the Friday Five

Gilmore Girls

What’s that, you say? The Gilmore Girls is sooooo 2000 of me? All I have to say to that is.. you’re right. It is so 2000 of me and I’m ok with that. Last week Gilmore Girls came up in some conversation(s) with some friends of mine and I got to thinking that it was time that I revisit Stars Hollow and the cookiness that lies within it’s cute, sepia-toned ice cream shoppes and gazebos. Guess what I found there: a show that is still, after 11 years (!) hilarious, sweet, sad, real and wordy. I mean, these gals talk fast, everybody. Put on your listening ears and thinking caps because school is in session when the GG’s get going, and not just at Chilton Prep; all over the place! Want to make it interesting? Let’s make a drinking game (with your favorite coffee liqueur shots, of course) and take a shot whenever:

-a pop culture reference is being thrown around (take two if you have no idea what they’re referring to)

-someone is holding a blatantly empty coffee cup when in the scene it’s supposed to be full (can’t they just fill it with water?)

-Rory is more of the parent in the relationship,

-Luke casts a longing stare at Lorelai, or vise-versa,

-Lorelai and Emily get into an argument,

-or Sookie goes into an obnoxiously long rant about food.

I think we’ve hit our limit.

Wake Up by One Republic

Ok. I know I’m almost two years late to this party, but at least I made it, right? (This reminds me of a time when I actually did get to a party really super late. Not two years late, but more like an hour and a half late. I got really lost.) Anyway. The song Good Life from this album is in the movie Easy A (which I’ve been obsessively watching as of late) and through a bit of research (see: using my Shazam app) I figured out that One Republic was behind this song that I’ve come to love. It’s my (overplayed) jam, y’all! A coworker let me “legally” make a copy of the entire album and I haven’t really stopped listening to it in weeks. I have to say I pre-judged One Republic. I put them under the label “bands I probably won’t ever care about” not long after Apologize came out and for that, I apologize. Ba dum bum..

Andy’s Pearls of Wisdom

Andy may have had a hard time figuring out who his boss is, but I’ve had an even harder time figuring out what the best thing about Parks and Recreation is (sometimes I have network connectivity problems). That is, until I watched this video repeatedly. (Don’t worry, Ron Swanson. You’ll always hold a special place in my heart.) Chris Pratt deserves every award available on the planet for his performance as the giant, lovable oaf that is Andy Dwyer. There’s really not much else to say except that Ana Faris is a very lucky girl and did you know that the food you eat turns into energy? Boom!

Happy Endings on ABC

A Friends-eque show without a laugh track? Yes, please! While I’m still playing catch-up from missing most of the first season, it’s quickly becoming a new favorite. Just look at how far the girl from this Flight of the Conchords video and “Jo” on Scrubs 2.0 has come!

I also have to say a little something about Casey Wilson. During her stint on Saturday Night Live, she was easily the weakest link in most every skit she was in. I’m sorry to say that. But obviously sketch comedy isn’t her niche because she’s one of the best parts of this show. Quirky, sad, sometimes awkward but always hilarious she nails it and I love her for it. Brava, Casey Wilson! Brava.

Also, cast member Adam Pally is pretty hilarious as evident by this video, which happens to be a convenient segue to..

The Wonder Years on the Hub

If you don’t get chills and immediately start singing along with Joe Cocker during the opening credits of The Wonder Years, then you’re un-American. Since we’ll probably never get a dvd boxed set to add to our own collections, let’s all take a minute and write a quick thank you note to the Hub for bringing The Wonder Years back into our daily lives. Voulez-vous du beurre?

What’s your favorite Pearl of Wisdom from Andy Dwyer? Did I leave off anything from the Gilmore Girl’s drinking game? And what would you do if I sang out of tune? Happy Friday!


Molly Gentry is from Nashville, TN and has had a love of pop culture (mainly boy bands and Britney Spears) since her middle school days.  A lover of anything Jimmy Fallon or Tina Fey related and a nap enthusiast, you can find her on Twitter and FacebookRead more posts from Molly.

4 thoughts on “the Friday Five

  1. Ahhh…Luke and Lorelai. I’d also suggest drinking something extra special when Michel rolls his eyes.

    I recently went to a OneRepublic concert when I was given free tickets (the only reason I thought I’d go.) It was one of the best live shows I’ve seen. Crazy talented.

    I Heart Penny Hartz.

  2. Ooooh, how could I leave Michel out of the drinking game? He’s such a treat.

    I’ve heard One Republic puts on a great live show. I’m sad I missed them when they were in town this spring. I blame JT for not forcing their music on me earlier.

  3. First of all, I can’t tell you how excited I am to find out today that this blog exists. Something has been missing in my life and I wasn’t sure what it was until I began reading this blog. This is what’s been missing. I am now complete.

    Secondly, Happy Endings is fantastic. Each character is perfect. ABC is clearly making a run at NBC for funniest channel. I kind of wish Tom Haverford could hang out with those people.

  4. Thanks, Sam! I’m glad we could complete you. If you ever feel the need to contribute, please do. Anyone is welcome.

    My mind just exploded at the mention of Tom Haverford hanging out with the folks at Happy Endings. Just throw in some Troy & Abed and a few Ron Swanson cameos and we’re good.

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