The West Wing

Season 4 Episode 3

College Kids

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Oct 02, 2002 on NBC
8.5
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Bartlet decides he needs a lawyer when Qumar goes after Israel; Josh is disturbed to learn that Stackhouse might not endorse Bartlet; a comment Deborah made years ago comes back to haunt her during a security check.

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  • Making life little better

    8.8
    It looks like Josh and Toby get inspired by their little trip back and now the story continues where it was left in last episode - they both try to follow the man's who they met last night, advice and make college cheaper.



    Qumar problem is not over and they bring in the lawyer - the one who presented Leo last year.



    The fun part of this episode goes to the president's new secretary and her past form fills. The answers she has given and why.. it was just.. good intentions..



    And Stackhouse.. he is back on the picture and again with troubles. i think i will never forget the episode where he was reading out loud card games rules and receipts. What this time?moreless
  • One of the third seasons most potent episodes in my view.

    9.5
    This is what The West Wing is all about. Intelligent scripting. Great acting. And scenes so powerful that third world countries could live for decades of them alone.



    The scene that sticks out the most for me is the "Rock The Vote" section. Both CJ's speech on the stage and everything else that happens around it. Josh and Amy looking into each others eyes and then drifting apart.



    And then most of all is the wonderful moment as Aimee Mann sings and the staff discuss Toby's idea for an education plan. I now have a number of Aimee Mann songs on my iPod simply from this episode.



    This is televsion that inspires. It makes you think about how the world could be better. And perhaps makes you go out and do something about it yourself.moreless
Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen

President Jed Bartlet

Dule Hill

Dule Hill

Charlie Young

Allison Janney

Allison Janney

Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe

Sam Seaborn (Episodes 1-84)

Richard Schiff

Richard Schiff

Toby Ziegler

John Spencer

John Spencer

Leo McGarry

S.E. Perry

S.E. Perry

Tommy

Guest Star

Alex Paez

Alex Paez

David

Guest Star

Mary-Kathleen Gordon

Mary-Kathleen Gordon

Woman

Guest Star

Ron Silver

Ron Silver

Bruno Gianelli

Recurring Role

Joanna Gleason

Joanna Gleason

Jordan Kendall

Recurring Role

Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin

Debbie Fiderer

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Bartlet:And I don't yet know who set off the bomb at Kennison State.

      Kennison State University is fictional. In the previous episode, "20 Hours in America (2)," there are several similarities between Kennison State and the University of Iowa. This episode confirms that Kennison State is in Iowa. FBI Agent Casper also states that they have found suspects in Johnson County, IA, the same county where the University of Iowa is located.

    • Man: Call Qumar's bluff.

      Qumar is not a real country.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Debbie Fiderer: At my last job, the background check wasn't nearly as extensive...
      Sam: You have a button on your phone, a crash button.
      Debbie: Hmm?
      Sam: You have a crash button which will bring the Secret Service in instantly and turn your office into a live microphone which will be broadcast all over the building. It's the button you push if someone's trying to take the Oval Office. This isn't your last job.

    • Jordan: All I meant by 'cloak and dagger' is that I'm not cut out for the security meetings and the secret this and the back channel ambassadors. It's like you're in the Mafia.
      Leo: Well, it may be like I'm in the Mafia, but I'm not. I work for the good guys.
      Jordan: It was one sentence. The problem was that you were never at the other end of the phone.
      Leo: That's an entirely different kettle of beans and we can have that discussion, but history has shown if you just wait and tell it to a divorce lawyer you can have half of my stuff.
      Jordan: I don't want your stuff.
      Leo: You don't know; some of it's good stuff.

    • President Bartlet: "Joy cometh in the morning," scripture tells us. I hope so. I don't
      know if life would be worth living if it didn't. And I don't yet know who set off the bomb at Kennison State. I don't know if it's one person or ten, and I don't know what they want. All I know for sure, all I know for certain, is that they weren't born wanting to do this. There's evil in the world. There'll always be, and we can't do anything about that. But there's violence in our schools, too much mayhem in our culture and we can do something about that. There's not enough character, discipline, and depth in our classrooms. There aren't enough teachers in our classrooms. [applause] There isn't nearly enough, not nearly enough, not nearly enough money in our classrooms, and we can do something about that. We're not doing nearly enough, not nearly enough to teach our children well. And we can do better, and we must do better, and we will do better. And we will start this moment today! They weren't born wanting to do this!

    • Bartlet: "President Bartlet." You referred to me and the office with respect. You're a class act. (sotto voce) Whackjob!

    • Bartlet: Allergy medicine and tractor fluid we're getting high on now.
      Fitz: All right. You guys getting strippers or something?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music: During the "Rock the Vote" scene, The Barenaked Ladies perform "One Week" from their Stunt CD and Aimee Mann performs James Taylor's "Shed A Little Light".

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