The White House Pro-Am (Episode 117)
First Aired: Wednesday, 22nd March, 2000
Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr, Paul Redford & Rick Cleveland
Director: Ken Olin











I'm Going To Go To My Meeting Now, But You Sit Here And Keep Talking--It'll Be Like I Never Left
Josh's office / Corridors of the West Wing. Josh and Donna walk and talk.

DONNA: So, I've been reading this book.
JOSH: I'm on the phone.
DONNA: You're on hold.
JOSH: How do you know?
DONNA: The light was blinking.
JOSH: What book?
DONNA: It's about what life was like 100 years ago.
JOSH: Donna, the fact that I'm on hold right now--this shouldn't be your cue to tell me about what life was like 100 years ago.
DONNA: For instance, a hundred years ago, most women washed their hair only once a month and they used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
JOSH: (into phone) I'm here.
DONNA: Florence and Bertha were among the top ten names given to girls.
JOSH: I'm meeting him in five minutes ... Toby's gonna be fine.
DONNA: Today they don't make the top 10,000.
JOSH: Excuse me ... (to Donna) ... What?
DONNA: Florence and Bertha aren't among the top 10,000 names today, yet only 100 years ago--
JOSH: I'm actually back on the phone now.
DONNA: I'll wait.
JOSH: ... Toby's gonna be fine ... don't worry about it. (to Donna) ... Toby's in his office?
DONNA: Yeah. The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was 22.
JOSH: I'm going to go to my meeting now, but you sit here and keep talking--it'll be like I never left.
DONNA: (gives him a folder) Here.
JOSH: Thank you.
DONNA: And you know what else?
JOSH: What?
DONNA: Drive-by shootings were a problem in Denver.
JOSH: A hundred years ago?
DONNA: Yes.
JOSH: What were they driving?
DONNA: I'm glad you asked.
JOSH: Horses?
DONNA: Young boys on horseback riding through town ... shooting at, I suppose, stage coaches and what not.
JOSH: Where do you find the time to read these books?
DONNA: It's important to make time for yourself, Josh.
JOSH: And I notice that you're able to do it regularly at the office.
DONNA: I'm adaptable.
JOSH: Among other things.








Why Would Anyone Want To Diminish A Woman's Sexual Desire?
Michigan Women's Voters Association Meeting. Josh and Donna talk.

DONNA: It's an interesting book
JOSH: The 100 years ago thing?
DONNA: Some medical authorities warned that professional seamstresses were apt to become sexually aroused by the steady rhythm of the foot pedals. They recommended slipping Bromide--which was thought to diminish sexual desire--into a woman's drinking water.
JOSH: Why would anyone want to diminish a woman's sexual desire?
DONNA: We can get out of hand?




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