Hopefully any new readers watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix for the first time should by now have gobbled up all of season one. If not, well basically this whole website is Spoiler City so, y’know, there’s my due diligence right there. Hope you’re enjoying the show btw.
At the end of season one, Max Medina blurts out a proposal in a ‘desperate attempt to end a bickering match’ and Lorelai gives him a well-deserved dressing down:
Lorelai: … It should be magical. There should be music playing and romantic lighting and a subtle build up to the popping of the big question. There should be a thousand yellow daisies and candles and a horse and I don’t know what the horse is doing there unless you’re riding it, which seems a little over the top, but it should be more than… this.
Then later we see her, for once, speechless as she gets what she wished for.
Apparently, many times over. EW talked to show writer and creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and Sandy Veneziano the Production Designer for a look behind-the-scenes – well, behind that scene in particular.
Amy Sherman-Palladino: We had no money on Gilmore, especially that first year. We were trying to trade sexual favors for snow.
Sandy Veneziano: We cheated a little bit on some of the shots. We would push the background daisies—if it wasn’t a wide shot—further in and put some on apple boxes so they were a little higher and filled the space.
So, how many daisies did the show actually end up using?
Amy: Oh my God, it’s thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands. I think we all lost count at some point… Three or four times we had to send people back to get yellow daisies. I think we wiped out yellow daisies on the West Coast.
Head on over to catch the whole piece: http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/10/21/gilmore-girls-thousand-yellow-daisies/
What I want to know is – where are the candles and the horse? (And the roller-skates for the horse?)
This scene is sandwiched between Rory blurting out to Dean ‘I love you, you idiot!’ and the Lorelai and Rory running at each other through Stars Hollow gibbering like the lovestruck fools they are. Probably the most ‘up’ ending of any of the seasons?
Did you like the daisy proposal? I thought Max’s original mid-argument proposal was frighteningly realistic – I’ve heard worse. Do you like Max as a partner for Lorelai? This could have gone so, so wrong if Lorelai had hayfever…
Pic c/o TheWB