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The Cast of Merry Wives Share Their Favorite Lines

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The cast and creative team of Great Performances: Merry Wives share their favorite lines from the production.

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Um, hold on. Let me just think of what the line is.

Uh, my favorite line, I used to have a really favorite line.

I have a few, I have a few. I have a few favorite lines.

I speak along with the play a lot. People laugh at me a lot.

My favorite line in Merry Wives on Great Performances is when Madam Paige says 'Wives may be merry, and yet honest too.'. Wives may be merry, and yet honest too.

My favorite line in Merry Wives is when Madam Paige says, 'I bet he has a thousand of these written with blank spaces for different names o--.' It's very fun.

I bet he has a thousand of these written with blank spaces for different names.

My favorite line in Great Performances: Merry Wives is 'Shame on you o--!'. Shame on you o--! Shame on me o--! That was the rankest compound of villainous smells that ever offended a nostril.

That was the rankest compound of villainous smells that ever offended a nostril.

My favorite line in Great Performances: Merry Wives is 'rRad, read: perceive.' That's Madam. Ford.

Oh yeah. Sister Page, give me some counsel.

What's going on here? Here, read, read: perceive.

My favorite line in Great Performances: Merry Wives of Windsor is said by Mr. Page, which is ' Your hearts are mighty, your skins are whole, and let spilled wine be the issue.'. Give me your hand so. Give me your hand so!

Your hearts are mighty, your skins are whole, and let spilled wine be the issue.

When Simple rides in on her Citi bike to her boss, which is Slender, and she tells him that there was traffic in the Bronx and he says, 'Which Bronx?'. Simple! Sorry boss! Where have you been?

You know I need my coat for this dinner. You know I come form deep in the Bronx.

Which Bronx?

It's just such, culturally, it's such a black thing.

Like for a parent to say when they obviously don't care where you've been or what happened. It does not matter you're in trouble.

So to say 'Which Bronx,' you know exactly which Bronx it is, but it doesn't matter. There is no Bronx.

You were supposed to be here and you weren't.

And I just think that that's hysterical.

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