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"The Avengers" How to Succeed ....At Murder (TV Episode 1966) Poster

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Henrietta: To bring men to heel and put woman at the pinnacle of power. Ruination to all men.

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Barton: [pushes button on intercom] Miss Purbright?

Elizabeth 'Liz' Purbright: [in adjoining room] Yes, Mr. Barton?

Barton: I'm going through these lawyer's returns. Do you know I can't make head or tail of them?

Elizabeth 'Liz' Purbright: That's my new filing system, Mr. Barton.

Barton: [not amused] Oh is it. Then perhaps you'd be kind enough to come in here and explain it to me!

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Henrietta: Finlay has a reputation as a woman chaser. Let's hope he will take to you, my dear.

Sara Penney: He will. I'll make sure of that.

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J.J. Hooter: You see, I smell a great deal.

Emma Peel: You do? Eh, I mean you do.

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J.J. Hooter: [after removing his nose protector] There you see the splendid beast. Naked before you.

Emma Peel: Hm. It very a... handy.

J.J. Hooter: But what until you see him in action, Mrs. Peel. Wait until you see him twitch and flare.

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Sara Penney: Where do I sit?

John Steed: Sit?

John Steed: [a polite nod from Penny] Oh yes, sit!

[straightens up in his chair and slaps his thighs]

John Steed: Here would be delightfully informal.

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Emma Peel: It's all this secretarial business. I got cramp in my glutils and my dorsals were definitely dormant.

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John Steed: [Steed has hit Emma's bumper with his Bentley] I'm most terribly sorry, Miss.

[quietly]

John Steed: I just wanted a word with you.

Emma Peel: [shouts] Are you blind?

[quietly]

Emma Peel: Couldn't you have phoned?

John Steed: [quietly] And risk a wire tap?

[louder]

John Steed: My foot missed the brake.

[quietly again]

John Steed: Henrietta's been dead for years, just seen the gravestone, it's all extremely odd.

[louder]

John Steed: Well, no harm done.

Emma Peel: [louder still] No harm? There ought to be a law against these things.

John Steed: [quietly] How are you getting on?

Emma Peel: Not to well, progressing.

[louder]

Emma Peel: Watch your driving in future!

[walks off]

John Steed: [whispering] And you watch your step.

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John Steed: [to Miss Penney] Terrible weather. And nothing between you and the weather, but leather.

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Henrietta: Well, this sets us a problem. We've never had to kill a woman before. Never one of our own kind.

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J.J. Hooter: My proboscis, Mrs. Peel, is probably the most sensitive in Europe.

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