So would I. I've spent most of the afternoon trying to figure out who the White Haired Guy is supposed to be -- I thought for the longest time it might be Leo back from the dead, but no, I think it's Alan Alda.
lol... wow, it doesn't even look like him!!!
Which is why it took me so long!
Man, I love Alan Alda... they should make him a superhero in the series since it's a cartoon. :P That would be really cool! lol...
West Wing was a pretty cool series, actually.
And presumably that's Janeane Garofalo/Louise Thornton on the left. Who's the guy in the brown suit next to her, and the guy in the darker suit next to Arnold Vinick/Alan Alda?
The guy in the brown suit is Bram, Santos's young latino speechwriter. (And the reason I remember his name: half the women I knew who watched the show thought he was dreamy.) The guy on the end is obviously supposed to be Rob Lowe in one of his 'manly' power stances.
That makes sense, but even looking at pictures I couldn't say I actually recognised the characters from the caricatures! I think the way everyone looks the same in a suit could be a hurdle for such an animated series - you'd have to work out how to make everyone look visually distinctive. I think Sam Seaborn would keep his glasses on for a start.
Right, Vinick accepted the position of Secretary of State in the Santos administration.
I suspect that you're not alone. I would love to see a revival of West Wing with President Santos.
No, I'm glad it ended when it did. I would also watch The Animated series, but it would suck and I'd wish I could tear myself away...
I suppose there's the strong chance that it could suck as much as the last few seasons of the X-Files.
thank you for finding that link! it was in the print edition but i couldn't find it on the site yesterday.
I took me almost 5 minutes to realize this was a spoof... I was finally getting excited about watching the fall season. I should have been tipped off when the article talked about using voice compression technology to fit in more dialog.
...or the fact that it's on The Onion might have been a clue.
BBC reports that Sorkin's working on another project instead: the story of Facebook. West Wing writer tackles Facebook.
I apologise for bringing such dreadful noise. It can only be a vanity project, right?