Jeff Labrecque
April 23, 2012 AT 06:50 PM EDT

Justina Mintz/AMC; Helen Sloan/HBO

Oh, Ouiser! Recall the movie Steel Magnolias, in which Shirley MacLaine’s shrew of a neighbor waged war against Tom Skerritt’s Drum Eatenton because his party’s firecracker prep was terrifying her anxious dog? Well, let’s just say MacLaine could relate to her character extremely well.

At the premiere of her new film, Bernie, in which she plays a doomed wealthy widow, the Oscar winner was asked about the recent passing of Dick Clark. “Well, now I can walk past his house in Malibu and his dogs won’t attack mine,” she said, as co-star Jack Black winced. “That’s one good thing.” Watch below:

That is the kind of comment that will earn you a giant rump slice of armadillo cake.

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