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Lady Grantham's 11 best zingers

Dowager Countess sass = class

By MSN TV Jan 7, 2013 3:08PM

Click below for "Put that in your pipe and smoke it!" and more quotes from the delightfully snobby Lady Grantham, Dowager Countess, played by Maggie Smith. A compilation of her best zingers, for your enjoyment and personal use thanks to our friends at Now This News:


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Jan 7, 2013 5:02PM
You should watch her in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. You will see where she gets her zingers from in that picture.
Jan 7, 2013 4:51PM
I like Maggie Smith as an actress, she's wonderful. But her character and her wise **** cracks, some are funny and other's show how ridiculously stupid she really appears by saying such things. Take for instance her quips about Cora's mother while they are sitting at the dinner table. She and Lord Grantham trying to appear clever really show how stupid those remarks are. And like Cora's mom couldn't hear those remarks?!  I hope this show isn't going to make the snobbery a huge part of this program or I'll stop watching it. Ofcourse Cora's mom (Shirley) can give as good as she can take, love this woman and hope we get to see more of her.
Jan 7, 2013 4:47PM
Maggie Smith is BRILLIANT.  She steals every scene she's in.  Love her!!! 
Jan 7, 2013 4:37PM
My wife never watches TV.  But on Sunday evenings woe betide me if I try to take it away from her.  :)
Jan 7, 2013 4:30PM
Maggie Smith is hilarious in that role.
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