Poet laureate Tabitha Fortis visits D.C. to attend a White House dinner in her honor, and Toby develops a bit of a crush on her, but he also must admonish the somewhat flighty beauty against publicly criticizing the president for his refusal to sign an international anti-land mine treaty; Donna discovers a website devoted to Josh, and he soon becomes sucked into the online chat about his activities and ego; speaking via remote to a local morning show in Philadelphia and unaware that the mike is on, Bartlet makes a stray comment impugning opponent Robert Richie's intelligence, for which the staff, particularly C.J., takes a lot of heat from Richie campaign and the press.
Did You Know?
When announcing his discovery of Internet crazies to Donna (Janel Moloney
), Josh (Bradley Whitford
) comments that they were debating whether or not he was making fun of Egyptians by referencing Sanskrit. Sanskrit is an ancient language of northern India (not Egypt), holding a place in Indian culture like Latin has in the western world being the language of religion and academia. See more
When Ainsley leaves Toby's office, her flip-flops can be heard. No shoes appropriate to that environment and outfit would make that noise. Actors often wear flip-flops on set when their feet will not be on camera. See more
Let me explain something to you; this is sort of my field. The people on these sites: they're the cast of One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest. The muumuu wearing Parliament smoker? That's Nurse Ratched. When Nurse Ratched's unhappy the patients are unhappy. You? You're McMurphy! You swoop in there with your card games and your fishing trips...
I didn't swoop in! I came in exactly the same way everybody else did.
Well, now I'm telling you to open the ward room window and climb on out before they ...
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more