Gilmore Girls Musings


October 2016

S3:E6 Take the Deviled Eggs

Squeegee Beckenheim! Tookie Clothespin! This is my favorite episode intro in the history of Gilmore Girls. It’s not only hilarious, but it also stirs up feelings of weekends when I was young enough that my older sister still lived at home. She and I have a Lorelai-Rory relationship. I could revel in the sentimental feelings elicited from this episode intro all day!

Im not sure how much Jess could’ve possibly paid for his car. Saving around what, $600? I can’t imagine it would be more than that…but Luke does have a good point with the insurance and extra expenses.  While watching,  I noticed that Kirk and I have the same level of car knowledge.

I have to point the guy busing tables at Luke’s out! Is this the original Caesar?

Caesar 1

I can’t say if I were Rory that I would want to go to a baby shower for Sherri if she’s the least but uncomfortable. I do know that if I were Lorelai, I would absolutely NOT attend! She’s too nice on this one. Back to if I were Rory, I would’ve let Lorelai rearrange anything she chose. In what weird world does Sherri think Lorelai would think of herself as Gigi’s aunt?

I agree with Rory’s idea that devil-egging the car would make her feel better. Nothing makes me laugh quite as hard as Lorelai and Rory making the noises of peeling out after devil-egging Jess’ car!

Devil egg

Oh! I wish someone would’ve run over to check out what the Town Loner was protesting!

Top quote of the episode:

 “I’m not afraid of your Bubbies, Rabbi.” — Taylor

S3:E5 Eight O’Clock at the Oasis

Does the Independence Inn really need any more antiques? Does Lorelai really need to go to the auction? I guess if Emily “Cobra” Gilmore wants her there, she will be. Oh well, Michel’s enthusiasm makes up for Lorelai’s lack.

Dwight the neighbor seems a little bit like a murderer, popping up out of nowhere, claiming to live in Beanie Morrison’s old house. Then, luring Lorelai over in the pretense to water his lawn. Nah! Not in Stars Hollow! I’m not sure why Dwight didn’t ask Babette to water his lawn instead of Lorelai though. It seems more like something Babette would even volunteer to do and then tell everyone about his house decor. Of course, if that had happened, we wouldn’t have one of my top 5 Rory and Jess scenes.

What a great “meet-cute” over one glass of wine between Lorelai and Don Draper. Whoops, I meant Peyton! Too bad they didn’t work out, or that they didn’t wait for the Bowie concert to be their first date. Things probably wouldn’t have gone south after a Bowie concert. She also could’ve introduced the use of his nickname, Shamu and avoided a terrible row with Emily.

Oh my! (I’m fanning myself.) You could cut the tension with a knife in the scene where Jess and Rory get soaked from the lawn sprinklers. Young love! What a gesture for Jess to turn the water back on so Rory could still feign a need for Dean’s help.

Now, I’m going to go think about Peter Cutler all night.

Oh yeah, and…How about that schnitzel?!

S3:E4 One’s Got Class and the Other One Dyes

I think the band practicing softly was a good idea since it worked so well for Lane. If Dave already likes Lane so much that he says he doesn’t want her to be their Pete Best, he needs to help her stay in the band! Also, I am so into Lane’s hip/moody closet hide out. I want to go in our walk-in right now and hang my very own, tiny disco ball and pull out a lava lamp.

Deb! The woman’s blonde hair must be a wig, but it cracks me up. One thing is for sure, she is definitely medium height. What is there really to say about her?

By the way, I have to comment on how beautiful Lane’s hair looks in this episode!

Lane pretty hair

Too bad Lorelai didn’t really even get to give the speech because she really made a ton of notecards for it. She probably should’ve just shut it down when all the kids started theorizing on whether Rory would’ve been Rory if Lorelai wasn’t pregnant in high school. No one wants helicopter moms on their tail! Luckily, Butch Danes was there to take over.

Back to Lane’s hair… That bleach and dye job, and second dye job should’ve destroyed the beauty of Lane’s hair… I’m glad it didn’t and that she got to momentarily rebel, if only in secret.

I should also touch on the overly obvious competition over mates building between Jess and Rory. Get on with it already! (Consider this my comment.)

My favorite part of this episode is Lorelai’s impression of Louis Armstrong.


S3:E3 Application Anxiety

Ahhh, the good old days of filling out paper applications for college admission! It was so stressful to carefully write on the application IN INK. I’m about the same age as Rory Gilmore, so I sympathize with the college anxiety she has in the episode, although Harvard was never on the table for me. What would’ve been on the table for me is watching the Brady Bunch Variety hour.

“Small thing, but if your printing is bad, that says something we don’t like.” – Panel Member, Gilmore Girl S3:E3

I’m stressed just watching this episode with the bust and the stock market going up and down like a yo-yo, Emily Gilmore has me all twisted up, just like Lorelai.

If anxiety is the major theme in this episode, aggression comes second. Luke is most definitely against Taylor renting his next door space to make an old fashioned soda shop. (Or “shoppe” if we are being old fashioned.)

Meeting the Springsteen family of brainiacs makes me anxious, or maybe just gives me an ultimately awkward feeling, because they strike me as very odd with their dinner quizzes. Also, because I do find the brother and sister to be very strange.


I do love the parallel drawn between the black sheep daughter of the Springsteen family (Carol) and the teenage years for Lorelai. It’s good for Rory to see that daughter and get a better glimpse of what it must’ve been like for Lorelai to grow up in the Gilmore household, where Rory would fit so well if she had to.

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