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1.3 Kill Me Now

Updated: Sep 17, 2021

Air date: October 19, 2000

Time the word "coffee" mentioned: 3


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EPISODE RUN-THROUGH


--- Cassoulet

--- I'm sorry, Dad. How do you mix up Anton and Sophia? What do you mean? Well, one is a man and one is a woman. And your point being? That one is a man and one is a woman. I have a lot to do in a day, Lorelai. I don't have time to keep up with the multitude of people that your mother employs. But one is a man... and one is a woman.

--- Trailblazer

--- Equestrian

--- Patron of the arts

--- Masquerade balls

--- Physical fitness is as important as intellectual fitness.

- Plato

- The Republic by Plato

--- I told her she should go out for the debating team. It's not a sport. It is the way the Gilmore's play.

- Debating team

--- Basketball

--- Lacrosse

--- Swimming

--- Track

--- Golf

--- You can use your mother's old golf clubs. They're upstairs gathering dust along with the rest of her potential.

--- Butcher

--- Bob Barker

- The Price is Right

--- Blindsided

--- That lunatic rich lady with the lion head

- Jocelyn Wildenstein

--- Diatribe

--- Advil

--- Antonio Banderas

--- Jordan almonds

--- The teacher in the Charlie Brown cartoon

- Charlie Brown

- You're in Love, Charlie Brown

--- A really snooty Doublemint commercial

- Doublemint

--- Tee off at

--- Tiger Woods

--- FBI

--- Forscape and D.S.S.

--- Now, what do you know golf? That it's a good walk spoiled?

- Mark Twain

--- There are no rights and wrongs to the learning process

--- Endive

--- The world was flat until someone took a boat trip

- Flat earth

--- Polaroid

--- Excruciating

--- Country club

--- Tell me something happy. I can't make the strawberry shortcake. Wow. You suck at this game.

- Strawberry shortcake

--- Post-it

--- Public access station

--- Obscene

--- Serene

--- Myriad

--- Yen

--- Paris

--- Rome

--- London

--- Prague

--- Istanbul

--- Fez

--- Europe

--- Hostel thing

--- Odious

--- Litigation

--- Tulle

--- Tutu

--- Luxembourg Gardens

--- N'Sync

--- Pepe le Pew

- The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie

--- Nefarious

--- Conspiracy

--- Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

--- Peyton Place (movie)

--- Peyton Place (tv series)

--- I'll steel myself

--- All things frilly

--- Broker

--- Environmental blight

--- Well, good intentions and no physical exertion whatsoever is what the game of golf was built on

--- Devastators

--- A fez (hat)

--- La Casa by Graham Preskett & Mauricio Venegas

--- Metronome

--- Choreographer

--- Dad? Yeah, it's Lorelai. Who else calls you "dad"?

--- Samuel Barber

--- John Cage

--- Philip Glass

--- Shania Twain

--- Man! I Feel Like a Woman! by Shaina Twain

--- Jukebox

--- Mencken's Chrestomathy

- A Mencken Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken

- H.L. Mencken

--- Thelonious

--- Steinway

--- You know what I was thinking? That Madonna and Sean Penn should get remarried? Besides that.

- Madonna

- Sean Penn

--- Paring knife

--- Spider monkey

--- Prozac

--- A Kiss to Build a Dream On by Louis Armstrong

--- Tucson

--- Arizona

--- Sister Sledge

--- We Are Family by Sister Sledge

--- Do you want something to drink? Are you trying to make up? No, I'm trying to hydrate you.

--- A crazy evil spirit obsessed with bra size took over my body. It happens.

--- Cheer

--- MTV

--- Well, now especially that the crack den is closed down on the corner, all her really good friends are gone.

--- First edition of his memoirs (Mencken)

- My Life as Author and Editor by H.L. Mencken

- Happy Days: Mencken's Autobiography: 1880-1892 by H.L. Mencken

- Heathen Days: Mencken's Autobiography: 1890-1936 by H.L. Mencken

- Newspaper Days, 1899-1906: Volume 2 of Mencken's Autobiography by H.L. Mencken

--- Here They Go by Sam Phillips


 

GLOSSARY

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A FEZ (HAT) – also called Tarboosh, is a felt headdress in the shape of a short cylindrical peakless hat, usually red, and sometimes with a tassel attached to the top. It refers to the Moroccan city of Fez where the dye to color the hat was extracted from crimson berries.


A GOOD WALK SPOILED – often attributed to a quote by Mark Twain in that golf is a good walk spoiled, but this is not the case. The saying appeared in “The Saturday Evening Post” in August 1948. However, Twain died in 1910.


A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON BY LOUIS ARMSTRONG – a song composed by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Oscar Hammerstein II. In 1935, Kalmar and Ruby wrote a song called “Moonlight on the Meadow” for the Marx Brothers film A Night at the Opera (1935) but the song was not used. Hammerstein later adapted the lyrics to be “A Kiss to Build a Dream On” and it was recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1951.

A MENCKEN CHRESTOMATHY BY H.L MENCKEN – edited and annotated by H.L.M., this is a selection from his out-of-print writings. They come mostly from his books – the six installments of the Prejudices series, A Book of Burlesques, In Defense of Women, Notes on Democracy, Making a President, A Book of Calumny, Treatise on Right and Wrong – but there are also magazine and newspaper pieces that never got between covers (from the American Mercury, the Smart Set, and the Baltimore Evening Sun) and some notes that were never previously published at all.

ADVIL – also known as ibuprofen, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used to treat fever and mild to severe pain.

ALL THINGS FRILLY – this means that Mr. Neville likes wearing women’s underwear.

ANTONIO BANDERAS – Jose Antonio Dominguez Bandera, known professionally as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish-American actor, film producer, and director. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Cannes Best Actor Award and nominations for a Tony Award, an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards.

ARIZONA – a southwestern U.S. state, with Phoenix as its capital, best known for the Grand Canyon, which is the mile-deep chasm carved by the Colorado River. Flagstaff, a ponderosa pine-covered mountain town, is a major gateway to the Grand Canyon. Other natural sites include Saguaro National Park, protecting cactus-filled Sonoran Desert landscape. Tucson is University of Arizona territory and home to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

BASKETBALL – colloquially referred to as hoops, is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender’s hoop mounted 10 feet high to a backboard at each end of the court while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop.

BLINDSIDED – verb; catch (someone) unprepared; attack from an unexpected position.

BOB BARKER – Robert William Barker is an American retired television game show host. He is known for hosting CBS’s The Price is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history. He is also known for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974.

BROKER – a person or firm who arranges transactions between a buyer and a seller for a commission when the deal is executed. A broker who also acts as a seller or as a buyer becomes a principal party to the deal.

BUTCHERa person whose trade is cutting up and selling meat in a shop; a dealer in meat.

CASSOULET – a rich, slow-cooked casserole containing meat, pork skin, and white beans, originating in southern France. It is named after its traditional cooking vessel, the casserole, a deep, round, earthenware pot with slanting sides.

CHARLIE BROWN – the principal character of the comic strip Peanuts, syndicated in daily and Sunday newspapers in numerous countries all over the world. Depicted as a “lovable loser,” Charlie Brown is one of the great American archetypes and a popular and widely recognized cartoon character.

CHEER – a laundry detergent sold in the United States and Canada. Manufactured by Procter & Gamble and sold since 1950.

CHOREOGRAPHER – a person who composes the sequence of steps and moves for a performance of dance.

CONSPIRACY – a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.

COUNTRY CLUB – a privately owned club, often with a membership quota and admittance by invitation or sponsorship, that generally offers both a variety of recreational sports and facilities for dining and entertaining. Typical athletic offerings are golf, tennis, and swimming.

DEBATING TEAM – a group of people (usually school or college students) who take part in competitive debates, which are formal discussions of a subject. A debate is an argument with rules. In a standard debate, two teams are presented with a resolution or topic, and each team has a set period of time to prepare an argument. One team argues in favor (pro) and the other argues in opposition (con). A judge or a panel of judges assigns points based on the strength of the arguments and the professionalism of the teams. One team is usually declared the winner, and that team advances to a new round.

DEVASTATORS – to lay waste or make desolate; ravage; destroy.

DIATRIBE – known less formally as a rant, is a lengthy oration, though often reduced to writing, made in criticism of someone or something, often employing humor, sarcasm, and appeals to emotion.

DOUBLEMINT – a variety of chewing gum made by the Wrigley Company; according to early advertisements, it is “double strength” peppermint flavored. It was launched in the United States in 1914 and has had variable market share since then. As a play on the word “double” in the name, the company began to feature identical twins as an advertising campaign. This began in 1939 and went on for many years hiring different sets of twins.

ENDIVE – a leaf vegetable belonging to the genus Cichorium, which includes several similar, bitter, leafed vegetables.

ENVIRONMENTAL BLIGHT – a disease or injury of plants marked by the formation of lesions, withering, and death of parts (such as leaves and tubers).

EQUESTRIAN – representing a person mounted on a horse; of or relating to horseback riding or horseback riders.

EUROPE – a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia and is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and Asia to the east.

EXCRUCIATING – intensely painful.

FBI – founded in 1908, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, headquartered in Washington D.C., is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States and its principal federal law enforcement agency.

FEZ – a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. It’s primarily known for its Fes el Bali walled medina, with medieval Marinid architecture, vibrant souks and old-world atmosphere. The medina is home to religious schools such as the 14th-century Bou Inania and Al Attarine, both decorated with elaborate cedar carvings and ornate tile work.

FLAT EARTH – an archaic conception of Earth’s shape as a plane or disk believed by many ancient cultures, including Greece until the classical period, the Bronze Age and Iron Age civilizations of the Near East until the Hellenistic period, India until the Gupta period (early centuries AD), and China until the 17th century.

FORSCAPE AND D.S.S. – two fictional finance companies.

GOLF – a club-and-ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.

H.L. MENCKEN – Henry Louis Mencken was an American journalist, essayist, satirist, cultural critic, and scholar of American English. He commented widely on the social scene, literature, music, prominent politicians, and contemporary movements.

HAPPY DAYS: MENCKEN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY: 1880 – 1892 BY H.L. MENCKEN – the first of an autobiography trilogy by H.L. Mencken, covering his days as a child in Baltimore, Maryland from birth through age twelve. It was followed by Newspaper Days, 1899 – 1906 and Heathen Days, 1890 – 1936.

HEATHEN DAYS: MENCKEN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY: 1890 – 1936 BY H.L. MENCKEN – in the third volume of his autobiography, H.L. Mencken looks back on his life and declares it “very busy and excessively pleasant.” He imparts the impressive education he received from Hoggie Unglebower, the best dog trainer in Christendom, and the survival techniques he employed at Baltimore Polytechnic, where he learned to protect his fingers from power tools and his character from the influence of algebra.

HERE THEY GO BY SAM PHILLIPS – plays at the end when Lorelai is sitting alone on the couch.

HOSTEL THING – a hostel is a form of low-cost, short-term shared sociable lodging where guests can rent a bed, usually a bunk bed in a dormitory, with shared use of a lounge and sometimes a kitchen. Rooms can be mixed or single-sex and have private or shared bathrooms.

ISTANBUL – a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. In the Sultanahmet district, the open-air, Roman-era Hippodrome was for centuries the site of chariot races, and Egyptian obelisks also remain. The iconic Byzantine Hagia Sophia features a soaring 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.

I’LL STEEL MYSELF – to make (oneself) ready for something difficult or unpleasant; to fill (oneself) with determination and courage.

JOCELYN WILDENSTEIN – an American socialite known for her extensive cosmetic surgery, resulting in her catlike appearance; her 1999 high-profile divorce from billionaire art dealer and businessman Alec Wildenstein; and her extravagant lifestyle and subsequent bankruptcy filing.

JOHN CAGE – John Milton Cage Jr. was an American composer, music theorist, artist, and philosopher. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde.

JORDAN ALMONDS – a bite-sized form of confectionery with a hard-outer shell, are often used as wedding favors, with the “bitter” almonds and “sweet” sugar symbolizing the bitterness of life and sweetness of love.

JUKEBOX – a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that will play a patron’s selection from self-contained media. The classic jukebox has buttons, with letters and numbers on them, which, when one of each group entered after each other, are used to select a specific record.

LA CASA BY GRAHAM PRESKETT & MAURICIO VENEGAS – plays when Miss Patti is teaching the twin couples how to dance to their wedding at the inn.

LACROSSE – a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. It is the oldest organized sport in North America, with its origins in a tribal game played by the indigenous peoples of the Eastern Woodlands and by various other indigenous peoples of North America.

LITIGATION – the process of taking legal action, such as a lawsuit, which is a proceeding by a party or parties against another in the civil court of law.

LONDON – the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic “Big Ben” clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex and the entire city.

LUXEMBOURG GARDENS – the Jardin du Luxembourg, also known in English as the Luxembourg Gardens, is in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. It was created beginning in 1612 by Marie de’ Medici, the widow of King Henry IV of France, for a new residence she constructed, the Luxembourg Palace.

MADONNA – Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Referred to as the “Queen of Pop,” she is regarded as one of the most influential figures in popular culture. Madonna is noted for her continual reinvention and versatility in music production, songwriting, and visual presentation.

MAN! I FEEL LIKE A WOMAN! BY SHANIA TWAIN – a song recorded by Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain taken from her third studio album, Come on Over. The song went to #23 in the U.S., but #4 on the country music charts, as well as #2 in Canada on the country music charts. The song earned Twain a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. In the show, this is Jessica’s choice for wedding music.

MARK TWAIN – Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publishers, and lecturer. He was lauded as the “greatest humorist [in the United States] has produced,” and William Faulkner called him “the father of American literature.”

MASQUERADE BALLS – an event in which many participants attend in costume wearing a mask. Less formal "costume parties" may be a descendant of this tradition. A masquerade ball usually encompasses music and dancing. These nighttime events are used for entertainment and celebrations.

MENCKEN’S CHRESTOMATHY – refers to A Mencken Chrestomathy by H.L Mencken. (see A Mencken Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken).

METRONOME – a device that produces an audible click or other sound at a regular interval that can be set by the user, typically in beats per minute. Musicians use the device to practice playing to a regular pulse. Metronomes typically include synchronized visual motion.


MTV – an American cable channel, launched on August 1, 1981. Based in New York City, it serves as the flagship property of the ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks division of ViacomCBS, also headquartered in New York City.

MY LIFE AS AUTHOR AND EDITOR BY H.L. MENCKEN – H. L. Mencken stipulated that this memoir remain sealed in a vault for thirty-five years after his death. For good reason: My Life as Author and Editor is so telling and uproariously opinionated that is might have provoked a storm of libel suits. As he recounts his career as a critic, essayist, and editor of the ground-breaking magazine Smart Set, Mencken brings us face to face with the literary aristocracy of his day, from the dour womanizer Theodore Dreiser to F. Scott Fitzgerald, drowning his gifts in alcohol. Here, too, are the hacks, poseurs, and bohemian crackpots who flocked around them. Most of all, here is Mencken himself, defying censors and Prohibition agents with equal aplomb in an age when literature was a contact sport.

MYRIAD – a countless or extremely great number.

NEFARIOUS – wicked or criminal.

NEWSPAPER DAYS, 1899 – 1906: VOLUME 2 OF MENCKEN’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY H.L. MENCKEN – In the second volume of his autobiographical writings, H. L. Mencken recalls his early years as a reporter.

N’SYNC – was an American boy band formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995 and launched in Germany by BMG Ariola Munich. NSYNC consisted of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass.

OBSCENE – offensive or disgusting by accepted standards of morality and decency.

ODIOUS – extremely unpleasant; repulsive.

PARING KNIFE – a small knife used mainly for peeling fruits and vegetables.

PARIS – France's capital is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its café culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

PATRON OF THE ARTS – someone who acts as a patron to or supports charities, organizations, and individuals that work in or concern the arts.

PEPE LE PEW – a character from the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons, first introduced in 1945. Depicted as a French striped skunk, Pepé is constantly in search of love.

PEYTON PLACE (MOVIE) – a 1957 American drama film directed by Mark Robson, and starring Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Diane Varsi, Arthur Kennedy, Russ Tamblyn, and Terry Moore. It follows numerous residents of a small fictional New England mill town in the years surrounding World War II, where scandal, homicide, suicide, incest, and moral hypocrisy belie its tranquil façade. It is based on the bestselling 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious.

PEYTON PLACE (SHOW) – an American prime-time soap opera which aired on ABC in half-hour episodes from September 15, 1964, to June 2, 1969. Loosely based upon the 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious, the series was preceded by a 1957 film adaptation.


PEYTON PLACE BY GRACE METALIOUS – a 1956 novel by American author Grace Metalious. The novel describes how three women are forced to come to terms with their identity, both as women and as sexual beings, in a small, conservative, gossipy New England town, with recurring themes of hypocrisy, social inequities and class privilege in a tale that includes incest, abortion, adultery, lust and murder. It sold 60,000 copies within the first ten days of its release and remained on The New York Times best seller list for 59 weeks.

PHILIP GLASS – is an American composer and pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century. Glass's work has been associated with minimalism, being built up from repetitive phrases and shifting layers.

PLATO – was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought, and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

POLAROID – the instant camera is a type of camera which uses self-developing film to create a chemically developed print shortly after taking the picture. Polaroid Corporation pioneered consumer-friendly instant cameras and film and were followed by various other manufacturers.

POST-IT – a Post-it Note is a small piece of paper with a re-adherable strip of glue on its back, made for temporarily attaching notes to documents and other surfaces. A low-tack pressure-sensitive adhesive allows the notes to be easily attached, removed and even re-posted elsewhere without leaving residue.

PRAGUE – capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock, which gives an animated hourly show. Completed in 1402, pedestrian Charles Bridge is lined with statues of Catholic saints.

PROZAC – generically known as fluoxetine, is a drug that can treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia nervosa, and panic disorder.

PUBLIC ACCESS STATION – is traditionally a form of non-commercial mass media where the general public can create content television programming which is narrowcast through cable TV specialty channels.

ROME – is the capital city and a special comune of Italy as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for almost three millennia. With 2,860,009 residents, it is also the country's most populated comune.

SAMUEL BARBER – Samuel Osmond Barber II was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century; music critic Donal Henahan stated, "Probably no other American composer has ever enjoyed such early, such persistent and such long-lasting acclaim."

SEAN PENN – Sean Justin Penn is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He has won two Academy Awards, for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River and the biopic Milk.

SERENE – calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil.

SHANIA TWAIN – Eilleen "Shania" Twain OC is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time. Her success garnered her several honorific titles including the "Queen of Country Pop."

SISTER SLEDGE – is an American musical vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1971, the group consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim, and Kathy Sledge. The siblings achieved international success at the height of the disco era.

SPIDER MONKEY – are New World monkeys belonging to the genus Ateles, part of the subfamily Atelinae, family Atelidae. Like other atelines, they are found in tropical forests of Central and South America, from southern Mexico to Brazil.

STEINWAY – Steinway & Sons, also known as Steinway, is an American piano company, founded in 1853 in Manhattan by German piano builder Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg. The company's growth led to the opening of a factory in New York City, United States, and later a factory in Hamburg, Germany.

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE – is a sweet cake or biscuit in the American sense that is a crumbly bread that has been leavened with baking powder or baking soda. In the UK, the term shortcake refers to a biscuit like shortbread. They are generally less dense and crunchier and drier than shortbread.

SWIMMING – the sport or activity of propelling oneself through water using the limbs.

TEE OFF AT – to start or begin; to drive from a tee.

THAT LUNATIC RICH LADY WITH THE LION HEAD – refers to Jocelyn Wildenstein (see Jocelyn Wildenstein).

THE LOONEY, LOONEY, LOONEY BUGS BUNNY MOVIE – this animated compilation features various short films starring Bugs Bunny, who also appears as the host between segments. Among the movie's highlights are the acclaimed "Knighty Knight Bugs," which finds the mischievous rabbit tormenting the ornery Yosemite Sam in the era of King Arthur, and "The Unmentionables," which presents Bugs facing off against the pint-sized gangster Rocky and his dim crony, Mugsy. Other characters that turn up in the collection include Daffy Duck and Porky Pig.

THE PRICE IS RIGHT – hosted by Bob Barker until 2007 and Drew Carey thereafter -- features a wide variety of games and contests with the same basic challenge: Guess the prices of everyday (or not-quite-everyday) retail items. Four contestants, all of whom are seated in one of the wildest audiences in daytime game-show history, are called to the stage to play a preliminary pricing round. That winner joins the host on stage for one of more than 70 different pricing games. After three such games, the contestants spin a big wheel -- hoping to get as close to $1 as possible -- in the "Showcase Showdown." The two highest winners of that round advance to the final, where prizes could be cars or roomful of furniture. A trio of models presents the prizes.

THE REPUBLIC BY PLATO – is a Socratic dialogue, authored by Plato around 375 BC, concerning justice, the order and character of the just city-state, and the just man.

THE TEACHER IN THE CHARLIE BROWN CARTOON – Michel is referring to the popular Peanuts cartoon strip by Charles Shultz, featuring Charlie Brown as the main character. In the original cartoons, adults were referred to but never drawn, and this continued with the first television special. The 1967 Peanuts television special You’re in Love, Charlie Brown had a classroom scene which interacted with a teacher named Miss Othmar. Her voice was represented with a wah-wah sound made by a trombone. Since then all adult voices have been represented by the trombone sound.

THELONIOUS – Thelonious Sphere Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer. He had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "'Round Midnight," "Blue Monk," "Straight, No Chaser," "Ruby, My Dear," "In Walked Bud," and "Well, You Needn't."

TIGER WOODS – Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins and ranks second in men's major championships and holds numerous golf records. Woods is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers, and one of the most famous athletes of all time.

TRACK – track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from where the sport takes place, a running track and a grass field for the throwing and some of the jumping events.

TRAILBLAZER – is a pioneer, somebody who's willing to take risks and go in a path that isn't already there. They blaze a trail and leave a path for others.

TUCSON – is a city in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and is home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census put the population at 520,116, while the 2015 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area was 980,263.

TULLE – a soft, fine silk, cotton, or nylon material like net, used for making veils and dresses.

TUTU – a female ballet dancer's costume consisting of a bodice and an attached skirt incorporating numerous layers of fabric, this being either short and stiff and projecting horizontally from the waist (the classical tutu) or long, soft, and bell-shaped (the romantic tutu).

WE ARE FAMILY BY SISTER SLEDGE – is a song recorded by American vocal group Sister Sledge. Composed by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers, they both offered the song to Atlantic Records; although the record label initially declined, the track was released as a single from the album of the same name in April 1979 and began to gain club and radio play, eventually becoming the group's signature song.

YEN – a strong desire or inclination.

YOU’RE IN LOVE, CHARLIE BROWN – is the fourth prime-time animated television special based upon the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It originally aired on CBS on June 12, 1967. This was the second non-holiday-oriented Peanuts special, following Charlie Brown's All-Stars.


 

INDEX BY CATEGORY

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LITERATURE

A Mencken Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken

Happy Days: Mencken's Autobiography: 1880 – 1892 by H.L. Mencken

Heathen Days: Mencken's Autobiography: 1890 – 1936 by H.L. Mencken

My Life as Author and Editor by H.L. Mencken

Newspaper Days, 1899 – 1906: Volume 2 of Mencken's Autobiography by H.L. Mencken

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

The Republic by Plato

LOCATIONS

Arizona

Europe

Fez

Istanbul

London

Luxembourg Gardens

Paris

Prague

Rome

Tucson

FILM

Peyton Place (1957)

Peyton Place (1964 - 1969)

The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)

The Price is Right (1972)

You're in Love, Charlie Brown (1967)


MUSIC

A Kiss to Build a Dream On by Louis Armstrong

Here They Go by Sam Phillips

La Casa by Graham Preskett & Mauricio Venegas

Man! I Feel Like a Woman! by Shania Twain

We Are Family by Sister Sledge


POP CULTURE

A really snooty Doublemint commercial

All things frilly

Antonio Banderas

Bob Barker

Charlie Brown

Doublemint

First edition of his memoirs (Mencken)

Flat earth

H.L. Mencken

Jocelyn Wildenstein

John Cage

Madonna

Mark Twain

Mencken's Chrestomathy

N'SYNC

Pepe le Pew

Philip Glass

Plato

Post-it

Samuel Barber

Sean Penn

Shania Twain

Sister Sledge

Steinway

That lunatic rich lady with the lion head

The teacher in the Charlie Brown cartoon

Thelonious

Tiger Woods


QUOTES

"A crazy evil spirit obsessed with bra size took over my body." "It happens." – Lorelai & Rory


"Dad? Yeah, it's Lorelai. Who else calls you 'dad'?" – Lorelai


"Do you want something to drink?" "Are you trying to make up?" "No, I'm trying to hydrate you." – Lorelai & Rory


"I told her she should go out for the debating team." "It's not a sport." "It is the way the Gilmores play." – Lorelai & Rory


"I'm sorry Dad. How do you mix up Anton and Sophia?" "What do you mean?" "Well, one is a man and one is a woman." "And your point being?" "That one is a man and one is a woman." "I have a lot to do in a day, Lorelai. I don't have time to keep up with the multitude of people that your mother employs." "But one is a man... and one is a woman." – Lorelai & Richard


"Now, what do you know about golf?" "That it's a good walk spoiled?" – Richard & Rory


"Physical fitness is as important as intellectual fitness." – Richard


"Tell me something happy." "I can't make the strawberry shortcake." "Wow. You suck at this game." – Lorelai & Sookie


"The world was flat until someone took a boat trip." – Jackson


"There are no rights and wrongs to the learning process." – Richard


"Well good intentions and no physical exertion whatsoever is what the game of golf was built on." – Lorelai


"Well, now especially that the crack den is closed down on the corner all her really good friends are gone." – Lorelai


"You can use your mother's old golf clubs. They're upstairs gathering dust along with the rest of her potential." – Emily


"You know what I was thinking?" "That Madonna and Sean Penn should get remarried?" "Besides that." – Lorelai & Rory


VOCABULARY

A fez (hat)

Advil

Basketball

Blindsided

Broker

Butcher

Cassoulet

Cheer

Choreographer

Conspiracy

Country club

Debating team

Devastators

Diatribe

Endive

Environmental blight

Equestrian

Excruciating

FBI

Forscape and D.S.S.

Golf

Hostel thing

I'll steel myself

Jordan almonds

Jukebox

Lacrosse

Litigation

Masquerade balls

Metronome

MTV

Myriad

Nefarious

Obscene

Odious

Paring knife

Patron of the arts

Polaroid

Prozac

Public access station

Serene

Spider monkey

Strawberry shortcake

Swimming

Tee off at

Track

Trailblazer

Tulle

Tutu

Yen


 

INDEX A - Z

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A Kiss to Build a Dream On by Louis Armstrong

A Mencken Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken

A fez (hat)

A good walk spoiled

Advil

All things frilly

Antonio Banderas

Arizona

Basketball

Blindsided

Bob Barker

Broker

Butcher

Cassoulet

Charlie Brown

Cheer

Choreographer

Conspiracy

Country club

Debating team

Devastators

Diatribe

Doublemint

Endive

Environmental blight

Equestrian

Europe

Excruciating

FBI

Fez

Flat Earth

Forscape and D.S.S.

Golf

H.L. Mencken

Happy Days: Mencken's Autobiography: 1880 - 1892 by H.L. Mencken

Heathen Days: Mencken's Autobiography: 1890 - 1936 by H.L. Mencken

Here They Go by Sam Phillips

Hostel thing

Istanbul

I'll steel myself

Jocelyn Wildenstein

John Cage

Jordan almonds

Jukebox

La Casa by Graham Preskett & Mauricio Venegas

Lacrosse

Litigation

London

Luxembourg Gardens

MTV

Madonna

Man! I Feel Like a Woman! by Shania Twain

Mark Twain

Masquerade balls

Mencken's Chrestomathy

Metronome

My Life as Author and Editor by H.L. Mencken

Myriad

Nefarious

Newspaper Days, 1899 - 1906: Volume 2 of Mencken's Autobiography by H.L. Mencken

N'SYNC

Obscene

Odious

Paring knife

Paris

Patron of the Arts

Pepe le Pew

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Peyton Place (movie)

Peyton Place (TV series)

Philip Glass

Plato

Polaroid

Post-It

Prague

Prozac

Public access station

Rome

Samuel Barber

Sean Penn

Serene

Shania Twain

Sister Sledge

Spider monkey

Steinway

Strawberry shortcake

Swimming

Tee off at

The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie

The Price is Right

The Republic by Plato

The teacher in the Charlie Brown cartoon

Thelonious

Tiger Woods

Track

Trailblazer

Tucson

Tulle

Tutu

We are Family by Sister Sledge

Yen

You're in Love, Charlie Brown




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