Favorite West Wing Moments: “The Two Bartlets”

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"The theme of this year’s event is, ‘learning is delightful and delicious’ - as, by the way, am I."



30 DAYS OF THE WEST WING | DAY 01: Favorite Character: C.J. Cregg

margaretolson:

"The theme of this year’s event is, ‘learning is delightful and delicious’ - as, by the way, am I."

30 DAYS OF THE WEST WING | DAY 01: Favorite Character: C.J. Cregg

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He said, “What’s next.”

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In this building, when the President stands nobody sits.

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I serve at the pleasure of the President. 

I serve at the pleasure of the President. 

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queenofthenorths:

Because I am tired of working for candidates who make me think I should be embarrassed to believe what I believe, Sam. I’m tired of getting them elected.

election day ww spam ‘12 | the west wing ; 3x06 ”gone quiet”

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"I think ambition is good.  I think overreaching is good.  I think giving people a vision of government that’s more than Social Security checks and debt reduction is good.  I think government should be optimistic."

"I think ambition is good.  I think overreaching is good.  I think giving people a vision of government that’s more than Social Security checks and debt reduction is good.  I think government should be optimistic."

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krasinskisaurus:

30 Days of The West WingDay 3 - Your favourite episode

Two Cathedrals

TV doesn’t get much better than this. Scratch that, TV doesn’t get any better than this. This episode isn’t just about the death of a much-beloved colleague and whether or not President Bartlet will run for a second term; it is the fall and rebirth of a man. The flashbacks to Jed’s school days are intricately woven into the storyline through parallels and cinematography to die for and the casting of young Jed and Mrs Landingham is flawless (their dynamic is just begging for a spin-off). We see his mistreatment at the hands of his father and we realise that by rejecting God, Jed is finally speaking the words he never could to his father. There is a universalisability about that brilliant scene in the church (I haven’t the foggiest idea why Martin Sheen never won an Emmy for this) because who hasn’t had their faith tested or experienced that moment of doubt; not just with religion but in all areas of life?

The eponymous ‘Two Cathedrals’ represent the two most defining aspects of Jed and how connected they are. When he loses faith in God, he also loses faith in his presidency, but Mrs Landingham is there to put some much needed sense in him, like always. Because you never had a big sister and you need one. Visited by an angel, baptised in the rain of a tropical storm, disciples - SO MANY JESUS METAPHORS YOU GUYS. So when we reach the final scene I am already a wreck, but Sorkin and Schlamme go ahead and decide to create the best sequence of television I’ve ever seen. (Not even exaggerating. Just watch this: x ) I’ve seen it fifty times, I know exactly what is going to happen, and yet the magic is still there. In summary: the best episode ever of the best show ever, and y’all should watch it. Stat. 

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madefromouterspace:

fuckyeahthewestwing:

Bartlet: Did you know that hardly any of the guys who landed on the moon are married to the same people they were married to before they went there?
Abbey: What?
Bartlet: I’m just saying, it could have been worse: I could have been an astronaut.
Abbey: You could not have been an astronaut.
Bartlet: I would have been a great astronaut.
Abbey: You’re afraid of heights, speed, fire, and small enclosed spaces.
Bartlet: Yeah, but I’d have overcome it to go to the moon.
Abbey: I know you would have.
—Manchester (Part II)

madefromouterspace:

fuckyeahthewestwing:

Bartlet: Did you know that hardly any of the guys who landed on the moon are married to the same people they were married to before they went there?

Abbey: What?

Bartlet: I’m just saying, it could have been worse: I could have been an astronaut.

Abbey: You could not have been an astronaut.

Bartlet: I would have been a great astronaut.

Abbey: You’re afraid of heights, speed, fire, and small enclosed spaces.

Bartlet: Yeah, but I’d have overcome it to go to the moon.

Abbey: I know you would have.

—Manchester (Part II)