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The West Wing: The White House Pro-Am

The First Lady’s staff is sent into action when her statements about foreign child-labor laws motivate a Congresswoman to suggest an amendment that would end an international tariff bill. The President is also kept busy when the chairman of the Federal Reserve dies and Bartlet must appoint a successor. Meanwhile, Zoey fights with Charlie when she suggests that they don’t go to a club opening again, per the request of the Secret Service after they receive hat letters about their interracial relationship.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x17
Production Number: 225916
Airdate: Wednesday March 22nd, 2000

Alternate Airdates:

FR (France 2) Aug 31, 2001

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (4 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Stockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet

Guest Stars
Elisabeth Moss
As Zoey Bartlet
Janel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Jorja Fox
As Gina Toscano
Timothy Busfield
As Danny Concannon
Amy Aquino
As Congresswoman Becky Reisman
Brandon Hammond
As Jeffrey Morgan
Kathleen Garrett
As Congresswoman
Nadia Dajani
As Lilli Mays, First Lady's Chief of Staff
Richard Fancy
As Congressman
Rolonda Watts
As Melissa, TV Host

Co-Guest Stars
Charles Noland
As Steve
David A. Kimball
As Intelligence Officer #2
Ivan Allen
As Roger Salier, Newscaster
Joe O'Connor
As Rep. Calhoun, Congressman #3
Kathryn Joosten
As Delores Landingham
Kim Webster
As Ginger
Kris Murphy
As Katie Witt
Laura Henry
As Woman #1
Melissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
Mindy Seeger
As Chris, Reporter #2
Catherine Schreiber
As Segment Producer
Julie Pop
As Aide
Roger Eschbacher
As Intelligence Officer #1
Valeri Ross
As Woman #2
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
Episode Notes
Moira Kelly (Mandy Hampton) does not appear in this episode.

In conjunction with several other episodes from this season, this episode was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the 2000 Emmy Awards.

Episode Quotes
Toby: You're concerned about American labor and manufacturing.
Congressman: Yeah.
Toby: What kind of car do you drive?
Congressman: Toyota.
Toby: Then shut up.

Josh: You like winning, don't you?
Toby: Saves you from having to say the word please.

Josh: We're going to do good cop/bad cop.
Toby: No, we're really not.
Josh: Why not?
Toby: Because this isn't an episode of Hawaii Five-O. How 'bout you be the good cop, I be the cop that doesn't go to the meeting?
Josh: You have to go to the meeting. I told them you'd be at the meeting. If you're not there they're going to start right out insulted.
Toby: I go to this meeting, there's a decent chance they're going to end up insulted.

Donna: So I've been reading this book...
Josh: I'm on the phone.
Donna: You're on hold.
Josh: How do you know?
Donna: The light was blinking.
Josh: (sigh) What book?

(about letting Zoey visit a nightclub)
Gina: (to Charlie) You're looking at the girl whose job it is to jump in front of the bullet. I like it when she stays in her dorm and watches videos.

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 17 guide may contain spoilers
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