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Ainsley Hayes has a rough first day as new White House counsel after she receives her first assignment: clean up after two staffers who gave an inaccurate testimony before the House. Her day isn't made any easier when she gets a less then welcome response from the staff and is later humiliated by two other staffers, Mark Brookline and Steve Joyce. Meanwhile, Josh's insurance denies his claims for his recent medical bills and Sam urges Josh to sue the shooters -- which happens to be the Ku Klux Klan.
Ainsley: I just want to die.
Leo: Oh, it's the White House. You'll get used to that feeling.
Bartlet: Sorry everybody, this is gonna be it. Four is my lucky number.
Donna: This is take five, sir.
Bartlet: Five is my lucky number. Fifth-take-Bartlet, that's what Jack Warner used to call me.
Donna: Did you really know Jack Warner, Mr. President?
Bartlet: Yeah, because I used to be a contract player in Hollywood and I'm 97 years old.
(to Abbey about Nellie Bly's 72-day tour)
Bartlet: She sounds like an incredible woman, Abbey. I'm particularly impressed that she beat a fictional record. If she goes twenty-one thousand leagues under the sea, I'll name a damn school after her. Let's have sex.
Episode Title: And It's Surely to Their Credit
"And It's Surely to Their Credit" is a line from Gilbert and Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore".
Abbey: You don't know who Nellie Bly is, do you?
Nellie Bly is a 19th-20th century journalist and is noted as one of the first female journalists.
Bartlet: I’m sorry. Leaf peeping? Is that something we do now?
Leaf peeping is a common hobby where people watch the leaves change colors during the fall and admire the autumn colors.
Bartlet: One-take Bartlet. That’s what old Jack Warner used to call me.
Director Jack Warner is the co-founder of Warner Brothers Studios along with his brothers Harry, Albert, and Sam. For his contributions to the entertaiment industry, Jack received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.