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No one throws shade quite like Downton Abbey's Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith). And since Downton Abbey's fourth season kicks off this Sunday on PBS (for us Yanks, at least), we thought it might be nice to celebrate the many, many moments the Countess got sassy. Those familiar with the series know that Dowager Countess has zero time for your shenanigans and tom foolery. So don't even start with her, or else her sassy side will come out. That's not great for you, but it's very entertaining for us. As long as she keeps up the sly putdowns and witty repertoire, we'll keep watching Downton Abbey: Oh, you're happy? Well, she's hungry. No, you're not »

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