The West Wing

Season 4 Episode 19

Angel Maintenance

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 02, 2003 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Chris: That was a stringer we use on the Ivory Coast. He's got double confirmation that there were friendly fire deaths in Kuhndu a few hours ago.

      Kuhndu is not a real country.

    • Josh is met in a WW passageway by Democrat Party leaders who saw him in talks with a Republican representative from Maryland, and they mention the Bartlet re-election is a "lonely landslide."

      This meant that, while carrying a majority for himself, Bartlet did not enable fellow Democrats to get re-elected as well.

      Similarly-termed elections: California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown [1978], Reagan over Mondale [1984].

    • During the final scene, the Air Force One pilot announces that they will eventually land on Runway "Three Niner", or 39, at Andrews Air Force Base. This is incorrect for two reasons: first, Andrews AFB has parallel runways 1 and 19, L and R; and second, since runways are designated based on their compass position at 10 degree intervals, no runway can be greater than 36, which makes Three-Nine non-existent at any airfield.

  • Quotes

    • Leo: By the way, not for nothing, but draftees aren't nearly as well trained. It's why there were so many casualties in Vietnam.
      Toby: Right. Also, the Vietcong.
      Leo: Plus that.

    • Josh: They're having a problem with their landing gear.
      Donna: I know, I wrote the note.
      Josh: No, you wrote "They're having a problem with their landing geak".

      later Donna: That's an R.
      Josh: It's a K.

    • Donna: You know what gripes my ass?

  • Notes

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