LORELAI: Yes. And we knew him. He used to live in town. He was that guy who used to run the auto body shop before Maven Hughes bought it. Remember him?
LORELAI: Yes, you do. He's really skinny
RORY: Peter Stringbean?
LORELAI: No. That was the tall circus freaky guy who worked for him. This was the owner guy. What was his name?
RORY: I don't know.
LORELAI: Yes you do. Come on. Ugh. It's gonna bug me all day. He was short and fat and his name was. . .
RORY: Johnny McShort-and-Fat.
LORELAI: Oh, now, don't mock.
I started renting Gilmore Girls an a recommendation of a MySpace friend. A little late, I know. See the poster? It says "Life's Short, Talk Fast." They weren't kidding. They go 100 mph and the writing is fantastic. I told David "No one talks like this is real life!" It reminds me of another show I said the SAME exact thing about when it came out:
Anyway, we're really enjoying the writing. They don't dumb-it-down. The literary, art, pop-culture, political, etc. references that permeate the dialogue is fun. Some I get, some I say "Huh?" The "Johnny McShort-and-Fat" had be laughing out loud...alone. One of the actors said he'd never worked with such prolific writers before. To him I say yes, except check out *Joss.* :) and whoever wrote Dawson's Creek, too.
We just finished Season 1 and are looking forward to Season 2.