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The Dowager Countess' sickest burns

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 23, 2016

As an unapologetic fan of Downton Abbey and Maggie Smith, I quite enjoyed this video compilation of the Dowager Countess' best burns from all six seasons of Downton Abbey. If you're having DA withdrawals now that the show is over,1 I encourage you to check out Gosford Park. Robert Altman directed it, Downton creator Julian Fellowes wrote it, and it features Maggie Smith as a snooty Countess — not to mention Clive Owen as a dishy valet. Scrumptious!

  1. Well, almost over in the US..it's been done in Britain and on the torrents since the start of the year.