I can’t help it. Something in me is so addicted to Gilmore girls. I know it’s not perfect. I know there are flaws, but there’s also an innocence, a cheekiness, a cheerfulness which suits my temperament down to the ground.
If you’ve been following my late-blooming obsession with this show, you won’t be surprised that I’m re-watching a 3rd time. I’m also documenting my third watch. I’m talking spreadsheets people, spreadsheets! I thought we could do a fun thing and watch an episode each week together. And I’m going to do a little rundown of some of the fun details AND I’m going to make up some cute Gilmore games, too. (That’s a thing!) I’m calling it a #gilmorealong!
SO, if you’d like to watch along, then just join in! I can’t promise I will TOTALLY keep on top of this, but I’m going to try hard. I think it will be fun to chat about each episode in the comments each week!
If you are not sure how to watch Gilmore girls you can find it on iTunes, buy the DVD or see it on Netflix (if you are that way inclined!)
Gilmore Along : Season One Pilot
While you watch : Play A Gilmore Game
You can play Gilmore Bingo. Just keep your ear out for the bingo words as you watch! Do it with friends (you can print it or just hand write your own bingo cards!) Maybe you could have a prize? If it’s just you, buy yourself something nice when you win!
After you watch: Things I noted/liked
Because it’s the pilot, some bits of this episode are a bit whack. Luke’s Diner, for instance looks a bit different and is situated differently. The exterior of Emily and Richard Gilmore’s house doesn’t match the rest of the show’s eps.
Also, Rory and Lorelai’s relationship is a bit more angsty than usual in this early ep. It’s a bit out of character! (Same with Luke and Lorelai!)
Lorelai totes vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and toasted marshmallow lip gloss. She also has a lip gloss that can detect your mood. Fancy.
Sookie knows the correct balance of maple syrup to peach sauce.
Dean has been watching Rory. But not in a creepy way. (I think it’s a bit creepy, personally).
Cup of coffee count
Unknown. (Tell me if you count?!)
Rory wore a very large jumper.
Rory wore a very large kilt.
Luke wore his baseball cap backwards.
Lorelai wore a very tight beanie.
Lane wore a confusing tie-dyed t-shirt.
Dean wore cargo pants, a leather jacket and a bad haircut.
Miss Patty wore chunk gold accessories, a cigarette holder and a cane.
Foodie mentions in this episode
Coffee : Lorelai and Rory (many, many times!)
Burgers and Fries : Lorelai and Rory (default dinner)
Chilli Fries : Rory (I don’t know what they are, but they sound amazing!)
Muffins : Mrs Kim and Lane (sugar-free, dairy free, wheat free!)
Duck : Sookie (at Lorelai’s house)
Pate : Sookie (at Lorelai’s house)
Peach Sauce : Sookie (at the Independence Inn)
Lamb : Richard and Emily Gilmore (Friday Night Dinner!)
Champagne : Richard and Emily Gilmore (Rory got into Chilton!)
Cake : Rory and Dean (in case you like round things)
Pie : Lorelai (because… pie!)
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Anderson
The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir
On The Road by Jack Kerouac
Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt
(thanks to the Gilmore girls wiki and my own amazing powers of observation!)
I’m making a Gilmore girls playlist here -> Gilmore girls
I’m going to add to it as we go through each episode. At the moment there is all the music (I think!) from this Pilot episode.
(You can skip ahead to this Gilmore Girls- Complete Soundtrack playlist, if you like! I’m keen to make my own and enjoy the gradual compile, though!)
Things they are watching or talking about watching
A few fave lines
Lane: I’m hayriding with a future proctologist. I have potential.
Mrs Kim: (very seriously) Boys don’t like funny girls.
Lane: OK, there’s academic-minded and then there’s Amish.
Lorelai: Sookie, there are several chapters from a Stephen King novel I’d reenact before I’d resort to that option.
Sookie: So where’s your paté?
Lorelai: At Zsa Zsa Gabor’s house.
Luke: Coffee…fries. I can’t stand it. This is so unhealthy. Rory, put down that coffee. You do not want to grow up to be like your mom.
Rory: Sorry, too late.
Let me know if you’re going to watch with this gang! (Hopefully we can form a gang!) Tag your posts on Insta or Twitter with #gilmorealong so we can find each other. Think Gilmore bingo, Gilmore screening evidence, Gilmore snacks… stuff like that.
Let’s chat below about the Pilot ep! Go nuts, Gilmore-style! I’d love your take on it (WE would all love it, right?!) whether you are watching for the first time or re-watching like me!