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.
Did You Know?
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
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
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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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more