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Luke’s Diner Day!

lukes16 years ago, Gilmore Girl premiered on TV and has thus madly influenced the copious levels of coffee I drink daily, the books I read yearly and the pace of my speech, quips and oddball humor.

Now that Netflix is reviving the show for a mere (but highly anticipated 4 episodes!) they partnered with 200 coffee shops around the US to convert them into mini-Luke’s Diners to pass out free cups of coffee for the first 200-250 people.

I actually went to visit on these Luke’s Diners to get my complimentary coffee and coffee sleeve, because who turns down free coffee??

The line was long, but the people were friendly. There were more Gilmore Girl fans than not. Although I am baffled at how long people will wait in line for a free cup of coffee as a promo for a TV show they don’t even watch.

Here are my goodies and takeaway’s from this morning adventure:

The line. There were just as many people ahead of me as there were behind me.

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My Cup with promised Lorelei coffee quote:

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The sleeve. Note – there is nothing special underneath the sleeve itself. Just a quote and a Snapchat filter on the actual coffee cup.

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The No Cell Phone Sign:

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It was a fun morning, and I’m glad to see so many people excited for the show. I’m not sure if I’ll spend my entire Black Friday watching all 4 episodes, or if I’ll space it out over time and savor the humor. What will you do? Have you tried my Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge yet? Cuz…I kind of gave up on it a while ago. Although the spirit of reading is still strong with me. Just not blogging or reviewing. Those flames are gone. =p

Gilmore Girls + 10 years

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10 years (minus 6 days) the world was introduced to the fast-talking, smart and witty Gilmore Girls.

Although the show ended three years ago in 2007, it still continues to be a huge part of many lives and a constant image on television screens across the US. This show carries a lot of resonance with me because I grew up with Rory. We were about the same age during the course of the show. Rory and I had a number of similarities:

1. Always carried a book with us

2. Pro and Con lists

3. On the student council at school

4. Taste in music, movies and books.

5. Continued our education after high school to an institution of higher learning.

6. Bottomless pit of a stomach – love of coffee/burgers and fries

Although I didn’t make it into an ivy league school, I am constantly inspired and motivated by this show and Rory Gilmore herself. Her desire to learn, to improve her skills to try something new keeps me on my toes, encourages me to do my best.

In celebration of the show, the characters and everything The Gilmore Girls stood for, this post is my ode to Gilmore.

We start with Lorelai and Rory Gilmore. The unbeatable mother-daughter team that makes every other mother-daughter combo pale in comparison. With their wit, their coffee fueled humor and charming demeanor, these two women show us that smart is cool, and smart is normal. I also love their caffeine addiction and junk-food/constant eating habits.

Richard and Emily Gilmore…do they even need an introduction? They were continually one of my favorite parts of the show. Their old-school elegance clashing with Lorelai’s modern ways of thinking always made for fun spats and dramatic fights.

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And the two best comedic actors of the show… The sassy and snippy Michel Gerard and the bumbling Kirk.
 
Now for some fun and random behind the scenes trivia.
  1. The average script for an episode of the show runs 75-80 pages, as opposed to 45-50 for a standard hour-long television show.
  2. Liza Weil originally auditioned for the role of Rory and didn’t get the part. The producers liked her so much that they wrote her the role of Paris Gellar.
  3. Luke wasn’t originally meant to be a series regular. He was in the pilot and once producers figured out the chemistry between him and Lorelai they extended his role in the show.
  4. In the beginning of the show, Kirk held a number of odd jobs with a number of names before the writers made him a frequent character by name of Kirk. In the pilot, his name was Mick and he showed up at Lorelai’s to install the DSL.
  5. Alexis Bledel (who plays Rory) hates coffee, even though her character loves it. She usually drinks tea inside of the coffee mugs.
  6. Scott Patterson (who plays Luke) used to be a major league pitcher for the Braves, and Dodgers among others before hanging up his cleats to take acting classes.
  7. Keiko Agena (Lane) is about 15 plus years older than Alexis Bledel, even though they play best friends of the same age on the show.
Websites for Gilmore Girls Fans
  1. Shameless self-plug for my Rory Gilmore Reading List.
  2. Gilmore Memories. A great site for episode recaps, trivia and show clips.
  3. The WB for new GG episodes uploaded every Monday.
  4. ABC Family for their in-depth Gilmore Girls show site.
Ah Gilmore Girls. I can watch you every single day, from episode 1 to episode 7 and start all over again right after the last episode.
Although I didn’t get to it today, a post for another day will be all about the fashion of the Gilmore Girls. I know I am not the only person to covet and yearn for a chance to dig through Rory’s closet during her college years. Now that would be an endless ramble of all that is cute and chic.
Well, for now I leave you with the friendly faces of the Stars Hollow residents.
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