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. 

(via bestivals)

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)

CJ: “Every time we come up on a holiday, you guys check out like seniors who are done with finals.”
TOBY: “Nobody here has checked out.”
JOSH: [walks up] “Hey, I was just flipping a nickel in my office. Sixteen times in a row, it came out tails.”

(Source: caitfangirls, via madefromouterspace)

"One last thing: while you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits."  (the west wing  - season one)

(Source: elizabethlemonades, via lady-banner)

skrepo4kacrazy:

Josh Lyman: It's good cop, bad cop. I'm the good cop.
The four of you are the bad cop.

(via lady-banner)

thekanyewestwing:

1.03 A Proportional Response/No Church in the Wild

thekanyewestwing:

1.03 A Proportional Response/No Church in the Wild

studio killers ~ all men are pigs

(Source: madamekotty, via qiowdeactivated)

"The institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth."

brashblacknonbeliever:

patrickandmarcus:

harriet-ben-twerkin-on-da-rr:

— Arkansas state Rep. Jon Hubbard (R)

The fuck did I just read?

Yeah… He said that and some other things.

(Source: politicalwire.com, via asealuponyourarm)

marcojulian:

Kanye speaks on George Bush

(via afewcleverspiders)

firstfamily:

The first ever “Kids’ State Dinner” held at the White House

August 20, 2012