20/09/2012 07:55 BST | Updated 20/09/2012 08:07 BST

Burma Learned Democracy By Watching 'The West Wing', Says Hillary Clinton (VIDEO)

Well, here's a fun fact for all you Aaron Sorkin/West Wing/democracy fans out there. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has revealed that Burmese lawmakers have been teaching themselves how to run a democracy by watching episodes of The West Wing.

Clinton made the revelation during a speech at the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony, which was being received by Aung San Suu Kyi - four years after she was awarded it.

Watch the video clip above to hear the full story - and Clinton's response to the rather Galaxy Quest-esque moment.

Presumably, Burma is now being run by people who talk as they walk along corridors, give impassioned, eloquent speeches, and listen to a lot of Gilbert and Sullivan. And all these other Sorkinisms...