Category "the-west-wing"

Why don't they drink wine on the West Wing?

Of all the alcoholic beverages we see consumed on the show - from CJ and Josh cracking a beer, to Toby going out for a Scotch, cracking champagne to celebrate,

Why was Leo McGarry chosen for this?

In the last episode of Season 6 of The West Wing, Leo McGarry is picked as the Vice President nomination. I can't see any really good reason for this. He isn't

Why didn't Sam come back to the White House?

In season 4 Sam Seaborn contests the election for the California 47th congressional district as the Democratic nominee. He is replaced as Deputy Director of Com

Why does Josh have a gun range target in his office?

In Season 1 Episode 5, The Crackpots and These Women, I noticed for the first time that Josh Lyman has a paper gun range target in his office: I just started

Was Bartlet's multiple sclerosis 'disclosure' crisis merely a plot device?

I am re-watching season 2 of West Wing. In the later episodes of the season, President Bartlet's multiple sclerosis becomes a big issue – that he has

Can someone explain the "lid" metaphor used in The West Wing?

In The West Wing, characters use the expression "full lid" to mean that there's no more news for the day: That's a full lid, folks. That much is obvious f

Who is the 6th pallbearer for Leo McGarry's coffin?

Leo McGarry's funeral occurs in The West Wing S07E18. He has six pallbearers. I can identify five of them, but not the sixth From left-to-right: Josh Lyman

Where was The West Wing shot?

Where was the series 'The West Wing' shot ? Was it a replica set of the White House made elsewhere? And episodes where they show the presidential motorcade

Political Consultants on The West Wing

Did 'The West Wing' use political consultants on the show much like procedural medical shows use doctors as consultants? Or was the politics depicted in the sh

Why did Rob Lowe exit The West Wing?

Why did Rob Lowe's character exit The West Wing towards the end of Season 4? Specifically is there any documented reasoning behind the same?

Where was Camp David set up for The West Wing?

What location doubled as a stand-in for Camp David specifically for The West Wing's Season 6, Episode 2: The Birnam Wood? It appears to be an outdoor location a

What was the question about reparations that Josh Lyman almost asked, then didn't?

There was a conversation between Josh Lyman and an advocate for reparations to African Americans that took place in Lyman's office. I think it's the episode men

In the West Wing was Evelyn Baker Lang based on Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Christopher Mulready based on Antonin Scalia?

Today we remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Bill Clinton once said Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died today aged 87, was too thoughtful to be labelled. But many tried to