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The West Wing: Lord John Marbury

When India and Pakistan go to war with each other and threaten nuclear war, Bartlet calls British diplomat Lord Marbury for advise on how to handle the crisis. Josh gets subpoenaed to testify in Lillenfield’s investigation of Leo’s prior drug and alcohol abuse. Toby accuses C.J. of being overly friendly with the media and Charlie asks Bartlet permission to date his daughter.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: 225910
Airdate: Wednesday January 05th, 2000

Alternate Airdates:

FR (France 2) Aug 10, 2001

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Special Guest Stars
John AmosJohn Amos
As Percy Fitzwallace
Roger ReesRoger Rees
As Lord John Marbury

Guest Stars
Elisabeth MossElisabeth Moss
As Zoey Bartlet
James HongJames Hong
As David
Janel MoloneyJanel Moloney
As Donna Moss
John DiehlJohn Diehl
As Claypool
David DotyDavid Doty
As Military Officer
Erick AvariErick Avari
As Ambassador Habib
Iqbal ThebaIqbal Theba
As Indian Ambassador

Co-Guest Stars
Bill StevensonBill Stevenson
As Jaworski
Carlos CervantesCarlos Cervantes
As Bobby
Charles NolandCharles Noland
As Reporter #1 (Steve)
Christopher KriesaChristopher Kriesa
As Mitch
Colin K. GrayColin K. Gray
As Bruce
Dafidd McCrackenDafidd McCracken
As Security Officer Mike
Kathryn JoostenKathryn Joosten
As Delores Landingham
Melissa FitzgeraldMelissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
NiCole RobinsonNiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Peter James SmithPeter James Smith
As Ed
Ralph Meyering, Jr.Ralph Meyering, Jr.
As Tom
Ryan CutronaRyan Cutrona
As CIA Director Rollie
Tom Hall (1)Tom Hall (1)
As Officer Mike
William DuffyWilliam Duffy
As Larry (as Bill Duffy)
Charles HoyesCharles Hoyes
As Thompson
Roger RanneyRoger Ranney
As Civilian
Main Cast
Martin Sheen
As President Jed Bartlet
John Spencer
As Leo McGarry
Allison Janney
As Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Bradley Whitford
As Josh Lyman
Rob Lowe
As Sam Seaborn
Richard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Dulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Moira Kelly
As Mandy Hampton
Episode Notes
This episode marks the beginning of the relationship between Charlie and Zoey.

Episode Quotes
Josh: I've been subpoenaed.
Mrs. Landingham: Oh, I'm sorry, dear. Would you like a cookie?

Bartlet: My daughter asked you out?
Charlie: Yes, sir.
Bartlet: I should have locked her up in a dungeon.
Charlie: I don't think you have one, sir.
Bartlet: I could have built one.

Mandy: We're going to look good in California.
Josh: I'm going to look pale.
Mandy: I meant the president.
Josh: I know. I'm just saying.

Toby: Where'd you get this stuff?
Larry: I swear to God, the Encyclopedia Brittanica.

Bartlet: Lord John Marbury. Former ambassador to New Delhi from the court of St. James.
Sam: Where do we find him?
Leo: A psychiatric institution.
Bartlet: He's colorful, Leo.
Leo: You're really going to let him loose in the White House with his liquor and women.
Bartlet: We can hide the women. But the man deserves a drink.

Episode Goofs
While the NRO officers are on the satillite phones, the Indian task force has two CVEs and four destroyers. Later, Bartlet says that there are four CVEs and two destroyers.

Cultural References
Bartlet: I'm Spencer Tracy at the end of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner."

In the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, actor Spencer Tracy plays the part of the white father who is shocked to find that his daughter is engaged to a black man. However, as the movie progresses, he realizes that skin tone shouldn't be a factor.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAaron Sorkin
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Thomas Schlamme  |  Aaron Sorkin
ProducerKristin Harms  |  Llewellyn Wells
Co-ProducerMichael Hissrich
Production DesignerJon Hutman
EditorChristopher Nelson (1)
CastingBarbara Miller (2)  |  John Levey  |  Kevin Scott (1)
Unit Production ManagerJean Higgins
First Assistant DirectorTony Alder
Second Assistant DirectorBrian Bettwy
MusicW.G. Snuffy Walden
Director of PhotographyThomas Del Ruth
Warning: The West Wing season 1 episode 11 guide may contain spoilers
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