Sue Ann Nivens: Mary, dear - do you have any idea what happens when you let Veal Prince Orloff sit in an oven too long?
Mary Richards: No, what?
Sue Ann Nivens: He dies.
Rhoda Morgenstern: Mary, I thought you knew. Your parties are, uh, disasters. I mean, I thought you knew. How could you not know that?
Mary Richards: Yes, I know. Okay. I know. I knew. I just didn't know that anyone else knew.
Lou Grant: It's not that I don't have a good time at your parties, Mary. I've had some of the worst times in my life. Agony.
Lou Grant: Oh, it's just so depressing thinking about going to another one of your...
Rhoda Morgenstern: Mary, he could sit up there at the little table.
Lou Grant: Ted, why are you always doing stuff like showing up in places where you weren't invited with a pint of sherbet?
Murray Slaughter: Be fair Lou, the sherbet's a new touch.