We'll end our Thanksgiving extravaganza with one final scene from The West Wing. I particularly wanted to post it, not just for how funny it is about a Thanksgiving tradition, but also because it has one of my favorite lines in the series. It comes around the :38-second mark, and is President Barlett's response to CJ telling him what will happen to a turkey. And as a bonus, there is a hilarious, but very subtle, throwaway line by Donna near the end, so low-key that it's easy to miss.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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