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Amph "Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc" : The West Wing Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by heels1785 , Oct 28, 2014.

  1. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'd be down for a coordinated group / thread rewatch
     
  2. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga/Fun & Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Well I just said it would probably be a bit before I went for re-watch number 4 but if this happened I'd be down.
     
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  3. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    she is

    but a close second, on tww, is mr. joe willis of ohio. on every watch-through, I am reminded of how much I love that episode. his dynamic with toby is one of my favorites. also like leo standing up to jed in the oval office while discussing his separation - another look at jed bartlet's unpredictable/awful temper early in the series, a night the culminates with his excoriating zoey for no reason whatsoever.
     
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  4. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I would also put Justice Evelyn Baker Lang up there with best single-episode characters. Season 5 was a hot mess, but The Supremes is up there as one of my faves. A big part of that is thank to Glen Close (and William Fichtner).

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  5. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    woot canal episode today

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    a weird episode. one of the funnier ones, but also tempered by the racist cops who end up getting away with it storyline.
     
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  6. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Isn't that the episode with the secret plan to fight inflation
     
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  7. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC Manager star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    yes indeed
     
  8. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    So, not only do I have a secret plan to fight inflation, but now I won't defend it?
     
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  9. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Force Ghost star 7

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    Whenever I see/hear the words "secret plan", no matter what the context, my brain automatically adds "to fight inflation". :p
     
  10. Point Given

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    A secret pwan to fwight infwation???
     
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  11. PymParticles

    PymParticles Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I took one of those dumb online "which fictional character are you most like" personality quizzes, and came away with Sam Seaborn as a 98% match. Despite being told for years to watch The West Wing and never doing so, I am incredibly vain and wanted to know if that was a compliment, so I finally started the show tonight.

    I think I'm really going to enjoy this lovely, escapist fantasy series about people who aren't malevolent sociopaths running the United States government.
     
  12. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    Just remember, once you're done, go into the US Politics thread and hear about how it's everything wrong with government today because liberalism is the devil! :p

    (but go watch the show, it's awesome!)
     
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  13. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga/Fun & Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Dude it's so good, I just watched it for the first time last summer and have watched it 2 more times since.
     
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  14. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    Just the obligatory note for new folks -- it takes a bit of a dip in Season 5 and the first half of Season 6... but the second half of Season 6 all the way through the end is cracking...
     
  15. DarthIntegral

    DarthIntegral Baseball Draft Commish star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I would say that getting Sam is a compliment. Not quite as high a compliment as getting MCH or Mr Willis, but those would be nigh attainable levels of greatness
     
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  16. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    Or Josh. :p
     
  17. mavjade

    mavjade It's so FLUFFY! Fanfic Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Being Sam is definitely a compliment!
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    Sorry, Pym, you won't get that for awhile, but it is a compliment.
     
  18. Yodaminch

    Yodaminch Chosen One star 6

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    Agreed.

    As to best multi episode character, it's a tie for me between Lord John Marbury and Lionel Tribbey.
     
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  19. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    Multi episode probably goes to Joey Lucas, or Oliver Babish.
     
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  20. DarthIntegral

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    I lean towards that on the strength of

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  21. Yodaminch

    Yodaminch Chosen One star 6

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    In the case I’d Joey, I consider more of a recurring cast member right up there with Zoey Bartlet so that’s why I didn’t name her. Oliver though has one of the best introductions when he meets Jed and Leo- but I don’t know if you can compare that to “I will kill people today, Leo! I will kill people with this cricket bat, which was given to me by Her Royal Majesty Elizabeth Windsor, and then I will kill them again with my own hands.”
     
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  22. heels1785

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    edit - never mind, i misread you.
     
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  23. dp4m

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    Yeah, the cold open to "Bad Moon Rising" is one of my absolute all time faves...
     
  24. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Force Ghost star 4

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    Why did Jordan end up in Mandyville? I thought she and Leo were great together.
     
  25. dp4m

    dp4m Also a Narc star 10

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    She was a guest star (and a bigger named one at that).

    Fun fact, she's Monty Hall's daughter.
     
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