Review of Guns not Butter
Written by Toniann
I never really got the gist of the title.
Is Rob Lowe gone from the main titles? For some reason, I thought we'd see
Sam Seaborn once more, I don't know, maybe when he won his election.
For an opening sequence, Josh's scene was kind of a dud. I mean, it
certainly didn't compare to the time he and Sam started a fire in the White
House and Charlie had to wake up the president. The quip about Harding's
mistress (I think it was Harding) getting pregnant in the Republican
cloakroom was funny, but that's about it.
Commercial break: as we all know, I'm easily amused, but that "It's fun to
eat at 4:30 PM" Diet Dr. Pepper commercial cracked me up.
Jean Paul, Jean Claude, whatever his name is, he's pretty obnoxious. He
always ignores the president, huh? I can see why Bartlet doesn't like him. I
don't like him. And I don't think he's *that* handsome.
While we're on the subject, I thought that Charlie & the president had a
nice episode. I liked that Charlie had a minor screw up and obviously felt
bad about it, but knew he could tell Bartlet the truth and that he would
understand. I also liked the joking about his breakup with Zoey. And
obviously I'm on Charlie's side too, but I gotta tell you, I've never known
a girl who got back together with the guy her father liked instead of the
guy she wanted. It tends to have a negative effect, that parental approval
You know who else had a good episode: Donna. She really did do good work.
That envelope trick at the airport, that was nice. And the staking out in
the kitchen thing. Plus everything she said to Josh. Mostly, though, I just
liked what she said to that other assistant, Ellen, about how her boss has
never asked her to hide him from something. That was classy. But I have to
confess, what I really want to know is when exactly Josh asked her to dress
up as a German cocktail waitress. Is there film on that?
And I can't help mentioning Bartlet's thing to Josh: "You want to be the
guy the guy counts on." Talk about a very apt description.
I kind of figured that the president wouldn't be doing that open-air,
out-in-the-sunlight without a canopy thing anymore, but I guess not.
That Hoebuck guy looked distractingly like the guy who played Bill Scully
on the X-Files. On the other hand, this isn't the first time I've thought
some secondary character looked like the guy who played Bill Scully -- I
thought it about the lawyer who knew Sam and was trying to get the guy a
presidential pardon from being executed -- I can't remember the name of the
episode. The one where Toby goes to temple and the guy's talked to his
rabbi. Anyhow, it probably wasn't him, it's just that generic military-type
Speaking of, where's Christian Slater?
I never thought of them as the Temptations before, but somehow, it worked.
Why is Josh "Maxine", by the way?
Well, if the First Lady got me drunk and took me shopping, I'd probably
end up agreeing to a photo-op with a goat too, so I'm not going to hold it
against Claudia Jean. Besides, that group shot at the end was worth it.
"It's a photo op with a cow, Sir. It's not a sit-down."
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