Today marks the 15th anniversary of the day that political drama "The West Wing" won a record 9 Emmys in one night, a record that still stands. If you've seen the show, you understand why.
In total, "The West Wing" has won 27 Emmy Awards, ranking it in the top five TV show winners of all time. The show ran on NBC for seven seasons, starring Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney, and Rob Lowe, and many more. The show ran for seven seasons, from 1999 to 2006, and featured stars such as Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney, and Rob Lowe.
The show was such a serious hit that it holds the record for the most Emmys won in its first season (9!), and most Emmys won by a single show in one night (Also 9!).
The creator of the show, Aaron Sorkin, is also well known for his show "The Newsroom."Good thing for us that he thought up such a popular show, since it ended up being the precursor to great political heavyweights like "House of Cards," "The Good Wife," and "Madam Secretary."
In order to celebrate this impressive win, and creator Aaron Sorkin, we decided to create a list of the best episodes from "The West Wing" series.
1.) Pilot (Season 1, Episode 1)
2.) "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen" (Season 2, Episodes 1 & 2)
3.) "Celestial Navigation" (Season 1, Episode 15)
4.) "2162 Votes" (Season 6, Episode 22)
5.) "Five Votes Down" (Season 1, Episode 4)
Now this is by no means a definitive list as this series was massive. Let us know what your favorite was in the comments below!
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