The early seasons are part of Sam Winchester's backstory.We know he was very rebellious during his late teens. He probably ran away, took his brother's name, convinced a retired hunter's family to back up his "recently moved from Chicago" story, and attempted to live a normal life while trying to qualify for Stanford. This would explain "Dean Forester's" taste in books, among other things.
Lorelai and Rory are secretly loversGet Squicked out all you want but I know it, You Know It, hell even Family Guy knows it and the 2 titular Gilmore Girls are really just too friendly and comfortable with each other for it to be just platonic "familial closeness". I'm sorry if this theory disturbs some fans but somebody had to say it.
- That theory doesn't disturb "some fans", it disturbs every sane person.
- ' Family Guy did it' should not be justification for anything. Even breathing.
- It's more of an In-Joke though, as Daniel Pallidino executive produced both on his wife's show and Family Guy. Still, kind of a disconcerting joke.
- Well, there's always some femslash fanfiction out there.
- *Shudder*... Just because you can, doesn't mean you should...
- Apparently their interactions and conversational style are based on the Palladinos, which is why Lorelai and Rory act like a married couple most of the time. My own theory has always been that it's more of a mutual romantic love/attraction they never speak of or act on for obvious reasons, so they resign themselves to being Platonic Life Partners. The notion of it being a consummated relationship is a stretch, though that won't stop many fans from fantasizing about it, or reading femslash fics.
Dean lied about his background and is actually from WalesIn "Rory's Dance", he refers to Tristan as "Drystan". One might be tempted to think that it was just a put-down, but "Drystan" is actually the Welsh equivalent of "Tristan" (a Pictish name).
- Probably more "Dristan" than the former; Dristan being an American cold remedy which nobody has heard of since 1989.
The Gilmores and the Forresters have a history that goes back to the Civil War eraThat was why Richard immediately disliked Dean: not because he was from a different economic circle, but because he was Irish (Forrester is a Celtic name). Dean's ancestors clashed with Richard's because Dean's were allied with the Fenians (a group composed of Irish expatriates and Confederate soldiers) when they tried to take over Canada following the Civil War.
Honor, Logan's sister, was behind the Huntzbergers' coup against RoryHonor had a fiancée that the Huntzbergers had an intense hatred for. She strategically got Logan and Rory to go to the dinner to get their attention off of the engagement announcement and focus on chastizing the Gilmore, who they seemed to dislike. If you notice, she seemed rather speechless that Logan even had a girlfriend in the first place, but seemed to perk up at the fact that she was a Gilmore.
The show is told from Rory's perspective, and she is actually a complete jerkEvery time it seems like someone is being mean to Rory for no reason (Example: Paris in Season One), it's only because Rory changes the story to make her the good girl. She intentionally knocked over Paris' diorama on her first day of school, she manipulated Dean into cheating on his wife... You get the idea.
- Entirely possible after Rory decides to write a book based on her relationship with Lorelai and names it "Gilmore Girls". Especially considering how much MORE jerk-like Rory seems to be in the revival. The revival was the "real" Rory and the original run was the Rory-written version of herself.
The show is told from Rory's perspective, and is her fantasy because her real life is horribly depressing.Her mother got pregnant young and ran away from her rich parents to live in a town where no one knew them; Rory is very intelligent but can't get out of her small town where no one understands her. In her fantasy world, her intellect is well-respected by everyone and earns her several scholarships to various prestigious schools she could only dream of outside of, you know, daydreams. She has an incredibly and unrealistically close relationship with her mother and grandparents, whereas in her real life she is terribly bitter with her mother (for running away from her grandparents when her grandparents were rich and could have paid for her tuition) and her grandparents (for not paying for her schooling and getting her a better life). Everyone understands her and is very witty, intelligent and entertaining; everyone loves her. Her entire town has enough money for everything despite most of the characters being in working-class and menial jobs in a very small town with not much of a tourist population or major exports or outside traffic. The entire show is her highly unrealistic daydream wish to help her compensate for how shitty her life is in actuality.
Kirk is a combination of Lucas the Brachen Demon and Mars from Angel.The Powers-That-Be attempted to save their lives by combining the two of them.
Stars Hollow is one big mental institution, which explains all the eccentric people living there.Luke is the warden, which explains his Only Sane Man status. Just before the show started, it was discovered that Rory was able to somewhat-function in a regular school environment, so she was allowed to leave the town to go to Chilton. Lorelai also has a deal that allows her to leave once a week for Friday night dinner with her parents.
Richard Gilmore is an older version of 11The bow tie and the eccentricity gave it away. He's either an older version of 11 or a Meta-Crisis 11 that's been living on earth for a long time.
Mitchum Huntzberger is a Manipulative BastardI always thought that Mitchum Huntzberger was awful to Rory (because, seriously, "doesn't have it" is so vague it really doesn't make sense as an honest criticism) because he wanted her give up her dreams, marry Logan and turn him into someone who could inherit his empire. After all he made such a big show of giving her a job in the first place, why would he shut her down like that unless he was trying to gain something from it.
- I got the impression that the Huntzbergers weren't all that keen on Logan and Rory marrying in the first place, so why would Mitchum go out of his way to force Rory to give up her dream? If anything he would encourage her, he'd surely know that Logan wouldn't be able to settle with a high flying journalist.
- Or, maybe he's actually doing Rory a favour. He's seen interns come and go, he's got years of experience, I'd imagine he'd know who had the talent to be a journalist, and who didn't. And let's face it, Rory didn't. She was shy, she only followed direct instructions, and she never took initiative; Mitchum even notes that she would make a wonderful assistant. Also, we've seen Rory read constantly but we've never seen or heard about her writing skills.
- I think Mitchum thought he was right and had no hidden agenda (although even so, it wasn't nice of him to say it), but Rory was (somewhat unrealistically) good at anything she really wanted to do, so in the Gilmore Girls universe, I'd bet that Rory is a White House correspondent for some medium-sized publication by now.
Lorelai and Rory aren't actually Big EatersWhile it's always implied that they eat a lot, we never actually see this happening. They'll barely touch any food in front of them, and then abandon it completely without a second thought. They might order a lot of food at Luke's or from takeout places, but they'll waste most of it. It certainly explains how a nearing middle-aged woman can appear to eat so much and stay so thin. Rory admittedly gets a pass because she's still a teenager.
- That actually seems consistent with their personalities - excitable but easily distracted. They also seem to have a lot of leftover take-out boxes at home, so perhaps that is where the extra food goes. However, in that same instance it's shown that they often mix-up the old/new leftovers, and/or just throw it away because they've gone bad. Wouldn't this practice be fiscally irresponsible? (And you'd think Lorelai would have better habits after she'd run away with Rory and had nothing.)
- This answers the question of how a single mother affords to eat takeout food every night of the week. Even with Christopher helping out, Rory doesn't have a job and Lorelai is only the owner of a small B&B. Yet she has a rather nice house to pay the mortgage on and could only afford to enroll Rory in private school and college with her rich parents' help. Solution: they order a ton of Chinese food and live off it for the rest of the week because they forget to eat.
Stars Hollow is protected by a Hinzelmann-esque creatureAnd that's why it's so idyllic and perfect and beautiful. And Taylor Doose is the town's guardian kobold.
Lorelai is a TroperCome on, she would practically go hogwild for this site. She'd love to point out every single aspect for every single movie or tv show.
- I agree. And Rory loves troping as well. Not only does she contribute to her favourite films' and TV shows' pages, but she also takes care of William Shakespeare's page or one of that cute Russian poet Pushkin. She likes compiling tropes for Milton's Paradise Lost and she toys with the idea of starting a work's page for Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu.
Mrs Kim is gay and in denial about itExplains her advice to Lane about sex with one's husband: "If you're lucky, you'll only have to do it once, like me." Might also explain the repressive elements of her personality.
This show takes place before the events of RevolutionWhen the events of that show occur, it suddenly puts the bond between mother and daughter to the test. Sure, the daughter would like to handle her own affairs, but it's difficult to do that when the world ends up in chaos and the general strategy is to keep the family together in one spot.
Paris has obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.See: Paranoia, excessive planning, perfectionism.
Lorelai and Rory are Big Beautiful Women, they just look thin on TVLorelai and Rory are both very much Big Eaters. They regularly order huge amounts of food, and not diet food either. The fact that they don't appear to be putting on weight, that is just the illusion that the standard Hollywood casting has produced, by having them played by slim actresses who don't actually stuff themselves on junk food. In universe, Lorelai and Rory are both extremely big women, if not at first then certainly later, after gorging throughout the course of the show. They simply don't bring it up because they don't usually feel self-conscious about it, and there's obviously no reason to remind the people around them, who can see for themselves how fat they are. The rest of the characters don't mention because, unless you're trying to insult them, why bring up their weight? And if you are trying to insult them, then pick something that they actually care about, as opposed to their steadily increasing weight, which they are clearly fine with.
Rory's baby daddyConsidering the huge Wham Line that was the final four words, most agree that:Logan's the father, considering their affair is threaded along Rory's story in the revival. However, there's other ideas that Rory's a surrogate for Paris's fertility clinic since that's a topic broached by Lorelai to Luke, Rory's one night stand who was dressed as a Wookiee, and Paul, her often forgotten boyfriend that she cheats on with Logan.
- Some fans theorize that it could be Jess, since he is present during summer and fall, and it's not impossible he and Rory hooked up. However given pure statistics, Rory's conversation with Christopher which implies that she plans to raise the child alone and the baby daddy is unfit to be her partner, and Jess being the only one from the love interests who didn't get the Ship Sinking treatment in the revival, Logan and even Paul are much more probable options.
The show is a TV version of Rory's book.This would explain some of the more exaggerated craziness that occurs in Stars Hollow as Rory's memories of her childhood and her wacky neighbors. It would also explain the Protagonist-Centered Morality surrounding Rory: as it's her book, she's an Unreliable Narrator. This is why, when she helps Dean cheat, she barely gets called out on it; why no one calls her out on her affair with Logan; and why the neighbors all blamed Dean when he and Rory broke up. Rory glosses over her own faults in her book and, thus, is portrayed as something of a Mary Sue in the show despite her obvious human mistakes.