"Pardon me, would you mind passing the ketchup?"
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"Er – may you?
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"He's a big fellow, that Grogan, isn't he?"
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"We'd like to use one of your front windows."
"Clay, I wish you'd shoot something for over the mantel."
"Then he said that people are supposed to forget conventions in times like these."
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"I don't believe I care for anything, thank, you. I'm just in their car pool."
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"See Grouchy? We haven't missed a thing – the score is still nothing to nothing."
"No, it's not for Bundles for Britain. Guess again."
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"Look that way! From the ground you can look up."
"They certainly wouldn't fool me."
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"Well, good luck, Herman!"
"Did you ring, Sir?"
"Now, this model not only plays fifty records but it changes them, turns them over, and gives you a brief comment on each by Deems Taylor."
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A couple lie in bed
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"We're simplifying our lives."
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"Well, good evening ,Mrs. Roosevelt."
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"It's practically impossible to heat this damned place."
"How old is a Major?"
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"Dr. Spock sure has your number."
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"Somebody ought to tell him that 'poor'Yorick' gag wasn't even funny the first time he pulled it."
"I hope you'll be sure to tell the Führer it was a long block."
A family admire the Washington Square Arch.
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