The West Wing

Lord John Marbury

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 1/5/00
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  • Episode Description
  • War breaks out between India and Pakistan and Bartlet consults with Lord John Marbury; Toby accuses C.J. of being too friendly with the press when she objects to being kept in the dark; the staff realizes that Lillienfield's efforts to bring down Leo are going to get ugly when Josh gets a subpoena.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Martin Sheen

    President Jed Bartlet

  • Dule Hill

    Charlie Young

  • Allison Janney

    Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg

  • Moira Kelly

    Mandy Hampton (Episodes 1-22)

  • Rob Lowe

    Sam Seaborn (Episodes 1-84)

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • You're all frightened. As well you should be.

    By kickdoor, May 06, 2010

  • Review.

    By CTUBauer24, Sep 11, 2008

  • Things are getting too hot... in Pakistan-Indian border and also in White House

    By Parricida, Nov 13, 2007

  • Another fantastic new character!

    By WineTraveller, Jan 13, 2007

  • Charlie and Zoey! Lord John Marbury! And the evil people targeting our Leo! "He thinks I'm the butler!" "Well, for the first few weeks, I did too."

    By cookaberry, Sep 12, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • C.J.: That wasn't your argument. Toby: That was my argument a little while ago when I was arguing in my head.

    • Bartlet: How was your flight? Marbury: Intoxicating. Leo: So I see. Marbury: ...What is your take on the situation? Bartlet: The world is coming apart at the seams. Marbury: Well, then thank God you sent for me.

    • Sam (to Claypool): You're a cheap hack and if you come after Leo, I'm going to bust you like a piƱata.

    • Bartlet (as events go badly): And then if you could just ask the Secret Service to step in and kill me please. Charlie: Yes, sir.

    • Bartlet: My daughter asked you out? Charlie: Yes, sir. Bartlet: I should have locked her up in a dungeon. Charlie: I don't think you have one, sir. Bartlet: I could have built one.

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    Trivia (5)

    • C.J.'s fish bowl decorations are plastic soldiers and tanks.

    • 'And I looked, and I beheld a pale horse, and the name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.' This quote is from the Book of Revelation--singular-- not Revelations--plural. The President refers to it in the plural-- a biblically literate President ought to know this.

    • If, as CJ says on the phone, his Lordship is a hereditary Earl, then he is *not* Lord John Marbury and would never introduce himself to anyone as such. He is John, Lord Marbury, and should be referred to simply as Lord Marbury. He would in fact be most accurately described as "John Marbury, Earl of Sherbourne", as Lord is how a Baron is addressed, not an Earl. The title CJ gives him is also not one of the ones he himself lists in the later episode "Dead Irish Writers", and while it is possible to gain extra titles it is not possible to lose them unless you disclaim them, which peers often do in order to be elected to the House of Commons, or if the titles are reverted to the Crown by an Act of Attainder, none of which have been passed for several centuries.

    • When the NRO officers review the satellite photos, the Indian naval task force consists of two CVEs and four destroyers. When Fitz briefs Jed, he says there are two destroyers and four CVEs.

    • A real-life Lord would never refer to the Queen as "Her Royal Majesty". She is properly called "Her Britannic Majesty" or, more usually, simply "Her Majesty".

    Allusions (1)

    • Bartlet: I'm Spencer Tracy at the end of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner."

      In "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", Spencer Tracy plays a white, middle-aged father who's shocked when his daughter brings her black fiance home. By the end of the film, Tracy's character realizes that the skin color of his daughter's boyfriend doesn't matter. Bartlet uses this reference to show that he doesn't have a problem with Charlie's race -- his problem is that Charlie is a guy and wants to date his youngest daughter.

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