The West Wing

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Season 4, Ep 8, Aired 11/13/02
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  • Episode Description
  • The staff celebrates election night and encourages Sam to run for the seat in Orange County; Toby continues to worry about how Andrea's pregnancy will play politically for both of them; a coup develops in Venezuela; Jed and Abbey endure some interruptions at their private celebration.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Martin Sheen

    President Jed Bartlet

  • Dule Hill

    Charlie Young

  • Allison Janney

    Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg

  • Rob Lowe

    Sam Seaborn (Episodes 1-84)

  • Richard Schiff

    Toby Ziegler

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Aftermath of win..

    By Parricida, Feb 24, 2009

  • The Staff celebrates the President win.

    By amfarley84, May 21, 2007

  • Bartlet wins the election, and everyone celebrates. Someone even boldly decides to run in a race he's destined to lose.

    By Ummagnumma, Jan 26, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Sam: ...it was an Aristotelian confluence of events that could only hapen to me!

    • Jed (to Abbey): Who's your Commander-in-Chief?

    • Abbey (to Jed): Hon, is this like nerd hot talk?

    Notes (1)

    • Music: 1. "Someone to Watch Over Me" by George and Ira Gershwin, as performed by Julia Fordham for the soundtrack album of Mr. Holland's Opus, which is played as Leo and Jordan are dancing 2. "Love Me, My Love" by Dean Martin, which is played during Barlet's romantic supper 3. "There I've Said It Again" by Redd Evans and Dave Mann, the opening notes of which are heard at the end as Leo turns on the radio and asks Jordan to dance again 4. "The House of the Rising Sun," a traditional folk song made famous by Eric Burdon and The Animals, is sung by the staff in the office.

    Allusions (1)

    • Jed Bartlet: "But let's go down, way down, to the Deep South and the humid bayou of Louisiana and its nine electoral votes. What manner of man it must take to win the state, which, by the way, is the only one operating under the Napoleonic Code of France."

      The laws of Louisiana, like those of Quebec, Spain, Denmark, and other countries, is based on the Napoleonic Codes of France, while laws in other U.S. states and territories are based on English common law. The main difference between the two is that the Napoleonic Code is civilian law based on research and the drafting of code into law by the legislative branch, while English common law is based on judicial branch decisions which set precedent for new law.

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