The missing gilmoreisms

There are a few things that I think should be mentioned on “Gilmore Girls”, but they never have been.

1.  Anne of Green Gables.  How this book didn’t make it onto Rory’s list I don’t know.  I can’t even find a reference to it.  It just seems like when you mention books this comes up, whether you liked it or not.  This seems to be a gaping hole in Gilmore-isms & the book list.  Yes, I can add it, but I just wonder why it’s never been mentioned on the show.

2.  “Beautiful”.  This movie features Minnie Driver yelling at a little girl for an hour.  I actually enjoyed it, but it is something the “Gilmore Girls” would mock.  It’s not the most well known movie, but the Gilmore don’t talk about the most well known movies.  They also don’t keep repeating awkward phrases like “most well known”.

3.  Office Space.  This movie has a place in our popular culture.  It has tons of great quotes, it would be its own obscure reference. I just don’t know why it’s missing from Gilmore-isms.  Maybe they will mention it 10 years from now.  Yes, that is me being delusional & hoping the show will still be around then, but you should be used to that be now.

What are you surprised that the show has never mentioned?  What should be a Gilmore-ism but isn’t?


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I've watched every episode of Gilmore Girls several times. I moved to a small town that reminded me of Stars Hollow. I've subconsciously had my haircut to look like Lorelai. Gilmore Girls is my life, I just have to find Luke. (Well, I didn't have a kid when I was 16, but other than that...)

6 thoughts on “The missing gilmoreisms

  1. Tim King

    Oh, yes! Office Space. I’m with you on that.

    I’ve always thought Ally McBeal should have been a Gilmore-ism. It was a great source of Gilmore-ism fodder and a show that I think Lorelai and Rory would have liked.

    Also, Star Wars should have had more references. In fact, just go down the IMDb top-rated movies, and there are bunch there that I don’t ever remember being referenced. (Though my memory may be failing me right now. I just got up and have not yet had my coffee.) Schindler’s List? One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest? Rear Window? 12 Angry Men? Dr. Strangelove?

    But it’s just as fun to go down that list and think of the ones that have appeared in Gilmore-isms. Like The Godfather, Citizen Kane, The Silence of the Lambs, and Forrest Gump. And Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Hee hee. That was a good one.

    Oh. Fight Club was another big one that should have been referenced by a Gilmore-ism. Oh well…


  2. Virginia

    TV Addict had a series finale spoiler up that went as follows:

    With Rory preparing to graduate from Yale and move to New York for grad school, Lorelai finds herself at a crossroads. Not willing to be left alone in Stars Hollow, Lorelai must finally choose between marrying Luke or returning to Christopher. Of course like everything in Stars Hollow, nothing is as easy as it seems. Marrying Luke means moving to New Mexico to be with April. While committing to Christopher means shutting Luke out of her life forever.

    The episode reaches a climax at Rory’s graduation, as the entire town shows up for the big event. As Rory receives her diploma from special guest star Christiane Amanpour, Lorelai looks over at Chris who’s beaming with pride. She realizes that Christopher is indeed her soul mate, and that family is more important than anything else. Lorelai decides to sell her portion of the Dragonfly Inn to Sookie and Michel and move to Paris with Christopher and Gigi. Luke, unable to bare losing Lorelai again, decides to sell the diner to Kirk and moves to New Mexico to be closer to April. Melissa McCarthy, Yanic Truesdale, Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also star. Stephen Clancy directed the episode written by Rebecca Rand Kirshner (#2T7768).

    I about died!!! Madness! Of course it wasn’t until you clicked on ‘read remainder of article’ that it turned out to be an AF’s day joke! But can you imagine how much it would SUCK if it really turned out like that?!

  3. Tim King

    Hi, Virginia. Har har. That would make me sick, yes. And not just because I’m a L&L fan. But because we already went through the Christopher thing. That’s past. And it would be harder to get Lorlai back with Chris at this point than it would be to marry her to Luke within the next 5 episodes. So an ending like this would be enough to make me look up D.R. and avoid anything his name is connected with. (I’ve done it before, and I can do it again, when a storyteller stabs me in the back.)

    Note, however, that Rory graduates in the penultimate episode of the season, not the season finale. So that’s a tip-off that the plot summary isn’t real. 😉


  4. Rachel

    omg your like sooo right!!!!

    but actually they did talk about office space.. Rory told Logan about it… she told him to watch it 3 times so he could understand what they were saying

  5. Tim King

    Hi, Rachel. Actually, that was The Office. And she was obviously talking about the British series, not the US series that came after.

    Office Space is a 1999 Dilbert-esque comedy about hi-tech cubicle workers. I see on IMDb that it will be airing on Comedy Central this coming Sunday.

    BTW, on the Christopher thing, my Dad has been watching GG. He’s just got through season 2, and he told me Chris is a jerk and it Sherry’s really pregnant, he’s outta there. I had to break the bad news to him that Chris returns at least once more before he leaves for good. 🙂


  6. Kaitlin

    I had always hoped they would mention something from Breakfast At Tiffany’s such as a quote from it or something about it. It love that movie. If you dont know which movie I am talking about, it is the movie from 1963 Breakfast At Tiffany’s starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. A romantic and adorable movie.

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