Ellen Mitchell
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Ellen Mitchell (Character)
from Dave (1993)

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Dave (1993)
Ellen Mitchell: Why couldn't you die from a stroke like everyone else?

Ellen Mitchell: [after Dave reveals his true identity to Ellen] What do you do for a living?
Dave: You mean, when I'm not running the country?
Ellen Mitchell: Yeah.
Dave: I run a temp agency. You know, secretaries and stuff.
Ellen Mitchell: So you find people jobs.
Dave: Yes.
[Ellen chuckles]
Dave: What? What's so funny?
Ellen Mitchell: It's just, it's more than most people do around here.

Ellen Mitchell: Reminds me of when you were in the state legislature.
Dave: Yeah... me too.
Ellen Mitchell: You weren't in the state legislature.
[stands up and offers her hand]
Ellen Mitchell: Hi. I'm Ellen Mitchell. Who are you?

Ellen Mitchell: Who was she, Bill? Another "patriotic" secretary?

Ellen Mitchell: [first encounter and public appearance] Don't you have anything else you want to say to me?
[repeated line]
Dave: Thank you for doing this, Ellen.
Ellen Mitchell: Go to hell, Bill!
[exits]
Dave: She hates me!
Bob Alexander, Alan Reed: YES!

Ellen Mitchell: There's no mistake, Bill. When you veto someone's funding that is not a mistake. When you hurt someone intentionally that is not a mistake.

Ellen Mitchell: [after discovering Dave] Look, I'll make this easy for you. I barely see him anymore. I barely know him anymore. I'd just kind of like to know where he is.