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Mister Sterling (2003) (TV Series)
It was set in the same universe & made reference to President Jed Bartlet.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Rob Lowe/Eminem (2000) (TV Episode)
Talked about during the monologe and with Ralph Nader
Star Trek: Voyager: Imperfection (2000) (TV Episode)
The names on a Voyager crew manifest are characters from The West Wing.
Celebrity Deathmatch: The Return of Lucy Lawless (2000) (TV Episode)
During the introduction to the Sheen vs. Douglas match, Lucy Lawless mentions that Martin Sheen played the American president on the television series.
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick'll Take Manhattan: Part 1 (2000) (TV Episode)
Seen on the NBC lineup calendar
3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick'll Take Manhattan: Part 2 (2000) (TV Episode)
Seen on the NBC lineup calendar
Traffic (2000)
Popular: Are You There God? It's Me Ann-Margret (2000) (TV Episode)
Nicole mentions the show.
Saturday Night Live: Charlie Sheen/Nelly Furtado (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
Ghost World (2001)
Primetime Glick: Rob Lowe/Billy Crystal (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced during Rob Lowe's interview.
Saturday Night Live: Seann William Scott/Sum41 (2001) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during My Girlfriend the Porn Star
On the Line (2001)
When Eric is asked to name all the presidents in order by Abbey, President Bartlet is used as one.
Saturday Night Live: Jonny Moseley/Outkast (2002) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on 'Extreme Wedding'
NBC 75th Anniversary Special (2002) (TV Special)
Mr. T says, "I pity the East Wing. No one cares what they do."
Gilmore Girls: Haunted Leg (2002) (TV Episode)
Francie says, "I'll make her so ineffectual, she'll make Jimmy Carter look like Martin Sheen."
Saturday Night Live: Al Gore/Phish (2002) (TV Episode)
Al Gore visits the set The West Wing in remote item.
Everwood: The Price of Fame (2003) (TV Episode)
When Andy and Brenda start running lines at a fast pace, Brenda complains that people don't talk that fast on "The West Wing"
Saturday Night Live: Bernie Mac/Good Charlotte (2003) (TV Episode)
Referenced during 'Boycott' song on Weekend Update.
'Catch Me If You Can': The Casting of the Film (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Hollywood and the Muslim World (2003) (TV Movie)
Love Actually (2003)
Mark tells Juliet that he has probably wiped his footage from her and Peter's wedding and taped it over with episodes of "The West Wing".
Dinner for Five: Episode #2.11 (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue; Oliver Platt is attributed to working on this series.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Grissom Versus the Volcano (2003) (TV Episode)
Jorja Fox's character says "I'll take the west wing" when searching a room. Jorja Fox has acted in "The West Wing".
King of the Hill: Stressed for Success (2004) (TV Episode)
Bobby's report on "President Martin Sheen" makes a number of references to Sheen's character
First Daughter (2004)
Ca. 14 min. into the film there are several scenes with people walking incredibly fast through the corridors of the White House while talking incredibly fast, just like they do on the older series.
Joan of Arcadia: Only Connect (2004) (TV Episode)
Father Ken has been watching reruns of the series.
The Einstein Factor: Episode #2.3 (2005) (TV Episode)
Chosen by Alicia Sometimes as her special subject.
The Einstein Factor: Episode #2.4 (2005) (TV Episode)
Chosen by Alicia Sometimes as her special subject.
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) (Video)
Chris references he did a guest spot on the West Wing.
Family Guy: Peter's Got Woods (2005) (TV Episode)
Peter mentions "The guy from the West Wing" then Brian says "Martin Sheen"
TV Heaven, Telly Hell: Episode #1.6 (2006) (TV Episode)
David says he should watch this but he doesn't.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.196 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Women Directing Women" category
The Ultimate 'West Wing' Challenge (2006) (TV Special)
The show is the subject of this quiz
Man of the Year (2006)
"Part 'West Wing', part 'The Bachelor' " comment
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Option Period (2006) (TV Episode)
Towards the end of the episode a 'Bartlet for President' sign can be seen in the studio.
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: 4 A.M. Miracle (2007) (TV Episode)
Mary Tate works for the law firm Gage Whitney, as did Sam Seaborn prior to joing the Bartlet4America campaign.
The Dame Edna Treatment: Episode #1.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dame Edna and Martin Sheen.
American Dad!: An Apocalypse to Remember (2007) (TV Episode)
Stan says that he liked Marlee Matlins work on The West Wing, where she played Joey Lucas
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007)
"Impeach Martin Sheen" sign
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: The Disaster Show (2007) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned numerous times.
Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It (2007) (TV Special)
Mentioned in reference to Emmy party.
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Scene where Itchy stands at his desk in the oval office is the same in the opening credits of The West Wing.
The Footy Show: The Grand Final Footy Show 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew Demetriou in the opening skit as a show with a memorable opening sequence.
Heroes Unmasked: Tomorrow's World (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009) (TV Special)
Referenced by Rob Lowe
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.28 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $200 clue in the category "21st Century World Leaders"
The Thick of It: Episode #3.3 (2009) (TV Episode)
Ollie mentions the show.
Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) (TV Short)
mentioned in dialogue
Being Human: Serve God, Love Me and Mend (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.112 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Direct TV"
Fringe: Over There: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
In the alternate universe, Olivia sees a billboard promoting Season 11 of the show
¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz?: Azotes (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced in conversation.
Saturday Night Live: Jane Lynch/Bruno Mars (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth on Weekend Update
The Office: Viewing Party (2010) (TV Episode)
The scene following the cold open mimics The West Wing's trademark "walk-and-talk" format and rapid-fire dialogue, while Michael imitates the gruff mannerisms of John Spencer's Leo McGarry.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.66 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jesse Eisenberg mentions that Aaron Sorkin created the show
30 Rock: Plan B (2011) (TV Episode)
Aaron Sorkin mentions that he wrote the show
Fringe: Bloodline (2011) (TV Episode)
Season 12 ad seen on taxi
Echo Chamber: Walk and Talk (2011) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This week's trope is Walk and Talk." Dana: "Oh, like West Wing."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.203 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay Mohr mentions that he did a guest appearance on the show with Allison Janney
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.33 (2011) (TV Episode)
Kelsey Grammer says that "Boss" is the new "West Wing"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.81 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay compares "Smash" to the show because both deal with behind-the-scenes situations
Who Do You Think You Are?: Martin Sheen (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the opening narration
Iron Sky (2012)
Follows The West Wing election schedule with the US presidental elections taking place in 2018.
Brows Held High: The Girlfriend Experience (2012) (TV Episode)
claims it's just meeting and talking
Conan: Death Wish Six: Natural Causes (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during interview with Artie Lang and Nick di Paolo
Atop the Fourth Wall: Captain Tax Time #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Cunning is how you would describe a politician on The West Wing, not in real life."
Parks and Recreation: Live Ammo (2012) (TV Episode)
Councilman Pillner (played by Bradley Whitford) says of city council, "We play with live ammo around here." Rob Lowe delivered this same line, in a similar context, on The West Wing.
Who Do You Think You Are?: Rob Lowe (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the opening narration
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.8 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Aaron Sorkin created the show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.39 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chris Matthews says that maybe President Obama got the idea to appoint his rival Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State from the show
Psych: Santa Barbarian Candidate (2013) (TV Episode)
Gus says "I could have made it all the way to the White House." Shawn responds, "Yeah, maybe as an aide." In the same conversation Shawn says, "Sorry, Charlie." These are a reference to Dulé Hill's role as presidential aide Charlie Young on The West Wing. Later conversation references Rob Lowe who also starred on The West Wing.
Cult Legends and Rising Stars: Cult Legends: Joe Estevez (2013) (TV Episode)
Actor Martin Sheen is seen from promo images for this hit TV show.
Alan Partridge (2013)
Mentioned when two characters are 'walking and talking'
The Almighty Johnsons: And Then on to Norsewood (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Saints Row IV (2013) (Video Game)
Mission title "The Saints Wing" is a reference of this show.
Real Time with Bill Maher: Episode #11.32 (2013) (TV Episode)
Rob Lowe talks about being on the cover of George Magazine to promote The West Wing before production on the show began.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.49 (2013) (TV Episode)
Carson Daly compares watching NBC News deal with Nelson Mandela's death to Aaron Sorkin's writing on the show
Atop the Fourth Wall: Youngblood #6 (2014) (TV Episode)
"This is like a weird remake of The West Wing."
Hollywood Game Night: Show Me Your Music, I'll Show You Mine (2014) (TV Episode)
Jane Lynch mentions this television show by name
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.38 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mary mentions she and Allison Janney working on the show together.
Psych: A Nightmare on State Street (2014) (TV Episode)
When Gus is in his mother's home, and walks into the dining room, he looks at a framed photo on the sideboard and says "Dad??" The photo is of Martin Sheen, who played President Bartlet in The West Wing, a father figure to Dule Hill's character Charlie Young.
Brows Held High: 10 Things I Hate About You (2014) (TV Episode)
"...they call her The Jackal."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Taylor Schilling/Aaron Sorkin/Mike Lawrence (2014) (TV Episode)
Seth Reiss refers to "West Wing" sketches on SNL and MadTV
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
Jake says "We wouldn't have The West Wing without you."
The Good Wife: Dark Money (2015) (TV Episode)
Alicia instructs her campaign staff to use the West Wing tweets to stop the robocalls
The Good Wife: Red Meat (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Mitt Romney/Grace Helbig/G-Unit (2015) (TV Episode)
In his monologue, Jimmy notes that the series' president is regarded more favorably than President Obama
Saturday Night Live: Michael Keaton/Carly Rae Jepsen (2015) (TV Episode)
Reviewed by Jebidiah Atkinson on Weekend Update
Veep: East Wing (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Honest Trailers: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 September 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rob Lowe during interview
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Allison Janney/Hunter Parrish/Men in Blazers/Jon Theodore (2015) (TV Episode)
Allison Janney briefly comments on her former series
Film 2017: Episode #44.8 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Claudia Winkleman when introducing the interview with Aaron Sorkin; mentioned by Aaron Sorkin
Please Like Me: Natural Spring Water (2015) (TV Episode)
Ella mentions the show by name.
Film 2017: Episode #44.9 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Steve Jobs (2015)
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Hillary Clinton/Samantha Bee/Andrea Bocelli (2015) (TV Episode)
Hillary Clinton notes that President Bartlet was from New Hampshire
Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.54 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rob and Mark.
Binging with Babish (2016) (TV Series)
Babish is a reference to Oliver Babish from this show
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Keegan-Michael Key - Jordan Peele/Run River North/Will Calhoun (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the segment A Closer Look
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Allison Janney/Bradley Whitford/Bibi Bourelly/Gwen Stefani (2016) (TV Episode)
During the opening sketch, James Corden jokes that it would be a missed opportunity if he didn't get to do a parody of this show seeming how both lead stars from that show, Whitford and Janney, are here together coincidentally.
Mom: Pure Evil and a Free Piece of Cheesecake (2016) (TV Episode)
In Bonnie's dream sequence, Allison Janney is joined by her The West Wing co-star, Richard Schiff, a nod to the series.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
CMZ reporter says "The guy from The West Wing?" when Martin Sheen is seen fighting Conner.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ed O'Neill/Amber Rose/Justin Flom/John Tempesta (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as a potential model for a Donald Trump series
Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe (2016) (TV Special)
David Spade mentions that Rob Lowe was on the show
Arrow: Legacy (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match (2016) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Rich Hall.
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.100 (2017) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Government & TV" category
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Rob Lowe/Brad Paisley (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Rob Lowe
Hard Quiz: Episode #2.6 (2017) (TV Episode)
One of the four main topics.
Talking Dead: Monsters (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in writing during the "Dead Live Quiz" segment.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 20 December 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Richard.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #11.11 (2018) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Best of the Worst: Kill Squad, Ryan's Babe, and Demonwarp (2018) (TV Episode)
While reading the box cover for Ryan's Babe, Jack discovers that the movie's leading actor was on this show (uncredited).
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 12 July 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Piers, the President and Air Force One (2018) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Piers.
Pine Gap (2018) (TV Mini-Series)
The aircraft carrier that figures in Pine Gap's drama is named "USS Bartlet". Modern ships of this type are often named after US presidents so it is appropriate that the fictional ship takes the name of a fictional president. The name on Pine Gap's ops room screen is spelled "USS Bartlet" which correctly matches the West Wing character name. The subtitles say "Bartlett" which is the more common spelling.
Saturday Night Live: Matt Damon/Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus (2018) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on Weekend Update.
StarTalk: Actress Anna Deavere Smith (2019) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a show Anna Deavere Smith appeared on
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 14 May 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
Piers mentions that he likes it.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 21 May 2019 (2019) (TV Episode)
This Way Up: Episode #1.3 (2019) (TV Episode)
Aine asks David if he's seen it.

Featured in 

Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool (2001)
A clip from the show features the Presidents attempt to quit smoking.
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002) (TV Special)
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) (TV Special)
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) (TV Special)
A small clip was presented as part of some of the nominated series.
For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
Clip illustrates limits of biblical literalism
Mister President (2008) (TV Movie)
clips shown and discussed
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.83 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Loose Women: Episode #13.217 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
See Hear: Episode #29.13 (2009) (TV Episode)
Marlee Matlin briefly talks about her role and clip shown
Atop the Fourth Wall: James Bond Jr. #3 (2009) (TV Episode)
characters complain about James Bond.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Future Five #1 (2010) (TV Episode)
"Dammit, Mrs. Landingham!"
Brows Held High: Shakespeare, Film, and Kenneth Branagh: A Retrospective (2011) (TV Episode)
refers to the plot of Hamlet as "The West Wing"
Breakfast: Episode dated 31 May 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce actor Rob Lowe.
20/20: Best in TV: The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time (2012) (TV Episode)
"The West Wing" is the #4 Best TV Drama.
Gruen Planet: Gruen Nation 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
A still of the President bathed in light while on a plane is shown when Wil Anderson talks about the image being borrowed for a shot of Tony Abbott in a Liberal Party commercial in the You're Soaking In It segment.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Dramas of All Time (2013) (TV Episode)
"The West Wing" is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Saddest TV Deaths (2013) (TV Episode)
The death of Dolores Landingham is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Television Lawyers (2014) (TV Episode)
Oliver Babish gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Bromances (2014) (TV Episode)
The bromance between Jed Bartlet & Leo McGarry gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Pilot Episodes of TV Dramas (2014) (TV Episode)
The West Wing: Pilot (1999) gets an honorable mention.
Brows Held High: Beauty and the Beast: Part 3 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Previously on the West Wing..."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Christmas-Themed Episodes (2014) (TV Episode)
The West Wing: In Excelsis Deo (1999) is given an honorable mention.
Flat Earth: The Biggest Lie of All (2015) (Video)
A clip is shown.
Flat Earth Clues: Real Eyes (2015) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Back of the Nation: Episode #3.14 (2016) (TV Episode)
A short clip
WatchMojo: Top 10 Memorable Television Characters of the 2000s (2016) (TV Episode)
President Jed Bartlett gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Epic Entrances in Television (2016) (TV Episode)
The entrance of President Jed Bartlett gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Bad Seasons from Good TV Shows (2016) (TV Episode)
Season 5 of "The West Wing" is given a dishonorable mention.
Honest Trailers: The Emmys (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Dramatic TV Casts (2016) (TV Episode)
The cast of "The West Wing" gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Stars Who Tragically Died During Production (2016) (TV Episode)
John Spencer, who played Leo McGarry, is #8.
The Nineties: The One About TV (2017) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 20 December 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Honest Trailers: Get Out (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Shows that Totally Abandoned Past Storylines (2018) (TV Episode)
The disappearance of several characters on "The West Wing" is #6.
The 2000s: The Platinum Age Of Television (2018) (TV Episode)
clips shown
Piers, the President and Air Force One (2018) (TV Special)
A clip is shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Stars Whose Career Was Saved by TV Shows (2018) (TV Episode)
Rob Lowe, whose career was saved by "The West Wing" & "Parks and Recreation", is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Characters Who Vanished Without a Trace (2018) (TV Episode)
Mandy Hampton is #3.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Satisfying TV Reunions (2018) (TV Episode)
The reunion between Sam Seaborn & Josh Lyman gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Political Dramas (2018) (TV Episode)
The West Wing is #1.
The IMDb Show: Take 5 With Kal Penn (2019) (TV Episode)
extract of the series
WatchMojo: Top 10 Saddest TV Plot Twists (2019) (TV Episode)
Bartlet's Choice is #9.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Shows That Only Had ONE Bad Season (2019) (TV Episode)
The West Wing gets a dishonorable mention with Season 5.

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Pierce Brosnan/Destiny's Child (2001) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in West Wing skit
Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) (Video)
Spoofs the scene from the West Wing where they crew walks through the halls.
Bad Education: Politics (2012) (TV Episode)
The walking and talking scenes discussing the election are a parody of similar scenes in the series..
Machete Kills (2013)
Charlie Sheen plays the President and the camera focuses on a sign saying "The South West Wing." His father Martin Sheen played the President in this TV series.

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