Allison Janney Crashes White House Presser [VIDEO]

It’s your West Wing dream come true. USA Today reports:

The White House press briefing room is a serious place where serious matters of state are discussed amongst serious journalists and the White House press secretary. Also, Allison Janney. Yes, friends, Romans, West Wing countrymen, Allison Janney (aka C.J. Cregg from The West Wing) made an appearance in the White House briefing room on Friday. And she did it in character. Because she is a gift to us all and we don’t deserve her grace and wit.

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • Ray Butlers

      She was the best thing in the movie.

    • Octavio

      I’ve always thought there was something way too familiar about Janney. And now I can see it is because she has Marie Windsor-type eyes.

  • Gustav2

    Darn, I was hoping she was there to “Take Out the Trash Friday.”

  • AW

    I love her so much more than is reasonable.


    I am currently re-watching episodes of ” The West Wing ” to detox from the horror which is the GOP primary.

    • I’ve been meaning to for a while, after picking up the whole DVD set on sale.

      • PLAINTOM

        To hear people passionately debating public policy, it actually holds up very well.

    • William

      “Two Cathedrals” is the best episode.

      • madscntst

        My favorite episode was “Liftoff” when CJ becomes Chief of Staff.

      • AtticusP

        That, and “Posse Comutatis (sp?)” are my faves.

        • Palmer

          Posse Comitatus, I believe.

          • Patriciaaceballos

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          • TimCA

            Flagged. Down voted. Profile reported to Disqus.

            I wish Disqus would come up with some automated device to keep these things from being posted or in the very least, promptly remove the post and delete the spam bot’s profile

          • agcons

            The wingy-dingy font crap would be a good place to start. I don’t see anyone else using them.

          • DirtyPierre

            Disqus is not disabling profiles, rather they are simply removing offending posts. Lazy company. I’ve been following and reporting the same spammer for about a year now and each of those profiles are still active, even though they have been reported.

          • TimCA

            Unfortunately I’ve experienced the same thing as well. They are not uniformly acting in keeping with their own policies regarding spammers. May I ask, is the particular spammer you’ve reported a spam bot or an individual spammer?

          • DirtyPierre

            Can a spambot target certain comments? They never start a new thread, but reply to an existing one. The names seem to be of randomly generated females, always use the same picture of a woman, and the @email part on their disqus profiles never matches the profile name and is also never repeated across all the comments. They always post for the same company and that goddamn McLaren is always mentioned. Lately they have been personalizing those comments with the name of another female instead of “the friend of my mate”. I’ve also noticed that they stop at 99 comments and sometimes they upvote themselves….could it be a human?

          • TimCA

            I don’t know for sure but I strongly suspect they are all generated by a computer program. I’ve also noticed that they rarely exceed 99 comments as well. I wonder if it’s because above this threshold they draw attention for automated removal by Disqus? The very few spam bot profiles that have exceeded 99 comments were quickly removed. Sorry I can’t be of more help. I’ll just keep on reporting them as I come across them.

          • Aida Mitchell

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      • JT

        Lawrence O’Donnell plays Bartlett’s father and Jane Lynch is a member of the press corps.

    • bambinoitaliano

      All the fictional politicians sounds more sane than the real one.

    • Marti386

      LOL! My mom is doing the same thing! 🙂

      • PLAINTOM

        It is very therapeutic. 🙂

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Hehehehehehe, that was fun.

  • bkmn

    She looks awesome. I do miss West Wing though.

  • EdmondWherever

    Aw, wrong Josh.

  • Friday

    There’s the democracy we deserve, the democracy we have, and the democracy we binge-watch wondering why *that* sauage-factory went out the window somehow. 🙂

  • Michael Rush

    I’ll post the video of her climbing the fence later today .

  • MattM

    Allison Janney, always and forever Loretta in my eyes.

    • Octavio

      Marie Windsor or Allison Janney? Spooky.

      • MattM

        Jesus tap-dancing Christ. Uncanny!

  • tomfromthenews

    Remember when C.J. was swollen from a root canal, and Josh had to take the press briefing? That, and “The Jackal” of course.

    • Elsewhere1010

      Woot canaw.

      And don’t forget about “The Pwesident’s secwet pwan to fight infwation.”

      Even today, God know show many years later, that line still crack me up.

      • BudClark

        If there were shows of that quality on TODAY, I would still own a TV set.

  • That was pretty awesome. Also awesome that they are addressing opioid abuse in the USA finally. The US is known worldwide as doctors giving out drugs like candy and this has to stop.

    • Friday

      Of course treating the actual *pain* wouldn’t be a bad way to go about it. (There’s one party right now trying to stress everyone out for its own ends: that ain’t good for anyone’s health…. but guess who makes money off it)

      • BudClark

        Hospitals need to address INCIDENTAL pain. They simply accept it as part of the package. There are MANY, MANY procedures that are VERY painful … catheterization, arterial blood-draw, spinal tap, gastric intubation, adding lydocaine to IV potassium to kill the burn … AND CONSTANT BLOOD STICKS when all they have to do is insert a PIC-Line.

        I’m seventy-one years old; I’ve had TEN major operations. I’M DONE!

        • Bj Lincoln

          I am 3 weeks out from open heart surgery. I have a scar from the right side of my neck all the way down to the bottom of my chest. 5 heart bipass and one bipass to my brain stem. This is hard. I just got my brain back after 3 weeks of confusion and memory loss. Good thing I had good pain drugs but I can’t see wanting to be this trashed and trying to function. I have a few I am saving for PT in case I pull a muscle because I probably couldn’t get more if I asked. It was a No Refill.

          • I have a wonderful doctor who understands pain management. Other doctors at the clinic that I see when she is not available ‘warn’ me about being on opioids – I ask them if they trust their co-worker. The comment ‘other’ doctors make is “oh, you have been on Ambien for 20 years – there is not hope to get you off that” – no doctor, 20 years on Ambien is nothing compared to the 35 years of insomnia before a smart doctor figured out the problem. I am more than that
            at least I think I am

    • canoebum

      I totally disagree with your statement. It is actually very difficult to get effective pain medication, and this most recent hysteria about the illegal use of medicine is only going to result in more and more legitimate patients suffering needlessly as the nanny state tightens the screws on availability by scaring doctors out of prescribing appropriately for those who need relief. In most civilized countries an adult can purchase, without prescription, small dose opioid pain relievers compounded with other medications such as aspirin or acetaminophen. Such inexpensive, generic medications, which cannot be abused because they contain other drugs which limit the dosage that can be taken, are not even available anymore in this country. The culprit here is Big Pharma, which pays a bounty to doctors to prescribe the latest and greatest (and most expensive) from their product line. In the meantime, Americans are forced into burning holes in their stomachs with too much ibuprofen because the government knows what’s best. Such bullshit.

      • I agree with most of what you say. It is a bit of a mess in the US. I’ve been in many meetings with the top pain specialists from around the world and most of them laugh at the mess the US is in, not that its perfect in their own countries. US is known for over-treating, good for profits and due diligence against being sued. There is definitely lack of education to doctors about pain, and for patients not enough resources to get help (whether it be lack of specialists, living in rural communities or affordability due to the rip off nature of health care in the US). So I see there is a mixture of drug abuse and lack of drugs not getting to the right people (plus recent legislation means doctors are under pressure to justify how they dish out opioids including a ton a paperwork they have to complete for the government). At least the United Nations, World Health Organisation, and many others are addressing these issues (meetings held this month) and hopefully that will give the US a better steer to sort this stuff out, including improved access and control.

        • canoebum

          As I pointed out, the total elimination of compounded low-dose opioid medications, like A, C&C(which has only 8 mg of codeine), leave both doctors an patients in a bad situation. Patients who can well manage their pain with with small dose medications are prohibited from getting them (they’re not available, period) and doctors are left with only the options of more highly addictive drugs, and the government oversight that goes with them, or telling their patients to take ibuprofen, which causes stomach ulcers, or acetaminophen which is a very dangerous drug due to its potential for serious liver damage. All sense of proportion has been squeezed out of the market by overzealous regulators who believe adults are incapable of making sound decisions, so they have to play nanny to us. It’s pathetic. Of course, there are people who abuse drugs, and it is a problem. But I’m getting a bit tired of hearing politicians complain about “one size fits all solutions” one day, then turning around the next day and imposing the same on whole segments of the population who don’t have drug addition problems.

  • Lazycrockett

      “We’re going to raise the level of public debate in this country.” Damn, I weep.

  • AtticusP

    Bartlet for America

    (If only…)

    • Friday

      Yeah, we’re in the universe where Spock has a beard right now, but somewhere, over th rainbow….

  • kelven

    I did extra work for a few years 2004-06 and worked on West Wing about a half dozen times. One of the nicest cast and crews I worked with. Martin Sheen in particular always made the extras feel like they were part of the cast and not just moving props.

  • Steven Leahy

    OT: I just got a notification from the news station in Indianapolis that Carrier Corp. says it will stay in the US if workers accept a pay reduction to $5.85 per hour.

    • billbear1961

      What are they supposed to do for food?

      Eat grass?

      • Octavio


        • billbear1961

          I am very afraid we ARE becoming a nation of SHEEP, Octavio.

          If that’s true, the country may bow down to fascism if the right “wins”–or steals–the election.

          That is my principal fear as election time approaches.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Right on the same day that Gov. Mike Pence endorsed Cruz. Coincidence?

    • Chuck in NYC

      And executive salaries are…what?

      • billbear1961

        Besides obscene?

      • DaddyRay

        Would love some turn about and outsource the managers – there is a large pool of talent overseas that are proficient in Word, Excel, PowePoint and Outlook

        • I remember working as a temp when a lot of the word processing work was being outsourced to India and they did NOT do as good a job as we did. They saved money on the first round but a lot of it had to be redone so on the whole they were not saving anything. A lot of companies moved that work back the US, especially law firms that really can’t have mistakes in their documents.

      • It is interesting to calculate how many $30k jobs could be supported by one executive’s salary – and that is $15.00 per hour, damn that crap pisses me off (sorry/not sorry for language).

    • DaddyRay

      We need to impose trade tariffs if they want to sell their product in the US

    • Cherry

      Isn’t that less than minimum wage?

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        Yes. So basically they were telling workers to eat shit and die. The Federal minimum wage is $7.25 and has been stuck there a while.

        • TimCA

          That’s my understanding as well. How can they legally do this?

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            I think it’s more that they’re saying that they really REALLY want to pay less than the minimum wage and have no intention of changing their mind about moving to Mexico.

            I was listening to the radio and it was noted that other developed countries put in more money in retraining people who lose their job due to things like this. And then businesses wonder why Americans are increasingly souring on trade deals. It’s because they’re all “whatevs” to people who do lose jobs then need retraining but the same corporations who profit from the trade deals refuse to pay taxes to retrain people who get hurt.

          • Aside from getting Congress to lower or even eliminate the minimum wage, they can’t. I think that’s their way of saying “no” and “oh by the way fuck you”.

      • Chucktech

        Not in Mexico. If someone from Carrier actually made that snotty, ill advised remark, that’s their supposed point.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      That’s why I get upset when people go “just get a job.” I’m all “You can work crazy hours but the assholes don’t care if you have to sleep under a bridge or sleep twelve to a flat in order to have money left over to eat.” It’s not charity to pay workers good money, it’s what owners OWE their workers.

      Not only that but they gobbled up millions of dollars of corporate welfare.

      I don’t get this crazy worship of capitalism and social darwinism I see even here when one of the charities that gets the most attention on this blog helps young kids who no fault of their own get kicked out of their house, end up on the streets and thus have their road to financial security that much more compromised.

  • billbear1961
    • Piercedchrlz

      I have had a hell of a day, 6:30a-8:00p getting a report finalized for a billion dollar client and a 75k fine if late. Dealing with incompetent partners to get me what I asked for two weeks ago. Brutal.

      That concerto was like a lullaby that soothed the aches and smoothed the edges.

      Tuck me in?

      • billbear1961

        That was some day you had!

        I’d tuck you in if I could.


        Very glad you liked the concerto, Pc.

        I do find the first movement particularly beautiful and soothing, myself–which is the main reason I decided to post it.

    • TrollopeReader

      You have the greatest classical ice flow in the Great North !!

  • Hank

    Allison Janney is an excellent actress. She was “FORMIDABLE” (francais) in West Wing and does a very decent job on Moms. (She is the main reason, that I even watch it!) I congratulate her and the White House, for speaking out on Opioids!!! I do believe, that the $$ spent on the “War on Drugs” would be best spent on TREATMENT and Legalization!!!!

    • You should also check out her work in Masters of Sex. She plays a woman married to a closeted gay man. It’s very sad. Her subdued, sexually neglected character is the polar opposite of the one she plays on Mom. That’s how good an actor she is.

  • Octavio

    I wish I’d seen The West Wing when it was on TV. Instead, I was living large outside of the USA meeting interesting people in sovereign lands, learning their customs, languages and not killing them. But of the few odd episodes I have seen in reruns it looks as though it was a calmative respite from the Curious George years. 🙂

    • TampaDink

      My s/o has just watched the entire series on Netflix.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      A lot of walking in hallways while talking. My mother, who was getting along in years, found that annoying. But we both loved it.

      • Cherry

        That was the walk n talk. Sorkin is famous for it.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          If I recall correctly the AARP even filed a complaint with Sorkin about this.

    • Chucktech

      God, all that time you squandered becoming a well rounded man of the world when you could have been watching some great TV??

  • danolgb

    Live well and thrive.

  • Bertlay

    Part of me feels that it’s way too depressing to watch; what is possible compared to what is (not Obama but the congress and the republican candidates)

  • SoCalGal20

    Love Allison Janney! This was great! Makes me miss The West Wing.

    This also reminded me that Nerd Prom is this weekend.

  • Cherry

    I liked her in Juno, playing Juno’s step-mom.

  • Alison Janney and John Spencer are the core of The West Wing. I watched the whole series start to finish a few years back and it became clear that every other actor’s best scenes were with one of them. Brilliant acting in every scene.

  • sherman

    I never watched The West Wing, and am not sure why. Wish some channel would show it in reruns. Maybe I’ll get Netflix, Hulu, or something someday and binge on a lot of stuff. I did see Allison on Broadway in Nine To Five though, so there’s that.

  • Marti386

    Ah, The West Wing. The good old days.

    Back when politics wasn’t a batsh*t crazy clown car full of sociopaths.

  • SilasMarner

    Loved, loved the West Wing show.

  • easygoingmister

    She’s great.

    And…well….sometimes when I watch Josh I…well…think about totally making out with him. #ifitssquareidontcare

  • dr morbius

    Terrific actress. Lousy series (liberal fantasy that people actually believe is true).