Pop Quiz! Favourite / most pointless appearance of an animal in Gilmore Girls?
Did you love or were you kinda meh for the fortune-telling Doggy Swami AKA Paul Anka? How about the swans that heralded Kirk’s grand entrance – back when we knew him only as ‘Swan Guy’? Perhaps Case Study number 12 AKA Stella the chick tickled your fancy – the little bird escapee who might or might not be an excuse to invite a boy over.
Sookie: Well when you call someone and say ‘can you come over and help me look for my loose chick’ it’s a little…
Lorelai: A little what?
Sookie: It sounds a little like the code for ‘I’m not wearing any underwear’.
My personal favourite: Cyrus.
Jason: I taught him very special commands that only my dog could know.
Lorelai: Like what?
Jason: Uh, like… A little to the left.
Lorelai: Shut up.
Lorelai: Can he move a little to the right?
Jason: No, not yet. We just do a little to the left until he hits the wall, and then I turn him around.
Lorelai: You and your dog are extremely weird.
Babette’s cat Cinnamon in a bassinet? How about the girls’ one-time hamster Skippy, who laughed at Lorelai and ended up being returned in house stuffed full of Kleenex? Or Buttercup the rescue dog?
Rory (reading from label): Buttercup is a special dog. She’s extremely skittish and tends to react badly towards blonde haired females, brunette males, children of either sex, other animals, red clothing, cabbage or anyone in a uniform.
Lorelai (to Luke): Hey, we just found the doggy version of you.
It has been oft said that those in entertainment should never work with children or animals. Do you think the animals of Gilmore Girls acquainted themselves well? Either the writers and producers were gluttons for punishment or they enjoyed the challenge – there were plenty of ’em. Ooh, there was that big cat that wouldn’t move off the step from the cat-themed bed and breakfast too, remember? And does young Gigi count?
Favourites? Waste of times? Ooh there were those two horses at the Dragonfly Inn too. Points to anyone who can name more ;O)
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