1600 Penn (Season 1)

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What is it?

The 2012 American single-camera sitcom television show 1600 Penn (Season 1).

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this television show:

A U.S. president, his wife and their four kids are followed in this short-lived NBC comedy series that chronicled the ups and downs of family life in the White House.

The first and only season saw President Dale Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) and First Lady Emily Nash Gilchrist (Jenna Elfman) welcoming their eldest son Skip (Josh Gad) back to the family fold after Skip has a very bad public mishap, while daughter Becca (Martha MacIsaac) deals with an unexpected pregnancy.

Subsequent episodes found the Gilchrist clan navigating both political and personal obstacles, all the while dealing with many visitors and foreign dignitaries frequently causing havoc in the White House.

Larry King guest-starred as himself in the series finale.

This was Pullman’s second turn as Commander-in-Chief, the first being the blockbuster film “Independence Day.”

Final Thoughts

I saw this television show years ago after maybe seeing a commercial for it, I did not expect to like it at all because the trailer for it looked too goofy, but to my surprise the show was possibly better than I had expected and I think that I ended up somewhat liking it maybe.

I possibly wanted this show to continue a bit longer, I could be wrong though, but it was cancelled after only one season.

The end,

-John Jr


The First Lady Of The United States Helping Me Get A Computer / IT Job At The White House?

English: The Comedy actress Jenna Elfman in Oc...
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I barely remember part of one of my dreams, which I think took place in The White House, but I could be wrong.

I can not remember the beginning of the dream but somehow a man who somewhat reminded me of my former coworker JF and I got a chance to work / volunteer / whatever for a day in the computer / IT department at / for The White House / wherever.

My wild guess is that The First Lady Of The United States, who was the actress Jenna Elfman playing her character First Lady Emily Nash-Gilchrist from the TV show 1600 Penn (instead of Michelle Obama & Barack Obama was not The President oddly), probably met us somewhere & she briefly talked with us &  during the conversation we probably mentioned that we were looking for jobs & that we were good with computers; and so she probably talked with the computer / IT department of The White House/wherever asking them to let us come help them/visit them/tour their department/work/whatever for a day, and they agreed/let us come.

I remember meeting the computer team or at least some of them, we were on the first floor, and I remember them looking like they did not know what to do with us/have us do; and like they were only going to give us a tour, and then have us do something simple to waste time so that they would not have to bother with us since this was only a temporary thing that would last a day probably.

In the dream we/I did not really learn anything, learn what jobs the computer team had or did, et cetera; which was a bit annoying/disappointing, but I tried to figure out what I could do to best enjoy the opportunity & learn.

While we were trying to find something to do or whatever, The First Lady (Emily Nash Gilchrist / Mrs. Elfman), kept checking up on us to see how we were doing & to encourage us (she was really nice); and she would have me come with her to talk & go around The White House/wherever with her, but the other man with me would get left behind each time.

I was bit concerned/worried about this since I spent most of my time with Mrs. Elfman than at the computer department, and I wondered if other people thought we seemed a bit too close or not; and Mrs. Elfman even invited me to lunch with her, she brought the other man who was working with me food, but Mrs. Elfman & I walked off to eat lunch together in the cafeteria area.

I was having a good time but I was still a bit worried that we seemed too close and I wondered who The President Of The United States (her husband) was, and what he thought about this; and I probably wondered where most of The United States Secret Service agents were, I can not remember if I saw any of them or not.

I probably told Mrs. Elfman about my worries about jobs / the computer department, and she recommended that I/we apply for full-time jobs in the computer department, and she would talk to the head computer person herself to recommend me/us; but I was not sure if I was qualified enough for the job or what jobs were available or what the job duties were et cetera, and so I told her that I was hesitant to apply for a job under those conditions & the pressure of having The First Lady recommending me/us made me afraid of failing/disappointing her/them.

She told me not to worry and she encouraged me/us to apply for a job anyway, and so I told her thank you & that I would consider it/think about it; we were finished eating at this point & talking outside of the cafeteria area, and so I walked back to the computer department to tell the other man about what Mrs. Elfman told me about applying for jobs at the computer department.

I forgot to mention that throughout the dream I got to see various areas of the first floor as I walked with Mrs. Elfman, being The First Lady allowed her to walk wherever she wanted pretty much, and so no one bothered me because I was with her; and I remember seeing various offices with people, et cetera.

The other man and I got job applications for the computer department, he started filling his out, and I probably started filling mine out as well; and we probably turned them in before the day was over, but I can not remember what happened exactly but my guess is that Mrs. Elfman talked with the head computer person & when we turned in our applications he probably told us that we would start tomorrow & that he was sure that he would find something for us to do.

I guess he did not want to refuse The First Lady 😀 , but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr