Today I’m excited to be taking part in a blog tour for Talking As Fast As I Can, the memoir by Lauren Graham. When you’ve been planning a Gilmore Girls party to coincide with the much-anticipated release of four new episodes, and you open your inbox to find an email titled ‘Calling all Gilmore Girls fans’, that’s a pretty good day right there. The party went ahead on Friday with nary a hitch, and I’ll be blogging about it (and my thoughts on the new episodes) later this week.
But for now, to celebrate the release of Talking As Fast As I Can, I’m going to share a couple of my favourite Lorelai Gilmore moments. As an actress, Lauren Graham has done more than just portray one of the titular girls of the Gilmore family, and she’s also written a New York Times bestselling novel. But she will always and forever be known as the wise-cracking, sarcastic, fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore.
To provide a little context to this clip, my favourite, laugh-out-loud Lorelai moment, you need to know this. Rory has been at a party which has descended into chaos due to the fact that Jess, Rory’s boyfriend, and Dean, Rory’s ex-boyfriend, have had a fight, because they are stupid boys fighting over Rory. Lorelai is asking for the details, and at first, it seems as though Rory is going to get into trouble: “This fence is broken because of you. This crap is on the ground because of you…”
When she starts singing Wind Beneath My Wings at Rory, it makes me laugh out loud. It’s hilarious, but it also exemplifies everything that is great about Lorelai and Rory’s relationship. When Rory needs to be told that what she is doing is wrong, Lorelai has no trouble doing it. But in a situation like this, Lorelai gets to show that their relationship can switch easily between mother-daughter, and best friends, and for me, that’s part of what makes the show so great. Also, did I mention that it makes me laugh out loud? Every single time I watch it.
There’s also this one, in which Lorelai pretends that her mother’s phone is broken, pretending she can’t hear her and proceeding to leave a message on her answer phone.
I was reminded of that particular one when I was searching YouTube for ‘Lorelai phonecall’, because I wanted to include Lorelai’s standout moment from the revival episodes – the phone call to Emily while she stands and looks at the view. To say more would spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but if you have, you know what I mean.
What’s your favourite Lorelai Gilmore moment?