The West Wing (1999–2006)
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Ellie 

The surgeon general makes some controversial comments about marijuana, leading to an attack by family values groups and an unsolicited comment by Bartlet's middle daughter, Ellie, to Danny ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Engler

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Sam Seaborn
Dulé Hill ... Charlie Young
Allison Janney ... C.J. Cregg
Janel Moloney ... Donna Moss
Richard Schiff ... Toby Ziegler
John Spencer ... Leo McGarry
Bradley Whitford ... Josh Lyman
Martin Sheen ... Jed Bartlet
Mary Kay Place ... Surgeon General Millicent Griffith
Kathleen York ... Andrea Wyatt
Nina Siemaszko ... Ellie Bartlet
Robert Knepper ... Morgan Ross
Kathryn Joosten ... Dolores Landingham
NiCole Robinson ... Margaret
Paul Eiding
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Storyline

The surgeon general makes some controversial comments about marijuana, leading to an attack by family values groups and an unsolicited comment by Bartlet's middle daughter, Ellie, to Danny Concannon that her father wouldn't fire the s.g. The president summons Ellie from med school in Baltimore to the W.H., and we learn that she, unlike her parents and sisters, is shy and reticent, and has always felt like the family outcast in Jed's eyes. Elsewhere, Sam gives a visiting movie producer a verbal lynching for publicly calling the president a coward after Charlie turns down a W.H. screening of his salacious new film. Written by meebly

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film mentioned in the episode - "Prince of New York" - is a fictional creation. As is the Family Values Leadership Council which opposes it. See more »

Goofs

Before the president is shown deplaning from Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, a wide shot of the plane is shown with a jet bridge in the background. Andrews is not a commercial airport and thus doesn't have jet bridges. See more »

Quotes

Surgeon General Millicent Griffith: As a doctor, I have an obligation to tell the truth. Come to think of it, as a person I have that obligation as well.
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Connections

Features Dial M for Murder (1954) 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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