Friday, June 16, 2006

Attention Emmy Voters!

The Gilmore Girls has been on long enough that the people who originally avoided the show, thinking it looked too girly, have had some chance to discover its charms, chief of which is the snappy, rapid-fire dialogue that sometimes resembles that of the screwball comedies of the 30's and 40's. Lauren Graham is often acknowledged as the master of this fast-talking style, and indeed her skills are great, but I believe that Liza Weil, who plays Rory's neurotic roommate Paris Gellar on the show, mines this dialogue for more comic gold than anyone. For evidence, watch the scene from a mid-year episode when Paris introduced Rory to their new slum apartment, packing a novel worth of dialogue into perhaps 2 minutes of screentime, and coining the phrase "ghetto ear" in the process.

Emmy voters--give Liza her due! Nominate her for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series! Whoever you're thinking of nominating, she's funnier! Also, please nominate The Boondocks for Best Animated Series.


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