(The beginning of the programme)
Ed: How d'ya like the show?
Ed: How do you like the show?
Caller: I love your show.
Ed: How often do you listen to my show?
Caller: Every day.
Ed: Ever…why don't you work?
Ed: What do you mean you listen every day?
Ed: Don't you go to work?
Caller: Yeah, I'm at work.
Ed: Does the boss know you're listening?
Caller: I'm the boss.
Barbara: He is exactly like what I expected him to be: funny, adorable, friendly, he loves New York and he loves the people of New York.
Ed: Listen, if you don't like crowds, then you won't like New York. It's…it's the electricity that makes the difference. You can't find this anyplace else: a hundred and seventy-five different races, religions, ethnic groups, all around New York.
Barbara: I'm hearing sirens outside as we speak; one of your neighbors is hammering next door. Do you ever get tired of the 3)hustle and bustle of people living one on top of the other here?
Ed: Well, the fact is—and I'm smiling as I say it—that I would be more conscious of birds chirping when I go visit my friends in Connecticut than I would be of that siren. The fact is, the siren made no dent on my consciousness. I knew it was there, but who cares? It's part of New York.
Patrick(Host):I do love the pace, I mean there's something going on here a-a-all the time, you know. Twenty-four hours a day something's going on outside your window. I do like that part. And I think maybe if I could hire somebody to hold my hand when I get lost on the subway, yeah, I can live here.