The West Wing

Season 4 Episode 22

Commencement

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 07, 2003 on NBC

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  • Trivia

    • In this episode Zoey was kidnapped whilst going to the restroom in a club party. This scenario was depicted by President Bartlet when he was angry at Zoey in Season 1 in the episode Mr. Wilis of Ohio

    • The tie that Bartlet wears in this episode features the crest of the University of Notre Dame. Even as he is heading to deliver the commencement address at Georgetown, he still gives a subtle shoutout to his own alma mater.

    • Josh: Can I ask, how hard can it be to keep an eye on five Qumari religious fanatics in Schenectady?

      Qumar is a fictional country.

    • Leo: For a couple of years we've been keeping an eye on five possible Bahji sleepers in Central New York. And last night they disappeared. We lost them.

      The Bahji terrorist organization is fictional.

  • Quotes

    • Danny: You want to comment on a wire report that says that the President lifted his gown and groped himself during the Invocation?
      C.J: Yeah, that was a troubing moment but he had to get his napkins.

    • Abbey: (admiring a pearl necklace that Bartlet just gave her) These are just gorgeous.
      Bartlet: You can eat them too, they're gumballs.

    • Bartlet: (to Zoey's Secret Service Agent) Before I forget, if something comes up, and you're faced with the choice of killing the boyfriend or not killing the boyfriend--kill the boyfriend.

  • Notes

    • Additional Credit:
      Washington D.C. Production Services by Thinkfilm, Inc.

    • Music:
      1. Massive Attack perform "Angel" from their Mezzanine CD.
      2. The band plays Edward Elgar "Pomp & Circumstance" when Bartlet arrives for the commencement speech.

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