"Miss Robins, get me a ladder and a hacksaw, if you will, please."
"Senior Vice-President Buffington reporting, sir. Requests permission to advance and be recognized."
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"And then on Friday at two you're scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection."
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"Could you come in here and chase my tail?"
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Snow White and her Seven people.
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"Forgive the informality—my secretary is on vacation."
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"I'm sorry, but Mr. Barclay is not putting up with people like you anymore."
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"Would it disturb you if I sang?"
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"We'll have to pick this up later. My plane just went down, sharks ate my personal assistant, and apparently I'm winning some kind of surfing competition."
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R. Truscott Hamilton and his Personal Executive Trainer
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"Which door did you come through?"
"His Majesty's lawyer will see you now, followed by His Majesty's agent, after which His Majesty the King will, if all goes well, see you."
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"You're at the top of the list, Mr. Stewart, and you'll be immediately notified the moment there's an available womb for you to crawl back into."
"Good afternoon. Kelly, Henderson & Farnsworth."
"Alison, please phone Mr. Bradshaw and tell him I won't be available for lunch. Then call the Coast Guard and tell them I'm drowning near Long Branch, New Jersey."
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"Mr. Potato Head on Line Two."
"Refresh my memory, Miss Lockland. Who am I?"
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"Oh, and I've taken the liberty of sending anniversary cards to the axis of evil."
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"It's your husband, Mrs. Thompson. He's come unraveled again."
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"Mr. Driscoll can't come to the phone right now. This is Mr. Driscoll's Ficus benjamina"
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"While you were out, the Yanks rallied for three in the bottom of the seventh."
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"I'm going to jail Hargraves. You can let go of my coat tails."
"He's in a meeting right now. Would you like to speak with his portrait?"
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"Miss Davis, bring me everything we've got on turning a two-bit hole-in-the-wall operation into a multinational juggernaut."
"Oh, and your feelings have been trying to get in touch with you."
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