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.
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."
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.