The cast of "The West Wing" pose for photographers at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Sept. 10, 2000.
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‘West Wing’ castmembers have an announcement


Bartlet is back to being Bartlet- and this time he is joined by his executive branch to help promote an important day.

“Big Block of Cheese Day,” a day strangely titled but one where White House staffers answer Americans’ question on various issues, is coming back, the White House announced Friday through a You Tube video.

“We called because we wanted to talk to you about Big Block of Cheese Day,” Bradley Whiteford said to Earnest.

The historical tradition is a nod to President Andrew Jackson who, in 1837, invited the public to the White House to enjoy a 1,400 pound block of cheese. The tradition was brought back to life during the first season of The West Wing.

Cast members such as Allison Janney, Richard Schiff, Dule Hill, Mary McCormack and President Bartlett himself, Martin Sheen, make appearances in the new video, which shows the the West Wing cast calling White House press secretary Josh Earnest, urging him to announce a second annual “Big Block of Cheese Day” and making corny cheese jokes in the process.

“We want it to be feta than last year” Allison Janney said.

“Hit me with a hashtag. What’s the hashtag going to be?” Sheen said.

Unlike the tradition in Andrew Jackson’s day or on The West Wing of letting people inside the White House to ask their question, this question and answer will take place on online on Wednesday using hashtag #AskTheWH.

“So like Reddit?” Whitford asks.

“Yeah, but without the weird stuff,” Earnest replies. 


'West Wing' castmembers have an announcement