The West Wing Weekly 1.04: Five Votes Down by CoenM

Champion(s):

Nicole


Runner(s)-Up:

RobinJRichards
How many days until May?


Quiz Description

The latest in my _very_ occasional (is three years between entries very occasional?) quizzes based on an episode of The West Wing Weekly podcast. It's written such that you probably don't need to have listened to the podcast, or seen the episode it discusses, to answer the questions. But it couldn't hurt.

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Questions:

The title of the episode refers to the need to obtain five votes to pass a bill on gun control, which reminded me of what Aaron Sorkin-penned MOVIE with a close Congressional vote on a crime control bill favored by the White House?

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The American President

A plot line where a financial disclosure shows that Toby made huge profits on a stock buy is a reference to what CLINTON ERA SCANDAL where the First Family made out extremely well on a land deal in Arkansas?

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Whitewater

The scenes with Bartlet's speech and a three minute walk and talk (filmed in one take!) were shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, which is best known as where what PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE was assassinated in 1968?

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Robert Kennedy

What ACTOR was nominated for an Emmy for his work in this episode, primarily for scenes showing the crumbling of his marriage? The actor didn't win, but did take home an Emmy in 2002, three years before passing away.

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John Spencer

It is in this episode that Vice President Hoynes first invites Leo to a high-level meeting of what TWELVE STEP PROGRAM, the first time that we learn that both men share a particular affliction?

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Alcoholics Anonymous

In the cold open of the podcast, Josh Malina compares Toby to what WINNIE THE POOH CHARACTER, apparently due to their shared negative and morose personality?

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Eeyore

Joshua and Rishi note that Josh Lyman's work in getting the five votes needed would typically fall to someone in what LEGISLATIVE POSITION, which specifically works to get party members to vote in a particular way?

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whip

A scene involving Josh Lyman putting on sunglasses while playing hardball with a Congressman led to comparison to what ACTOR, whose character Horatio Caine was well known for making a quip after dramatically putting on sunglasses?

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David Caruso

The episode opens with a clip of a Bartlet speech, where he relates an anecdote where what US PRESIDENT, reading critical mail from Americans, turns to his wife Bess and says, "Why is it that only sons-of-bitches know how to lick a stamp?"

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Harry Truman

A scene where an African-American Congressman dresses down Leo for trying to use race to get him to change his vote is compared to a scene in Sports Night where Isaac tells Dan that no rich white guy will gain any ground with him comparing himself to what CIVIL RIGHTS ICON and bus rider?

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Rosa Parks

We also learn that Bartlet takes pills for back pain, and may have taken Vicodin and Percocet together, which Joshua compares to taking what CLUB DRUG, the crystal or powder form of MDMA?

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Molly

"Hey, do you have a butthole?" The podcast may be three years old, but the ads are new! This is the opening line for an ad for a product called Hello Tushie, which is what sort of PLUMBING FIXTURE?

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bidet