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Great Thanksgiving Episodes Pt. 3 — Beg Your Pardon?

Posted by Mr. Feeny on November 25, 2009

For the record, The West Wing was already on my list of Thanksgiving episodes before CJ mentioned it on the first post. Two of the most entertaining moments in the show’s history took place on Thanksgiving, making them a must on this list. Of course, I couldn’t choose which is better, so I’ve included both “The Indians in the Lobby” and “Shibboleth”. Of course, both episodes were great in full, but these two clips really exemplified what made them — and the show — so wonderful. The West Wing wasn’t just about policy and smart people and talking fast. It was also about life, from the everyday mundane to the exciting relationships to the regular moments of natural humor. And the concepts for each episode were so clever. What would happen if the President had to pardon TWO turkeys (clip 1)? Or what if the President needed help preparing a Thanksgiving dinner (clip 2)? Hilarity, that’s what.

Best quotes:

  • “Aren’t I gonna get a reputation for being soft on turkeys?”
  • “Morton, this is President Bartlet.” “Hey Morton.” “Wow.” “Well said.”
  • “I’m drafting this turkey into military service.”
  • “Can I have your name please?” “I’m a citizen.”
  • “Is there a chance I could kill my guests? I’m not saying that’s necessarily a deal-breaker.”
  • “That was excellent. We should do that once a week.”

One Response to “Great Thanksgiving Episodes Pt. 3 — Beg Your Pardon?”

  1. CJ Cregg said

    Another great line:

    CJ: The most photogenic turkey gets pardoned and a full life at a petting zoo. The runner up gets eaten.

    Pres. Bartlet: If the Oscars were like that, I’d watch.

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