Hamilton Creator Pens West Wing Ode to President Bartlet & Co. — WATCH

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda now is turning his attention to fictional presidents.

The self-professed West Wing superfan collaborated with The West Wing Weekly podcast, hosted by former series star Joshua Malina (Scandal) and Hrishikesh Hirway, to create “What’s Next?,” a tribute to the political drama and its leader, President Josiah Bartlet, that was released Monday.

A post on the podcast’s site explains that Hirway “made a beat, an extended remix of our podcast’s intro theme, for the biggest West Wing fan we know.” Miranda then wrote lyrics and recorded the vocals.

The result is a minute-and-a-half-long track that goes deep on the beloved political drama (sample lyric: “We’re gonna get into some s–t soon/call up Fitzwallace and Nancy McNally and get ’em to the Sit Room”). Speaking of which, it’s a little NSFW, so make sure you’ve got headphones on if you’re listening at work or around sensitive souls.

Miranda tweeted to his fellow “West Wing nerds” about the release on Monday:

Press PLAY on the video above to get your Landingham on, then hit the comments with your thoughts!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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16 Comments
  1. Steven says:

    The West Wing spoiled us. Here I am thinking a president should be presidential.

  2. Gwen says:

    Instead of watching the inauguration this Friday of President Tweeterdumb, I will be binge-watching episodes of “The West Wing” and wishing for a President like Jed Bartlett.

  3. Raul J says:

    Instead of Lin Manuel Miranda I wish we still had Carmen Miranda. What this world needs is a woman to wear a hat made out of fruits to put a smile on everybody’s face.

  4. Wooster182 says:

    This made me so happy. Can we have a reboot please?

  5. queensgirl says:

    I fear what’s next. :/ I’ve been talking about President Bartlet quite a bit lately.

  6. Swear says:

    Ah, let the tears begin, grabbing popcorn…….