This episode was nominated for a 2001 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
This episode, in conjunction with several others from this episode, won the 2001 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.
Donna: Didn't you go to elementary school?
C.J.: Yes, right before being a National Merit Scholar.
Bartlet: (to the turkey) By the power vested in me by the Constitution of the United States, I hereby pardon you.
Bartlet: No, it's not okay! Morton, I can't pardon a turkey. If you think I can pardon a turkey, then you have got to go back to your school and insist you be better prepared to go out in the world.
Donna: You can't pardon a turkey, sir?
C.J.: They sent me two turkeys. The more photo-friendly of the two gets a presidential pardon and a full life at a children's zoo, and the runner-up gets eaten.
Bartlet: If the Oscars were like that, I'd watch.
Josh: I was just flipping a nickel in my office - sixteen times it came up tails.
Toby says that Jamestown was incorporated in the 16th century. However, Jamestown was incorporated in 1607, which is in the 17th century.