Hmm. So this was intended to be some pondering about about the Gilmore Girls spin off that never was: Jess’ adventures in Los Angeles AKA Windward Circle. However, aside from this rather disappointing scene, there’s little else to go on. I’m hoping and guessing this was merely discarded on the cutting room floor from the GG episode when Jess goes after his Dad…
In summary, Jess meets some west-coast youngsters who look like Hansen, talk like Shakespeare and pinch his book – the rascals! One of them is alarmingly reminiscent of Luke’s short-lived waiter Brennon, the froggy sandwich boy:
Lorelai: He doesn’t write the orders down, he never brings you food that’s hot or yours, he can’t distinguish bagels from doughnuts, he hands out butt napkins, and he has worn that Foreigner t-shirt every single day since he started working here and he doesn’t know who they are. I asked him.
Luke: What are butt napkins?
s04e09 Ted Koppel’s Big Night Out
But then my head went here, to froggy Brennon’s replacement – Lane:
Rory: Luke brought her in for an interview and everything.
Lorelai: Interview? So official!
Rory: Yeah they sat in complete silence for a full five minutes, then Luke said, ‘How ya doing?’ and she said ‘Good’, and then he gave her the job.
Luke: I’m not even sure why she took the job I mean, I totally blew the interview.
Lorelai: You were nervous.
s04e10 The Nanny and the Professor
… then dawned a realisation and a tangible sense of relaxation for the comfort of Luke’s eponymous diner. What’s your favourite scene in Luke’s? I’m a big fan of the throwaway Luke / Lorelai pre-relationship banter and the missed signals between them that leave you screaming at the telly ‘AW COME ON!’, like their little game of poker or when she helps out in the back:
Lorelai: Can I use the fun cutter thingy?
Luke: Not if you call it the fun cutter thingy.
s01e19 Emily in Wonderland
My standout Luke’s moments: His bike race fury (‘Big hole!’), any time Sookie moonlights behind the counter and of course, Lorelai’s morning floor show.
What’s your favourite Luke’s scene? Let’s say we’re including anything seen (or driven) through the window and I’m purposely omitting my absolute favourite, for someone to read my mind.