Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Your Daily Dose of Christmas

In the first season of The West Wing, the Christmas episode had a storyline in which Toby Ziegler (the communications director, and my favorite character on the show) was contacted when a homeless man died wearing one of his overcoats. It turned out to be a coat Toby had donated to Goodwill without removing his card from the pocket...and it turned out that the homeless man was a Korean War vet. Toby used his influence to arrange a full military funeral for the man, which resulted in one of the first season's most memorable endings.

4 comments:

Thee Earl of Obvious said...

Well done Sire, you inspired me to write.

Tears march in cadence. 21 guns salute their prey. White stone marks a youth entombed in yesterday. Gather children duty must be heeded. Honor all our wealthy leaders. War marks this generation. Profit a failed negotiation. Ask not, only abide. A farewell to hope as tyrants tweet. Freedom is elusive and now redefined.

SK Waller said...

I loved this episode! Thanks for the reminder.

Roger Owen Green said...

Very affecting, even out of context.

Erin said...

God, I love that episode. Just reading your description of it made me well up.