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Take Out the Trash Day 

In preparation for the Friday night briefing for the Saturday papers and news broadcasts -- nicknamed "take out the trash day" because it disposes of all the stories the White House doesn't... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Olin

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Moira Kelly ... Mandy Hampton
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young (credit only)
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... President Josiah Bartlet
Timothy Busfield ... Danny Concannon
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Suzy Nakamura ... Cathy
Dakin Matthews ... Simon Blye
James Handy ... Rep. Joseph Bruno, R-PA
Ray Baker ... Jonathan Lydell
Liza Weil ... Karen Larson
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Storyline

In preparation for the Friday night briefing for the Saturday papers and news broadcasts -- nicknamed "take out the trash day" because it disposes of all the stories the White House doesn't want heavy coverage on, and because Saturday is the least read paper of the week -- the staff take on a variety of chores: C.J. prepares to meet with the family of a Matthew Shepard-type victim of murder just because he was gay, and discovers something unexpected about the young man's reticent father; Josh and Sam contend with an angry Republican house committee leader who wants to make a deal to avoid public hearings on Leo's alcoholism; the president must read and wince through a graphic report on sex education in public schools; Danny pesters C.J. about an aide to the v.p. living on high off of taxpayer dollars. Written by meebly

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This episode features both Dakin Matthews and Liza Weil, who also starred together in Gilmore Girls (2000). See more »

Goofs

While discussing the Board of Directors CPB, the President incorrectly states that it was members of the House that were holding up his nominations. See more »

Quotes

C.J. Cregg: If you call Mr. and Mrs. Lydell in St. Paul and ask them why...
Danny Concannon: Don't.
C.J. Cregg: Look...
Danny Concannon: Don't leak me a story.
C.J. Cregg: I wasn't.
Danny Concannon: I've seen this look on the face of four other press secretaries before you. You've got a story in the trash this week that's a story, you want it out there and someone said, "No."
C.J. Cregg: They're all stories this week.
Danny Concannon: That happens sometimes.
C.J. Cregg: Four other press secretaries and you never took a free lead?
Danny Concannon: I always took a free lead.
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Connections

References The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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