Gilmore Girls 11/11/03

Patrick Sun

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"Die, Jerk!"

OMG! Daniel Palladino turned in yet another fantastically funny script for last night's episode.

The pop cultural references were flying fast and furious, and many times I LOL at them.

Good to see Buffy alum, Danny Strong (Jonathon) get some work, he was caustically funny as Rory's editor on the Yale newspaper. Rory's review of the Nutcracker ballet delights her editor, but it also subjects her to some barbs by the object of her review at the cafeteria, and "Die, Jerk!" appears on her dorm room door, which causes the rest of her roommates to evaluate who they might have pissed off recently, and Paris's own retaliationary efforts had to be called off once the culprit was revealed. Rory wanted to re-write a kinder, gentler review, but the horses have left that barn.

Lorelai's nervous wave goodbye when she tried to graciously make an exit out of Luke's diner after being totally surprised by seeing Luke's wife was a great comedic moment. Lorelai also gave Luke a hard time for getting back with his wife, all her insecurities bubbled to the surface in a funny way.

Jason "Scooper/Digger" is growing on me. He totally impressed Lorelai when he went toe-to-toe with Emily at dinner.

Sookie had her child and now Bruce is still around, scaring the bejeezus out of Lorelai. Michel was pretty funny as he was persona non grata for simply sneezing, which got Sookie all nervous about her child catching germs from Michel.

Lane and her mom had an okay subplot regarding the Marriage Jug that Lane's mom wants to send to Dave. This freaks out Lane, but eventually discovers that the jug has no real meaning to her mom as she just wanted to be rid of some junk.

Anyhow, just a really funny, fast moving episode with lots of laughs, and some character growth for Rory.
 

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I've heard that Gilmore Girls scripts are something like half-again as long as scripts for other hour-long shows; this one must have been even longer than that. More zingy dialog than I can ever remember seeing on a TV show - I said before that Eigeman's experience in the very talky Whit Stillman films would serve him well here.
 

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A great episode.


It looks like the "Digger"/"Umlauts" relationship may have some legs -- I certainly hope so.

Jason wheedling a dinner invite out of Emily and then getting restaurant recommendations from her while flirting with Lorelai was classic.

And I loved the Vincent Gallo/Brown Bunny reference.


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Opening dinner scene:

Rory: It depends on what they're doing when they're talking to you.

I loved it.
 

Jason Seaver

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Something I thought about after making my post yesterday: I found it kind of ironic that with all the great funny dialog crammed into this episode, I think the funniest moment came from just watching Rory's face in the last scene.
 

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The meal scene was hilarious – the dialog, the subtle looks going back and forth across the table. It was great when Lorelai and Rory started out pumping up the wonders of the internet, then just as fast “turn” on it. Emily’s subtle smile of satisfaction almost hidden behind her drinking glass – priceless!

And the discussion on the review – priceless! “You eviscerated that girl!” “Eviscerated” – there’s a word for ya!

Probably one of the best scenes the show has ever had! We watched the show tape-delay, and after finishing we re-round and watched the dinner scene again – and laughed all the way through it again!

Just as funny was the scene at Sookie’s with Michele banished to the porch!

I think the funniest moment came from just watching Rory's face in the last scene.
Yeah, the “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” group needs to be “eviscerated,” too! I’m guessing Rory will chicken out on that one, though!

By the way, Sam Philips, who does all the “la,la,la,” music between scenes – anyone here have any of her CDs? She’s a formidable artist in her own right.

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By the way, Sam Philips, who does all the “la,la,la,” music between scenes – anyone here have any of her CDs? She’s a formidable artist in her own right.
Yes that song can be found on "Fan Dance" (Also another woman who sounds darn close to S.P. is Amy Correia with her great CD called "Carnival Love"). Of Note: Sam is married to the great producer T-Bone Burnett who was behind the mega-hit "O Brother Where Art though" Soundtrack. I saw Sam at The Bottom Line club in NYC a few years back, she was the headline act, played for 45 minutes, walked off with no encore and that was that, great show, but 45 minutes? Shortest set I ever attended.

Emily could be the most beautful "older" woman on TV she is incredible. All 3 of these Gilmore ladies are knockouts, Rory has hit her stride this year and Lorelai has never looked finer. There's only one other woman who can pull off wearing a Pink Coat like Lorelai and that is Carol Vescey.

Another Great Ep, now that we have dropped the bad boy jess storyline, it is consistently the best show on TV.
 

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Michael,

I hadn’t realized all the music we hear from her on “Gilmore Girls” is the same song – doh!

Another Great Ep, now that we have dropped the bad boy jess storyline...
I was under the impression they were going to do a spin-off series about Jess and his new life in California. It looked like it had potential: Eternally-cool east coast bad boy meets California “granola.” With quirky characters like the dad’s live-in girl friend it looks like it would have had potential. But I guess it isn’t going to come about.

Cameron,

Having trouble with the review link (I’ll keep checking), but I was able to see (not hear
) the album review.

I have and thoroughly enjoyed “Indescribable Wow” and “Cruel Inventions.” “Martinis and Bikinis” didn’t do anything for me, however, and I haven’t heard any of her subsequent albums. I have Leslie Phillips’ debut album “Beyond Saturday Night” on vinyl and “Black and White in a Gray World on CD (I think my wife bought that one – can’t say as I’ve ever listened to it myself). I also have “The Turning,” which IMO is ever bit as good as “Indescribable” and “Cruel.”

Interesting how you describe your own journey as similar to hers – I’d be interested in hearing about it. Send me a PM is you want to eloborate.

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Wayne A. Pflughaupt
 

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I was under the impression they were going to do a spin-off series about Jess and his new life in California. It looked like it had potential: Eternally-cool east coast bad boy meets California “granola.” With quirky characters like the dad’s live-in girl friend it looks like it would have had potential. But I guess it isn’t going to come about.
The series was dropped when it was deemed too expensive to produce.

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And Warner wasn't going to let Dan Palladino take a lesser role in producing Gilmore Girls to run it. The money it would cost was the big thing, but the lack of a strong producer was the first issue Mariano Men faced.

Which is too bad, I was really looking forward to it. But after what he's done this year, I can't imagine this show without Dan P. writing it.
 

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I can't imagine the Jess spin-off-- he was probably the most disliked character on the show. It doesn't seem to make sense to give him his own show.
 

Jason Seaver

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WB wanted a spin-off and it was him or Kirk.


I gather from some of the advertising last year, though, that Milo Ventimiglia was popular with the Tiger Beat crowd.
 

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I actually liked him during his recent brief stint on Boston Public, so it must have been just the Jess character that I could not stand.
 

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I gather from some of the advertising last year, though, that Milo Ventimiglia was popular with the Tiger Beat crowd.
My sixteen-year old niece would agree with you there, Jason. She told me before the season she wasn't sure she would watch Gilmore Girls this year without Jess. I gave her my best perplexed/WTF? stare.


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