Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Town Boob-adours

Reader AmyElainey writes: "Hello. I was just wondering if that was Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo on last night's episode of Gilmore Girls or if I was seeing things. What did you think of the finale?"

Well AmyElainey, thanks for your email. It was indeed Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo on last night's Gilmore. Kim Gordon played Cool Mom Troubadour, Thurston Moore played Cool Dad Troubadour and Coco Haley Gordon-Moore played Cool Teen Troubadour. As for Yo La Tengo, they performed a new original called "The Story of Yo La Tengo" (or something like that) as Hoboken Girl Troubadour, Hoboken Guy Troubadour 1 and Hoboken Guy Troubadour 2. Then there was also Sparks as Bauhaus Troubadour and something else Troubadour, I can't remember. Also the REAL Dave Rygalski was part of the Missing Thumbs Troubadour Trio. Daniel Palladino was a guest star as well, listed in the credits as loner troubadour. Sam Phillips (who provides the "doo doo doos" and "bah bah bahs" segment bridges on the show) was Muse Troubadour. I think there may have been some other troubadours, but I can't think of them right now. Oh wait there was also Dave Gruber Allen, Mary Jane Rasjkub (from 24) and Grant Lee Phillips as official Town Troubadour. And how could I forget Joe Pernice as Bearded Troubador. Whew.

And the lady who plays Jan on The Office played the psychologist that Emily tries to set Christopher up with. (Good job imdbing, Listmaker!)

So onto my thoughts about the episode. Aside from the troubadour bits, which I thought were super fun, ridiculous, over-the-top and bizarre in a typically Stars Hollow sort of way, I thought the episode blew. I mean did they really need to rehash Lorelei-sleeps-with-Christopher-in-a-moment-of-absolute-lowness YET AGAIN? How many times are they going back to that well? It should be dry by now! Although the line GiGi (get it, G.G.? gilmore girl?) spoke made me laugh, something along the lines of "When I don't feel well, I don't like to sleep in my nightgown either." Was it me or was Rory doing her best Julia Roberts impression? When did her mouth get so big? Yikes. I like that they are making her more assertive, but it's manifested in a really annoying bitchy, bossy, know-it-all way. Why don't you tell people like Paris to fuck off instead of spouting off on someone like Mitchum who doesn't give 2 bits about you? Are Mitchum's eyebrows dyed to match his hair? And finally why does Luke have to be such a boob? He turned into such a spineless fucker this season.

But yeah, I'll be back in the fall to watch the final season.



Blogger Marc said...

Unexpected and crazy. That's what I'm hoping for next season. Now that the Palladino's are gone, this show can turn into anything and I think the ZANY-O-METER needs to be turned up to ELEVEN!

May 10, 2006 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried to get into gilmore girls
and when I do watch it i enjoy it but your posts are so entertaining and filled with detail i feel like ive seen the episode

May 10, 2006 1:15 PM  
Blogger Listmaker said...

is next season definitely the last?

May 10, 2006 6:04 PM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

the palladinos are gone next season?

May 11, 2006 12:12 PM  
Blogger Listmaker said...

you are kidding, right? about not knowing about the exodus.

May 11, 2006 2:52 PM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

i do not kid my listmaker, i do not kid. now i gotta go google it.

May 11, 2006 3:19 PM  
Blogger j. edward keyes said...

palladino exodus is le true (contractual, i heard). this season bummed me out, but i'll be back next season, too. also wondering if final scene is going to turn out to be a fake-out.

May 11, 2006 5:32 PM  
Blogger Chris Larry said...

Youthlarge TURN IN YOUR GILMORES BADGE! YOU DIDNT KNOW THIS WAS THEIR EXIT!!!!! And you two pop culture posers need IMDB to figure out that was Jan from the office?????

I hate that the creators have been ousted, and that episode, troubadors aside, did blow. I think the christopher sex plot was the Palladino "FU" I hope b/c as a plot twist its embaressment

And, unlike u, I am pro Rory but the Mitchum stuff is P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C...

I agree with the music critic, this season has been a huge bummer....

Hater Larry

May 11, 2006 6:39 PM  
Blogger youthlarge said...

DMR knew the woman was familiar. i had no clue who she might be.

also, not sure how much empathy i have for the Palladinos. they wanted a 2 year contract, instead they were offered 1 year @ 5 million. hmmm....

May 11, 2006 10:05 PM  
Blogger planbreaker said...

The whole season felt like a Palladino "FU," with all of the Luke stuff (new daughter, personality change) and then the finale. It's like they left this huge mess for someone else to clean up.

But like everyone else, I'll still watch next year-- the last year.

May 12, 2006 10:00 AM  

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