From the beginning, we got more questions about what was going to happen to Josh and Donna than anything else in the show," consulting producer and writer Lawrence O'Donnell said.
"This year, we got more questions about what was going to happen to Josh and Donna than who was going to win the election."Quite a few "West Wing" couples could have been busted text-messaging each other sweet nothings between national crises.
From the Los Angeles' Times Calendar Live:"Sigmund Freud said, in so many words: Work and love, that's what it's all about.
So it shouldn't be surprising that, the intrinsic sexiness of agricultural subsidies notwithstanding, the subject that fictional President Bartlet's real constituents found most compelling was the he-loves-her, he-loves-her-not relationship between two White House staff members.
(Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles)LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Actress Allison Janney poses in the press room at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Bradley Whitford is currently filed for divorce from Jane Kaczmarek.
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(Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images) WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 01: Actress Allison Janney attends Politics, Sex and Cocktails presented by Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project Los Angeles County at The Pacific Design Center on October 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.He has been in one celebrity relationship averaging approximately 25.5 years. Back Stage magazine has a lengthy, in-depth interview with Bradley Whitford and Janel Moloney where they discuss their roles and the difficulties of their professions.(Photo by Paul Archuleta/Film Magic)THE CHEW - Allison Janney is the guest Thursday, November 5, 2015 on ABC's 'The Chew.' 'The Chew' airs MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network.(Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 282 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Allison Janney during an interview with host Seth Meyers on November 3, 2015 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 06: Allison Janney attends Tacori Presents Riviera At The Roosevelt at Tropicana Bar at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on October 6, 2015 in Hollywood, California.But Josh and Donna were the long-running Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler of prime time, the largely self-thwarted lovers whose destiny the audience never doubted.Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman, played with disheveled, understated brilliance and a pinch of arrogance by Bradley Whitford, hired Donna Moss as his assistant during Bartlet's first presidential run.In real life, it would have been impossible."Such is the peculiar sociology of the nation's capital. "It's a workaholic town," she said, "so people tend to date within the office, more so than in a lot of other cities.No one here knows anyone except from work, and the people who live here lack the skills necessary to have traditional relationships."Donna was a recognizable type, the assistant/office wife, who, like everyone in Washington, has one eye on the up escalator.(Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images) LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 8: 'Death, Death, Death and a Bucket of Chicken' -- Christy (Anna Faris, right) tries to be supportive when a health scare throws Bonnie (Allison Janney, left) into a tailspin, on MOM, Thursday, March 3 (- PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.(Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images) BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actress Allison Janney attends the 'Duet Gala' hosted by the American Friends Of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on November 10, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.