19 Things That Instantly Make You Think of Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls hasn't been on the air for nine years, but that doesn't mean we ever stopped thinking about our favorite mother-daughter duo. Since there are so many things to love about the show, there are also so many things that remind us of the little things Rory and Lorelai used to do together, their iconic catchphrases, and even certain outfits they wore throughout the series. Luckily the reboot of the beloved hit is coming back to TV in November, so we won't have to be without the Gilmores for long. Until then, check out all the things that make us instantly think of Stars Hollow, from coffee to Paul Anka.
With the amount of coffee they drink, there's a good chance that the Gilmores have pure caffeine coursing through their veins instead of blood.
In season two, Lorelai comes up with a catchphrase that will knock "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?" right out of first place when she coins "Oy with the poodles already." After all, "oy" and "poodle" are two of the funniest words in the English language. Obviously.
Backwards Baseball Hats and Flannel Shirts
Luke's everyday uniform of soft-looking plaid shirts and a blue backwards baseball hat is just as iconic as Anna Wintour's bob and sunglasses, in our opinion.
The real Paul Anka is a successful Canadian singer who's been famous since the late '50s, but that won't stop us from forever associating his name with Lorelai's adorably quirky dog.
Pop-Tarts? Pizza? Sugary cereal? Ramen? Rory and Lorelai subsist entirely on an unhealthy, delicious diet of junk food. How they never end up as big as houses is the biggest unanswered question of the show.
A season one episode starts on the hectic morning of Rory's first day at Chilton, when Lorelai ends up driving her to school in a tight pink tie-dye shirt, cutoff jean shorts, and a trench coat. In that moment, a fashion star is born.
Rory goes through the entirety of her young adult life dreaming of attending Harvard one day, but in the end she chooses Yale. Her crazy college years make for some memorable moments in the later seasons of Gilmore Girls.
In the first season finale, Lorelai describes to then-boyfriend Max (Scott Cohen) what her ideal proposal would look like. "There should be a thousand yellow daisies and candles and a horse," she says. "I don’t know what the horse is doing there unless you’re riding it, which seems a little over the top." Max is clearly a great listener and proposes with exactly 1,000 yellow daisies, making for one of the most visually beautiful and romantic moments of the entire series.
Much like Luke's flannel and hat, Rory's preppy blue plaid Chilton uniform is a staple of the early seasons.
If you never fantasized about kissing your crush in the Stars Hollow gazebo, you're a dirty liar.
Rory gets sweet revenge when she deviled eggs Jess's car in season three. Although we usually don't recommend wasting a food so delicious, she has more than enough reason.
"Freckles on her nose, diddle diddle di, a girl came riding into town one day . . ."
Disaster strikes Rory the morning of her first big exam at Chilton in the form of a rogue deer that slams into her Jeep. It's just one of many hilarious things that happen while Rory and Lorelai are driving that car and a big reason we begged our parents for one.
Bed and Breakfasts
Lorelai's bed and breakfast, The Dragonfly Inn, always looks so cozy and cute that few others can measure up. Now if only Michel worked at one in real life . . .
After Rory's trip to Japan gets canceled, her mom tries to cheer her up with an Asian-food-themed dinner menu that includes some interesting types of sushi ("You are honestly asserting that you like the Tootsie-Roll-marshmallow-Twizzler roll better than the Butterfinger-Junior-Mint-Chocolate-Chip-Jujube roll?").
Breakups are the absolute worst, but Lorelai's tried-and-true advice on how to handle it (rolling around in a giant puddle of tears and ice cream) has always stuck with us.
The First Snow
The first snow of every year is a magical event, and we'll never stop wishing we had Lorelai's seemingly superhuman ability to sniff it out.
Raise your hand if your college ever had one of those dance marathons to raise money for charity and all you could think of was the "They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?" episode.
Carole King's Song
Carole King's "Where You Lead" is the perfect choice in theme song for Gilmore Girls, and there's no way we can hear the first few bars and not think of the opening credits.