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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

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Sep 23, 1999
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Pilot Sep 23, 1999 In the series premiere, the White House staff is being called into work in the early hours of the morning to the news that the President of the United States has crashed his bicycle into a tree, much to the enjoyment of the press. The staff must run damage control on this and a gaffe by Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman who, after provocation by Christian activist Mary Marsh on a televised debate, quips "Lady, the God you pray to is too busy being indicted for tax fraud." Also, Deputy Communications Director Sam Seaborn meets and spends an evening with Laurie (Lisa Edelstein), not knowing she is a call girl, and then accidentally tells White House Chief of Staff Leo McGarry's daughter, Mallory O'Brien, about it.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

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Sep 30, 1999
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Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc Sep 30, 1999 The Vice President refuses to fall in line with Bartlet; Sam discusses the problem of Laurie with Josh and Toby; the plane carrying President Bartlet's doctor, a naval officer, is shot down en route to Jordan; Bartlet hires Mandy as his consultant.

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Season 01, Episode 03 A Proportional Response

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Oct 7, 1999
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A Proportional Response Oct 7, 1999 Still enraged at Morris's death, Bartlet makes a show of deadly force; C.J. is upset about being kept out of the loop about Laurie; Josh hires Charlie to be Bartlet's new personal assistant.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Five Votes Down

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Oct 14, 1999
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Five Votes Down Oct 14, 1999 Five votes keep a very important gun-control bill from being passed and the staff has 72 hours to track down the errant congressmen;Toby is accused of manipulating the stock market by having a friend testify to Commerce on internet stocks; Leo's wife gets fed up with his long hours.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Crackpots and These Women

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Oct 21, 1999
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The Crackpots and These Women Oct 21, 1999 The staffers spend the day ("Big Block of Cheese day") dealing with private organizations, aka the crackpots. Throughout the day, Sam deals with a UFO nut, CJ gets a proposal to build a wolves-only road, Toby and Bartlet clash over everything, and Josh is overwhelmed by guilt regarding his sister's death.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Mr. Willis of Ohio

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Nov 4, 1999
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Mr. Willis of Ohio Nov 4, 1999 Toby and Mandy push for a commerce bill with a census-counting provision, with three votes as the deciding factor; Sam tutors C.J. on the finer points of the census; Josh & Sam take Charlie out for a beer and are joined by Zoey and Mallory. Zoey faces a potentially dangerous situation when she goes out for the evening.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The State Dinner

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Nov 11, 1999
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The State Dinner Nov 11, 1999 The president of Indonesia is honored at a state dinner; the staff deals with Hurricane Sarah, a potential teamster strike, and a raid involving children in Idaho; a reporter flirts with C.J.

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Season 01, Episode 08 Enemies

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Nov 18, 1999
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Enemies Nov 18, 1999 Bartlet and Hoynes argue in front of the Cabinet; C.J. fends off Danny's advances when she suspects he's after a big story; Mallory asks Sam out; the staff leaps hurdles to pass a banking bill.

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Season 01, Episode 09 The Short List

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Nov 25, 1999
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The Short List Nov 25, 1999 Bartlet struggles to name a nominee to the Supreme Court when the perfect nominee turns out to be not so perfect; A congressman attacks the staff, claiming that 1 in 3 use drugs.

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Season 01, Episode 10 In Excelsis Deo

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Dec 16, 1999
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In Excelsis Deo Dec 16, 1999 Toby tries to arrange a proper funeral for a homeless veteran; Josh and Sam try to set up a preemptive strike against Lillienfield, who is attacking Leo because of his prior drug and alcohol problem; CJ tries to get the staff to revisit the hate crimes issue; Bartlet sneaks out to do some last minute shopping.

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Season 01, Episode 11 Lord John Marbury

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Jan 6, 2000
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Lord John Marbury Jan 6, 2000 War breaks out between India and Pakistan and Bartlet consults with Lord John Marbury; Toby accuses C.J. of being too friendly with the press when she objects to being kept in the dark; the staff realizes that Lillienfield's efforts to bring down Leo are going to get ugly when Josh gets a subpoena.

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Season 01, Episode 12 He Shall, from Time to Time

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Jan 13, 2000
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He Shall, from Time to Time Jan 13, 2000 Bartlet collapses before his first State of the Union address; Leo publicly admits to his former alcoholism and drug abuse; things get interesting romantically for both Sam and C.J.; Lord John Marbury helps the staff negotiate an agreement between India and Pakistan.

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Season 01, Episode 13 Take out the Trash Day

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Jan 27, 2000
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Take out the Trash Day Jan 27, 2000 Josh and Sam are able to make a bargain to keep Leo from going through a hearing, at the expense of a new sex education report. Mandy doesn't think a couple should be present at the signing of a new hate crimes bill instigated by the death of their son. Toby contends with some of PBS's detractors.

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Season 01, Episode 14 Take This Sabbath Day

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Feb 10, 2000
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Take This Sabbath Day Feb 10, 2000 After the Supreme Court refuses to stay the execution of a convicted murderer, Bartlet has forty-eight hours to decide whether or not to commute the sentence; Josh faces off with Joey Lucas about his staff's not backing her candidate as vigorously as she'd like.

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Season 01, Episode 15 Celestial Navigation

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Feb 17, 2000
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Celestial Navigation Feb 17, 2000 Toby and Sam travel to Connecticut to get Roberto Mendoza released from jail; Josh must run a press briefing when C.J. has an emergency root canal.

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Season 01, Episode 16 20 Hours in L. A.

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Feb 24, 2000
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20 Hours in L. A. Feb 24, 2000 Bartlet and the senior staff fly to California to attend an important fundraiser; Hoynes must decide whether he will support Bartlet's stance or go with his convictions when the Senate is deadlocked on an ethanol tax bill.

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Season 01, Episode 17 The White House Pro-Am

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Mar 23, 2000
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The White House Pro-Am Mar 23, 2000 Abbey keeps the staff busy with the fallout when she leaks her personal preference for a Federal Reserve Board appointment and discusses child labor on a talk show, prompting a Congresswoman to offer an amendment which could shoot down the entire international tariff bill; Charlie's date with Zoey is cancelled because of threats by a white supremacist group.

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Season 01, Episode 18 Six Meetings Before Lunch

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Apr 6, 2000
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Six Meetings Before Lunch Apr 6, 2000 Mendoza is confirmed by the Senate; Mandy needs Toby's help to replace a dead panda bear; Sam angers Mallory when she reads a position paper that he wrote supporting school vouchers; Josh meets with Jeff Breckenridge, who is irritating certain Congressmen with his stance on slavery reparations.

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Season 01, Episode 19 Let Bartlet Be Bartlet

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Apr 27, 2000
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Let Bartlet Be Bartlet Apr 27, 2000 Mandy's old memo about Bartlet administration weaknesses surfaces; Josh tries to get administration nominees appointed to the Federal Elections Committee; Sam works to get a better policy on gays in the military.

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Season 01, Episode 20 Mandatory Minimums

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May 4, 2000
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Mandatory Minimums May 4, 2000 Andrea Wyatt insists that mandatory minimums be added to a new drug policy the staff is developing; C.J. makes a mistake and sets them back.

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Season 01, Episode 21 Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

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May 11, 2000
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Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics May 11, 2000 Bartlet gets closer to making the FEC campaign finance reform-friendly, but his opponents strike back by making Sam's former dalliance with the call girl public knowledge; CJ waits anxiously for the administration's approval rating.

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Season 01, Episode 22 What Kind of Day Has It Been

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May 18, 2000
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What Kind of Day Has It Been May 18, 2000 The staff deals with the crisis of an American pilot who was shot down in Iraq; Toby's brother is in danger on a space shuttle whose doors won't close; Bartlet and the senior staff walk into trouble as they leave a town meeting.

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