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  • (audience clapping, cheering)

  • You guys were amazing.

  • It's very hard to relax backstage before you come on

  • though. After that, I was like, I feel a little

  • Well, you know, people at, people at home don't realize

  • they're playing during the whole commercial break.

  • While everyone else is watching like Mazda commercials,

  • we're having the hoedown of the century.

  • (audience laughing, cheering)

  • And it's amazing.

  • (audience clapping)

  • But it is something; it really whips you into a frenzy.

  • I was shot out of a rocket, I told them. Yeah, it's great.

  • I tore my clothes off during the break.

  • You did?

  • They had to put these back on me just now.

  • (Alison laughs)

  • It's insane.

  • So, well, first of all, congratulations.

  • Thank you.

  • This show is, it's not only a big success,

  • but people really love this show.

  • They love the performing. They love the writing.

  • You guys have done an amazing job.

  • Thank you. Yeah, we were all sort of surprised

  • that it's doing so well.

  • And we, you know, we're in Burbank and we're

  • in the studio and we're there like, our entire lives.

  • It's the most grueling schedule ever.

  • But, so we don't really have an idea of

  • how people are reacting towards it

  • until we get to Washington.

  • We just finished in Washington last week,

  • we were working like 18 hour days, and-

  • You shoot a little on location then.

  • Yeah, just, we go two times a season.

  • Because I've heard that on Capitol Hill

  • and in the government, they're nuts for it.

  • That in Washington, D.C., they're really

  • sort of crazy about the show.

  • Yes, they are crazy about the show.

  • I had one experience coming out of my hotel room

  • where a woman was coming down the hallway to her room

  • and she saw me and she fell on her knees, with her coffee.

  • She had gone out to get coffee because

  • it costs $60 to order room service coffee at the Ritz and-

  • Yeah. And at Starbucks, it's only $50, yeah.

  • (Alison and audience laughing)

  • So she fell on her knees and she was like,

  • (gasps) CJ! Oh my God, CJ, are you Jewish?

  • And I said, no, I'm not, actually.

  • She said, do you know what a mitzvah is?

  • Doesn't matter. A mitzvah is a good deed.

  • You're gonna do a mitzvah. Come with me, come with me.

  • You're got to come wake up my son Elliot. He's in bed.

  • He's got a big screen TV just to watch West Wing.

  • He's the biggest fan of your show.

  • Please, you've got to come.

  • And she dragged me, and I went.

  • [Conan] You went?

  • I went! I went into a room!

  • [Conan] I guess that's nice.

  • That's very nice that you would go.

  • That's right, I mean you should go.

  • (audience clapping)

  • I think more celebrities should accompany

  • perfect strangers into hotel rooms.

  • (audience laughing)

  • I know. I felt, what am I doing?

  • But I went in there, and poor Elliot. Her son is Elliot.

  • [Conan] How old is her son?

  • He looked to be in his twenties, I think.

  • [Conan] Right.

  • (audience laughing)

  • And Elliot is asleep.

  • This is great.

  • He's asleep? Wait, wait a minute. He's asleep?

  • He's asleep and the bed, it's all dark.

  • And I'm like, you know what? Maybe this is not a good idea.

  • And she goes up to the bed and starts smacking Elliot.

  • She says, Elliot, get up, wake up!

  • And Elliot wakes up. And he's like, Mom, what's going on?

  • And she said, CJ's here! It's CJ! Look at CJ.

  • And this poor guy just was like Mom, Mom,

  • what are you doing?

  • And she ripped the covers off and he's in his underwear,

  • and at that point-

  • [Conan] No, what are you talking about? That's terrible.

  • That's the worst thing I've ever heard.

  • I felt sorry for Elliot. She was so sweet,

  • And I, I was embarrassed. I felt embarrassed being there,

  • and I think Elliot's embarrassed-

  • I think Elliot's embarrassed,

  • because he's in his BBDS and you're in the room.

  • That is so weird.

  • But I have to say that Elliot did

  • send me a bottle of champagne in my room later.

  • (audience awwing)

  • Yeah. I was going to say,

  • maybe he delivered it in his underwear.

  • (Alison laughing)

  • This is for you. Sorry, so anyway...

  • I have to say, I went back into my hotel room, after that,

  • and watched movies and ordered room service,

  • 'cause I was a little shell shocked.

  • [Conan] You were afraid to go out.

  • I was afraid I was afraid of what might happen,

  • 'cause it's sort of extraordinary,

  • but I think it's just Washington.

  • Cause you know, we're about Washington and they go crazy.

  • [Conan] People love to see things about themselves.

  • Yeah, yeah. So that's why.

  • The, the Bush administration,

  • they're pretty friendly with the cast?

  • They've been, they've been kind to you people?

  • To everyone, but Martin.

  • [Conan] Martin Sheen?

  • Well, Martin sheen said something about President Bush.

  • He's said some pretty incendiary things about George Bush.

  • Didn't he call him a moron?

  • (audience laughing)

  • Is that what he said?

  • I think he did. Yes.

  • [Conan] Okay.

  • (audience cheering, clapping, laughing)

  • No, please.

  • That's our president; we must always respect him.

  • (Alison laughing)

  • Unless he's not too bright, and then, you know, you can...

  • Go to town, I say.

  • No, so he's probably not going to get invited anytime soon,

  • to the White House.

  • Martin didn't get to play at all.

  • He doesn't get invited to any, anything.

  • And we got invited to the White House Correspondence Dinner

  • and to the party afterwards.

  • And we also got invited to the White House

  • and went and I met Ari Fleischer, my counterpart.

  • And everyone's incredibly gracious.

  • And it's a much more formal administration

  • than the Clinton administration.

  • [Conan] Yeah, yeah.

  • Probably. I'm just going to leave that one alone.

  • I'm sure there are some things they're

  • doing a little differently over there.

  • (audience laughs)

  • They got rid of the disco ball, you know.

  • (audience laughs)

  • But they were really gracious,

  • and really, really nice to us. So I was glad.

  • Then now what's interesting to me is that the,

  • I've heard that the Oval Office that you use

  • on your set is an exact, I mean, exact duplicate

  • of the Oval Office that the real president uses.

  • You've been to both.

  • I've been to both and ours is bigger. Ours is bigger.

  • [Conan] It's larger.

  • Yes, it's larger, bigger.

  • Well probably 'cause it's, yeah.

  • To, to get cameras in there and everything.

  • But other than that, the dimensions are the-

  • Other than that it's the same.

  • But I have to say, I mean, I've, I walked

  • into our set before I ever saw the Oval Office.

  • So I had that feeling when I walked

  • onto our set and saw the Oval Office

  • it was like, it was that, it was amazing.

  • I got tingles all over. It was really exciting to be there.

  • And then when I saw the real one

  • it was just like, eh, ours is bigger.

  • (audience laughing)

  • It, okay, this is the actual seat of power.

  • Just that ours is bigger.

  • Yeah.

  • Do you hang out in the Oval Office set on the West Wing?

  • We work there were a lot.

  • And whenever there are all of us in the Oval Office

  • it takes two days to shoot a scene.

  • So we're hanging out there all the time.

  • So do you ever just like hang out, like what do you,

  • what do you, what's fun in that office?

  • I mean, one thing I love is that, this is a true story.

  • Somebody gave me as a gift,

  • the company that makes Oval Office chairs,

  • somebody gave me one of those Oval Office chairs

  • that I have in my desk, and it's so great.

  • 'Cause I'm sitting in a presidential chair deciding,

  • should we do masturbating bear today? You know...

  • (audience laughing, clapping)

  • I think we shall! I decree it is so!

  • Which chair was it modeled after? Whose was...

  • You know, that's a good question. I don't know.

  • Maybe the company is just lying.

  • Because Brad Whitford actually did that as a present

  • for some of our producers, got chairs made,

  • and it was a Kennedy chair.

  • There is a company, right. It's the same chair.

  • It's that chair. And it's an amazing chair,

  • but what's your favorite thing about the Oval Office set?

  • Well the president's balls.

  • (audience laughing)

  • They're they're glass balls.

  • I don't know why people would snicker at that.

  • I thought more of this audience.

  • (audience laughing)

  • Clearly I was wrong.

  • On the desk there are these glass balls

  • and they're beautiful and I love to play with them.

  • (audience howling and cheering)

  • It's the feel of...

  • It's the look and feel and they're, they're just...

  • Is it commercial time? Yeah?

  • No. I intend to dwell on this for a long, long time.

  • (Alison laughing)

  • They're going to take that out on the,

  • what they're gonna do is,

  • they're going to take that out of context,

  • and like, ram it into Access Hollywood

  • or something like yeah.

  • Alison Janney flips out on Conan O'Brien.

  • "I like the president's balls!"

  • That's what's going to happen!

  • You realize now that's what they do.

  • This is just more fodder

  • for Pat O'Brien and one of those people. Yeah.

  • You're so right. That's going to happen.

  • You're destroyed, it's over now.

  • I hope you enjoyed working in television.

  • (audience laughing)

  • It was a nice run. I enjoyed it.

(audience clapping, cheering)

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Allison Janney Was Caught Off Guard By A Fan Of “The West Wing” - "Late Night With Conan O'Brien"

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