History YMMV / TheWestWing

30th Jul '17 4:12:03 AM haloinsider
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** Lionel Tribbey
** Oliver Babish
** Bruno Gianelli
** Joe Quincy

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** Ainsley Hayes, an intelligent and even-minded Republican character who was able to have a back-and-forth with Sam.
** Lionel Tribbey
Tribbey, a righteous White House Counsel whose existence allows John Larroquette the opportunity to [[LargeHam bathe in a river of ham.]]
** Oliver Babish
Babish, Tribbey's successor, who adheres to a strict moral code and projects a confidence that allows him to speak candidly with both the President and the First Lady over their respective obstacles during the MS scandal.
** Bruno Gianelli
Gianelli, a Campaign Manager with a high success rate, who - while not deferring to a particular political party - professes himself as someone who listens intently to the wants of the American people, preferring that to telling them what they should want. As a result, he coolly and calmly probing the Bartlet staff on how to function during Seasons 3 and 4, even calling out the President for not giving him proper flexibility to do his job.
** Joe QuincyQuincy, a male version of Ainsley Hayes that offered [[Series/{{Friends}} Matthew Perry]] the chance to successfully [[PlayingAgainstType play against type.]]
30th Jul '17 3:56:42 AM haloinsider
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: ''The West Wing'' was littered with colorful recurring characters and guest characters that fit in exceedingly well with the main cast. A fair amount were so good that the writers debated bringing them back in for further appearances, and those that didn't return usually couldn't because of either the schedules of the performer or the need to adhere to a specific story arc. Some of these characters include:
** Lionel Tribbey
** Oliver Babish
** Bruno Gianelli
** Joe Quincy
29th Jul '17 11:52:16 PM haloinsider
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** Creator/ClarkGregg plays FBI Agent Michael Casper in several episodes scattered between seasons two through five. Partially as a result of this, some [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] fans (as well as Gregg himself) like to think that Phil Coulson worked with the White House before S.H.I.E.L.D. hired him.
** [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise John Billingsley]] turns up as Dr. John Fallow in "Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail".



** [[Series/BostonLegal Christian Clemenson]] portrays Evan Woodkirk in "The Women of Qumar".



** Creator/GregoryItzin plays a State Department Official in "Enemies Foreign and Domestic".
** Creator/EvanRachelWood appears as Hogan Cregg in "The Black Vera Wang", near the end of her time on ''Series/OnceAndAgain'', but before her breakthrough role in ''Film/{{Thirteen}}''.



** Creator/ClarkGregg plays FBI Agent Michael Casper in several episodes scattered between seasons two through five. Partially as a result of this, some [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] fans (as well as Gregg himself) like to think that Phil Coulson worked with the White House before S.H.I.E.L.D. hired him.
29th Jul '17 10:52:30 PM haloinsider
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** [[Series/{{Deadwood Jim]] [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Beaver]] plays a reporter in "Manchester (Part 1)".

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** [[Series/{{Deadwood [[Series/{{Deadwood}} Jim]] [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Beaver]] plays a reporter in "Manchester (Part 1)".
29th Jul '17 10:51:34 PM haloinsider
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** [[Series/{{Deadwood Jim]] [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Beaver]] plays a reporter in "Manchester (Part 1)".
29th Jul '17 10:05:52 PM haloinsider
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** James Denton is Tom Jordan in "The Midterms", and would go on to feature in ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' as Mike Delfino.
26th Jul '17 6:31:45 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Language. It is true that Indonesia has many different ethnicities and therefore many different languages, including Balinese and Batak. However, Indonesia does have a national language, Indonesian, which is spoken by the majority of the country (with mutually-intelligible dialects spoken in different regions). So there would be no need to find a translator who spoke Batak (the Indonesian president's native tongue), simply one who spoke Indonesian.

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** Language. It is true that Indonesia has many different ethnicities and therefore many different languages, including Balinese and Batak. However, Indonesia does have a national language, Indonesian, which is spoken by the majority of the country (with mutually-intelligible dialects spoken in different regions). So there would be no need to find a translator who spoke Batak (the Indonesian president's native tongue), simply one who spoke Indonesian. [[RuleOfFunny Although this wouldn't have been quite as funny.]]
25th Jul '17 12:49:46 AM haloinsider
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* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Leo's death. Made even worse considering [[ActorExistenceFailure Spencer died]].]]
* WTHCastingAgency: The original [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] has made a couple of guest appearances as the Governor of Pennsylvania, who is the frontrunning candidate for President.

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* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Leo's death. Made even worse considering [[ActorExistenceFailure Spencer died]].]]
* WTHCastingAgency: The original [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy]] has made a couple of guest appearances as the Governor of Pennsylvania, who is the frontrunning candidate frontrunner among the candidates for President.
25th Jul '17 12:47:52 AM haloinsider
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** Creator/LanceReddick appears as the cop who clues Toby in on the deceased Korean veteran in "In Excelsis Deo", shortly before growing more prominent in ''Series/TheWire'', ''Series/{{Oz}}'', ''Series/{{Lost}}'', and ''Series/{{Fringe}}''.

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** Creator/LanceReddick appears as the cop who clues Toby in on the deceased Korean War veteran in "In Excelsis Deo", shortly before growing more prominent through his appearances in ''Series/TheWire'', ''Series/{{Oz}}'', ''Series/{{Lost}}'', and ''Series/{{Fringe}}''.
7th Jun '17 9:12:20 AM nightkiller
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** In the GrandFinale, Bartlet asks whose idea it was to hold the Inauguration in January. His wife humorously replies that it was the Founding Fathers'. Except that it wasn't. For most of the USA's history, the Inauguration was held in March. The first January Inauguration wasn't until 1936. (Could she be mistaken? Yes. Could notorious pedant Bartlet refrain from correcting her? ''No.'')

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** In the GrandFinale, Bartlet asks whose idea it was to hold the Inauguration in January. His wife humorously replies that it was the Founding Fathers'. Except that it wasn't. For most of the USA's history, the Inauguration was held in March. The first January Inauguration wasn't until 1936.1937. (Could she be mistaken? Yes. Could notorious pedant Bartlet refrain from correcting her? ''No.'')
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