Can I get an Amen? Hallelujah! Praise be to Him and all the little lambs that frolic the earth with their frankincense and myrrh…You get the picture. I have been waiting nearly ten years for this revival to happen. And I, unlike a lot of people, never lost hope that it would. I knew it deep down in my gut. I’m so lucky because I get to celebrate the return of Gilmore Girls with one of my best gal-pals in the world, Michelle Kelly! She’s flying in from London (Ontario, not jolly old England) on Friday, and we shall commence the festivities as soon as I finish teaching. Oh, the visions I have for our junk food spread. I’ve gained ten pounds just thinking about it. The very moment we cross the threshold into my bachelorette pad, the PJs will go on, the Gilmorian feast will be placed upon my queen-size bed, and we will kick back and binge on delicious food and even more delicious new episodes of our beloved Gilmore Girls!
For those of you who’ve never watched, and even those who’ve seen every episode at least a half-dozen times (like me), I give you….
Staring with #10: You’ll feel less guilty for all those times you THOUGHT you were bingeing on junk food. Gilmore-esque bingeing is like a whole level beyond anything you’ve ever imagined. We’re talkin’ pizza, Pop-Tarts, cake, mac and cheese, tacos, Chinese food (leftover Chinese food is best), danishes, pie, Red Vines, marshmallows, Mallomars, popcorn, chips (but don’t eat them out of a communal bowl), Twinkies, donuts, cheese puffs, dessert sushi, and cap it off with some Ben & Jerry’s ice cream!
#9: It makes you smarter. Seriously. I think it’s scientifically proven. Like, did you know that the plural form of cul-de-sac is culs-de-sac? Didn’t think so!
#8: It makes you ask more questions. Why does my lap exist while I’m sitting, but then it disappears when I stand up? Is a lap really just an illusion?!
#7: The townies. God, I love ’em. They’re crazy and quirky and the very reason I fell in love with the show in the first place. In Gypsy We Trust.
#6: You’ll automatically start talking faster, which is good in a way because it saves time. *nods*
#5: Oy with the poodles already! Enough said.
#4: You’ll start making up your own words, or creating fun catch-phrases like Copper Boom!
#3: The ‘ships.’ You are gonna ship this show so hard. Before Luke and Lorelai, I ‘shipped’ Mitch and Stephanie from Baywatch, Lois and Clark from The New Adventures of Superman, Tad and Dixie from All My Children *whistles innocently*, and Mulder and Scully from The X-Files. But I have never, ever shipped any couple the way I do Luke and Lorelai. They’re MFEO. The horoscope! He kept it in his wallet! Eight years! Sorry. Moving on….
#2: It’s so chock-full of pop culture references, you will never run out of them. For realsies. And these are the kinds of references you can bust out randomly in public or at parties and endlessly entertain those around you. Oh, if I could only find a man like Aragorn.
#1: There is no show on earth that has more heart, more hilarity, or more…hot plates. What? I needed another ‘H’ word. Anyway, watch the show and you’ll get the reference, and you’ll fall head over heels in love, too!
Enjoy, fellow Gilmorians! Relish this revival! And Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! 🙂