
5th Oct '15 12:18:08 PM fauxtoast
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** [[Creator/AaronSorkin WordOfGod]] is in attendance during President Santos' inauguration.

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** [[Creator/AaronSorkin WordOfGod]] [[note]] for the first 4 years at least [[/note]] is in attendance during President Santos' inauguration.
5th Oct '15 12:16:38 PM fauxtoast
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** [[Creator/AaronSorkin WordOfGod]] is in attendance during President Santos' inauguration.



** [[Creator/AaronSorkin WordOfGod]] is in attendance during President Santos' inauguration.
5th Oct '15 12:15:09 PM fauxtoast
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