Charlie Hume: [a tremor shakes the church during Lou's disastrous eulogy] Quake.
Margaret Pynchon: Or the wrath of God...
Lou Grant: [having just had a small earthquake] Take a look at the damage out near Palmdale, take the Animal with you.
Joe Rossi: Why me?
Lou Grant: Because if the Earth opens up, I want you to be there.
Lou Grant: [Lou is the only one in the office rattled after a small earthquake] You know, that was my first quake.
Charlie Hume: We all have to lose it sometime, Lou.
Joe Rossi: Come on, Lou, cockroaches?
Lou Grant: I've read about lots of scientific research going on about animals sensing quakes before people do.
Joe Rossi: Yeah, but cockroaches are just barely animals.
Lou Grant: They're just barely insects, but maybe you'll find a funny angle on it.
Lou Grant: Duncan was with a woman when he died.
Billie Newman: He was In Flagrante Delicto?
Art Donovan: What does that mean?
Billie Newman: It means he died with her boots on.
Hotel Manager: You're not gonna print the name of the hotel, now are you? I mean, eh, I mean there's just no need to bring this favor to an L.A. institution.
Lou Grant: Good point. We'll just say that he died in an unspecified fleabag on 120 West 14 street.
Ralph Tumora: People don't give cockroaches credit for having sensitivity.
Joe Rossi: That's true. I never have.
The Animal: If you ever need any more, I've got loads of 'em in my kitchen.
Lou Grant: [Lou has messed up a eulogy at Duncan Aldrige's funeral] It just didn't come out right.
Margaret Pynchon: Nobody's blaming you...
Lou Grant: [quietly] Thanks.
Margaret Pynchon: ...for the quake.
Art Donovan: What happened to your hand?
The Animal: I was in Rossi's place, feeding his dog. Dog bit me.
Art Donovan: Oh, better take the dog to the vet, get it checked for rabies.
The Animal: Then what?
Art Donovan: Well, if the tests are positive, you'll have to be destroyed.
The Animal: [a beat] That's good, Art, that's real good.