"I'm afraid we have no Grand Panjandrum as such. What we have is a Mr. Kemnitzer."
"Uh, Trudy, how's the coffee coming?"
"No, not there, please. That's where I'm going to put my head."
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"Miss Robins, get me a ladder and a hacksaw, if you will, please."
"Fenwick, Benton & Perkins. How may I direct your call?"
"I need it yesterday."
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"Miss Durban, is there anything C.E.O.-ish for me to do?"
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"Carol, check my appointment book—something's not right."
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"If nothing else needs welding, Paula, I'm going to lunch."
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"Senator, the American people, whom you often mention in your speeches, would like a word with you."
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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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"Oh, hang on a sec - he's just coming in."
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"Good morning. Fen, Boscage, Bracken & Spinney."
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"He's no longer here!"
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"There's nobody in right now. They're all out looking for hanky-panky."
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"Alright, Ms. Ramsey, send in the clones."
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"Whom should I say is calling?"
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"Clear my calendar, Miss Wetzel - I'm feeling ad hoc today."
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"Don't forget to torch the place when you leave."
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"Look, if it's just a matter of collating get one of the clerks to do it."
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"I'm sorry. Mr. Broadbank seems to have stepped away from his desk."
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"Would you like a little phone sex while you hold?"
"Forgive the informality—my secretary is on vacation."
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"Will you be needing any more repressed sexual tension before I leave for the day, sir?"
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"Ten-fifteen, Ms. Whitney. Time to switch breasts."
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