"It was because we were in that insane time slot that they let it just be, you know, and that's as much a part of its success as anything. They didn't expect us to do anything because it was an impossible night."
When Graham joined "Gilmore," Alexis Bledel had already been cast as her daughter, Rory Gilmore.
"We never met until we started filming," Graham said. "She was brand new -- had never filmed anything."
Graham said that critics and audiences alike were onto something in the early "Gilmore" days when they noted the two actresses had amazing chemistry.
"There's a thing, especially on that show, where the camera moves," explained Graham, "it's very complicated, you have to be talking; everything has to be exactly right. Then you have to land at a certain mark. She'd never hit a mark before. And so I would put my arm around her and often be arm-in-arm with her."
If early Rory and Lorelai seemed particularly clingy, it was more because of Bledel's then-lack of experience.
"So we're hanging onto each other. I'm literally pulling her to and fro. But she learned very quickly and is obviously a natural, so it's just one of those things that happened to work."
Melissa McCarthy (Sookie St. James, Lorelai's BFF) was a dear friend of Graham's throughout "Gilmore's" duration and remains so. Graham said that she and McCarthy often talked about how much fun it would be to perform on "Saturday Night Live."
"We would do the show, and then I would go see her in 'The Groundlings'," Graham said. "And now you see it; and it's so gratifying because the two didn't even make sense -- that this was the same person who is a perfectly wonderful actor, but in terms of what that part was going to use, you were going to see these characters that she created. She was fearless. Fearless! And now, for everyone to see, it's so exciting. That doesn't always happen."
Is Graham a fast talker like Lorelai?
"To some degree, but I would say by the end of that show... everyone talked that way. So I don't think I talk quite like that, or that articulately, but I have a pretty snappy energy, I guess."
Graham stays close to the "Gilmore" cast and crew.
"We are all still connected in one way or another for the most part. You can watch the wonderful Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore) on 'Bunheads,' which I think -- in the best possible way -- is kind of a similar show."
The fate of "Bunheads" is still unknown, but it can count Graham among its devoted fan base.
"I can watch 'Bunheads' in a way that I can't watch 'Gilmore Girls' because I'm not in it," she said, "and I'm like, 'This is really entertaining.'"
Graham explained that for a movie or a reunion to happen, going the Kickstarter route would also require collaboration with "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (who also created "Bunheads.")
"The difference with the 'Veronica Mars' movie is you had the star and the creator of the show come together and that's what it needs. So, we need the creator to want to do it."
Please, Amy. Please, please please?
In a 2006 interview with Michael Ausiello, Sherman-Palladino explained that she had come up with a seven-year plan for the show that included the series' final four words of dialogue.
Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino -- an executive producer and writer on "Gilmore" (fans with keen eyes may recall he played a troubadour in the season six finale, singing "A Beaver Ate My Thumb") -- left the series at the end of season six after a contract dispute with the studio.