The West Wing

Season 6 Episode 7

A Change Is Gonna Come

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Dec 01, 2004 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Senator Matt Hunt mentions an aircraft named the "3P-C Orion". It is actually called the P-3C Orion.

  • Quotes

    • Charlie: Bernard, this is Richard Squire.
      Richard: Hello.
      Bernard: And aren't you a frumpy little fellow...

    • Bartlet: I didn't see the flag. The green flag, I didn't see it. I couldn't tie my tie. I haven't been able to focus, or see out of my right eye since early yesterday morning.

    • Bernard: Did you pick out that tie, or is it government-issue?
      Charlie: My sister bought me this tie.
      Bernard: The things we put up with for family.

    • Josh: I'm going to need a converter for China, and I can't find my garment bag.
      Donna: I think baggage claim is in the next terminal over.
      Josh: You used to love it when I couldn't dress myself without you.
      Donna: I used to love peppermint ice cream, too, but now those little pieces of candy, they get stuck in your teeth in a way that I find irritating.

  • Notes

    • Music: Special Appearance by James Taylor, who sings Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come". This has not been released on CD, but is available in streaming audio on James Taylor's Official Website. Taylor also performs "A Wand'ring Minstrel I" from Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado". NiCole Robinson sings James Taylor's classic "Handy Man".

  • Allusions