It’s a tradition in the United States for the President to pardon a turkey on Thanksgiving. On an old episode of the NBC drama The West Wing, Martin Sheen’s President Bartlett does just that, but not without some complications leading up to it, thanks to new Press Secretary C.J. Cregg (played by Allison Janney), who has to actually choose which turkey will get the pardon and which will be sent to the slaughter.
Our friends over at The Mary Sue uncovered a video of the scenario from the Season 2 episode (titled “Shibboleth), which you can watch here below.
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