Goof: President Bartlet goes over to the crowd to "work the rope line" and shake hands. Normally, there would be Secret Service agents surrounding him, including one right behind him literally holding onto the president's belt. That is known as the "body man", and his job is to make sure the president isn't pulled into the crowd. However, there weren't any agents around him at all, including a "body man".
The Senator who offers Toby a vote for foreign aid in exchange for funding a study of prayer refers to Duke as a non-sectarian school. Duke is actually a United Methodist school, complete with a full United Methodist seminary.
This episode had Toby born December 23, 1954. Based on this series being in real time and first aired on Dec. 11, 2002, Toby would be turning 48. However, in Enemies Foreign and Domestic, first aired May 1, 2002, Toby declared that he was 44.
Toby: You've been convicted of multiple felonies. You think the U.S. Secret Service lets you walk around this building unescorted? You can't. You're a threat to the President.
Toby's office is 63 feet from the Oval Office. There are no Secret Service officers stationed outside Toby's office at this time.
During Josh's rant to the staffer at the end of the episode he makes a reference to "favorite galaxies" in the Star Trek Universe, but every Star Trek series takes place in our Milky Way Galaxy. Ironically, however, this piece of trivia proves Josh's point.
During his discussion with Leo about the pilot, Bartlet mentions firing the Ambassador to Brazil, but in "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics" he actually fired the Ambassador to Bulgaria.
This was the second of only three episodes to have not been written or co-written by Aaron Sorkin during the first four seasons, the others being season one's "Enemies" and this season's "The Long Goodbye."
Why isn't Vice President Hoynes with Bartlet on the victory platform?
Why does the time appear to be the same in California and Washington, D.C.?
Leo:An LPD San Antonio class-warship. The weapons were not on their way to the Qumari. They were on their way to the Bahji.
Both Qumar and the Bahji terrorist cell are made up.
Bartlet: Defense condition three for the bases in Qumar is what?
Qumar is a made-up country.
Bartlet: They're arming the Bahji, Leo.
The Bahji terrorist cell is made-up.
The Secretary of Defense makes a reference to putting CTU on alert. Is this the fictional Counter Terrorist Unit depicted on the TV series "24"?
Leo: Then you've read that Qumar's reopened the investigation into Abdul Shareef's plane going down.
Qumar is a made-up country.
Sam: What do I know? Shareef was a bad guy. Feels like he had money in the Bahji cell.
The Bahji terrorist cell is not real.
The same man walks through the hall in the background during two sequential shots of Donna and Josh as they discuss the self-help book.
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.
Lily Tomlin takes over the role of Martin Sheen's secretary. The role was previous played by Kathryn Joosten. Tomlin & Joosten would go on to play sisters on Desperate Housewives.
Sam Seaborn has worked in the White House for 3 years and 8 months.