I only wish the Speaker were here tonight, but hes held up in negotiations on the hill. Hes demanding his latest pre-nup include a line-item veto. Sam In, then out after Josh speaks with Charlie. I hear the Bloomberg party is gonna be hard to get into this year but Im not worried. Im going to the party with the 82nd Airborne. Josh Spurned by donna. Sam and his prostitute friend. Donna diagnosed as misdirected anger.
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To the rest Were doing great everybody, right? Ed Sam, weve got one here but it involves a john wayne impersonation and essay a sock puppet. Sam yeah, were eating. Sam and Josh have been tasked with punching up the terrible jokes for this years Correspondents Dinner. This will involve rounding up funny people who are still in the office. I havent seen an audience this dead since donna go-to in case a joke doesnt work. Just dont stick me with the dinner check. Breech / Lippman / Kyle compared to bartlet playing Grossingers. All I can say is no te preocupus. Breech / Lippman / Kyle It's the Spanish kind of Latin. And Id also like to thank our host, bill Maher Breech / Lippman / Kyle were not making fun of the host.
He gives the order, telling leo (and Toby) that he didnt know enough. (Toby replies that he knows the feeling.) you knew. We werent counting you. Herman vikram diagnosing specialist Physician Abbey bartlet First Lady family Unnamed 1st doctor / radiologist Physician Unnamed 2nd doctor / radiologist Physician Unnamed 3rd doctor / radiologist Physician Unnamed 4th doctor / radiologist Physician Unnamed 5th doctor / radiologist Physician Elizabeth Westin Eldest daughter Family. Fitzwallace Chairman of jcos staff leo mcGarry Chief of Staff Staff John hoynes Vice President Staff david lee gwu anaesthesiologist Physician Toby ziegler Communications Dir. Staff In which we have an hour to find the funny. Josh Alright,. Were gonna be fine here.
What do you think will happen? He can decide not to run. He can run and win. He can run and not win. He can be impeached. Bartlet isnt just dealing with Toby; he also has one hour in which to respond to a potential terror plot. Reda nessam, an Algerian-born A terrorist, was stopped at the canadian border b in a u-haul transporting nitroglycerin. (In response, bartlet closes the embassies in Tanzania d and Brussels.) This leaves Bartlet with the decision of whether to order faa chief Hal Garreth F to set the now-imperiled airports to a state of heightened security. Eventually, this choice is made easier once bartlet learns of a second suspected rental car thats fruit bound for a safe house in New Jersey.
Pay disparity is already covered by 1964s pay equity Act (when women were making 59 cents to the dollar). But women today are only making 79 cents to the dollar. Pay disparity doesnt happen because of institutional sexism—rather, that women choose to make less. Women are actually financially punished for having kids. But women made a choice to have kids. Hypocrisy of conservatives contradictory stances regarding regulation, particularly regarding media censorship versus handgun restrictions. Humiliation for women of the era needing to be made explicit, as though their rights were not already established and upheld. In which Jed and Toby share a drink. Toby, take it easy in there, okay?
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In 1982, the supreme court officially declared the era dead. The full text of the era. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. The congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.
The era s almost-ratification, by state. Gray didnt ratify, or ratified then changed their minds. We also like beef. Decent pizza at Smith College, after her era panel Kung pao chicken Stipulation for staying on Sams team to write jokes beer Prerequisite for listening to joshs write joke pitches Cheesecake to be offered by the all-night pastry chef (later revealed to be a lie) peach. Nobody can have a rational objection to the era. The 14th Amendment makes the era redundant. Pay disparity exists between men and women.
In which Ainsley is unconvinced by the era, and Sam is unconvinced by ainsley. Josh Why are we talking about the era? Sam Shes doing a thing. Josh yeah, but its not back or anything though, is it? Sam Certainly, not if Phyllis Schlafly here has her way.
The Equal Rights Amendment, intended to guarantee legal equality for women, would have been—and very nearly became— the 27th Amendment to our Constitution. Whether American women would have benefitted from the era is up for debate between Sam (yes) and Ainsley (no). The history of the era (from the 1920s to the end of the 1970s) roughly aligns with, and is reflective of, the rise and then fall of Americas midcentury liberal consensus. It was introduced during the rising tide of the womens suffrage movement, then didnt see significant progress again until the wake of the mid- and late-1960s civil rights successes. In 1972, it sailed through both houses of Congress, and received President Nixons signature. As the era moved to the states for ratification, it swept the first 30, crawled to secure its next 5, but then—through a coordinated, intense campaign that echoed the larger rise of social conservatism coming into vogue—failed to reach its required.
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To tobys surprise, hoynes actually volunteers to step in for Trotter and condemn Big Oil himself. Toby accepts this offer, but is confused about the why hoynes would do this—as are josh and Sam. The next day, hoynes does as he promised, and does it well f, which makes Toby further curious. Digging further, he finds hoyness private polling H (asking voters about his public image plus news of a speech hoynes will give in New Hampshire titled Clean Air Industry In The high-Tech Corridor Of The Industrial Northeast. Hoynes has, however, secretly scheduled this speech in the middle of an official, benign, ordinary, three-day camping trip to killington, vermont. Toby reveals all this to leo, who is speechless. Narrative illustration showing the progression of Toby's discovery.
Steam Pipe Trunk distribution Venue, the roosevelt room, the mess. Drama 3, the oval Office, comedy 4, the roosevelt room Romance 5 Policy bullpen Joshs Office In which John hoynes plans a camping trip. Toby, the total tonnage of what i know that you dont could stun a team of oxen in its tracks. I have no kind of investigative mind. It took me six days and 23 minutes to figure it out. Friday night Stackhouses filibuster* Two nights Later Sunday two nights After That tuesday the next report Night Wednesday the next Morning Thursday that Night Still Thursday that was a jackass move. In years past, john hoynes made his money reputation from the oil industry. His oil-lobby-chairman friend, Philip Sluman, has just testified to the ftc, complaining about the bartlet administrations regulations and fuel standards. Leo wants Bill Trotter (the energy secretary) C to give a public rebuttal, which Toby decides to mention first to hoynes (who is gonna be pretty unhappy).
But more than anything, its the acting across its five disparate stories. In words said and unsaid, a lot happens in this hour, though it never feels rushed. It just unfolds, convincingly, over the course of one late evening. It is, simultaneously: a story of intrigue, of persuasion, of drama, of comedy, and of romance. Now lets look at the layout of the west Wing. Isometric outlay of the facility. Intrigue 1, tobys Office, leos Office, persuasion.
At no point does Bartlet affirm Donnas folksy economic centrism. At no point does Toby try to save social Security by cutting. At no point are we asked to root for Jimmy Smits or Alan Aldas Broderian distaste of the tone of politics. Instead, 17 people is just Sorkin caught momentarily at peace with the world, and producing a fun hour of too-clever, too-tired characters bouncing off each other. I love this episode despite its mistakes (Sorkin has Emily Procter say rails article when he meant amendment ). It shows off my favorite computer, which would have been mere days old at the time of shooting (Tobys erstwhile. It contains my favorite west Wing punchline, which i keep waiting for a chance to use at parties (I couldve countered that, but Id already moved on to other things in my head).
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Seventeen people, a modest tribute to—and deconstruction of—my favorite hour of television. By, jon White, he created The west Wing (plus a bunch of other stuff but you knew that already. This was his best show, and 17 people was its best non-Dire-Straits-featuring episode. Unironically yapping about my love for this in 2014 is tricky, because my love for the series it belonged to summary has become so uncomfortably, uh, asterisk-laden lately. Back in those halcyon early-00s days, i loved The west Wing. And now that its streaming to boot, freeing me from fiddling with those box-set envelope-sleeves, its even easier to revisit—which creates a nostalgia problem. The west Wings faults are glaring in the harsh light of day, but 17 people, having aged tremendously well, remains a knockout. Were given 45 minutes in which theres no mandy, theres still a sam, and theres still (for now) a landingham.