Friday, November 27, 2020


For the final week of every month this year, we’ve been inducting the televersions of real TV shows which also exist in Toobworld as that last Friday Hall of Famer.

With November having a heavy political aura, a political series seemed to be the O’Bvious choice.  So we’re walking and talking the perfect candidate into the TVXOHOF:


Within the main Toobworld, Earth Prime-Time, there is no problem of a Zonk because ‘The West Wing’ takes place in an alternate Toobworld (which is also the home for ‘Smallville’, ‘Mr. Sterling’, ‘Minority Report’, ‘Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip’, and the miniseries ‘Pine Gap’.)  This is because Earth Prime-Time must always have the same President of the United States as in the Trueniverse.  (You never know when a TV series might reference the POTUS.)

This list is of shows which refer to ‘The West Wing’ as a TV series within the main Toobworld.  We’re excluding shows from other Toobworlds and from Skitlandia and the Tooniverse.

And since this week’s Hall of Famer is also “Black Friday”, kicking off the holiday season, we’ve “decorated” the list with a few Christmassy pictures of ‘The West Wing’ on TV which I found on IMGUR.

3rd Rock from the Sun:
Dick'll Take Manhattan: Parts 1 & 2

Seen on the NBC lineup calendar

Are You There God? It's Me Ann-Margret


Nicole mentions the show.

Primetime Glick:
Rob Lowe/Billy Crystal


Referenced during Rob Lowe's interview.

Gilmore Girls:
Haunted Leg


Francie says, "I'll make her so ineffectual, she'll make Jimmy Carter look like Martin Sheen."

The Price of Fame


When Andy and Brenda start running lines at a fast pace, Brenda complains that people don't talk that fast on "The West Wing"

Joan of Arcadia:
Only Connect

Father Ken has been watching reruns of the series.

The Dame Edna Treatment:
Episode #1.2


The Thick of It:
Episode #3.3


Ollie mentions the show.

Over There: Part 1


In the alternate universe, Olivia sees a billboard promoting Season 11 of the show

The Office:
Viewing Party


The scene following the cold open mimics The West Wing's trademark "walk-and-talk" format and rapid-fire dialogue, while Michael imitates the gruff mannerisms of John Spencer's Leo McGarry.

30 Rock:
Plan B

Aaron Sorkin mentions that he wrote the show



Season 12 ad seen on taxi

Alan Partridge

Mentioned when two characters are 'walking and talking'

The Almighty Johnsons:
And Then on to Norsewood

mentioned in dialogue

The Good Wife:
Dark Money


Alicia instructs her campaign staff to use the West Wing tweets to stop the robocalls

The Good Wife:
Red Meat

Mentioned in dialogue

Please Like Me:
Natural Spring Water


Ella mentions the show by name.

Pure Evil and a Free Piece of Cheesecake


In Bonnie's dream sequence, Allison Janney is joined by her 'The West Wing' co-star, Richard Schiff, a nod to the series.

Never Stop Never Stopping


CMZ reporter says "The guy from The West Wing?" when Martin Sheen is seen fighting Conner.

Please welcome the televersion of ‘The West Wing’ to the Television Crossover Hall of Fame!



From CNN:
David Norman Dinkins, the genteel first and, to date, only Black mayor of New York City who dedicated much of his public life trying to improve race relations in the nation's largest city, has died at age 93.

Dinkins died Monday evening at his residence on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the New York City Police Department told CNN.

From Wikipedia:

David Norman Dinkins (July 10, 1927 – November 23, 2020) was an American politician, lawyer, and author who served as the 106th Mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993. He was the first and, to date, only African American to hold that office.

As a matter of course with the death of some public officials, I checked tp see if Mayor Dinkins qualified to be into the Television Crossover Hall of Fame.  Not all public officials do, but since Ed Koch was mayor, the New York City mayors have been candidates.

David Dinkins does qualify, with just over the bare minimum, but three appearances in separate TV productions is all that it takes.  And he enters as a multidimensional, with each of his appearances located in alternate Toobworlds.


Sesame Street
- Episode #22.95

O'Bservation - Gordon gets an award from the Mayor.


Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story
(archival footage)

O'Bservation - Rudy Giuliani IS Rudy Giuliani in Earth Prime-Time October 2001, so this TV movie has to go somewhere....

AKA “Toobworld Jed”

Blue Bloods
- Risk Management

O’Bservation – The placement of ‘Blue Bloods’ in ‘The West Wing’ dimension depends on who the POTUS is in the series. But it can’t be in the main Toobworld because it deviated from that timeline at some point after Dinkins’ administration.


‘Saturday Night Live’

O'Bservation - Tim Meadows played Dinkins in several shows, as well as referencing the Mayor while playing his biggest supporter, Lionel Dauber.

Good night and may God bless, Mister Mayor.  I hope this small tribute meets with approval.  I admire your sense of timing, right up until the end.  If you had to pick any month in which to die, November was probably the most appropriate when we induct politicians.  (February would have been a very close second....)