West Wing! [spoilers]

(191 Posts)
FrankelSaysRelax Fri 07-Sep-12 11:36:15

I can't find the old thread, so thought I'd start a new one grin

Is anyone else following the US election and finding themselves comparing everything to TWW?!

I found this on the BBC website and was impressed to realise I knew what most of them were, thanks to TWW!

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FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Sun 17-Feb-13 14:03:57

Big ol' bump!

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changeforthebetterforObama Fri 23-Nov-12 20:01:55

Or maybe Mother stupid iPad touch pad!

changeforthebetterforObama Fri 23-Nov-12 20:00:43

Wow Frankel that is definitely TWW-inspired!

Ahem, I think (with my PhD in Santosology grin that Josh says Holy Morher of God, we got him!

Nevertalktomeduringthejackal Fri 23-Nov-12 00:38:02

* snigger * "hopes up" * snigger *.

I know it is heartbreaking to think of Toby thinking their relationship was about to begin again. Frankly though I just find the idea of her doing IVF alone BUT with her ex's sperm a bit strange? I think I can't see straight through my Toby-loving-goggles though.

That Butterball clip is one of my absolute favourites! "We should do that every week". And as for "we caught him," I remember very clearly telling to my Mum (who had watched the series many times before) just before I put that episode in that I was very worried (genuinely, as though they were actual friends) that Josh and Donna was never going to happen and I screamed when they kissed. Amazing moment.

I think one of the best Josh/Donna moments on the campaign trail is the episode where you see Vinick, Donna and Josh's days on the same day (ooh that makes no sense - very tired!) and Josh goes to knock on Donna's door but stops himself - oh my God, I could smell the longing through the television.

FrankelDeBeauvoir Thu 22-Nov-12 21:39:59

"Holy mother of God, we caught him!"

Guess which episode I'm watching grin

Fiderer Thu 22-Nov-12 07:46:43

I assumed Toby and Andy had embryos frozen from when they were together. There was that flashback conversation about her immune system not recognising a pregnancy and her needing his blood cells, when they were in the middle of IVF after Bartlet was first elected.

Have just asked myself why this matters to me. I think it's because I'd hate to think of poor Toby getting his hopes up (no sniggering at the back) that Andy might come back to him <soppy emoticon>

Am posting here today because have just read a thread about Thanksgiving and someone mentioned Butterball turkey. Had to sit on my hands not to post this grin

FrankelDeBeauvoir Wed 21-Nov-12 10:38:08

I agree Nevertalk, that's what I have always assumed.

I live the flirting between CJ and Toby too - "Can this be one of those nights when we get sloshed and forget we're colleagues?" grin

Nevertalktomeduringthejackal Wed 21-Nov-12 10:00:03

I have read slightly back in the thread too, concerning whether Huck and Molly were conceived through IVF - I had always assumed that Andy and Toby "slipped back" for a few weeks, abruptly stopping when she became pregnant. I think because of "why don't you just do your job as a man and get that nice girl pregnant?"

Nevertalktomeduringthejackal Wed 21-Nov-12 09:56:02

Wow that is brilliant! I bawl when Josh says the final "what's next" talking to Santos after inauguration. No matter how many times I see the end of the series it always seems like the end of an era.

Wow, that sounds a bit tragic doesn't it!

FrankelDeBeauvoir Wed 21-Nov-12 09:12:46

It's actually the front page of The New Yorker grin

FrankelDeBeauvoir Wed 21-Nov-12 09:09:14

That's the thing about TWW, it's all so realistic - no one has a "perfect relationship" and everyone screws up from time to time.

Have you seen the Obama poster that's been seen in New York? The creator must be a TWW fan grin I'll see if I can find a link.

Nevertalktomeduringthejackal Wed 21-Nov-12 00:54:24

Aah, I watched "Twenty-Five" today, where Zoe has just been kidnapped. Truly brilliant, especially Toby - "I don't want to alarm you or anything, but I'm Dad," and his spiel about babies coming with hats. Sigh. I definitely always need that pick-me-up after the devastating scene where Andy tells him he is too sad - I actually FAST-FORWARDED through that this time, I find it unbearable! Yes he's sad, but he's Toby.

I found Andy and Toby's relationship fascinating - so well acted.

changeforthebetterforObama Tue 20-Nov-12 21:01:36

I love that one too Frankel!

McNally Sun 18-Nov-12 00:32:35

Very excited to have found this thread! Working my way through for the second time and just finished the second series (my favourite - especially Two Cathedrals). Love that it is even better the second time!

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 17-Nov-12 21:29:15

Currently watching my second favourite episode - A Good Day, the one with the stem cell research vote.

Perfection <sigh>

changeforthebetterforObama Fri 16-Nov-12 20:41:55

<smug about revised user name>
Anyone else imagining Obama walking down to Congress like Bartlet did to avoid the "fiscal cliff"?

FrankelDeBeauvoir Fri 16-Nov-12 20:11:15

Bumpety bump

FrankelDeBeauvoir Sat 10-Nov-12 22:27:09

Finally! They've called Florida for Obama.

RibenaFiend Wed 07-Nov-12 21:04:55

*the <kicks apple autocorrect across the room!>

RibenaFiend Wed 07-Nov-12 21:04:12

Hello!!!

"Bring me for finest muffins and bagels in the land"

I've introduced DP to TWW and this means I get to watch EVERYTHING all over again! He loves it and Zoe's just been kidnapped. My fave episodes!

...it's going to be and unbearable day wink

Nevertalktomeduringthejackal Wed 07-Nov-12 21:00:58

Genuinely devastated! I trust Bartlet so much I never even thought to doubt him.

When you said The Supremes I immediately thought not of the episode, but of "Mr McGarry, Mr Zeigler, Mr Lyman, Ms Cregg, it's The Temptations, I love you guys!"

FrankelDeBeauvoir Wed 07-Nov-12 20:10:44

"I love her. I love her mind. I love her shoes!" grin

FrankelDeBeauvoir Wed 07-Nov-12 19:58:07

In honour of the election, I am watching my favourite WW episode tonight - The Supremes

FrankelDeBeauvoir Wed 07-Nov-12 18:46:10

We looked into the "DW" thing and there are actually more than 3!

Dwell
Dwarf
Dwindle

Plus
Dwale
Dwine
Dweeb

There are probably others too grin

Nevertalktomeduringthejackal Wed 07-Nov-12 18:38:22

Hello! Your plan has worked, you have recruited at least one more WingNut.

I haven't watched any since April this year as when I start to watch one episode that is effectively weeks down the drain, but this election has made it hard to resist!

Answering a question form the very first page which I have geekily realised no-one has answered: Operation Resting Eagle is when Bartlet put his alarm clock back an hour so he could wake up and then put it on snooze.

There are three words in the English langauage which begin with the letters 'dw' - can you name them please?!

Also to put one lusting thought in writing: Josh. In some sort of tuxedo, talking to big-shots (but wishing he was talking to Donna, obviously) at a White House function.

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