This is the first appearance of Stockard Channing (First Lady Abbey Bartlet).
This episode won the Outstanding Costumes for a Series award at the 2000 Emmys.
Sam: Do you really think it's a good idea to invite people to dinner and then tell them exactly how to run their lives?
Toby: Absolutely. Otherwise, it's just a waste of food.
Abbey: You know, one of the things that happens when I stay away too long is that you forget you don't have the power to fix everything. You have a big brain, and a good heart, and an ego the size of Montana. You do, Jed. You don't have power to fix everything. But I do like watching you try.
Mandy: It really bugs you that the President listens to me sometimes.
Josh: Yes, but you shouldn't take it personally. It bugs me when the President listens to anyone who isn't me.
Josh: I look good tonight, don't I?
Josh: You look good too, but I look even better.
C.J.: Danny, when you flirt with me, are you doing it to get a story?
Danny: No, I'm doing it to flirt with you.
Danny: What are you wearing tonight?
C.J.: Your paper wants to know what I'm wearing?
Danny: No, it's just for me.
Sam: (to Josh) We look good, don't we?
Mandy: Do you guys want to be alone?