"Mrs. Landingham: You know I could beat you up anytime I want, sir.
President Bartlet: Secret Service would have you down like a calf at a rodeo."
— 18th and Potomac, The West Wing. (via jenjeahaly)
"‘Cause it’s next. For we came out of the cave, and we looked over the hill, and we saw fire. And we crossed the ocean, and we pioneered the West, and we took to the sky. The history of
man is hung on the timeline of exploration, and this is what’s next."
— (Sam Seaborn, Galileo, 2x09 - such an excellent piece of writing). (via atouchofthepoettoby)
"My trailer’s been known as the party trailer. It’s decorated with lots of red and it looks like a den of iniquity. I like music. I like to dance. Some nights in the first season we couldn’t get our scheduling together. So most of the time we were hanging out in our trailers for so many hours it was unbelievable. And we were bored out of our minds. I brought my CDs and there was a complication with a song on it, “The Jackal.” I memorized all the lines to perform it for Richard, because I wanted to make him laugh. He became a part of it, the air drummer, the air saxophone player, the air everything. And he would make me laugh harder than I’ve ever laughed, seeing him do these little moves of being this cool jazz guy.
One night we brought Aaron and Lew Wells and a bunch of people into my trailer and we did it for them. Aaron laughed so hard and the next thing I knew it was in the script. I was amazed that he was able to bring that into this show. They had to reshoot it because the first time, it was more like Allison Janney would do it, not like C.J. It was wild. I was just going crazy. And they said, “You can’t be so good at it. C.J. wouldn’t be as good at it as you are.”"
— Allison Janney on the origins of “The Jackal.” (via jeremyallenwhite)