Full disclosure: last week’s post originally began as this article before I got seriously distracted. It’s about Mrs. Kim’s bold statement in the pilot episode:
Mrs. Kim: So. How was school? Any of the girls get pregnant, drop out?
Lane: Not that we know of.
Rory: Though come to think of it Joanna Posner was glowing a little.
Mrs. Kim: What?
Lane: Nothing Mama she’s just kidding.
Mrs. Kim (brandishing her duster): Boys don’t like funny girls.
I think about this often, partly because I find myself surrounded with funny girls (most of whom I don’t hate) and partly because all evidence seems to proves the contrary: Dean, Luke, Jess, Max, Logan and all the Gilmore boyfriends liked funny girls (until they got dumped). So what what Mrs. Kim on?
Perhaps she’s transferring and she used to be funny but boys never liked her? As the show progresses, she certainly eases up (in some areas), regressing to a less serious demeanour.
Or maybe it’s an ego / tradition / respect thing… are boys supposed to be funny and girls merely supposed to laugh at their jokes?
I need help with this one. Do boys like funny girls? Are you a funny girl and do boys like you? Or was she just wrong?
Mrs Kim c/o TheWB