Which ‘Gilmore Girls’ Character Did Theme Song Writer Carole King Play?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Gilmore Girls cast Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel

Gilmore Girls, the early-2000s brainchild of Amy Sherman-Palladino-, debuted on the WB on October 5, 2000. The collection was a couple of younger, single mother, Lorelai Gilmore, performed by Lauren Graham and her teenage daughter, Rory — performed by Alexis Bledel. However, many know and love the Gilmore Girls theme music — written and carried out by Carole King. When did King, the “Where You Lead” songwriter, seem as a forged member on the collection, and who was her character?

The ‘Gilmore Girls’ previous cameos embody a number of future film and TV stars

Gilmore Girls cast Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel
Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life | Saeed Adyani/Netflix

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Many soon-to-be-famous Hollywood stars may be seen in cameo appearances all through the 7-season collection. Oscar-winner Rami Malek, seems as a friend of Lane’s in Gilmore Girls Season 4. Nick Offerman, best-known for his function as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation, seems in seasons Four and 6. Jon Hamm of Mad Men fame additionally has a foul date with Lorelai in season 6. Other notable names included within the lengthy record of Gilmore Girls cameos embody: Jane Lynch, Adam Brody, and Seth MacFarlane.

‘Gilmore Girls’ theme-song author Carole King made a cameo in season 2, season 5, season 6 — and the Netflix reboot

Carole King may be heard in each episode of Gilmore Girls, opening the present with the theme music, “Where You Lead.” King recorded new lyrics along with her daughter Louise Goffin for the present. 

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Carole King in live performance in 2005 | Chris McKay/WireImage

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However, she additionally acted in just a few episodes of the present.

King first took on a task in Gilmore Girls Season 2. She performs the sassy Sophie Bloom, the proprietor of a brand new music retailer in Stars Hollow. Rory’s greatest friend Lane convinces Sophie to let her follow the drums there, kicking off Lane’s private musical journey.

King went on to look in a handful of Gilmore Girls episodes, taking part in Sophie — who seems to be a former songwriter, too. King was a visitor forged member on season 2’s episode 10, “Help Wanted,” “To Live and Let Diorama,” a mid-season 5 episode, and season 6’s episode 10: “He’s Slippin’ ‘Em Bread … Dig?” King additionally appeared within the “Summer” episode of the four-part miniseries revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life, as soon as once more as Sophie Bloom. In the reboot episode, King sings certainly one of her unique hit songs, “I Feel the Earth Move.”

Carole King’s daughter additionally joined the forged of the 2016 revival ‘A Year in the Life’

Not solely did King reprise her function for the revival, however King’s daughter, Louise Goffin, additionally seems in A Year within the Life. Goffin performs a troubadour.

According to a Bustle interview, regardless of recording the Gilmore Girls theme music along with her mom, Goffin had not at all times been a fan of the present.  King’s daughter had been residing in another country, and Goffin was busy along with her personal profession and household. Eventually, she was impressed to look at Gilmore Girls. Now, Goffin is happy that she was requested to be a “a part of the household tree of the historical past of Gilmore Girls, [and] to make an look on one of many new episodes.”

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