Friday's Late Show with Stephen Colbert featured the cast of The West Wing, and this clip includes Richard Schiff's revelation that Hillary Clinton used to write fan mail to the show — including one specifically to criticize him.
Schiff said he got a letter in his trailer weeks after an episode where Toby Ziegler solved Social Security which said "thank you so much for tackling this very difficult issue. Here are ten reasons why your plan won't work... Signed, Senator from New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton."
Sorkin immediately asked "Did you write back and tell her I didn't write that episode, I had left the show already?" Sorkin's concern about his status in the eyes of Hillary Clinton makes us wonder if that Sports Night storyline where Dan Rydell embarrasses himself in front of her didn't come from some kind of personal experience.
Here are more clips from this episode also featuring Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, and Bradley Whitford, including Colbert comparing President Bartlet to his polar opposite Donald Trump, discussing Sterling K. Brown stepping into the role of the late John Spencer, Janney recounting her audition story, and the cast naming their favorite episodes.
The HBO Max event A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote premieres on October 15. Sorkin insists it's a benefit, not "a reunion show."
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TOPICS: The West Wing, CBS, HBO Max, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote, Aaron Sorkin, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen, Richard Schiff, Stephen Colbert