Lou Grant (1977–1982)
Lou Grant: Well, I haven't gotten the memo yet, but any way that we can be protected from the nuts who call the city room would be great.
Mrs. Pynchon: That's not what the memo says. I asked you to be courteous to the nuts who call the city room.
Donovan: I don't know Lou. I can't stay cheerful and smiling 24 hours a day.
Lou Grant: What makes you think that's what your mother wants? She's seen you every way you can be and whatever it is you are, that's what she wants.
Lou Grant: When I told you to pick a company to investigate sexual harassment, I didn't mean this one.
Billie Newman: I chose the Trib because that way, I felt the story would have the most impact.
Lou Grant: I have a feeling you're right.
Lou Grant: Talk to Dr. Shephard at the Historical Society, find out what's in the time capsule. Give me a little 'Gee whiz, nothing ever stays the same' or 'Gee whiz, nothing ever changes.'
Joseph 'Joe' Rossi: [a boy shows his injured foot] Last time I saw an ankle like that it was broken in three places and it was mine.
Mrs. Pynchon: [to a man in a crowded elevator who is smoking a cigar] Would you please put that thing out?
Man in elevator: Whaddya own the elevator or something?
Mrs. Pynchon: [haughtily] The elevator, the building, the block!
Man in elevator: Oh, well then you must own this, too.
[hands her the burning cigar and steps off the elevator]