West Wing Actress Allison Janney Makes Appearance In White House Briefing RoomThe greatest (fictional) White House press secretary of all time returned to the podium today for a little #flashbackfriday blast from the past.

Allison Janney made a surprise visit to Friday's White House's daily press briefing in character as C.J. Cregg from "The West Wing." She dropped a couple of callbacks to the NBC political drama, which ran from 1999-2006. First, she explained that real-life press secretary Josh Earnest was "getting a root canal." On the show, C.J. missed a briefing due to a root canal, and Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford) took over to disastrous consequences.

Then, Janney mentioned doing "the jackal" in her office, and to fully understand the hilarity of that reference, you must watch this:When reporters asked Janney which candidate President Bartlett (Martin Sheen) would support in the Democratic presidential primary, she coyly replied, "I think you know the answer to that question."
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The West Wing
NBCTVPGSeptember 22, 1999
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