Watch all the Dowager Countess’s funniest insults in ‘Downton Abbey’!

It’s not just us that misses finding out what Lady Violet Crawley’s latest sassy putdown would be in Downton Abbey each week, right?

Dame Maggie Smith won three Emmys, her first non-ensemble Screen Actors Guild Award, and her third Golden Globe award for the role.

And we’re pretty sure this was mostly down to her perfect comic timing when it came to delivering Violet’s caustic insults, dubious advice and witty asides!

Watch a hilarious compilation of the Dowager Countess’s finest burns, put together by Slate:


For more of the most memorable lines from Downton, a fun official book called The Wit and Wisdom of Downton Abbey is out now, featuring quotes and photographs from series.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.