Episode 102: The Lorelai’s First Day at Chilton

In my first post I said I wasn’t going to go in episode order, but since then I have changed my mind… well for the first few posts again. I decided that it has been almost two years since I have been able to watch the series in episode order, so why not do that now??? And in case we do have any newcomers, this way you can easily follow along and become just as big GG fan as I am!!!

 

And here starts my random bantering for “The Lorelai’s First Day at Chilton”:

  • The episode starts off with the most perfect of perfect mother daughter moments… it really does explain the Lorelai/Rory relationship for the remainder of the series!
  •  Here is the song that Lane runs in frantically talking about

So Rory’s first day at Chilton, let’s start counting all the ways this day goes to hell:

  • Lorelai doesn’t have her clothes from the dry cleaners
  • Lorelai wakes up late
  • Lorelai- “That’s the last time I buy anything just because it’s furry”
  • I went to public school so I never got to wear a school uniform. Oddly enough I think it would have been nice to not think about what I had to wear all the time.
  • Lorelai has to go into Chilton in her Dukes of Harzard shorts (a lot of this seems to be happening ton Lorelai!)

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For those of you new watchers, Chilton is the ultimate stuck-up Prep school for those of the New England WASP community. It’s cold, frigid, and unforgiving. I would be scared beyond belief going into a setting such as this from a public high school! Rory most definitely has the poise and the wits to handle such a situation though.

 

  • Lorelai- “See that is what happens when you go to bed with your make-up on”
  • Poor Lorelai, not only does she make a fool of herself in front of the headmaster, but HER MOTHER as well!
  • Rory- “Just living in Stars Hallow is a social activity” If that isn’t the truth, I don’t know what is
  • Ultimate Rory moment: “I want to go to Harvard and study journalism and political science… I wish to be Christiane Amanpour” (some major foreshadowing possible!!!)christiane amanpour
  • Headmaster Charleston all but says Rory will fail at succeed at Chilton
  • INTRODUCE PARIS!!!! You wouldn’t think Paris’s character was one that would last for a long time, or someone that you would ever like; we will just have to wait and see what happens with her character.
  • You have to be able to recite the school’s song at any time????? Who made-up that rule?
  • There’s NO COFFEE (jk!). Though that would be the worst thing to happen.
  • Miss Patty- “Ladies, what do I see? Naked Girls! Keep those leotards on! This is not Brazil!”
  • Look’s like we got ourselves a Mary! Huh???
  • Being a college student, I don’t know if I could handle that much work at one time. When headmaster Charleston said that had high expectation, he really meant it!
  • I wonder if peaches really do roll differently if they have extra water in them???
  • Mary Count= 3
  • Lorelai and a Chilton dad… possible future? I think not!
  • Rory manages to wreck Paris’s whole project, YIKES!!
  • Mary Count Total= 4
  • TIME WARP: Miss Patty- “Now walk smooth. That’s the new Harry Potter on your heads. If they should drop, Harry will die and there won’t be any more books” Man does this quote date the show, as this is referring to the original Harry Potterharry potter

 

Now enters one of the most pivotal characters to the GG plot line, KIRK (in this case Mick. Why Mick then Kirk? No one will ever know)! Kirk is by far my favorite character on this show. Kirk is played by Sean Gunn. Kirk is known for all the different jobs that he holds, which is a lot. Being so, I am going to start counting all the jobs he has starting with….

  • Kirk Job’s: DSL installer (1)
  • Lorelai has a run-in with her mother
  • Note: Lane refers to her MOTHER, not parents!

And to round off our episode we have Lorelai talking about dating Luke!!! Then of course Rory has to go and ruin it by saying if they broke up they couldn’t eat there! Will Luke and Lorelai ever get together???? For those veterans you know what is or isn’t down the road for the duo. For those newbies, keep on watching!!!!!! I promise it was be rewarding!


 

For those of you looking for an extra treat: Buzzfeed has been adding a lot of post related to GG with the prevailing Netflix premier on OCT. 1ST!!! This one was shared by a friend and is by far my favorite!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/keelyflaherty/oy-with-the-pie-charts-already#116zz81


 

Until next time and Oy With the Poodles!!!! -L

 

 

THE ONE. THE ONLY. THE PILOT!!

While this blog is not going to be done in episode order, it might be a crime not to start off with the pilot episode. For all of you newcomers out there, it is certainly the best place to start!!! And what veteran GG watcher can’t enjoy making comparisons in how different the pilot is from the rest of the series. While not my absolute favorite, it is definitely up there!

First off, everyone should have known what a great show this going to be from the opening song. I mean, “There She Goes” by The La’s is essentially a classic in my book. I will discuss Gilmore music later (even years later the soundtrack is still one of my favorite CD’s and yes I said CD).

The first scene opens at Luke’s diner with Lorelai classically begging for coffee. Speaking of COFFEE… Coffee is the inner workings of the show, the girls thrive on it. Lorelai will later make jokes about how she should just have an IV started! Insider facts will tell you though that Alexis Bledel, who plays Rory, disliked coffee and would spend the remainder of the series drinking another dark brown substance… soda.

The pilot introduces us to so many things its hard to comment on them all, so I’m just going to make a quick list of points to focus on! Feel free to comment on them yourself!

  • How old did the guy at the dinner think Rory was if Lorelai was her mother, WEIRD MUCH?
  • Wow, Luke’s dinner is SOOOO different inside and out
  • I will always love Michael’s sassiness (aka: puts phone down to check, neglects to check, and responds same way as before)
  • Why couldn’t Drella remain on constant on the series?
  • RORY AND DEAN’S FIRST LOOK!!! I still say it was love at first sight (swoon).
  • NOTE: Lane refers to her parents
  • I’m so happy that they did not keep Suki as being so accident prone
  • “Rory’s going to Chilton, Rory’s going to Chilton, Rory’s going to Chilton..” It is surprisingly a catchy tune and pops into your mind at the most random times
  • TIME WARP: when was the last time Brittany Spear’s made a music video with a plaid shirt.
  • Who are these mysteries people Lorelai could possibly be avoiding….
  • Emily make’s a comment that the house hasn’t changed much. Give it a few episode and it suddenly looks quite different.

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  • I had a Korean friend throughout high school very similar to Lane. It drove her nuts when I tried to make comparisons (and was right!) to the point that I did it completely on purpose
  • RORY AND DEAN’S FIRST DISSCUSSION!!! OH MY THEY ARE JUST SO PERFECT!!!!
  • Rory: “So do you like cake?” Why couldn’t I think of that as my first pick up line?
  • Dean watching Rory is the cutest, sweetest thing ever!!!
  • Luke: “Red meat can kill you. Enjoy.”
  • My mother and I have a fantastic relationship, but I don’t think anyone will ever have the relationship of Lorelai and Rory.
  • It amazes me how many of these original scenes remained in the opening sequence throughout the seven seasons of the series (Richard giving Rory the paper is just one of these infamous scenes. Also note: it was always a “special appearance by Edward Herrmann)

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  • Poor Lorelei 😦 If only she knew what was to come

The first episode comes to a close with the GG’s at Luke’s, just as it should. As excited as I was about Rory and Dean, I can’t get over that Luke and Lorelai look… now that is pure magic. And the first episode ends with yet another iconic scene of the GG’s through Luke’s Window. OH THE EXCITEMENT TO COME!!!!!


For those newbies, I’m giving you a homework assignment: click on the following links and check out some about the show and the shows actresses and actors.

Gilmore Girls

 Lauren Graham- Lorelai Gilmore

Alexis Bledel- Rory Gilmore

Melissa McCarthy- Sookie St. James

Scott Patterson- Luke Danes

Kelly Bishop- Emily Gilmore 

Edward Herrmann- Richard Gilmore 

 Amy Sherman-Palladino- Creator, Writer, Producer


 

Also, I will be often referencing a book complied by A.S. Berman, an assistant on the show. “The Gilmore Girls Companion” goes through the show episode by episode. It highlights different scenes, gives fun facts, and most importantly explains the many cultural referances that Amy Sherman-Palladino was famous for adding into her work! If you are interested in buying the book it can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Gilmore-Girls-Companion-Berman/dp/1593936168

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Another Note: GILMORE GIRLS GOES LIVE ON NETFLIX ON OCTOBER 1st!!! Clear your schedules now!