“You were not talking fast enough”

PARIS: I was listening to the CD I burned of the cassettes I made of our mock debates against the make-believe team and I realized that you were not talking fast enough.

Presumably a meta comment about the show, which required the actors to speak their lines very quickly. Scripts were about twenty pages longer than the average hour-long series, which meant the actors had to talk faster than usual to get it all in.

The show hired a dialogue coach named George Bell to help actors adjust to the breakneck pace, just as Paris is coaching Rory to up her word per minute speed.

The show’s motto? “Life’s short. Talk fast”.

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