(at the annual awards luncheon for the Amateur Chefs of America)
Cecily Forbes: I'm sure your Rack Of Lamb Flambeau a la Ironside will win. I've never heard such raves from the committee.
Ironside: Well now, I don't think it's that outstanding.
Cecily Forbes: Oh, shush, Bob. Being so humble, it's out of character.
Ironside: Eve, in the last twenty years on this job I've made a lot of enemies. So start with our current cases. Check them through for anyone you think would have enough motive to kill me.
Eve:You're not blaming yourself, are you?
Ironside: Isn't there always a time when a person says "it might have been different if?"
Eve: Not this time, and not you.
Ironside: I can take care of myself.
Commissioner: Not here you can't, not now. You have a thick hide, but it won't stop a bullet. You're bad-tempered, overbearing, and irascible. But, I've put with it too long to give it up now.
Ironside: Why, Dennis, I didn't think you cared.
Commissioner: You're staying under police protection.
Ironside: Thank you.
Commissioner: And no tricks.
Ironside: I promise. (calls after him) Dennis, chalk one up for you.
Commissioner: Oh, you're still way ahead of me.