Gilmore Girls has taught us many things: Of life, of love, of how to capture the hearts of dishy trust-fund boys…
Here’s one that may come a few days too late for some but should be kept in mind for future use. From the book of Lorelai:
Paris: The smell of these tacos is making me nauseous.
Lorelai: No no no, that’s the quart of Patty’s non-FDA-approved Founders’ Day punch you drank last night. Eat a taco.
Rory: Oh thank God hangover food.
Lorelai: That’s my little college girl.
This is from the pre-credits sequence of season 5’s “But I’m a Gilmore!” with Rory, Paris and Kirk nursing their respective alcohol and candy-related hangovers and Lorelai being the ice-cool parent we all hope we’re going to be. It’s a follow-on from the epic scene of fan-service in the previous episode with Lorelai enabling Kirk’s inner six-year-old:
Kirk: I don’t need a jacket.
Lorelai: Well it’s chilly, Kirk.
Kirk: I don’t wanna wear a jacket!
Lorelai: Well then maybe you won’t go to the grand opening of the Stars Hollow museum.
Kirk: [Huffs] I’ll put on my jacket.
Lorelai: Finish your breakfast first. Kirk, do not turn that TV on. Kirk! I mean it! Kirk!!
Good times! And remember that time Jess was at the same table with Paris?. I think Liza Weil and that breakfast table are some of my favourite scenes. That’s my note for the upcoming Gilmore Girls shows. More Paris/Breakfast Table scenes, thank you.
Did you recognise these references from that first scene?
- Abba Zaba – the cause of Kirk’s hangover – was unknown to me before I looked it up, a strip of peanut butter encased in taffy! Man, you Americans know how to eat improperly properly.
- Kirk asks for a Mars Bar as ‘hair of the dog’ – this is a British saying suggesting that a little of what caused the hangover may help to cure it.
- Paris threatens a ‘Mr. Creosote’ situation if the Gilmore girls keep talking about vomit – Mr. Creosote is the enormous glutton from Monty Python’s classic The Meaning of Life. A devious French waiter encourages the greedy man to finish his ridiculous feast with one final ‘wafer thin mint’ – or ‘waffer theen meent‘ to the explosive detriment of Mr. Creosote. Youtube link here.
- There’s also Robin Williams’ cheery catchphrase from Good Morning Vietnam, the kung-fu movie The House of Flying Daggers and the vomiting scene from The Exorcist.
Man, that’s a good pre-credits sequence.
Did you catch all the references?
What’s your favourite pre-credits scene?
Is an Abba Zaba as great and gross as it sounds?
Anybody out there have any other good hangover cures? It’s not for me I’m uh, asking for a friend.
Pic c/o TheWB