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20 September 2012

The cast of the West Wing reunites

"This is a disaster, it’s a catastrophe, it’s a cataclysmic event unrivalled by the likes of any calamity since the dawn of history."

By Caroline Crampton

It’s the moment that fans of the West Wing have been waiting for ever since the show’s seventh and final season ended in 2006.

The cast of Aaron Sorkin’s hit political drama have reunited to make a campaign ad for Bridget Mary McCormack, who’s running on the nonpartisan ticket for Michigan’s Supreme Court. It’s also aimed at raising awareness of non-partisan candidates in general, which appear on a different and often-overlooked section of the ballot.

Josh, CJ, Toby, Will, Kate, Donna, President Bartlet – they’re all there, as are classic West Wing moments like the “walk and talk”, Josh losing his shit a bit, CJ being the reasonable grown up one, and Martin Sheen doing that over-the-head flip thing with his jacket.

True, the “Oval Office” does look quite a lot like a random conference centre room with “The White House” stuck up on the wall, but don’t let that get in the way of your enjoyment of it.

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As it happens, Bridget Mary McCormack is the sister of Mary McCormack, who played Kate Harper in the show.

Hat tip to Mashable.