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Recap / Gilmore Girls S 05 E 04

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Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too

Luke is cooking breakfast at Lorelai's house, which she feels is a totally different experience than eating it at Luke's Diner. Paris inherits an eighteenth century printing press from Asher. Dean and Rory run into awkwardness with their dating. Jackson decides to run for town selectman.


  • 0% Approval Rating: Taylor, except himself and the nine people Lorelai pays to vote for him.
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  • 100% Adoration Rating: Jackson. Except for Taylor, but he's only 0.002% of the town's population.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Kirk polls people relative to the one thousand people they poll for presidential elections. That rounds up to one person, so he polls himself.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing: The song Jackson has Hep Alien play at his rally is basically the musical version of his speech.
  • Informed Judaism: Paris somehow inverts this trope by listing kabbalah among the crazy things young people do to be unique, despite have been informed to be Jewish herself several times.
  • One Steve Limit: Subverted. Taylor didn't approve Lorelai's parking space application because she forgot to specify which Lorelai Gilmore she was.
  • Malaproper: Taylor's argument that people should be required to tuck their trousers into their socks is that tics drink the equivalent of a 150 pound man drinking 9000 gallons of human blood.
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  • No Party Given: Because you don't need one to be town selectman.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Tommy Lee Jones has a Starbucks at his house, and to Lorelai it misses some of the point of going to Starbucks.
    • Lorelai reassures Rory that Luke only stood outside boomboxing In Your Eyes all night.
    • Paris thinks any movie but Shoah is a make-out movie.
    • Michel gets upset when Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz are having relationship trouble.
    • Benjamin Franklin was out of his mind.
    • Paris refers to Dean being back with Rory as "Hoss returns".
    • Lane plans on being a Dickens character in twenty years.
    • Lane wants to know whether Rilo Kiley were better before or after their breakup.
    • Taylor needs to see the wizard and get a heart.
    • Taylor is the Papa Doc of Stars Hollow.
    • Someone get Clara some Ramones instead of the horrible pop music she listens to.
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    • Rory has to deal with James Joyce.
    • Seals&Crofts rock harder than Scarbury as far as Gil is concerned.
    • Hep Alien decide to make an impromptu rock'n roll cover of Joey Scarbury's Believe It Or Not, like Jimi Hendrix did with Star-Spangled Banner, sort of.
    • Lorelai thinks Taylor getting no votes but his own is a Swept Away kind of humiliating.
    • Brian has Ken Burn's Jazz on DVD.
  • Too Much Information: Taylor talks at length about ticks during his "tuck your pants in your sock during tick season" pitch.
  • Writers Cannot Do Math: Somehow averted, possibly with a calculator. For 0.002 (1/50000) people to be equivalent to one thousand five out of 280 million voters (the numbers Kirk gives), the population of Stars Hollow would have to be about 5600 adults. (280 000 000 times 1/50 000 (aka 0.002%) is 5600)


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