"This is Lawrence - he does something with right-wing smearing."
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"This is my friend Ted, and this is Ted's lower-priced knockoff."
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"I always forget - is it Kirsten or Kristin?"
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"Oh dear, I'm terrible with names."
"I'm an elephant podiatrist-what do you do?"
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"And this is Brother Elvis."
"Charles is a journalist, but, of course, not one of those bottom feeders."
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"I'd like you to meet my pillows."
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"You may have heard me on 'Fresh Air with Terry Gross.' I'm Terry Gross."
"These are some of my new friends from birthing class."
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"Good to meet you, too, Sarah. See you in the A.M."
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"A word to the wise, Louise. Mr. Herrick is a miracle of protective coloration."
"I miss handshakes"
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"You simply must meet my husband."
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"It's certainly refreshing to meet someone sixty years old who looks sixty years old."
"This is Harriet Felton and her sister ship, Dawn."
"Mr. Stephenson is the subject of a widely anticipated obituary."
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"Fred and Ginger, but of course not the Fred and Ginger."
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"I want you to meet Dave. You'll get a kick out of his money."
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"You know how some writers are known as 'writer's writers'? I'm what's known as a 'driving instructor.' "
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"Hi! I'm Greg Holbrook, born in L.A., now live in Stamford with my wife and three kids, went to school at Exeter, graduated Yale '38, did a two-year hitch in the Navy, now write copy for McCann-Erickson, my hobbies are tennis and sailing. Who are you and what do you do?"
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"I'd like you to meet Nan and Leo, but I think you already know Nan from back when it was Nan and Ralph."
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"I think you know my husband—the Vampire Lestat."
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"Does everybody know everybody?"
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"I'm sorry I ever said that was cute."
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