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.
Did You Know?
Senator Vinick's shoes being shined are from Allen Edmonds, famous for their handmade shoes of every US President since Ronald Reagan. See more
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
[Penn & Teller have just performed a special "vanish" at Zoey's birthday party
Did they just burn an American flag in the White House?
References Access Hollywood
West Wing Main Title
Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more