The funniest TV lines from the week of March 14, 1997

”Detective Sipowicz here is one of the few Native-American Poles.” Bobby Simone (Jimmy Smits), to a Russian woman, after Andy (Dennis Franz) made a xenophobic crack, on NYPD Blue

”I was a bit concerned when you called to ask if Gloria was our first or second cousin.” Niles (David Hyde Pierce), discussing Frasier’s (Kelsey Grammer) dating desperation, on Frasier

”I mean girlfriend girlfriend, not Melissa Etheridge girlfriend.” Caroline (Lea Thompson), explaining her relationship with Annie, on Caroline in the City

”After 15 years, Ryan O’Neal is ending his relationship with Farrah Fawcett. Not surprisingly, she’s being replaced by Cheryl Ladd.” Conan O’Brien on Late Night