This episode was nominated for WGA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television Writing for Episodic Drama.
This is the first episode to not have Aaron Sorkin credited as a writer, story, or teleplay.
Bartlet: We should organize a staff field-trip to Shenandoah. I could even act as the guide. What do you think?
Josh: Good a place as any to dump your body.
Bartlet: What was that?
Josh: Did I say that out loud?
Sam: You're asking me out on a date.
Mallory: I'm asking you to accompany me to the Beijing Opera tonight.
Sam: How is this not a date?
Mallory: There will be, under no circumstances, any sex for you tonight.
Sam: Well, like most people, I'm an absolute nut for Chinese opera and with your guarantee there will be no sex, I don't see how I can refuse.
Josh: You're quite a nerd, Mr. President.
Josh: We talk about enemies more than we used to.
Mandy: Are you listening to me?
Mandy: What was the last thing I said?
Toby: The last thing you said was "Are you listening to me?"
Mandy: You guys are idiots. Did you know that?
C.J.: In our own defense, we actally do know that.
Bartlet: I find [Cabinet] meetings to be a fairly mind-numbing experience, but Leo assures me they are Constitutionally required.
In actuality, Cabinet is formed and convened at the judgment of the President, and has no constitutional basis or requirement.