The West Wing 1x10 In Excelsis Deo
Toby’s honor guard funeral for the homeless Korean war veteran.
"Why didn’t you tell me."
"Because I wanted to be the President."
I am rewatching right now, for the first time since the DVDs came out, starting with season 1. Lots of yeah.
The West Wing 1x09 The Short List
TOBY: Mr. President, if this is really about abortion, we already talked about... SAM: It's not about abortion. It's about the next 20 years. Twenties and thirties, it was the role of government. Fifties and sixties, it was civil rights. The next two decades, it's gonna be privacy. I'm talking about the Internet. I'm talking about cellphones. I'm talking about health records, and who's gay and who's not. And moreover, in a country born on a will to be free, what could be more fundamental than this?
Written in 1999. That would be fifteen years ago. I'd say he nailed it.
West Wing 1x08 Enemies
MALLORY: Sam, the President was in on it. Your first draft is fine. SAM: Yeah, but still... MALLORY: You want to nail it. SAM: I do. MALLORY: You're so exactly like him. [looks at Leo] SAM: Well, that is the nicest thing you've ever said to me.
God, the look on Leo’s face.
West Wing 1x07 State Dinner
I was mostly fine until the last scene with the president on the phone with the guy on the ship in the hurricane.
I played French horn
Which is why I am especially attuned to the horn line in the opening credits of The West Wing. Particularly the flubbed note in the first measure. I wonder if they fix it in second season, or if I am doomed to cringe every time?