We are Loving Lauren Graham’s recent Televisual Outings

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Hasn’t it been nice to see Lauren Graham on our screens recently?

Coming up later this month (on Thursday May 14) she will appear on the season finale of CBS’ The Odd Couple, Matthew Perry’s comedy about a pair of hilariously mismatched room-mates. In the episode that aired, the Inland Revenue Service decides to audit Oscar (Perry) and his ex-wife Gaby (Graham). Felix (Thomas Lennon) offers to mediate between the exes and – uh oh – realizes that he might be the reason Oscar was audited in the first place!

lookin' good, Graham

Fact-fans, Lauren and Matthew dated briefly back in 2002 and have been good pals ever since, including on-screen appearances as friends in Go On and Lauren appearing as herself in Aaron Sorkin’s one-season wonder, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip.

She also appeared in Repeat After Me, the Ellen DeGeneres-produced hidden camera show where celebs act on Wendi McLendon-Covey’s secret earpiece instructions. The set up is that Lauren is interviewing a new writer and McLendon-Covey turns it into an awkward dating situation punctuated with a large wheel of cheese.  At times it feels like watching a Milgram experiment but it’s worth it to see the naturally outrageous Lauren trying to stop herself laughing.  I offer it up here, courtesy of Ellen, as I’m recovering from a dreadful cough / cold / man-flu and really, really need a nap.

More please, Miss Graham.

Our article [and edits] come to you this week with kudos to our resident tipster, Regis.

Pics courtesy of those caring Corporates, CBS and ABC

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Rich

Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

3 thoughts on “We are Loving Lauren Graham’s recent Televisual Outings

  • April 30, 2015 at 11:22 am
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    Speaking of the LG/MP connection, I’m in the checkout line at the grocery store the other day, look down at all of the final counter “gotchas” and staring me in the face is the video “Birds of America” circa 2007 starring the dynamic duo for $3.99. Had a laugh but left my cash in the wallet!!

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  • April 30, 2015 at 3:52 pm
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    JUST A NOTE — THE SEASON FINALE OF THE ODD COUPLE AIRS ON MAY 14.

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  • May 5, 2015 at 10:36 am
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    Thank you for paying attention, Regis. I’m glad somebody’s paying attention and I shall edit accordingly. In my defence, I’ve spent the past three weeks intoxicated with cough syrup and don’t even know what month it is.

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