This episode was nominated for several awards including the 2001 WGA Laurel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television Writing for Episodic Drama and a 2000 Emmy Award for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Series.
This episode won several awards including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (in conjunction with other episodes from this season), the 2000 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Richard Schiff) (in conjunction with other episodes from this season), and the 2000 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Leo: Well, nothing says Christmas like animal fables in iambic verse.
(while signing cards)
Leo: Who's this for?
Leo: Who the hell is that?
Margaret: Your sister.
Josh: Could you stop looking at me with the face --
Donna: It's my face.
Josh: -- like I just killed your hamster.
C.J.: My Secret Service name is Flamingo.
Danny: That's nice.
C.J.: I have to go feed my fish.
(Sam and Toby are arguing about when the new millennium starts)
Sam: The common sensibility, to quote Stephen Jay Gould -
Toby: Stephen Jay Gould needs to look at a calendar.
Sam: Gould says "this is a largely unresolveable issue."
Toby: Yes, it's tough to resolve, yes. You have to look at a calendar.
C.J.: What's your Secret Service code name?
Sam: They just changed them.
C.J.: I know. What's yours.
C.J.: Mine's Flamingo.
Sam: That's nice.
C.J.: No it's not nice.
Sam: The flamingo's a nice-looking bird.
C.J.: The flamingo's a ridiculous-looking bird.
Sam: You're not ridiculous-looking.
C.J.: I know I'm not ridiculous-looking.
Sam: Any way for me to get out of this conversation?
Josh: I believe I would eat that book before I read it.