I think maybe Alexis broke a couple of times, but it was other scenes where she would lose it," the actress remembered."But every once in a while, we would all get the giggles because the lines were so complicated, and fast, and there were so many of them that sometimes you would get your tongue twisted. It was very hard to stop after that," Bishop remembered with a smile.
For that matter, she may never find verbal sparring partners as worthy as Kelly Bishop and Scott Patterson.I don’t remember any specific scenes that stood out more than the others, but they were always such a wonderful opportunity to go into crazy places that made Lorelai uncomfortable or angry and they were pretty amazing."While we impatiently wait for the reunion rumors to be sorted out, we're looking back with Bishop at the food, the drinks, the conversations, and more behind-the-scenes secrets that made Friday night dinners so special.NEWS: 'Gilmore Girls' Oral History: The Cast Reflects on the Dance Marathon The House: From the antiques-filled living room where the pre-dinner drinks took place, to the oil painting of Rory in Richard's study, and the balcony where Lorelai used to sneak out at night, the Gilmore house in Hartford, Conn. It felt like my house and I would go in there as if it were an actual house and not just a set.From dating inquires at the pre-dinner drinks, to Yale announcements at the dining table, and watching the hilarious firings of countless incompetent maids, Friday night dinners were the perfect setting to satisfy all of our "Oh, they were great fun," Kelly Bishop, who played matriarch Emily Gilmore, recalled to ETonline at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas."They were great fun and there were so many of them.The Flowers: When Bishop wasn't too busy taking itty-bitty bites at dinner, drinking her faux wine, or trying to keep her fast-paced dialogue straight, the Tony Award-winning actress was lusting after Emily's gorgeous floral centerpieces."What impressed me were the flowers," Bishop said in awe. Especially in that center hallway, there was always that giant one.