"I'm sorry, dear. I wasn't listening. Could you repeat what you've said since we've been married?"
"What rhymes with 'failed marriage'?"
"Companionable! Tonto was companionable!"
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"Look, I can't promise I'll change, but I can promise I'll pretend to change."
"Hey, honey! I thought of something else you can put on your restraining order."
"I yo-yo, he pivots."
"Could we skip the prosecution and get on to the sentencing phase?"
"I've finally learned to live with myself - you're next."
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"Now what did I do?"
"You've changed, Howie."
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"What is it this time? My maleness? My Anglo-Saxoness? My Pincetoness? My lawyerness?"
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"I liked it better when we just had your people call my people."
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"The kids love it, and it's saved my marriage."
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"After you've finished discussions with out allies, we have to talk."
"'Cogito, ergo sum' is all very well for you, but what about me?"
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"I'm selling you on eBay."
"You don't look like you filed."
"We need to talk - let's have conversation No. 52A."
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"I'm using my married name right now, but I'm keeping my maiden name on ice, just in case."
"I would have thought you'd be pleased."
Dan and Irene's 'communication problems' improve, thanks to Richard, their couples therapist.
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"Howard's fine - I've had him curtained off."
"Well, it makes a difference to me!"
"Helen changed our song, and she refuses to hum even a few bars to me."
"For one million dollars, what have I been talking about for the past ten minutes: the upcoming election, my mother, my job, or an article in the Home section about kitchen makeovers?"
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