More4 News may have said its teary goodbye West Wing just last week last week but in the US podcasters said farewell two months ago.
The TV Guide podcast said it the final episodes were a "classy" if "slow" way to go and agreed that "the gift from Leo from from the grave harking back to a classic early episode was nice". The gift in question? A bar napkin with the words 'Bartlett for America' scrawled on one side.
Meanwhile, the show tied right-wingers up in knots.
Religious conservatives may have hated his liberal views, but President Josiah Bartlett had read his bible from cover to cover. There's a famous scene in season two when Bartlett confronts a right-wing talk-show host. She quotes a passage from the book of Leviticus that calls homosexuality an abomination. Bartlett asks if he should, therefore, stone his chief of staff for working on the sabbath because the book of Exodus says he should.
The scene brought this reaction from Lane Douglas from Cornerstone Church, Bowie, Maryland in his contribution to the Think Depth podcast: "If you are passionate about God and about his word, you watch the clip and you have to feel some kind of anger towards Martin Sheen's character for attacking this woman and seemingly wanting to support homosexuality."
Not all were angry. Last word to Will Ludwigsen podcasting on his Acres of Perhaps blog. "What I'll miss most is the weekly display of good people doing their best together for a common good. I wish I could be one of them. Once a week I was."
See also: Farewell to the West Wing