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The West Wing: The Indians in the Lobby

On the eve of Thanksgiving day, Bartlet stresses over all things turkey, especially how to best cook a gourmet turkey. C.J. deals with two Native Americans who set up camp in the lobby waiting to meet with an official about public health projects on their reservation, and threaten to start a media bonanza if they don't get their meeting. Meanwhile, Josh tries to get a teenage boy who murdered his teacher extradited back to the U.S. from Italy; Sam works on the new poverty income index that could bring the President serious trouble; and Toby talks to Bartlet about ways to improve his poll numbers.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x7
Production Number: 227208
Airdate: Wednesday November 21st, 2001

Alternate Airdates:

FR (France 2) Nov 25, 2004

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Special Guest Stars
Ron Silver
As Bruno Gianelli

Guest Stars
NiCole Robinson
As Margaret
Renee Estevez
As Nancy
Armando Pucci
As Alberto Fedrigotti
Dave Hager (1)
As Mark Faragut
Gary Farmer
As Jack Lone Feather
Georgina Lightning
As Maggie Morningstar-Charles
Jenny Gago
As Bernice Collette
Shashawnee Hall
As Russell Angler

Co-Guest Stars
Kim Webster
As Ginger
Melissa Fitzgerald
As Carol Fitzpatrick
Timothy Davis-Reed
As Mark
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
Janel Moloney
As Donna Moss
Rob Lowe
As Sam Seaborn
Richard Schiff
As Toby Ziegler
Stockard Channing
As Abbey Bartlet
Dulé Hill
As Charlie Young
Episode Quotes
Josh: So there're these two Indians in the lobby.
C.J.: Yeah?
Josh: No, that's not the beginning of a joke. I'm saying there're these two Indians in the lobby.

Josh: Did you hear about the two Indians in the lobby?
Leo: One of them wants to become a rabbi?
Josh: It's not a joke ... nevermind.

Josh: Did you get me a flight?
Donna: Yes.
Josh: Excellent! One that gets me there in time for dinner?
Donna: Yes.
Josh: And I don't have to change planes in Atlanta?
Donna: No, even better, you do have to change planes in Atlanta.
Josh: I told you --
Donna: You have to change planes in Atlanta! Deal with it!

Josh: Find me something!
Donna: Why is this being done last minute?
Josh: And remember to scold me a couple times before I go.

Donna: I'm telling your mother you forgot where she lives!
Josh: You're the girl I made fun of in elementary school, you know that?
Donna: Yes, I do.

Episode Goofs
It's not plausable that Georgia, or any other state, would even consider giving a 13-year old the death penalty. Under the current law, no one under the age of 17 can receive the death penalty as a punishment.

Warning: The West Wing season 3 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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