The West Wing

Season 6 Episode 3

Third-Day Story

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Nov 03, 2004 on NBC
8.4
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Leo is rushed into bypass surgery after suffering a massive heart attack; as Toby and Josh scramble chaotically to get votes after Haffley demands Democratic support for a tax cut in exchange for ratification of the peace plan, it becomes quickly apparent that Jed must overcome his reluctance to name a new chief of staff; C.J. works with the State Department on getting U.N. and NATO approval of the peace accord; Charlie drags his feet about completing some minor graduation requirements because he's reluctant to keep his promise that he'll resign as Jed's body man to seek a better position once he has his degree; Donna returns to work; C.J. gets on Josh's case about his unhealthy diet.moreless

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  • A good episode that shows the importance of Leo.

    8.0
    This episode shows how much the staff needs Leo as a leader. Josh and Toby are trying their best to get a tax vote by congress so that they can move on to the peace summit vote. One thing about this episode I found very disturbing was when C.J was talking to Carol about the Canadian government pledging troops to the peace summit. She asks what they Canadian troops do including throwing maple syrup at the enemies. This was a misstep to me because Canada now and back then has had troops fighting and dieing in Afghanistan since 9/11. I know that the 9/11 attacks didnt happen in The West Wing but I thought that the remark was inappropriate. Overall a good episode and make sure you can check out the next one because that is when we meet Matt Santos.moreless
Makram Khoury

Makram Khoury

Nizar Farad

Guest Star

Armin Mueller-Stahl

Armin Mueller-Stahl

Eli Zahavy

Guest Star

Dey Young

Dey Young

Rep. Link

Guest Star

Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin

Debbie Fiderer

Recurring Role

Steven Culp

Steven Culp

Jeff Haffley

Recurring Role

Sam Robards

Sam Robards

Greg Brock

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Bartlet (talking about Leo): He's my best friend. I'm not the kind of guy who has best friends.

    • Abbey: Stress actually restricts the flow of blood to the coronary arteries. What I'm saying is it's physiological. Unless you wanted him meditating his way through intelligence briefings and sleeping in a flotation tank, there's nothing you did--
      Jed: I fired him.
      Abbey: What?
      Jed: Last night at Camp David, I fired him. (Pause) What does that do to the flow of blood?

    • Bartlet: Oh, Josh, perhaps you could shed some light on this State Department cable: "Turkmenistan to U.S.: We didn't order these pizzas."
      Josh: Bet you're thinking there's a really good explanation for that, sir.

    • Josh: You could throw me in a vat of custard with a chocolate covered snorkel -- it's going to be you and me this weekend, baby, and you are wearing a floppy hat!

    • Josh: You go first.
      Toby: Why's that?
      Josh: You got the special relationship.
      Toby: If by special, you mean bound for deportation...

    • Josh: It's like a torture chamber designed by renegade Keebler elves.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • C.J.: "Heavens to Murgatroid!"

      "Heavens to Murgatroid!" was one of the favorite sayings (the other being "'Exit stage left!") of the cartoon character Snagglepuss, who originally appeared in 1959 as a minor character on episodes of "Quick Draw McGraw", "Augie Doggie", and "Snooper & Blabber". The character proved to have such appeal that he was given his own segment on "The Yogi Bear Show" when it premiered in 1961. In the 1970s and 1980s Snagglepuss appeared with other Hanna-Barbera stars on "Yogi's Gang", "Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics", and "Yogi's Treasure Hunt". Daws Butler provided Snagglepuss's memorable voice.

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