"We can't come to an agreement about how to fix your car, Mr. Simons. Sometimes that's the way things happen in a democracy."
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"Hand me my claw hammer."
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"That metallic grinding means her throwout bearings are shot. She's backfiring through her carburetor. The tick indicates transmission trouble, and the smoke means she's on fire."
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"Alright, now see what happens when you turn the faucet off."
"Decaf's out of toner."
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"I can't get into specifics about your bill - that's operational."
"Do you really know what you're doing, or do you Google-search know?"
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"It blew a gasket during a particularly heated exchange on William Buckley's 'Firing Line.'"
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"It pains me to tell you this, but it ain't broke."
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"We have to stick around - the fire guy's coming between twelve and two."
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"I dreamed last night that we two-hundred-dollared Mr. Ferguson to death."
"Would you prefer me to hover over you silently or awkwardly try to make small talk?"
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"Try blowing on it."
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"They began the beguine, Roger, and you weren't here."
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"The problem is that your trap is one big macaroni."
"Yup. I'm guessing there's your problem."
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"Here's your problem."
"It's all the violence that does it."
"Lady, what's going on down there is an affront to the very idea of boilers."
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Ellis K., Appliance Faith Healer
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"Which way is track nine?"
"Which way is track nine?"
"It's certainly high time you got around to fixing that lock, Straus!"
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"Watch out for the fourth step."