Video: ‘West Wing’ Cast Reunites for Quirky Campaign Ad

Sep 21, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Cast members from “The West Wing” — including Martin Sheen, Allison Janney and Lily Tomlin — got back together for an unusual campaign ad done in the style of the long-running NBC drama.

Time magazine reports that actress Mary McCormack, known for USA’s "In Plain Sight" as well as for "West Wing," got the group together to make the spot at least partly in support of her sister — Bridget Mary McCormack, a University of Michigan law professor who’s running for the state Supreme Court.

The spot also addresses problems encountered by voters because of the way the ballot is presented at the polling booth.

Mary McCormack leads the reassembled cast, which includes Sheen as President Jed Bartlett, Tomlin as Debbie and Janney as C.J., along with Richard Schiff (Toby), Bradley Whitford (Josh), Joshua Malina (Will) and Janel Moloney (Donna), among others. The actors appear as their “West Wing” characters.

The clip includes winks to “West Wing” viewers throughout, as it re-creates the style and setting of the Emmy-winning series. MSNBC televised the video Thursday night on "The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell."

Here it is:


  1. Just makes me remember how good The West Wing was, and how much I miss it. The message got across loud and clear and it was entertaining.

  2. Even as a four-minute self-parody, The West Wing cast and characters remain as memorable and wonderful as always. Like virtually everyone who sees this, it makes me remember how smart and fun great television can be.
    Reunion movie, anyone?

  3. This is brilliant. A fantastic ad and a reminder of the relevance and excellence of The West Wing.

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