The show that allowed us to feel idealistic about politics–if only for an hour a week–is signing off forever. Check out this interactive application full of fun facts about the cast and crew of the fictional administration that we desperately wished had been running the country for the last five years.

Washington Post:

C.J., Josh, Toby, Sam – the men and women of TV’s “West Wing” arrived in 1999, and Washington greeted them like rock stars. We tried to elbow into their entourage; we yearned to get inside their faux-D.C. bubble. We even managed to make it a bipartisan event.

Rep. Tom DeLay crowed about plans to add a House majority whip to the cast. Madeleine Albright made a late-night visit to a taping in Georgetown. Alan Greenspan professed his addiction to the program. And Mayor Anthony Williams managed to get his name linked to “The West Wing” by announcing that the show had “pumped $2.6 million into the local economy” in its first season.

Even the First Fan (then-President Bill Clinton) was compelled to summon series creator Aaron Sorkin to the White House.



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