"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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"You can call me Andy. What can I call you?"
"And this is Tod Stillman – the black hole of fun."
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"Jeremy reads children's books."
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"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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"And this is Brie."
"Hi! My name is Kevin, and I'll be your doctor today."
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"Good to meet you, too, Sarah. See you in the A.M."
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"You simply must meet my husband."
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"This is Harriet Felton and her sister ship, Dawn."
"Mr. Stephenson is the subject of a widely anticipated obituary."
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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 can't wait to introduce you to all the people I used to be friends with, before I started spending all my time with you."
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"Here he is, folks, straight from his deathbed in Jersey City, a beautiful guy—let's hear a nice round of applause for . . ."
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"Francophobe meet Francophile."
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"And lastly, Your Honor, I would like to present Mr. Richard Coan in the small but crucial role of the defendant."
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"Shaded blue box on our org chart, meet dotted red arrow."
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"Daddy, this is Fletcher - unplugged."
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"Can't you introduce me without its sounding like flap copy?"
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