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Have you ever watched the original WB Network program, Gilmore Girls? My daughter and I discovered the program during its second season. We were immediately hooked and proceeded to watch new episodes each week … for the next 6 years.
We started buying each season on DVD when it was released. We had Gilmore Girl marathons watching an entire season in one day. We both cried during the last episode and still miss it.
The story is about Lorelai a single Mom who runs an Inn in New England. Lorelai has a super-smart, responsible daughter named Rory and together they have a terrific time growing and learning from one another. Lorelai and her mother Emily often do not see eye to eye, but still have dinner each Friday night.
The writing is so smart and funny and the acting on target. The characters are rich with personality, as well as flaws. Amy Sherman-Palladino (creator / writer) had a lot to say in an hour each week and you had to pay close attention to keep up.
There are many episodes we could call ‘favorites’ but this one has stuck with us over the years.
Lorelai: Heh, you know what I just realized? “Oy” is the funniest word in the entire world. Rory: Hmm. Lorelai: I mean think about it, you never hear the word “oy” and not smile. Impossible. Funny, funny word. Emily: Oh dear God. Lorelai: “Poodle” is another funny word. Emily: Please drink your drink, Lorelai. Lorelai: In fact, if you put “oy” and “poodle” together, in the same sentence, you’d have a great new catchphrase, you know? Like, “Oy with the poodles already.” Rory: Hehe. Lorelai: So from now on, when the perfect circumstances arise, we will use our favorite new catchphrase: Rory: Oy with the poodles already. Lorelai: I’m telling you, it’s knocking “Whatchu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” right out of first place.
ABC Family still runs the old episodes and every now and then, I catch one. Gilmore Girls was like dessert to us; icing on the cake. While I had plenty of other things to do that seemed pressing at the time, I saved room for my daughter each week … and she saved room for me.
My daughter Allie asked me if I wanted to go pumpkin shopping this weekend.
Of course I do!
So shopping we went! Allie’s holding one of the $2 pumpkins – deal!
Weigh them up to see how much we owe the farmers.
Oy with the PUMPKINS already! How many do we need?
Guess we’ll have to put in an old episode of Gilmore Girls and have a carving party, very soon. Thanks Allie
Do you have a favorite bonding ritual with your Mom or daughter?