WATCH: White House Makes The West Wing’s ‘Big Block of Cheese Day’ Real


Okay, so the White House’s “Big Block of Cheese Day” has very little to do with actual cheese, except for the part where it was inspired by Andrew Jackson carting a 1400-lb block of cheese into the White House foyer for people to nibble on as he conducted an “open house” in which citizens who normally wouldn’t be able to get a meeting could come in and have the attention of the President.

This isn’t a thing the White House does anymore, but it was a thing the fake White House Chief of Staff Leo McGarry insisted upon doing annually in homage to President Jackson on fake Aaron Sorkin show The West Wing, to the irritation of fake White House senior staffers who had to take those meetings, like Fake White House Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman and fake Deputy White House Communications Director Will Bailey.

But but but! This year, the REAL White House is hosting a REAL (and by “real,” we mean “virtual”) Big Block of Cheese Day! According to the video description:

“On Wednesday, January 29th, with a nod to history (and maybe the TV show the West Wing), the Obama Administration is hosting the first-ever virtual “Big Block of Cheese Day,” during which dozens of White House officials will take to social media for a day long ‘open house’ to answers questions from everyday Americans in real-time on Twitter,Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and via Google+ Hangout.”

Also, they made this f’amazing video about it, starring Jay Carney’s silver-streaked sexbeard, Bradley “Josh ‘Lemon’ Lyman” Whitford, and Joshua “Will Bailey” Malina. It’s perfect. So perfect that we’ll bring our own cheese to the Google Hangout and not even complain about it.

[Obama Foodorama]

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