I tried to call it “Al,” but it would only answer to “mistake.”

In S1E11, Emily finds out about Lorelai kissing Max at Chilton, and she is furious. Lorelai says it was a mistake, and Emily says, “A mistake?! A mistake, is that what you call it? A mistake?!” Lorelai responds, “Well, I tried to call it ‘Al,’ but it would only answer to ‘mistake.'”

“You Can Call Me Al” is a song by Paul Simon from his 1986 album, “Graceland.” The song seems to describe a midlife crisis, which would be somewhat appropriate for Lorelai (at least for the way Emily views the situation).

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