The West Wing

Season 7 Episode 12

Duck and Cover

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jan 22, 2006 on NBC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Bartlet: (trying to figure out the nuclear plant accident) I thought a degree in economics was plenty for this job. My kingdom for a plumbing license.

    • Santos (to Josh): You were right four hours ago, and you're still right right now.

    • C.J.: Are you ready?
      Will: To fly into a massive cloud of radiation while the rest of the country is making hats out of tin foil?
      C.J.: It was a rhetorical question.

    • Vinick (who endorsed nuclear power during the debate): Every time they show that debate clip, it looks like I ran into that plant myself and spilled uranium on the floor!

    • (Trying to persuade the California governor to evacuate San Andreo)
      Bartlet: Better a few fender benders on the I-95 than a generation of babies with thyroid cancer.

  • Notes

    • Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill & Richard Schiff do not appear in this episode and are therefore uncredited.

    • Although credited, Kristin Chenoweth & John Spencer do not appear in this episode. Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill & Richard Schiff also do not appear and are therefore uncredited.

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: "Duck and Cover"

      "Duck and Cover" was a technique to (supposedly) avoid injury in a nuclear disaster. It was widely taught in the United States beginning in the 1950s. Countless schoolchildren were involved in drills where they would duck under their desks and cover their heads.

    • The China Syndrome

      This episode is eerily similar to the the plotline of the 1979 movie The China Syndrome starring Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon and Michael Douglas.

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