Thursday, January 29, 2004

The West Wing

NBC, for reasons unknown, has decided to stop in the middle of season five of The West Wing and show reruns from the beginning of season five. until next week, that is, when they will show us 'five new episodes in a row!' -hopefully not all next wednesday night but instead five weeks in a row. who knows, with NBC. bah.

but, deprived of my West Wing fix for the night, i came online and looked up fansites, and found this one which has hilarious quotes from the first season [i haven't looked at the others yet, since i haven't watched every episode. i'm working on season one on dvd. mmm. =)] like:

CJ: Is there anything I can say, other than the President rode his bicycle into a tree?

Leo: He hopes never to do it again.

CJ: Seriously. They’re laughing pretty hard.

Leo: He rode his bicycle into a tree, CJ. What do you want me to -- “The President, while riding a bicycle on his vacation in Jackson Hole, came to a sudden arboreal stop” -- What do you want from me?

from the pilot episode, and:

Bartlet: CJ, on your tombstone, it's going to read post hoc, ergo propter hoc.

CJ: Okay, but none of my visitors are going to be able to understand my tombstone.

Bartlet: Twenty-seven lawyers in the room, anybody know post hoc, ergo propter hoc? Josh?

Josh: Uh, post, after. After hoc. Ergo, therefore. After hoc, therefore something else hoc.

Bartlet: Thank you. Next?

from the second episode, titled, of course, Post Hoc, Ergo Prompter Hoc.

everyone should watch this show. it's great. it's the one great hope that television can actually entertain while engaging the mind. what a novel idea. =)


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