I had my chain of thoughts interrupted today by a colleague asking me what I was thinking about. Apparently I’d been away with the fairies, a dappy smile on my face. “Pizza”, I replied, but actually I was flipping through Gilmore Girls scenes in my head.
What’s your favorite scene from Gilmore Girls? It’s a difficult – potentially impossible – question to answer. Favorite in what way? For all the reasons you’re here reading about a show that ended five years ago. Something sweet but honest? Something that gave you a perspective on growing up or parenting? Some inspired kookiness that just made you laugh when you needed it? Perhaps all the above. I like a challenge and I’m not scared of getting shot down so, here are my close contenders:
From the pilot, Lorelai and Rory argue, then simultaneously put on Macy Gray’s CD. It’s amusing and clever and perfectly pitches us the overlap in their temperaments.
The town loner protesting (or maybe supporting) the noodlescooze. I had to re-watch this one a few times because I kept snorting over their lines.
Luke’s horoscope and declaration: He’s all in / “Would you just stand still?”
Stars Hollow’s fairwell to Rory (where Melissa McCarthy has clearly been crying her face off)
“Hole. HOLE. Hole – dirt… bed, dirt? HOLE.” I’m paraphrasing here.
But in this thirty second window between typing and posting, if I had to pick my absolute favourite scene, it’s Lorelai sweeping pizza crusts under the sink – and getting caught by Rory. It’s got their role reversal, abuse of the kitchen and it’s just a damn funny thing to do.
How about you? Too hard? How about two favorite scenes from your top ten?
If you want a really hard question, try “what food group would you give up for Gilmore Girls?” I’d give up lobster, but not Chinese food – although maybe Al’s Chinese food.