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Maggie Smith in 'Downton Abbey'


Are you jonesing for a mid-week Downton Abbey fix while waiting for this Sunday night’s installment of the penultimate Season Two episode of the hit British series on PBS? (Feb. 12, 9 p.m. ET.)

Here comes YouTube to the rescue. Some clever fans, who clearly have too much time on their hands, have cut together and posted to the site fan videos that showcase the best moments from the glossy primetime drama.

Our favorites are devoted exclusively to the stream of zingers – all from Season One, so no worries about spoilers – delivered with élan by Dame Maggie Smith, in her richly brocaded guise as Violet Crawley, the opinionated Dowager Countess of Grantham. Here are two of them (warning, one bears  a title that’s NSFW):

And here, as a bonus, is a YouTube video that claims to sum up the whole of Downton Abbey in five seconds:


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By Leah Rozen