Today’s Maggie Smith Quip On “Downton”

I promise, I promise: I won’t pass along ALL of Maggie Smith’s remarks from the new season of “Downton Abbey,” which is currently airing in Britain prior to an American airing in January. But I can’t resist this one, from this past Sunday’s episode, from Maggie’s Dowager character to her son, Lord Grantham. The occasion was a formal dinner, when it is expected that the men will wear white tie and tails. Lord Grantham wore only a dinner jacket and trousers. Thus the Dowager turned to him and said: “Can I have a drink, please? Oh, sorry, I thought you were a waiter.”

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