The West Wing

Season 3 Episode 18

Enemies Foreign and Domestic

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM May 01, 2002 on NBC

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  • Trivia

    • Toby Zeigler is 44 years old.

    • When Fitzwallace enters the room to show Bartlet photos of the reactor being built in Busher. He says that the photos were taken by SR71.

      SR71 Blackbird was long-range reconnaissance aircraft in use by U.S. from 1968 and retired from active duty in 1998. As this episode was aired in 2002 they wouldn't have used this aircraft instead they would have used F-117A, Lockheed U-2 or some sort of UAV or reconnaissance satellite.

  • Quotes

    • Agent Donovan: This guy isn't small time, Miss Cregg. You're being hunted. By the way, I can't guarantee anything except to say that if you're dead, chances are, I'm dead too.

    • C.J.: How does this work?
      Simon: What is it you'd like to know?
      C.J.: Well, first of all, from how far away can you do this?
      Simon: I can respect a certain perimeter of privacy.
      C.J.: What does that mean?
      Simon: I don't need to see you naked or anything. (pauses) Though, 'better safe then sorry' is a bit of a motto for us at the Treasury.

    • Josh: There's something... really good on television.
      Leo: What?
      Josh: That's why he can't go, there's something really good on television and the President doesn't know how to work a VCR. Well, it's not that he doesn't know how to work it, they know he's got a staff and wouldn't buy it. It's... It's that he doesn't trust technology.

  • Notes

    • Music Featured In This Episode:- "Hooray for Captain Spaulding" By The Marx Brothers

    • Awards and Nominations:
      Dulé Hill was nominated in 2002 for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in this episode and in "Hartsfield's Landing"

    • Guest Star Mark Harmon is the latest in a line of former Chicago Hope cast members to make a guest apperance on The West Wing. He is preceded by Adam Arkin ("Noel"), Roma Maffia ("Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail"), Rocky Carroll ("The Drop In"), Ron Silver ("Manchester"), and Hector Elizondo ("Dead Irish Writers"). The West Wing executive producer Thomas Schlamme directed a number of episodes of Chicago Hope.

  • Allusions

    • Sam: 20 years in the KGB, an election that will make Tammany Hall look like The League of Women Voters... I'm not sure that qualifies as a... C.J.?

      The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization founded by Carrie Chapman Catt that fights for women's issues and sponsored several Presidential debates.

    • Sam: 20 years in the KGB, an election that will make Tammany Hall look like the League of Woman Voters... I'm not sure that qualifies as a... C.J.?

      Tammany Hall was the name given to the Democratic political machine that ran New York City politics by controlling mayoral elections. Their "reign" lasted from the 1850s to the 1930s.

    • Sam: 20 years in the KGB, an election that will make Tammany Hall look like the League of Woman Voters... I'm not sure that qualifies as a... C.J.?

      The KGB, or Committee for State Security, is often considered the Soviet Union's equivalent of the American CIA. After the Soviet Union dissolved the successor organization came to be known in most areas of the former Soviet Union as the FSB.

    • C.J. to Toby: I'll give you $500 if you perform "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" at this year's Gridiron.

      "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" is a Groucho Marx song that was written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, for the movie At the Circus.

    • C.J.: Hooray for Captain Spalding...

      Captain Spaulding is a character created by actor Groucho Marx.

    • C.J.: Not Freedonia? We're going to leave Freedonia out there?

      Freedonia is a fictional country in Europe that was seen in a 1933 Marx Brothers movie called Duck Soup. Later there is another episode of The West Wing in which Matthew Santos, played by Jimmy Smits, points out that Freedonia does not exist.

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