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Overheard at the TV Critics press tour

Words of wisdom from Jeff Foxworthy, Larry Hagman, and more

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”That is the last title I ever would have picked. When I hear it I can’t breathe. I want to slap a kitten just to offset it.”
— Ray Romano, on the cutesy-poo name of his CBS show, Everybody Loves Raymond

”He’d be eligible for parole right about now.”
Spin City star Michael J. Fox on where Family Ties‘ Alex P. Keaton would be today

”I know it’s hard to believe, but as a man, the idea of shooting first and talking later was appealing to me.”
thirtysomething sensitive guy Ken Olin, now starring in the gritty cop drama EZ Streets

”I don’t think old J.R. would be drinking anymore. He’s doing other things a lot, but he ain’t drinkin’.”
— Recent liver transplantee Larry Hagman, who will reprise his role as J.R. Ewing in the Dallas reunion show, Dallas: J.R. Returns, this fall

”No marrying the cousins. You can date ’em, but no marrying ’em.”
— Jeff Foxworthy, on the rules of his newly revamped sitcom, which is set near Atlanta

”What is my part if you’re the devil’s advocate?”
— Bill Cosby, to a contrary reporter

”We’ve only shot two episodes, and there’s already been a discussion about whether he has funnier lines.”
— Mary Steenburgen on starring opposite husband Ted Danson in Ink

”I hope there’s room for all of us late 20s, early 30s white chicks who are invading NBC.”
The Naked Truth‘s Tea Leoni on joining Brooke Shields at the network

”Happy Together”
— Song that played as rival ABC execs Jamie Tarses and Ted Harbert walked onstage

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