"What's the next best medicine?"
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"I got the part, but I play a waiter."
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"There's no business like show business. . ."
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"This next song goes out to anyone who's ever been in love with the idea of invading Iran."
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"You're on next. Break a leg!"
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"Accepting the applause for Mr. Fontana—Mr. Fontana's mother."
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"And now, with apologies to Cole Porter."
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"I don't know much about show business, but I do know we're selling more hamburgers."
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A man jumps from the frying pan into the fire.
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"A gentleman would offer his seat."
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"Of course, what I'd really like to do is direct."
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"In my view, management overrates the motivational appeal of mackerel."
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"I'm running away to join the Cirque du Soleil."
Chicken standing on a platform on a stage with three horns in front of it and wearing a top hat; a sign on the side of the platform reads "National Endowment for the Arts - Seal of Approval."
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"We'd like to do a song that will barely penetrate your consciousness as you continue to enjoy those faddish cigars and single-malt scotches."
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"O.K., that's pretty cool. Who's doing that?"
"Is there a spin doctor in the house?"
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"This next one is a sad little blues tune about love and pain that I wrote before I started taking Celexa."
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"Thank you, Mr. Mulvaney, but what we're really looking for is someone with talent."
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"What's remarkable is that just last week he was lying despondent on the beach."
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"Is there a doctor in the house, and more importantly, another magician?"
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"This one's for me."
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