The West Wing

Season 4 Episode 10

Arctic Radar

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 27, 2002 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • During Josh's rant to the staffer at the end of the episode he makes a reference to "favorite galaxies" in the Star Trek Universe, but every Star Trek series takes place in our Milky Way Galaxy. Ironically, however, this piece of trivia proves Josh's point.

    • During his discussion with Leo about the pilot, Bartlet mentions firing the Ambassador to Brazil, but in "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics" he actually fired the Ambassador to Bulgaria.

  • Quotes

    • Bartlet: (screaming out of his lungs) There are big signs, you can't park there! They should get towed! I hope they get towed to Queens and the Triboro's closed and there's a big crafts show at Shea, a flea market, or a tractor show!

    • Sam: Where you going? What'd you settle on?
      Will: Nice.
      Sam: Excellent! I like to stay at the Hotel Beau Rivage, but I think that's gonna be a little pricey for you.
      Will: Actually, I'm gonna stay at the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. It's not a hotel, I guess, quite so much as it's, well, a castle.
      Sam: Yeah. This is a family connection?
      Will: Yeah.
      Sam: All of Europe's a family connection for you isn't it?
      Will: Parts of Asia.

    • Janice Trumbull (speaking about Star Trek): I'm not obsessed. I'm just a fan, and I care.
      Josh Lyman : I'm a fan. I'm a sports fan, I'm a music fan, and I'm a Star Trek fan. All of them but here's what I don't do. Tell me if any of this sounds familiar. Let's list our 10 favorite episodes. Let's list our least favorite episodes. Let's list our favorite galaxies. Let's make a chart and see how often our favorite galaxies appear on our favorite episodes. What Romulan would you most like to see coupled with a Cardassian, and why? Let's spend a weekend talking about Romulans falling in love with Cardassians and then let's do it again? That's not being a fan. That's having a fetish, and I don't have a problem with that except you can't bring your hobbies into work. OK?
      Janice: Got it.
      Josh: Except on Star Trek holidays.
      Janice: There's no such thing as a Star Trek holiday!
      Josh: Well work hard around here. We'll make one.

    • Bartlet: There's a huge sign! They should be towed!

    • Josh: Tell me your aide's name. I'll ask her out; we'll double.
      Jack: Chief Petty Officer Harold Wendell.
      Josh: I got the fuzzy end of that lollipop.

    • Josh:The thing is, she isn't just any pilot. She's like Jackie Robinson. She's busted a lot of barriers. She's the first woman at Miramar, first woman to fly the F-14 Tomcat, she teaches on an F-14. I guess at this point I don't have to give you her resumé.
      Fitzwallace: No. But could you tell me more about Jackie Robinson and breaking barriers?

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