"The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal".
"Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times".
“The ballerina's weren't really very good-no better than anybody else would have been, anyway” .
"I am the Emperor!" cried Harrison. "Do you hear? I am the Emperor! Everybody must do what I say at once!" He stamped his foot and the studio shook."
"It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor."
"It was then that the Bergeron's television tube burned out. Everyone saw what happened".