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Richard Gilmore's Best 19 Quotes From "Gilmore Girls"

"It takes a remarkable person to inspire all of this." In memory of Edward Herrmann, who died on Dec. 31, and played Richard Gilmore in all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls.

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19. When Richard (Edward Herrmann) had little tolerance for Lorelai's (Lauren Graham) jokes.

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18. When he wasn't afraid to ask the tough questions.

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17. When he tried to explain his insurance job to his family.

16. When he got a kick out of using Wi-Fi for the first time.

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15. When Richard had Lorelai's back and saved her from the worst potential date ever.

14. When he jokingly insisted his mother was going to outlive them all.

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13. When Richard met Dean (Jared Padalecki) for the first time and judged how good of a boyfriend he was to Rory (Alexis Bledel).

12. When he talked back to the cops after they showed up at the Gilmore residence.

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11. When he promised Emily (Kelly Bishop) he would never leave her under any circumstances.

10. When the Gilmores met Marty (Wayne Wilcox) at a Yale football game and found out more about Richard than they wanted to.

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9. When Richard and Emily sang for Rory at her graduation party and he gave his wife some words of encouragement.

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8. When Logan (Matt Czuchry) embarrassed Rory in class and Richard participated in some good old-fashioned payback.

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7. When he got into a fight with Emily and told her what he thought about her drinking habits.

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6. When he introduced Rory to his friends and boasted about her desire to travel.

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5. When Rory told her grandfather she'd be attending Yale University.

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4. He couldn't wait to brag to all of their family friends.

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3. And to teach Rory about the traditions of his alma mater.

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2. When he told Lorelai how inspiring she was for creating her own life in Stars Hollow.

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1. And how proud he was of his daughter.

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Sometimes Richard was even at his best when he didn't say anything at all.

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Rest in peace, Edward Herrmann.

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