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The West Wing: Take Out the Trash Day

Josh and Sam meet with the Senate appropriations subcommittee to try to get Leo out of having to attend a hearing over his past alcohol abuse problems. Bartlet and the staff debate what the appropriate response should be to the new sex education study while Mandy believes that a couple shouldn’t attend the signing of a hate crimes bill brought on by the death of their son. Meanwhile, C.J. continues to flirt with a White House reporter, Toby goes up against congressmen holding up the appointments for the Public Broadcasting Corporation, and Bartlet urges Zoey to drop a sociology class when the professor teaches ideas very different from his own.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x13
Production Number: 225912
Airdate: Wednesday January 26th, 2000

Director: Ken Olin
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Alternate Airdates:

FR (France 2) Aug 17, 2001

Guest Stars
James HandyJames Handy
As Joseph Bruno
Janel MoloneyJanel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Renee EstevezRenee Estevez
As Nancy
Suzy NakamuraSuzy Nakamura
As Kathy
Timothy BusfieldTimothy Busfield
As Danny Concannon
Dakin MatthewsDakin Matthews
As Simon Blye
Linda GehringerLinda Gehringer
As Jennifer Lydell
Liza WeilLiza Weil
As Karen Larsen
Ray BakerRay Baker
As Jonathan Lydell

Co-Guest Stars
Bradley JamesBradley James
As Donnie
Charles NolandCharles Noland
As Steve, Reporter #3
Jacqueline TorresJacqueline Torres
As Sondra, Reporter #2
Jana Lee HamblinJana Lee Hamblin
As Bobbi, Reporter #1
Kathryn JoostenKathryn Joosten
As Delores Landingham
Kim WebsterKim Webster
As Ginger
Kris MurphyKris Murphy
As Katie Witt, Reporter #4
Melissa FitzgeraldMelissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
NiCole RobinsonNiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Larry SullivanLarry Sullivan
As Hamlin (as Larry Sullivan, Jr.)
Main Cast
Martin SheenMartin Sheen
As President Jed Bartlet
John SpencerJohn Spencer
As Leo McGarry
Allison JanneyAllison Janney
As Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg
Bradley WhitfordBradley Whitford
As Josh Lyman
Rob LoweRob Lowe
As Sam Seaborn
Richard SchiffRichard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Dulé HillDulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Moira KellyMoira Kelly
As Mandy Hampton
Episode Notes
Guest star Liza Weil (Karen Larsen) is known for her role as Paris Gellar on Gilmore Girls.

Episode Quotes
Donna: Why give them all the stories we aren't wild about on Friday?
Josh: Because the press has x-column inches to fill. They're going to fill them no matter what. So if we give them one story, it's x column inches.
Donna: Why on Friday?
Josh: Because nobody reads the paper on Saturday.

Sam: There's a town in Alabama that wants to abolish all laws except the Ten Commandments. Well, they're going to have a problem. Coveting thy neighbor's wife, for instance. How're you going to enforce that one?

(while reading the Sex Education Report)
C.J.: (to Danny) I'm anticipating any joke you could possibility make and not finding any of them funny.

Mrs. Landingham: Would you like to share what's in that report, sir?
Bartlet: With you?
Mrs. Landingham: Yes.
Bartlet: No.
Mrs. Landingham: May I ask why not, sir?
Bartlet: Because I'd rather not be in therapy for the rest of my life.

C.J.: Well, what are they recommending?
Josh: Something called Abstinence Plus.
C.J.: What's that mean?
Josh: Well, Sam's renamed it, "Everything But".
C.J.: "Everything But"... And so the "sticky wicket" joke was --
Josh: A regrettable pun.

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
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