Six Meetings Before Lunch (Episode 118)
First Aired: Wednesday, 5th April, 2000
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Clark Johnson











I've Got To Talk To Mandy About A Banana Bar?
Josh's office / Bullpen / Corridors of the West Wing. Josh and Donna walk and talk.

DONNA: (from her desk) Josh!
JOSH: Yeah?
DONNA: (enters his office) We've got to go--there are already nineteen yea votes.
JOSH: What's this message about? (reads) I've got to talk to Mandy about a ... banana bar? Is that what this says?
DONNA: Panda bear.
JOSH: Panda bear?
DONNA: Yes.
JOSH: That's a "d"?
DONNA: Yeah.
JOSH: And that's an "e"?
DONNA: Yeah.
JOSH: Okay, you know what'd be helpful? If you could just show me where one word ends and the next one begins.
DONNA: We have to go.
JOSH: She wants to talk to me about a panda bear?
DONNA: Yes.
JOSH: You're sure you got the message right?
DONNA: Have I ever gotten a message wrong?
JOSH: No.
DONNA: Then maybe the benefit of the doubt wouldn't be monumentally out of line.
JOSH: A panda bear's what I think it is, right?
DONNA: Yes.
JOSH: Little Australian thing, eats bark off a koala tree?
DONNA: That's a koala bear I believe you're describing.
JOSH: The panda's the other one--
DONNA: How can you not know the difference between a panda bear and a koala bear?
JOSH: For someone who hasn't quite mastered the alphabet--
(Mallory walks up to them in the corridor as they continue walking)
MALLORY: Josh!
DONNA: My penmanship is distinctive.
JOSH: Your penmanship is illegible. Hey, Mal.








Distinctive Penmanship
Mural Room. A party is in progress to celebrate Judge Mendoza's confirmation.

JOSH: Go grab Leo.
DONNA: It's distinctive penmanship style, Josh.
JOSH: Go.
DONNA: Not unlike Salvador Dali.
JOSH: Please go get Leo.








For One Thing, He Wrote In Spanish
Mural Room. Josh and Donna talk, post-party.

JOSH: I don't understand--Salvador Dali had distinctive penmanship?
DONNA: Yes.
JOSH: How was it distinctive?
DONNA: Well for one thing, he wrote in Spanish.
JOSH: He was Spanish.
DONNA: Which would account for his distinctive penmanship.
LEO: Excuse me. Am I interrupting something important?
JOSH: I can't even begin to tell you how you're not.
LEO: (to Donna) You mind if I ...?
DONNA: I'll go see if people are having fun in the other room.








This Is Most Of It
Josh's office. Donna enters with a lot of files, interrupting a conversation Josh is having with Mandy.

DONNA: (hands Josh a file) This is most of it.
JOSH: Thanks.








Send Him In
Josh's office. Donna enters to announce his next appointment.

DONNA: Josh?
JOSH: Is he here?
DONNA:Yeah.
JOSH: Send him in.
DONNA: Mr Breckenridge?
(Josh tidies up as Mr Breckenridge enters his office)




Many thanks to The West Wing Collection for the wonderful screencaps!