Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Oy, with the poodles already

When we first moved to Takoma Park I described it to friends as Stars Hollow but with more lesbians. It’s the kind of place where Lorelei and Rory could have easily settled into with its liberal culture and intellectual vibe. We even have our own offbeat virtual townhall meeting with a randomness and intensity worthy of Taylor.

Gilmore Girls debuted not long after L and I started dating. We’ve been watching through all these years. It became part of the fabric of our lives. If anyone moaned the state of television, this was a go-to example of how poignant, relevant, and complex broadcast television could be.

It’s nice to think that the Friday night dinners at the Gilmore house will continue. Much like Rory left home to cover the Barack Obama campaign, Gilmore Girls has left us too soon.

I raise my cup of coffee to you.

My own love of the word oy has already been documented and I came across this snippet from GG. I think it sums things up nicely.

Lorelai: Heh, you know what I just realized? "Oy" is the funniest word in the entire world.
Rory: Hmm.
Lorelai: I mean think about it, you never hear the word "oy" and not smile. Impossible. Funny, funny word.
Emily: Oh dear God.
Lorelai: "Poodle" is another funny word.
Emily: Please drink your drink, Lorelai.
Lorelai: In fact, if you put "oy" and "poodle" together, in the same sentence, you'd have a great new catchphrase, you know? Like, "Oy with the poodles already."
Rory: Hehe.
Lorelai: So from now on, when the perfect circumstances arise, we will use our favorite new catchphrase:
Rory: Oy with the poodles already.
Lorelai: I'm telling you, it's knocking "Whatchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?" right out of first place.


Yondalla said...

One of my all-time favorite shows. Not quite as high as Buffy, but above most else.

Emelie: What do you think of the party preparations?*
Lorelia: I think Edith Wharton would be proud and busily taking notes.

*This is from memory and is not an exact quote.

Terri said...

I've never watched GG :-/

Briteyellowgun said...

I tried to watch it but just couldn't get into it. I'm probably going into mourning after Ugly Betty's season ends tonight though.

more cowbell said...

I didn't know it was ending until the finale. I thought it was the season finale, not the series finale.

Bereft. I'll go on, but as a broken woman. -sigh-

Anonymous said...

any one who hasnt watched GG is aimlessly wandering through life, completley oblivious to the fact that they are living and unfufilled life ...just sayin :)

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