Time to pack up the china and ship it to the presidential library The West Wing has closed its doors forever. The often brilliant&
An Entertainment Weekly piece from 2006, published near the time of the series finale, looking back at the making of the pilot episode. An oral history. Quotes from Sorkin and most of the main cast.
"I’m sorry, Sandy, there was a bit of noise there. Could you repeat the question?"
The best episode of The West Wing, and one of the best episodes of television I’ve ever seen, if not the best.
I love this scene so much, especially because of how unusual it is. No pedeconferencing, no banter, no score from Snuffy. Just Toby and Will in a darkened room. Sorkin talking, through Toby, about the terror of writer’s block.
March 10, 2002: Backstage at the Screen Actors Guild Awards after winning Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for the second straight year.