I think I’m the only one who thinks this would’ve been a good idea: Rob Lowe should’ve played Clark Kent.
I missed his character so much after S4.
Ahahaahhhaahah…ah, what a set up for that punch line.
See also the first episode ‘they are very serious people in the West Wing.’
wow. i literally finished watching this episode downstairs on DVD four minutes ago.
i think lowe’d be a good kent, actually.
Oh indeed. This might be my all time fave WW teaser. First, it intros Ainsley Hayes, who is, for my money, the best supporting character in the show’s history (barely eeking out Amy Gardner who might take the prize if she hadn’t left that dead fish on Josh’s desk). I’ve seen “In This White House” an embarrassing number of times and I still cry at the end when she gets to… “They are righteous and they are patriots… And I am there lawyer.” Shit, I just got choked up typing it. But in addition to the intro of Ainsley, we get the treat of seeing misanthrope, non-salad eating, not-so-athletic Toby running. I may have to rewatch the whole episode now. Thanks for killing my productivity today MGK.
I always loved that clip.
Also, Ainsley Hayes is far more attractive than any Republican with a brain has a right to be.
OH! next week can you show the one where she yells at her Republican friends for calling the White House staff “useless”?
— i fear you may have missed the point of this plotline.
Boy, that was painful to watch.
The mark of a great show.
West Wing always did the best funny opening.
This one is probably beaten by the fireplace one from (I think) ‘The Leadership Breakfast’
“Sir, you told me not to wake you unless the building was on fire…”
“When I write something, I sign my name at the bottom. Here, watch.”
*writes out in a huge scrawl ‘You’re fired. S. Seaborne.*
The Ainsley storyline was a lot of fun, and I wish they’d had her on more.
This is the first comment to note that was Ted McGinley, Patron Saint of Shark Jumping, as the talking head.
“— i fear you may have missed the point of this plotline.”
Nah, I just don’t know any attractive Republicans who are also smart. It was an observation, not a condemnation, lol.
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