Gilmore Girls – Season Two

Welcome to Season Two of Gilmore Girls through my eyes. I’m sure by now most of you have watched the revival season. I’m watching it with my best friend, who introduced me to the show in the first place, so we’re still working on it – we both work full-time jobs. What do you think of the new season? Nothing spoilery, please!

If you are new here, this is my second installment of my Gilmore Girls Rewatch Commentary! Below you will find a running commentary from each episode, some of my favorite lines, and all of the movie/book/band/pop culture references I could catch. I hope you enjoy!

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Episode 1 – Sadie, Sadie

Commentary:
Michel and his silly diets. *giggle*
Not only does Jackson have a cousin named Rune, but he has one named Bonbon, too!
Dean squiiiiiirming at the grandparents house! I approve – make him uncomfortable. Rory deserves better.
Man. I think the last time I had a Twinkie was when I was in middle school.

Favorite quotes:
Rory: Oh! You should walk down the aisle to Frank Sinatra with a bouquet of something that smells really good.
Lorelai: Pot roast.

Luke: The whole town should be medicated and put in a rec room with ping-pong tables and hand puppets.

Lorelai: I like my bank. It’s small and the teller’s name is Margie and she can’t count, and there’s something so poetic about banking in a place where the teller can’t count.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: “I Found Love” by The Free Design, Frank Sinatra, Guns and Roses, Cher, Greg Allman
Movies/Shows: All the Family, Fame, Funny Girl, The Tonight Show
People: Ivana Trump, J Edgar Hoover, Barbra Streisand, Stephanie Seymour, Zelda Fitzgerald, Joan and Melissa Rivers

Episode 2 – Hammers and Veils

Commentary:
Ugh. Dean is so clingy. Don’t tell Rory to blow off things she needs to do! He’s not supportive of her dreams at all. I hate him. I just…like…she’s not ignoring him? She genuinely has things she needs to do and he needs to get a life.
Aaaaall the tension!
Sooooo much pink and purple for the wedding shower desserts! *gag* Please tell whomever throws my wedding shower to avoid these colors?
Of course Lorelai wants Luke at her party. Because she loooooves him!
Jackson just said he’s hip! *dying*
I’m not crying because Lorelai and Emily made up. I’m not crying YOU are.

Favorite quotes:
Rory: Are you seriously going to be mad about the fact that you thought I was going out with Tristan even though I wasn’t for the rest of your life?
Paris: I have great commitments.

L: You have to accept that because I’m the mother, and you’re the daughter. And in some cultures that means you have to do what I say.

Rory: The only way you could be more important to me is if you had a Kit Kat bar growing out of your head.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: PJ Harvey, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, The Damned
Movies/Shows: Thelma & Louise, Speed Racer
People: Princess Grace, A. J. Benza, Xuxa, Abbott & Costello, Bob Vila, Fidel Castro

Kirk job #5 –> Party manager

Episode 3 – Red Light on the Wedding Night

Commentary:
I love how clueless Lorelai and Rory are about cooking! Kills me!
Their commentary during the movie is one of my favorite things to do with good friends!
Rory is so supportive of Lorelai and Max getting married, not matter what Lorelai says about how different it will be. What a good kid!
The unnecessary traffic light! I forgot about this episode.
Lorelai running away from things, like she’s so good at.

Favorite quotes:
Lorelai: Who defines right? And if eating cake is wrong, I don’t want to be right!

Dean: If you’re eating pizza, and Lorelai decides that the pepperoni is angry at the mushrooms because the mushrooms have an attitude, and then she holds up a pepperoni and the pepperoni asked for your opinion, don’t just laugh. Answer the pepperoni.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: Tom Waits, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews, Buena Vista Social Club, Enya, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion
Movies/Shows: Holy Grail, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, A.I.
People: Guy Fawks, Sinclair Lewis, Lord Byron, Mussolini, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Mike Todd, Yogi Berra

Kirk job #6 –> Photographer

Episode 4 – The Road Trip to Harvard

Commentary:
This B&B makes me want to vomit in my mouth. Wayyyyy too many FLOWERS!
Luke got SOOOO excited when he heard Lorelai and Max broke up. *heart eyes*
Harvard!
Oh my goodness, the guy from Heroes is in this episode! He looks so little.
They have soooo much Harvard paraphernalia. I’m dyyyying!
Lorelai is finally gonna open her own inn! Guess breaking up with Max was the kick in the pants she needed.

Favorite quotes:
Rory: Serendipity has never been kind to us.
Lorelai: Ah, yes but I talked to Serendipity on the phone last night. She feels bad about how she treated us.

Lorelai: Can I ask you stupid question?
Luke: There’s no such thing.
Lorelai: HOW does ink come out of pens?
Luke: Alright, there is such a thing.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: “My Highway to Hell” by AC/DC, Hootie & the Blowfish, “Anarchy in the U.K.”, U2, “Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves”, Yo-Yo Ma, “Valley Girl”, Linkin Park, Elvis Costello, Nico, The Doors, Iggy Pop, David Bowie
Movies/Shows: The Munsters, Happy Days, Midnight Express
Books: Alice in Wonderland, Tuesdays With Morrie, Who Moved My Cheese, Oxford English Dictionary
People: Sigmund Freud, Liberace, Hello Kitty, David Lynch, Henry James, John Adams, W.E.B. Du Bois, Fred Gwynne, Seneca

Episode 5 – Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy

Commentary:
Lane memorized the address of a record shop she literally JUST discovered! I’m dying!
JESS IS HERE! (See guys, I may be a Logan fan, but I DO appreciate Jess.)
Like half of Jess’s duffle bag is books. *heart eyes for days*
Jess has such a problem with authority. Or even nice people. *rolls eyes*
Okay, okay, okay. I like the fact that Jess loves reading so much that he puts notes in the margins and such. I HATE the fact that he stole Rory’s copy of her book and marked it up without asking. If someone did that to me, I’d blow a gasket!

Favorite quotes:
Rory: Oh my god, I hate her.
Lorelai: Oh, me too.
Rory: You have no idea who I’m talking about.
Lorelai: Solidarity, sister!

Lorelai: Boys like them dumb, right Jackson?
Jackson: If you can navigate yourself around a tree, keep on walking.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: Charles Mingus, The Sonics, MC5, Fairport Convention, Bee Gees, Whistler Chaucer Detroit and Greenhill, “This is Hell” by Elvis Costello, “Girl from Mars” by Ash
Movies/Shows: The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, The Regis Show, Breakfast Club, Nick and Nora, Sid and Nancy
Books: The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion, Selected Letters of Dawn Powell, Oliver Twist
People: Henry the VIII, Barbara Walters

Episode 6 – Presenting Lorelai Gilmore

Commentary:
Rory is such a people pleaser in the sweetest way possible.
Oh my god, the other debutantes were getting ready since before DAWN and the thing doesn’t even start until 7:30‽ WHAT‽
What even is this snowflake dance thing? This is the most uncomfortable ritual ever.

Favorite quotes:
Dean: So how do you know how to do this?
Christopher: 17 cotillions, a dozen debutante balls, and a brief but scarring experiment with the Children of the American Revolution.
Lorelai: Where you wore nothing but the bow tie.
Christopher: A good idea on conception, but the sudden snowstorm instantly dampened the effect.

Christopher: Little tip. Never let a person know you’re on a first name basis with the bartender.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: Metallica, Neil Young, “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra, Journey
Movies/Shows: Spinal Tap, Battlebots, Dirty Dancing
Books: The Compact Oxford English Dictionary
People: Terrence McNally, George Lucas

Episode 7 – Like Mother, Like Daughter

Commentary:
I would never be able to read four books at the same time. Goodness gracious.
Why does Chilton keep a detailed list indicating whether or not Lorelai talks to other people at Chilton events? What even?
Do the Puffs talk about anything other than Homecoming?
For how much she complained about it, Emily sure is having fun in the fashion show.
Pooooor Paris.

Favorite quotes:
Paris: Well, how nice it must be to be you. Maybe someday I’ll stumble into a Disney movie and suddenly be transported into your body, and after living there awhile, I’ll finally realize the beauty of myself. But until that moment, I’m going to go in there and I’m going to become a Puff.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: Bay City Rollers, Barry Manilow, Spice Girls, Duran Duran, Dido, Oliva Newton-John, Mariah Cary, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
Movies/Shows: Fat Albert, Matrix, Wizard of Oz, Coming Home, Ya Ya Sisterhood, Hunchback of Notre Dame
Books: Snow White and Rose Red
People: Za Za Gábor, Edna St. Vincent Millay, William Faulkner, Gore Vidal, Eudora Welty, Sandra Day O’Conner, Kate Moss, Nancy Reagan, Anne Sexton

Kirk job #7 –> Mechanic

Episode 8 – The Ins & Outs of Inns

Commentary:
Sookie’s inn name ideas are so ridiculous, it kills me!
The mugs at Luke’s are HUUUUGE! *heart eyes*
Luke is arguing with Andrew about something that happened in FIRST GRADE! Goodness, this show slays me.
Nooooo. Lorelai and Sookie, don’t fight! *cries*
Rory is so loyal and sticks up for people. I love that about her.
It’s gotta be hard for Emily to know that Lorelai views Mia as more of a mother than her.

Favorite quotes:
Emily: Lorelai, would you like me to put a mirror in front of you so you can look at yourself while you have this conversation?

Mia: Nice to see you, Lucas!
Luke: You’re the only one in the world that’s allowed to call me that, Mia.
Mia: I know, dear.
Luke: I’m saying it for others who plan to try it later.
Lorelai: Whatever, Lucas.

Taylor: I speak for the Stars Hollow Business Association, the Stars Hollow Tourist Board, the Stars Hollow Neighborhood Watch Organization, and the Stars Hollow Citizens for a Clean Stars Hollow Council.
Luke: All of which are you!

Pop Culture References: 
Songs/Bands: Billy Idol, “Spring Released” and “Nothing Is for Sure” by Grant Lee Phillips
Movies/Shows: Lost In Space, Star Trek
Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Catcher in the Rye
People: Vincent Van Gaugh, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, Donald Trump, Keith Richards

Episode 9 – Run Away Little Boy

Commentary:
Ugh. Cider ice cream sounds amazing!
Sookie is most supportive, real, and silly friend ever. I love her to pieces.
Okay. Like. Ugh. Be protective of your girlfriend, Dean. Yes. But don’t feed into Tristin’s taunts. Rory chose you. Ugh. Stop being all macho.
Every time Rory says something about Dean and like monster truck rallies, I get confused. Doesn’t really seem like him that much.
Hehe. Tristin messing with Paris is fun!
Aww. Tristin is being shipped off to North Carolina. That’s okay, I gotchu.

Favorite quotes:
Sookie: Raise your right hand and say, “May Destiny’s Child break up if I count these blueberries.”
Michel: Pick another group!
Sookie: Nope.
Michel: I hate you!

Rory: Mom made the dress.
Lorelai: Not to mention the girl inside of it.
Rory: Hello, gross!
Lorelai: I’m just sayin’.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: The Monkees, Destiny’s Child, Madonna
Movies/Shows: The Shining, Bringing Up Baby, The Sonny and Cher Show, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, On the Town, Twilight Zone, Mystic Pizza, Cocoon, AbFab, Leave it to Beaver, Doogie Howser, M.D.
Books: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III
People: Garth Law, Emily Post, St. Peter, William Shakespeare, Chang and Eng, Billy Graham, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clare Danes, Stalin, Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, Jerry Lewis

Episode 10 – The Bracebridge Dinner

Commentary:
Coffee solves everything.
The kitchen guy came and yelled fire at Sookie and she just went “Okay!” Oh, goodness.
Again with Dean playing the aggressive hero. *eye roll*
A guy could think Rory is swell and WAVE at Dean and he gets defensive. What a loser.
Richard and Emily flirting is so cute! I die!

Favorite quotes:
Sookie: That makes me so mad. And so sad. I’m smad.

Sookie: This needs something, and I cannot think of what it is. It’s that tart, kind of spicy, white–SALT! The word is “salt!”

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: The Pixies, Prince, Bjork, “Prague Symphony” by Mozart, “Hotel California,” “Human Behavior” by Bjork
Movies/Shows: Godfather III, The Shining, Ben Hur
Books: The Iliad, The Joy Luck Club, Dr. Doolittle
People: Francis Ford Coppola, Jack Nicholson, Tammy Faye Bakker, Charlie Parker, Stella McCartney, Washington Irving, Abbot & Costello

Kirk job #8 –> Server/Performer

Episode 11 – Secrets and Loans

Commentary:
Termites are actually terrifying.
I can’t believe Sookie shoved Jackson in the closet with Lorelai and Rory come over and then tried to make plans for hours, which means he’d have to stay in the closet that whole time. Bless her heart.
Whooooa. Lorelai turned on mom-mode! That was a little scary.
LANE IS A CHEERLEADER‽

Favorite quotes:
Kirk: Thanks for the waffles.
Lorelai: Thanks for the horrifying news.
Kirk: Anytime!

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: “Que Sera Sera” by Doris Day, “Be True to Your School” by Grant Lee Phillips, John Waters, Nico
Movies/Shows: I Love Lucy, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Purple Rain, Coyote Ugly, Silkwood, The Honeymooners
Books: Nancy Drew
People: Shaq

Kirk job #9 –> Exterminator

Episode 12 – Richard in Stars Hollow

Commentary:
Goodness. I love Richard’s enthusiasm, but he’s being suffocating!
The town has a giant slinky and WE HAVEN’T SEEN IT‽
Seriously EVERY episode, Dean has to prove himself to someone and picks fights. Goodness gracious.

Favorite quotes:
Richard: And your boss doesn’t mind?
Lorelai: Oh, well, considering my boss is me, no, she doesn’t. I mean, she did at first, but then I bought her a cup of coffee, and I realized all the hostility she was expressing toward me was just jealousy, and we’ve been best friends ever since.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: The Judds, Tom Petty, Anita Bryant, “A Foggy Day in London Town” by Ira Gershwin
Movies/Shows: Three Days of the Condor, The Show, The Jerk, Three Faces of Costner, Bull Durham, Dances With Wolves, The Postman, Harold & Maude, Rosemary’s Baby, Taxi, Cool As Ice, Hudson Hawk, Electric Boogaloo, Legally Blonde, Star Trek, Bambi, Dumbo, Babe
People: Gustavo Flaubert, Winston Churchill, Ruth Gordon, Nancy McKeon, Angela Lansbury, Frank Capra, Reese Witherspoon, Patricia Krenwinkel, Pat Buchanan, Jerry Falwell, Kathie Lee Gifford

Kirk job #10 –> Video store clerk

Episode 13 – A-Tisket, A-Tasket

Commentary:
Geeeez. Dean always says Jess’s name with such distain. Give the guy a break, man. He doesn’t deserve that from you?
I’ve started singing along with the theme song.
Okay. Noooow he has a reason to be angry at Jess, but Dean is just such a whiny, possessive, angry kid and he needs to go.
Lorelai went to Luuuuuke when she needed help! *heart eyes for days*
Awww. Poor baby Lane and her first breakup.
JACKSON PROPOSED AND I LITERALLY HAVE TEARS STREAMING DOWN MY FACE!

Favorite quotes:
Taylor: Sold to the nice young hoodlum in the back for $90.

Jackson: I think we should get married.
Sookie: What?
Jackson: Soon.
Sookie: Are you pregnant?

Pop Culture References:
Movies/Shows: Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, Stalag 17, From Here to Eternity, Ghostbusters, Julia
Books: The Fountainhead, The Children’s Hour
People: William Holden, Lenny Bruce, Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, Sigmund Freud, Ayn Rand, Earnest Hemingway, Jane Fonda, Sylvester Stallone

Episode 14 – It Should’ve Been Lorelai

Commentary:
Sherrie gives me the heebie jeebies.
“I’m so forcing myself, it’s embarrassing.” YES, IT IS, SHERRIE! Stooooop.
Daaaaang. Emily is vicious!
Sherrie is literally obsessed with Rory.
Okay, I agree with Chris – Lorelai is blaming him for her failed life. What was even that apology for?

Favorite quotes:
Lane: Hey, I am a fanatic audiophile! That comes with responsibilities that a grounding doesn’t alter. Now. I have to have this single, you have to figure out how to get it to me.

Rory: She’s a very cautious driver. She doesn’t roll through stop signs, doesn’t speed, always signals before she turns.
Lorelai: Commendable. Not the person I want driving our getaway car.
Rory: What are we robbing?
Lorelai: Sephora. We had it all planned out.
Rory: Slipped my mind.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: World’s Famous Polkas, Willie Nelson, Belle and Sebastian, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen
Movies/Shows: Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Two Fat Ladies, Ricki Lake Show, The Peewee Hermon Show, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Producers
Books: The Bible
People: Martin Sheen, Matthew Broderick

Episode 15 – Lost & Found

Commentary:
Jess needs to take his crabby pants off.
Dean looks sooooo bored while Rory is book shopping.
Why does Rory lie about her bracelet? She really didn’t realize it fell off, why can’t she just say that?
Michel’s sassiness is perfection.

Favorite quotes:
Luke: Maybe one place wasn’t so bad.
Lorelai: Oh, good! Describe it to me.
Luke: I dunno. It had walls with a kind of a floor with a light.
Lorelai: Okay, hold on here, Mister. If you tell me it’s got a roof, I’m stealing that baby out from under you.

Lorelai: And don’t worry. Worst comes to worst, if we can’t find it, we’ll follow Dean to work, hide behind the cantaloupes, jump him, blind him, and he’ll never find out.
Rory: As long as we have a plan.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: “Price Yeah!” by Pavement, The Shags
Movies/Shows: The 2000 Year Old Man, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, The Lord of the Rings, Autumn in New York, Bye Bye Birdie, Mission Impossible, Santa Clause
Books: Vanity Fair, Inherit the Wind, Letters to a Young Poet, Franny and Zooey
People: Ida Morgenstern, Mel Brooks, Euell Gibbons, Wayne Gretzky

Episode 16 – There’s the Rub

Commentary:
Emily wants to do everything with Lorelai – has this ever happened…ever?
Rory’s evening alone at home sounds super relaxing.
I like seeing Jess acclimate more and stop being AS rude.
Dean can’t take no for an answer and is freaking clingy and GOODNESS I do not like him.
Awww. Paris just covered for Rory. Is that the nicest thing she’s done for her yet? I think it is! And Rory just called them FRIENDS!
Awww, poor Emily is jealous of Lorelai and Rory’s relationship.

Favorite quotes:
Lorelai: Rory, you have to do something bad when Mommy’s out of town. It’s the law!

Rory: How much food is in there? This could feed 12.
Jess: Excuse me, I’ve seen you eat.
Rory: Fine, six.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: “Come Fly With Me” by Jimmy Van Heusen, “Fly Me to the Moon” by Bart Howard, “Someone to Watch Over Me” by Ira Gershwin
Movies/Shows: Risky Business, Driving Miss Daisy, West Side Story
Books: Frankenstein
People: J.D. Salinger, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, Jane Austin

Episode 17 – Dead Uncles & Vegetables

Commentary:
Awww. Taylor goin’ crazy – guess there IS a way for him to go more nuts!
Lorelai’s diner talk is hilarious.
Oh my goodness. Emily has made Sookie nuts! Who wants a wedding like this?

Favorite quotes:
Taylor: Late again, are we?
Lorelai: Yes, I hope I’m not pregnant.
Taylor: What‽
Lorelai: These seats taken?
Luke: Don’t drag me into this.
Taylor: You really have to work on your punctuality, Lorelai. I banged the meeting in a half an hour ago.
Lorelai: GASP. Dirty.

Lorelai: What are you downloading from Prague?
Michel: Oh, this will much amuse you.
Sookie: Color samples for the big ceramic stands.
Lorelai: Big ceramic stands for what?
Sookie: For the giant papier-mâché mushrooms.
Lorelai: What are the papier-mâché mushrooms for?
Sookie: For the midgets dressed like angles to dance under, silly.

Lorelai: I came up with new diner phrases. Do you know what a “Lucky Duck Cluck” is?
Luke: No, what is it?
Lorelai: It’s Foie Gras with chicken and green shamrock frosting.
Luke: Why would anyone ever order that?
Lorelai: *scoffs* If they’re high!

Pop Culture References: 
Songs/Bands: “Wake Me Up Before I Go-Go” by Grant Lee Phillips, Celine Dion
Movies/Shows: I Dream of Jeannie, David and Lisa, Charlie Rose
People: Stephen Spielberg, Patricia Hearst

Episode 18 – Back in the Saddle Again

Commentary:
Clingy Dean!
Emily is soooo happy that Richard is focused on helping Rory with her business class.
Gack! Dean is ALWAYS there. Does he not have friends? Or school? Or his job?
Yayyyyy. Richard is going back to work!
I ALMOST feel bad for Dean when he comes to the conclusion that Rory likes Jess. Only almost, though.

Favorite quotes:
Michel: What are you doing here? I was to come pick you up at the airport, you wicked creature.
Giselle: I had to come early. I wanted to buy presents before I see you since I know you are a materialistic vulture.

Lorelai: Did your brilliant mother call it or what?
Rory: Yes, she did.
Lorelai: You’re damn lucky to have that magnificent woman in your life. You know that, don’t you?
Rory: It’s whispered in my ear every night when I’m about to go to sleep.
Lorelai: Well, you won’t let me write it in your underwear anymore.

Michel: Yes, well. You know what happens when you assume.
Lorelai: What?
Michel: I don’t know! Something about a donkey – it’s a stupid American phrase!

Pop Culture References: 
Songs/Bands: Ozzy Osbourne, Spice Girls, Elvis Costello
Movies/Shows: The Odd Couple, Who’s the Boss?
Books: Waiting for Godot, Huckleberry Finn, The Bhagavad Gita, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band
People: Paul Cézanne, Mark Twain, David Letterman, Ivan Boesky, David Beckham

Episode 19 – Teach Me Tonight

Commentary:
Ooooh my goodness. Taylor just relinquished his movie picking crown to Lorelai! Is he ill?
BAHAHA! The chalkboard during Lane and Jess’s exam says, “There’s nothing fascinating on your palm, on your shoe, under your desk, on the floor.” I DIE!
Jess needs an attitude check. Seriously.
Luke is so adorable. Geez. Lorelai, get your head checked!
Goodness gracious, Jess. Why you gotta make things so difficult for people?
Where did they DRIVE for this ice cream‽ Stars Hollow isn’t even that big! They’ve been driving foreeeeever.
Okay. Lorelai is upset and hurting. But she said some really hurtful things to her best friend. Come on, man!

Favorite quotes:
Taylor: You’re not serious?
Lorelai: Not often, but just there, yeah, I had some serious going.

Luke: I made some brownies. I thought you might like some.
Lorelai: Oh, gee. Since I just ate half a bag of marshmallows, six pop-tarts, four bagel dogs, and a really stale cheese nip…Yup. It’s brownie time.

Kirk: Lorelai, I need one minute of your time.
Lorelai: I’ll give you two because you scare me.

Rory: Freak of sideshow proportions.
Lorelai: I love you, too.

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: “Guns of Brixton” by The Clash, Coldplay, Kurt Cobain, Stan Freberg, Ash, Sinead O’Connor, Marianne Faithful, “White Lines (Don’t Do It)” by Grandmaster Flash
Movies/Shows: Cocktail, All About Eve, The Yearling, The Wizard of Oz, The Sting, Rocky, Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Singing Detective, Arthur, Sophie’s Choice, Cabin Boy, Desperately Seeking Susan, Fletch, Urban Cowboy, Arctic Flight, Killer Shark, Where Are Your Children?, Sudden Danger, Suspense, Snow Dogs, Seven Samurai, The Facts of Life, Babe, Babe 2, Blue, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, Schoolhouse Rock, Terms of Endearment
Books: Slaughterhouse Five, Please Kill Me, Othello
People: Lon Chaney Jr., Angie Dickinson, Pauline Kael, Akira Kurosawa, Asaad Kelada, William Shakespeare, Paula Zahn, Christiane Amanpour, Shirley MacLaine, George Clooney

Kirk job 11 & 12 –> Mail delivery, film director/producer/actor/dancer

Episode 20 – Help Wanted

Commentary:
So Dean’s world is better because Luke sent Jess back to his mom. Eye rolls for daeaaaays. It’s understandable that he’s upset that Jess crashed Rory’s car and she fractured her arm, I’m understanding of his overly angry outbursts in this minute, but it’s like suddenly no foul done because he doesn’t have to see Jess again.
I LOVE the office supply shopping trip with Lorelai and Richard. Probably one of my favorite scenes this season.
I definitely think Jess has an attitude problem, but I don’t like that people keep blaming him for the accident and looking at Rory as an angel. It was an accident – it’s not like he did it on purpose?
Luke is the only one that listens to Rory about the accident and he’s so sweet and I’m legitimately tearing up because I can’t handle how sweet Luke is.

Favorite quotes:
Lorelai: You’ll need a coffee maker. Let’s see…ugly, crappy, German–Ooo, pretty!
Richard: Oh, well, as long as it’s pretty…

Pop Culture References: 
Songs/Bands: Wu-Tang Clan, “Heavy Metal Drummer” by Wilco, The Who, Rush, Def Leppard
Movies/Shows: Happy Days
Books: The Little Locksmith
People: Don Rickles, Dawn Powell, Dorothy Parker, Sal Mineo, Keith Moon, Neil Peart, Rick Allen

Episode 21 – Lorelai’s Graduation

Commentary:
Oh, my goodness. Rory is so formal when she asks her grandparents to go to her mom’s graduation. I’m dyyying.
I love that Jess likes Washington Square Park more than Central Park. I feel ya, man!
Oh. My. Goodness. Sookie’s chocolate covered espresso beans cake sounds to DIE for!
Doooy. Rory. What are you doing? You’re gonna be late for your mom’s graduation!
Lorelai’s classmates are dumb.
Aaaand Rory missed her mom’s graduation.

Favorite quotes:
Lorelai: Hey, how many margaritas is too many margaritas?
Rory: Umm, if you can’t remember where the living room is.

Pop Culture References: 
Songs/Bands: Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Mick Jagger, “Dance This Mess Around” by The B-52’s, Sting, The Bangles, Slint, The Go-Go’s
Movies/Shows: The Lone Ranger, High Fidelity, Annie Hall
Books: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
People: Michael Landon, John Bonham, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Jessica Hahn, David Lee Roth, Woody Allen, Shaun Cassidy, Brax Luhrmann,

Episode 22 – I Can’t Get Started

Commentary:
Heyyyy. I just realized Dean is more bearable. He’s not constantly following Rory around and picking fights anymore.
Nooooo. Lorelai and Christopher, what are you doing? You’re gonna regret this later. You always do.
Jess wants back! The kid has an attitude problem, why is he worming his way into my heart? I mean, he does seem to have worked through some of his issues while he was gone. Maybe that’s it.
Love Emily’s sass.
Rory kissed Jess! *GASP*
Jackson’s little kilt. *giggle*

Favorite quotes:
Lorelai: Oy with the poodles already!

Pop Culture References:
Songs/Bands: “I Can’t Get Started” by Ella Fitzgerald, “Hey Jude,” “Seasons in the Sun,” “Cat’s in the Cradle,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Walkin’ After Midnight”
Movies/Shows: Girl Interrupted, Basic Instinct, Brigadoon
People: Anne Sullivan, Paul McCartney, John F. Kennedy, Sharon Stone, Joel and Ethan Coen, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Gloria Allred, Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Martha Stewart, James Dean, Jodie Foster, Prince William

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