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7 most curmudgeonly Andy Rooney quips: A slideshow
After 33 years of kvetching as 60 Minutes' resident culture essayist, Rooney delivers his last segment Sunday. Here, a look back at his crankiest moments
 
Andy Rooney retires from 60 Minutes. Bettmann/CORBIS

After 33 years, America's favorite curmudgeon, Andy Rooney, is stepping down as a regular commentator on 60 Minutes. In his first segment, airing on July 2, 1978, he bemoaned news reports about automobile deaths on holiday weekends and has since contributed 1,096 such essays (known as "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney"), kvetching about everything from coffee cans to Lady Gaga. Here's a look at some of the 92-year-old's most memorable gripes:

 

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