Irene Molloy
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Irene Molloy (Character)
from Hello, Dolly! (1969)

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Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Irene Molloy: Do get done with that, Minnie. The men are eyeing us for the wrong reasons.
Minnie Fay: A banana a day keeps the doctor away.
Irene Molloy: You mean an apple a day.
Minnie Fay: Who ever heard of a doctor slipping on an apple peel?

Irene Molloy: Minnie, I don't mind that you never finish your lunch, but I do mind that you never finish your sentences.

Irene Molloy: What's this? A return from Miss Mortimer again?
Minnie Fay: Same old story, cherries and feathers, cherries and feathers. To catch a beau I suppose.
Irene Molloy: If you ask me, she'd do better with a heavy veil.

Cornelius Hackl: Cornelius Hackl here.
Barnaby Tucker: Barnaby Tucker here.
Irene Molloy: Irene Malloy here.

[upon seeing where they are going to eat]
Irene Molloy: How beautiful!
Minnie Fay: How elegant!
Barnaby Tucker: [uneasily] How much?

Cornelius Hackl: I've never touched a woman before.
Irene Molloy: You still haven't. That's my corset.

Horace: Corneilius Hackl! What are you doing in New York?
Cornelius Hackl: Oh, I'm just delivering some oats.
Horace: Delivering some oats? With my former intended? You're discharged!
Cornelius Hackl: You can't fire me. I quit!
Irene Molloy: So do I!
Horace: Barnaby Tucker, you're discharged.
Barnaby Tucker: You can't fire me. I quit!
Minnie Fay: So do I!


The Matchmaker (1958)
Irene Molloy: Mr. Vandergelder is a substantial man they tell me, and very well-liked.
Cornelius Hackl: Oh, he's a lovely man.
Irene Molloy: And a large circle of friends.
Cornelius Hackl: Oh, yes indeed. Five or six.
Barnaby Tucker: Five.

Irene Molloy: I suppose a rich man can dance just as well as a poor one.