History Series / GilmoreGirls

29th May '16 5:29:13 PM Lullaby22
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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: In "Like Mother, Like Daughter", Lorelai says that the quickest way to get from Stars Hollow to Hartford involves taking I-5. The RealLife Interstate 5 runs from all the way from the Canadian border in Washington State to the Mexican border in California, meaning that it's on the opposite side of the country from Stars Hollow.
22nd May '16 1:39:07 PM roldarryl
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* ConspicuousConsumption: Emily in "Scene in A Mall", where she just buys everything in a department store and buys many expensive things for Lorelai and Rory, including ''a globe that's actually just a store display.'', due to going through problems related to Richard.

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* ConspicuousConsumption: Emily Emily's RetailTherapy as shown in "Scene in A Mall", where she just buys everything in a department store and buys store, while also buying many expensive things for Lorelai and Rory, including ''a globe that's actually just a store display.'', display'', due to going through problems related to Richard.
22nd May '16 1:33:45 PM roldarryl
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* ConspicuousConsumption: Emily in "Scene in A Mall", where she just buys everything in a department store and buys many expensive things for Lorelai and Rory, including ''a globe that's actually just a store display.'', due to going through problems related to Richard.
** Taken UpToEleven in one episode, also thanks to another problem with her husband, where she is about to buy a ''private plane'', before Lorelai stops her.
19th May '16 10:44:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* MilitarySchool: Where Tristan [[PutOnABus was exiled to]]. [[series/OneTreeHill In North Carolina.]] Har har.

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* MilitarySchool: Where Tristan [[PutOnABus was exiled to]]. [[series/OneTreeHill [[Series/OneTreeHill In North Carolina.]] Har har.
7th May '16 1:19:59 PM nombretomado
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What really sets ''GilmoreGirls'' apart from other shows of its type is the heavy use of clever, fast-paced wordplay. Really fast. Think Creator/AaronSorkin [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on crystal meth]] and {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s. The show also seems to take a particular interest in music. In addition to a number of music-obsessed characters, numerous musicians--including Sebastian Bach and Carole King--have held recurring guest roles. Others, like Paul Anka and Sparks, have had cameos or guest spots. (King also provided the theme tune, "Where You Lead," re-recording it with--of course--her own daughter Louise Goffin.)

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What really sets ''GilmoreGirls'' ''Gilmore Girls'' apart from other shows of its type is the heavy use of clever, fast-paced wordplay. Really fast. Think Creator/AaronSorkin [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on crystal meth]] and {{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s. The show also seems to take a particular interest in music. In addition to a number of music-obsessed characters, numerous musicians--including Sebastian Bach and Carole King--have held recurring guest roles. Others, like Paul Anka and Sparks, have had cameos or guest spots. (King also provided the theme tune, "Where You Lead," re-recording it with--of course--her own daughter Louise Goffin.)
3rd May '16 4:24:29 AM BadSplice
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The titular Gilmore girls are, more or less, two sides of the same coin. Mother Lorelai ([[Series/{{Parenthood}} Lauren Graham]]) was born to privilege, but saw her education cut short by her pregnancy at 16. Despite pressure from her parents Emily (Kelly Bishop) and Richard (Edward Herrmann), and a proposal from the erstwhile father Christopher, Lorelai chose to strike out on her own, moving to Stars Hollow, CT as a single mother. Daughter Rory (Creator/AlexisBledel), despite having been born in comparative poverty, is a gifted student. Both women are intelligent, witty, cynical, cute, and comically dysfunctional when it comes to men.

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The titular Gilmore girls are, more or less, two sides of the same coin. Mother Lorelai ([[Series/{{Parenthood}} Lauren Graham]]) was born to privilege, but saw her education cut short by her pregnancy at 16. Despite pressure from her parents Emily (Kelly Bishop) and Richard (Edward Herrmann), and a proposal from the erstwhile father Christopher, Christopher (David Sutcliffe), Lorelai chose to strike out on her own, moving to Stars Hollow, CT as a single mother. Daughter Rory (Creator/AlexisBledel), despite having been born in comparative poverty, is a gifted student. Both women are intelligent, witty, cynical, cute, and comically dysfunctional when it comes to men.



The main characters are complemented by a strong ensemble in the townsfolk of Stars Hollow, including an assortment of {{Nosy Neighbor}}s: town selectman Taylor, who rules with an iron fist; Kirk, [[TheFool the village idiot]] who has dabbled in hundreds of professions; and, of course, the {{Love Interest}}s. Both Gilmore girls play the "AllGirlsWantBadBoys" trope quite straight; Rory's father, Christopher Hayden (Creator/DavidSutcliffe), is of the idle rich, and Lorelai's other major romance, Luke Danes (Creator/ScottPatterson), owns the town diner and struggles with anger and communication issues. Rory, meanwhile, shuffles between Dean Forester (Creator/JaredPadalecki), Jess Mariano (Creator/MiloVentimiglia) and Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry), each with their issues and instabilities.

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The main characters are complemented by a strong ensemble in the townsfolk of Stars Hollow, including an assortment of quirky {{Nosy Neighbor}}s: town selectman Taylor, who rules with an iron fist; Kirk, [[TheFool the village idiot]] who has dabbled in hundreds of professions; and, of course, the {{Love Interest}}s. Both Gilmore girls play the "AllGirlsWantBadBoys" trope quite straight; Rory's father, Christopher Hayden (Creator/DavidSutcliffe), Hayden, is of the idle rich, IdleRich, and Lorelai's other major romance, Luke Danes (Creator/ScottPatterson), (Scott Patterson), owns the town diner and struggles with anger and communication issues. Rory, meanwhile, shuffles between Dean Forester (Creator/JaredPadalecki), Jess Mariano (Creator/MiloVentimiglia) and Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry), each with their issues and instabilities.
3rd May '16 4:22:01 AM BadSplice
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The titular Gilmore girls are, more or less, two sides of the same coin. Mother Lorelai (Creator/LaurenGraham) was born to privilege, but saw her education cut short by her pregnancy at 16. Despite pressure from her parents Emily (Creator/KellyBishop) and Richard (Creator/EdwardHerrmann), and a proposal from the erstwhile father Christopher, Lorelai chose to strike out on her own, moving to Stars Hollow, CT as a single mother. Daughter Rory (Creator/AlexisBledel), despite having been born in comparative poverty, is a gifted student. Both women are intelligent, witty, cynical, cute, and comically dysfunctional when it comes to men.

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The titular Gilmore girls are, more or less, two sides of the same coin. Mother Lorelai (Creator/LaurenGraham) ([[Series/{{Parenthood}} Lauren Graham]]) was born to privilege, but saw her education cut short by her pregnancy at 16. Despite pressure from her parents Emily (Creator/KellyBishop) (Kelly Bishop) and Richard (Creator/EdwardHerrmann), (Edward Herrmann), and a proposal from the erstwhile father Christopher, Lorelai chose to strike out on her own, moving to Stars Hollow, CT as a single mother. Daughter Rory (Creator/AlexisBledel), despite having been born in comparative poverty, is a gifted student. Both women are intelligent, witty, cynical, cute, and comically dysfunctional when it comes to men.



The main characters are complemented by a strong ensemble in the townsfolk of Stars Hollow, including an assortment of {{Nosy Neighbor}}s: town selectman Taylor, who rules with an iron fist; Kirk, [[TheFool the village idiot]] who has dabbled in hundreds of professions; and, of course, the {{Love Interest}}s. Both Gilmore girls play the "AllGirlsWantBadBoys" trope quite straight; Rory's father, Christopher Hayden (Creator/DavidSutcliffe), is of the idle rich, and Lorelai's other major romance, Luke Danes (Creator/ScottPatterson), owns the town diner and struggles with anger and communication issues. Rory, meanwhile, shuffles between Dean Forester (Creator/JaredPadalecki), Jess Mariano (Creator/MiloVentimiglia) and Logan Huntzberger (Creator/MattCzuchry), each with their issues and instabilities.

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The main characters are complemented by a strong ensemble in the townsfolk of Stars Hollow, including an assortment of {{Nosy Neighbor}}s: town selectman Taylor, who rules with an iron fist; Kirk, [[TheFool the village idiot]] who has dabbled in hundreds of professions; and, of course, the {{Love Interest}}s. Both Gilmore girls play the "AllGirlsWantBadBoys" trope quite straight; Rory's father, Christopher Hayden (Creator/DavidSutcliffe), is of the idle rich, and Lorelai's other major romance, Luke Danes (Creator/ScottPatterson), owns the town diner and struggles with anger and communication issues. Rory, meanwhile, shuffles between Dean Forester (Creator/JaredPadalecki), Jess Mariano (Creator/MiloVentimiglia) and Logan Huntzberger (Creator/MattCzuchry), (Matt Czuchry), each with their issues and instabilities.
12th Apr '16 2:01:25 PM missmoon
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* SwansASwimming: Luke doesn't believe that Jess was attacked by a swan, so Jess convinces him to come with him to the park where the swan was swimming. They fail to combat it (with a ladle of all things) as the swan in question just swims by and ignores them.



* TruthInTelevision: Jess being attacked by a swan is played for laughs...except swans are vicious and will totally attack people. They're dangerous, to the point that rowing teams will cancel a meet if there's a swan in the way.

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* TruthInTelevision: Jess being attacked by a swan is played for laughs...except swans really are that vicious and will totally attack people. They're dangerous, to the point that rowing teams will cancel a meet if there's a swan in the way.
29th Mar '16 12:07:42 PM missmoon
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*** Jess even point blank asks Lorelai if she's sleeping with Luke. Granted, he was annoyed about other things and Lorelai's clumsy attempt to be friendly wasn't helping, but Jess has only been in town for a ''single day'' and he thinks they have a thing, however crude he said it.

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*** Jess even point blank asks Lorelai if she's sleeping with Luke. Granted, he was annoyed about other things and Lorelai's clumsy attempt to be friendly wasn't helping, but Jess has only been in town for a ''single day'' and even he thinks assumed they have were a thing, couple, however crude crudely he said it.
27th Mar '16 8:26:42 AM missmoon
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What really sets ''GilmoreGirls'' apart from other shows of its type is the heavy use of clever, fast-paced wordplay. Really fast. Think Creator/AaronSorkin [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on crystal meth]] and [[SeinfeldianConversation Seinfeldian Conversations]]. The show also seems to take a particular interest in music. In addition to a number of music-obsessed characters, numerous musicians--including Sebastian Bach and Carole King--have held recurring guest roles. Others, like Paul Anka and Sparks, have had cameos or guest spots. (King also provided the theme tune, "Where You Lead," re-recording it with--of course--her own daughter Louise Goffin.)

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What really sets ''GilmoreGirls'' apart from other shows of its type is the heavy use of clever, fast-paced wordplay. Really fast. Think Creator/AaronSorkin [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on crystal meth]] and [[SeinfeldianConversation Seinfeldian Conversations]].{{Seinfeldian Conversation}}s. The show also seems to take a particular interest in music. In addition to a number of music-obsessed characters, numerous musicians--including Sebastian Bach and Carole King--have held recurring guest roles. Others, like Paul Anka and Sparks, have had cameos or guest spots. (King also provided the theme tune, "Where You Lead," re-recording it with--of course--her own daughter Louise Goffin.)



** Toward the end of the series run, the fast, snappy dialogue that ''Gilmore Girls'' was famous for slouched into a ''SeventhHeaven''-esque series of conversations in which all the main characters were having extended conversations with all the other main characters about exactly how they felt regarding everything, inverting the ShowDontTell principle.

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** Toward the end of the series run, the fast, snappy dialogue that ''Gilmore Girls'' was famous for slouched into a ''SeventhHeaven''-esque ''Series/SeventhHeaven''-esque series of conversations in which all the main characters were having extended conversations with all the other main characters about exactly how they felt regarding everything, inverting the ShowDontTell principle.



* CollapsedMidSpeech: Rory's grandfather has a heart attack and goes down in the middle of a lecture, but he makes it. This also happens off-screen to Asher Fleming during a Shakespeare class at Oxford ("He was doing [[AMidsummerNightsDream Puck]], and then suddenly he wasn't"). This one sticks.

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* CollapsedMidSpeech: Rory's grandfather has a heart attack and goes down in the middle of a lecture, but he makes it. This also happens off-screen to Asher Fleming during a Shakespeare class at Oxford ("He was doing [[AMidsummerNightsDream [[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream Puck]], and then suddenly he wasn't"). This one sticks.



** Much like in ''NorthernExposure'', the town folk went from being cute and quaint to ridiculously quirky for the sake of being quirky.

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** Much like in ''NorthernExposure'', ''Series/NorthernExposure'', the town folk went from being cute and quaint to ridiculously quirky for the sake of being quirky.



** Luke had to deal with another one of those with [[EmberassingNickname Digger Stiles]], who also made a point out trying to win Lorelai back when she and Luke were just getting started. Luckily, Digger struck out, and we got one of the best TheyDo [[TheBigDamnKiss moments]] ever.

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** Luke had to deal with another one of those with [[EmberassingNickname [[EmbarassingNickname Digger Stiles]], who also made a point out trying to win Lorelai back when she and Luke were just getting started. Luckily, Digger struck out, and we got one of the best TheyDo [[TheBigDamnKiss [[BigDamnKiss moments]] ever.



** Paris was on the less dramatic end of a type 5 traingle when she started an affair with [[MayDecemberRomace professor Fleming]] while still with Jamie.

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** Paris was on the less dramatic end of a type 5 traingle triangle when she started an affair with [[MayDecemberRomace [[MayDecemberRomance professor Fleming]] while still with Jamie.



* MilitarySchool: Where Tristan [[PutOnABus was exiled to]]. [[OneTreeHill In North Carolina.]] Har har.
** Although, OneTreeHill didn't start filming for over a year after Tristan left. The actor ''was'', however, leaving for Wilmington to guest star on DawsonsCreek.

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* MilitarySchool: Where Tristan [[PutOnABus was exiled to]]. [[OneTreeHill [[series/OneTreeHill In North Carolina.]] Har har.
** Although, OneTreeHill ''Series/OneTreeHill'' didn't start filming for over a year after Tristan left. The actor ''was'', however, leaving for Wilmington to guest star on DawsonsCreek.



** Lorelai and Emily. This, of course, upsets Lorelai on the occasions that she sees it. In a classic scene from season 2, Rory sees Emily and Lorelai in their nighttime beauty routine, which happens to be creepily identitcal. [[LittleMissSnarker She then notes]]: "Ladies and gentlemen - my future". Lorelai is mildly horrified and stops immediately. A few episodes later, it's shown that Emily drinks a lot of coffee as Lorelai and Rory do.

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** Lorelai and Emily. This, of course, upsets Lorelai on the occasions that she sees it. In a classic scene from season 2, Rory sees Emily and Lorelai in their nighttime beauty routine, which happens to be creepily identitcal. identical. [[LittleMissSnarker She then notes]]: "Ladies and gentlemen - gentlemen... my future". Lorelai is mildly horrified and stops immediately. A few episodes later, it's shown that Emily drinks a lot of coffee as Lorelai and Rory do.



* OverthetopChristmasDecorations: In season 7, Lorelai and Rory celebrate Christmas in January because Rory spent the actual Christmas in London with her boyfriend Logan. They insist on a Christmas tree in every room and they decorate all their downstair rooms with garlands. Christopher gets enormous stockings for the whole family, too.

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* OverthetopChristmasDecorations: In season 7, Lorelai and Rory celebrate Christmas in January because Rory spent the actual Christmas in London with her boyfriend Logan. They insist on a Christmas tree in every room and they decorate all their downstair downstairs rooms with garlands. Christopher gets enormous stockings for the whole family, too.



** Tristan. Tristan left for military school. He did a recurring role on ''DawsonsCreek'' and starred in "One Tree Hill", both were filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.

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** Tristan. Tristan left for military school. He The actor did a recurring role on ''DawsonsCreek'' ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' and starred in "One Tree Hill", both were filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina.



** Emily sees Rory as a new and improved Lorelai, and Lorelai repeatedly calls Emily on it, as early as the ''second'' episode. It's most obvious when Rory moves in with her grandparents. When Rory starts "rebeling" by getting her life back on track, Emily throw a verbatim "WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome" her way (referring to Rory's ''grand''father)

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** Emily sees Rory as a new and improved Lorelai, and Lorelai repeatedly calls Emily on it, as early as the ''second'' episode. It's most obvious when Rory moves in with her grandparents. When Rory starts "rebeling" "rebelling" by getting her life back on track, Emily throw a verbatim "WaitTillYourFatherGetsHome" her way (referring to Rory's ''grand''father)



* SchoolPlay: A memorable episode shows an elementary school production of ''FiddlerOnTheRoof''... with Kirk as the lead.

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* SchoolPlay: A memorable episode shows an elementary school production of ''FiddlerOnTheRoof''...''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof''... with Kirk as the lead.



* TastesLikePurple: Emily commissions a [[UmbrellaDrink pink drink]] to commemorate Rory's 21st birthday party. Luke takes a sip and says "[[RealMenHateSugar it tasted really pink...like drinking a "My Little Pony"]]."

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* TastesLikePurple: Emily commissions a [[UmbrellaDrink pink drink]] to commemorate Rory's 21st birthday party. Luke takes a sip and says "[[RealMenHateSugar it tasted really pink...like drinking a "My My Little Pony"]].Pony]]."



* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Richard's cousin Marylin looks exactly like Lorelai I.

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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: Richard's cousin Marylin Marilyn looks exactly like Lorelai I.



** Richard was engaged to Pennilyn Lott when he started dating Emily.

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** Richard was engaged to Pennilyn Pennilynn Lott when he started dating Emily.
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