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See How 'The West Wing' Celebrates The State Of The Union

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Pictured: (l-r) Dule Hill as Charlie Young; Rob Lowe as Sam Seaborn; Allison Janney as Claudia Jean 'C.J.' Cregg, Martin Sheen as President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet, Richard Schiff as Toby Ziegler, Stockard Channing as Abbey Bartlet, John Spencer as Leo McGarry, Janel Moloney as Donna Moss, Bradley Whitford as Josh Lyman -- Photo by: David Rose/NBCU Photo Bank | NBC via Getty Images

President Barack Obama delivers his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday night (Jan 28). And though the White House is taking a cue from "The West Wing" by throwing a "Big Block of Cheese Day," how does the fictional world of "The West Wing" differ from reality when it comes to the important speech before the nation?

Here is a picture The White House tweeted today of Obama preparing by for tonight by reading through a final draft of the speech:

Which looks different than when President Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen, practiced his speech:

Other "West Wing" stars are also celebrating the State of the Union address. Actor Rob Lowe, who portrayed Sam Seaborn on the series tweeted:

Here is Sam reading a (cut) section from Bartlet's address he wrote about finding the cure for cancer:

Even the fake Twitter account for the character Donna Moss let her followers know how she and husband Josh Lyman were feeling on this historic day:

Speaking of Josh Lyman, here is his State of the Union bingo card from his fake Twitter account:

Here are Josh and Donna enraptured while watching Bartlet deliver his third State of the Union address years ago:

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Watch the video below which shows Bartlet as he is about to deliver his State of the Union address:

Here are Obama's thoughts on his speech:

See for yourself if the White House takes anymore cues from "The West Wing" by tuning into the speech at 9 p.m. EST.

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