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2020-09-19 4:40:49 PM  
The ones where the pick Supreme Court justices. Any of those.
 
2020-09-19 5:25:27 PM  
17 People. Toby gets told about the Presidents condition, everyone else is another room trying to make a speech funny.
 
2020-09-19 5:34:42 PM  
The first episode I ever saw was the one about the filibuster. That's the one I'd like to see them do a Zoom table read for.
 
2020-09-19 5:44:26 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: The first episode I ever saw was the one about the filibuster. That's the one I'd like to see them do a Zoom table read for.


Stackhouse Filibuster?

Has a real Mash inspired Dear Dad vibe of writing letters home as well which I liked
 
2020-09-19 5:55:48 PM  
This plane is going to China.

The Dr. Laura episode. "When the president stands, NOBODY sits."
 
2020-09-19 6:00:45 PM  

Gubbo: GreatGlavinsGhost: The first episode I ever saw was the one about the filibuster. That's the one I'd like to see them do a Zoom table read for.

Stackhouse Filibuster?

Has a real Mash inspired Dear Dad vibe of writing letters home as well which I liked


Those early seasons were so good.
 
2020-09-19 8:58:03 PM  
Celestial Navigation



The West Wing - "The secret plan to fight inflation."
Youtube QrCp776Pn6k


Or if you want to go with something more serious, Two Cathedrals
 
2020-09-19 9:01:23 PM  
Big block of cheese day, the Supremes, or 2 cathedrals. Or any of them. For the love of God, I want that show back as a distraction

/currently binging it..... AGAIN
 
2020-09-19 9:10:27 PM  

Snapper Carr: Celestial Navigation

[YouTube video: The West Wing - "The secret plan to fight inflation."]
Or if you want to go with something more serious, Two Cathedrals


I don't think that would make a good read through. So much is visuals and music and locations on that one.

And not everyone gets a big role.

Great episode, stunning episode. But not what I'd choose for a read through
 
2020-09-19 9:17:34 PM  

Gubbo: 17 People. Toby gets told about the Presidents condition, everyone else is another room trying to make a speech funny.


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Almost everyone in the cast gets something juicy to play.  The Leo/Bartlet/Toby stuff is center stage.  The Sam/Ainsley ERA discussion is great.  The Donna/Josh why Donna works for him is great.
 
2020-09-19 9:30:23 PM  
When Donna discovers she's a Candian citizen briefly.

or

And It's Surely to Their Credit

Ya don't mess with Sam
 
2020-09-19 9:35:02 PM  

Mole Man: When Donna discovers she's a Candian citizen briefly.

or

And It's Surely to Their Credit

Ya don't mess with Sam


Surely to their Credit has a lot of extra non cast regulars

But I guess we can have Ed and Larry play them all :)
 
2020-09-19 9:51:07 PM  
Oh, another one that would be nice to see/hear would be the one about the giant cheese ... I'm not good with the names, but it's the one where CJ learns about maps.
 
2020-09-19 9:57:46 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Oh, another one that would be nice to see/hear would be the one about the giant cheese ... I'm not good with the names, but it's the one where CJ learns about maps.


"Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail" - Season 2, Episode 13.  That's actually the second "big block of cheese day" episode.  The first was "The Crackpots and These Women" (Season 1, Episode 5).

SGTE,SGTJ Leo's Cheese Speech
Youtube Vm9HZq53rqU
 
2020-09-19 10:01:27 PM  

Polish Hussar: GreatGlavinsGhost: Oh, another one that would be nice to see/hear would be the one about the giant cheese ... I'm not good with the names, but it's the one where CJ learns about maps.

"Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail" - Season 2, Episode 13.  That's actually the second "big block of cheese day" episode.  The first was "The Crackpots and These Women" (Season 1, Episode 5).

[YouTube video: SGTE,SGTJ Leo's Cheese Speech]


Crackpots and these women. Hell of an episode.

They really came out swinging in those early episodes.
 
2020-09-19 10:04:18 PM  
Any one of them except the one where CJ does The Jackal. That was cringeworthy.
 
2020-09-19 10:38:22 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Any one of them except the one where CJ does The Jackal. That was cringeworthy.


It really wouldn't have been so bad if they hadn't referenced it so much in the scenes leading up to it.
 
2020-09-19 10:45:12 PM  

Gordon Bennett: Any one of them except the one where CJ does The Jackal. That was cringeworthy.


Apparently it's a real thing that Allison Janney does, and they made her do it worse/more awkwardly than she normally would to make CJ's version believable.
 
2020-09-19 10:58:54 PM  

jdjoker: Gordon Bennett: Any one of them except the one where CJ does The Jackal. That was cringeworthy.

Apparently it's a real thing that Allison Janney does, and they made her do it worse/more awkwardly than she normally would to make CJ's version believable.


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2020-09-19 11:07:12 PM  
20 Hours In America. Great banter between the characters.
 
2020-09-19 11:09:50 PM  
The one with the trivia contest for Monica's apartment.
 
2020-09-19 11:49:59 PM  

Gubbo: Polish Hussar: GreatGlavinsGhost: Oh, another one that would be nice to see/hear would be the one about the giant cheese ... I'm not good with the names, but it's the one where CJ learns about maps.

"Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail" - Season 2, Episode 13.  That's actually the second "big block of cheese day" episode.  The first was "The Crackpots and These Women" (Season 1, Episode 5).

[YouTube video: SGTE,SGTJ Leo's Cheese Speech]

Crackpots and these women. Hell of an episode.

They really came out swinging in those early episodes.


Isn't that the one that has a young Nick Offerman asking the government for money to help build a special roadway for wolves?  So good.  So, so good.
 
2020-09-20 1:36:37 AM  
The one where Obama....oh. wait, TV? never mind.
 
2020-09-20 5:17:42 AM  

ViolentEastCoastCity: Gubbo: Polish Hussar: GreatGlavinsGhost: Oh, another one that would be nice to see/hear would be the one about the giant cheese ... I'm not good with the names, but it's the one where CJ learns about maps.

"Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail" - Season 2, Episode 13.  That's actually the second "big block of cheese day" episode.  The first was "The Crackpots and These Women" (Season 1, Episode 5).

[YouTube video: SGTE,SGTJ Leo's Cheese Speech]

Crackpots and these women. Hell of an episode.

They really came out swinging in those early episodes.

Isn't that the one that has a young Nick Offerman asking the government for money to help build a special roadway for wolves?  So good.  So, so good.


Ron Swanson from P&R in West Wing
Youtube ljsvbvirmUY


Huh.

Ron Swanson was at the White House.
 
2020-09-20 5:19:44 AM  
Another one I'd like to see/hear is the one with the homeless Vet who died wearing a coat Toby had donated to some charity..

Although, I don't know who'd read Mrs. Landingham's part.
 
2020-09-20 1:29:52 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Another one I'd like to see/hear is the one with the homeless Vet who died wearing a coat Toby had donated to some charity..

Although, I don't know who'd read Mrs. Landingham's part.


That's a real good choice. I'd also consider "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen" or "Bartlet for America", although I don't know if anyone could do justice to John Spencer's alcoholism monologue in the latter.
 
2020-09-20 2:31:37 PM  
I believe it's the same one where Donna is actually Canadian for about ten minutes, but the one where Lord John Marbury and Toby Zeigler slip out of a White House reception for some good scotch and to settle the issue of whether a prominent IRA member should be received at the White House. Seeing the greatest clown in the show ("Despite appearances, I do have lucid moments.") and the most dour, sour, self-righteous person on the show open up deeply about their respective country's great sins was unexpected and moving.
 
2020-09-20 5:05:01 PM  

Hog and Hominy: I believe it's the same one where Donna is actually Canadian for about ten minutes, but the one where Lord John Marbury and Toby Zeigler slip out of a White House reception for some good scotch and to settle the issue of whether a prominent IRA member should be received at the White House. Seeing the greatest clown in the show ("Despite appearances, I do have lucid moments.") and the most dour, sour, self-righteous person on the show open up deeply about their respective country's great sins was unexpected and moving.


"Dead Irish Writers" - Season 3, Episode 15.  That episode also has a third subplot where Abbey grabs C.J., Amy, and Donna to go drinking with her that's pretty good.  "C.J., let's get drunk" is a pretty good way to open a West Wing subplot in my book.
 
2020-09-21 9:33:29 AM  
A little late to the thread.  But I love west wing.  It was my introduction to politics and I always want to imagine that everything actually works how it does in the show.  Juat started rewatching it again and as others have said, those early seasons were on point and chillingly relevant to what's happening in the world today.

Since I just rewatched season one, I'll have to go with Crackpots and These Women.  That was a great episode.

The quick back and forth banter is a key to the shows success.
 
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