May 17, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

”President Clinton told working Americans he feels their gas pain.”
— Jim Miklaszewski, reporting on the rise in gasoline prices, on Today

”Sure you’re going to heal yourself — and I’m going to win an Academy Award.”
— Dr. Kate Austin (Christine Lahti, who recently won an Oscar), trying to convince her father he needs medical care, on Chicago Hope

”I know about addiction. It’s the exact same look Maris used to get during the cough-syrup years.”
— Niles (David Hyde Pierce), on recognizing a nicotine addict, on Frasier

”Yesterday in Florida, a bank foreclosed on Burt Reynolds’ ranch. Reynolds said, ‘It was awful, they pulled the rug right out from under my hat.’ ”
— Conan O’Brien on Late Night

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