The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Magicians Penn and Teller give a controversial performance at Zoey's birthday party in the White House that threatens to drown out the news of the impending China trip. President Bartlet ... See full summary »

Director:

Alex Graves

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Lawrence O'Donnell | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stockard Channing ... Abbey Bartlet (credit only)
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Joshua Malina ... Will Bailey
Mary McCormack ... Kate Harper
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Alan Alda ... Senator Arnold Vinick
Kristin Chenoweth ... Annabeth Schott
Gary Cole ... Vice President Bob Russell
Ed O'Neill ... Governor Eric Baker D-PA
Penn Jillette ... Penn Jilette (as Penn & Teller)
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Storyline

Magicians Penn and Teller give a controversial performance at Zoey's birthday party in the White House that threatens to drown out the news of the impending China trip. President Bartlet goes to New Orleans on his way to China after unexpectedly requesting briefings be postponed until they are in the air. Josh tries to decide which Democratic presidential candidate he wants to support, and is alarmed that Bartlet wants to appoint California Republican Senator Arnold Vinick to be Ambassador to the United Nations. Written by Murray Chapman

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Senator Vinick's shoes being shined are from Allen Edmonds, famous for their handmade shoes of every US President since Ronald Reagan. See more »

Goofs

While on Air Force One, en route to Beijing, the flight announcer says, "We are anticipating a smooth ride across the Pacific" and "We will be passing the Hawaiian Ridge to our south". Flying in a straight line from New Orleans, they will travel north of Alaska and not over the Pacific Ocean. See more »

Quotes

[Penn & Teller have just performed a special "vanish" at Zoey's birthday party]
Toby Ziegler: Did they just burn an American flag in the White House?
Josh Lyman: Uh-huh.
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Connections

References Access Hollywood (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

West Wing Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony
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