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1.4 The Deer Hunters

Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Air date: October 26, 2000

Time the word "coffee" mentioned: 5


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EPISODE RUN-THROUGH


--- The Deer Hunter

--- Legal pads

--- You need 3 highlighters? Yes. Three? Yes. That's a very random number. Three is not a random number. No, but I mean how did you get to the number 3? One dries up, one gets lost, I have one left. You have really thought this out. Yes, I have. What came first - the chicken or the egg?

- The chicken or the egg

--- Somber

--- Maudlin

--- Manic-depressive

--- Lithium

--- Stage an intervention

--- Post-It

--- To err is human

- An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope

--- Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare

--- Small world

--- McDonald's

- Would you like fries with that?

--- You know what Mary, see I can't figure out why we're not friends. I think it's because I make you nervous. I think it's because you can't learn my name.

--- Convent

--- Imbécile

--- Chevalier

- Maurice Chevalier

--- You're stupid, blind, and clumsy. Well, at least I'm not French.

--- Italian loafers

--- Versace

--- Pacifier

--- High tea

--- To your corner

--- Oh, behold in theaters now, the thing that reads a lot.

- The Thing from Another World

--- Food critic

--- Divine

--- Delectable

--- Delirious

--- A rave

--- Hothouse tomatoes

--- Lobster bisque

--- Entrée

--- Starter

--- Much-lauded

--- Risotto

--- Handkerchief pasta

--- What is going on here? We are young and fiery women. Studying? Shopping lists? Where's "to hell with it all"? Where's "throwing caution to the wind?" Where's --- oh shoot, the linen delivery. You go girl.

- Fiery

- Throwing caution to the wind

- You go girl

--- Grisly

--- Liposuction

--- Go to your room

--- If you let me study now, I'll play with you this weekend.

--- Run interference

--- Marco Polo

- Marco Polo (game)

--- Puffed rice cake

--- Snickers

--- The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

--- That is chocolate covered death. With a creamy caramel surprise.

--- Iron Man by Black Sabbath

--- Black Sabbath

--- Steely Dan

--- Boston (rock band)

--- Queen

--- Mozart

--- Artie Shaw

--- Harpist

--- Joan of Arc

--- Hartford

--- Scrunchies

--- Slam

--- Monologue

--- Porcini

--- Morel

--- Huckleberry

--- Elizabethan literature

--- Marlowe

- Christopher Marlowe

--- Bacon

- Sir Francis Bacon

--- Ben Jonson

--- John Webster

--- Advance Placement test

--- Pothole

--- Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and a camel

- Jesus

- Virgin Mary

- Joseph

--- It's a test. Yeah, I know. What's exciting about a test? Do you play golf? Yes, I do. You explain yours, I'll explain mine.

- Golf

--- Scholarship student

--- Well you know not drinking it is always an option. Not in my world.

--- SAT

--- Harvard

--- Ill-fated

--- Mortify

--- B-52's

--- Klutz

--- Dismal

--- Falter

--- You look like you need pie. I do? Violent pencil tossing usually signals the need for pie.

--- Trout

--- Bookworm

--- I hate when I'm an idiot and I don't even know it. I like to be aware of my idiocy --- to really revel in it, take pictures. I feel we missed a prime Christmas card opportunity.

- Revel

--- Oh, honey, you once told me that you loved Saved by the Bell. What could be more humiliating than that?

- Saved by the Bell

--- I know. It was Stars Hollow High. A "D" at Stars Hollow is like an "F" at Chilton. It's worse, it's like a "G" or a "W." So, I'm guessing the spelling test didn't go well either?

--- Self-pity

--- Belabor

--- Hardy

--- Bard with a beard

- Bard

--- Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare

--- Scotch tape

--- Goatee

--- Those glasses with the big nose

- Groucho glasses

--- May I be fired now? Absolutely.

--- The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

--- Who's Who and What's What in Shakespeare: A Complete A to Z Reference Guide with Over 6,000 Entries by Evangeline M. O'Connor

--- Richard III by William Shakespeare

--- Sonnet

--- Poem

--- Sonnet 126 by William Shakespeare

--- Iambic pentameter

--- Sonnet 145 by William Shakespeare

--- Tetrameter

--- Horseradish sauce

--- Beauty sleep

--- Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

--- My Darling by Wilco

--- Wendy by Wesley Wang & Gavin McNett

--- You hit a deer? No, I got hit by a deer. You don't believe me? I've got antler prints on the side of my mother's car.

--- William Shakespeare's birthday

--- William Shakespeare's mother

- Mary Arden

--- Quippy

--- Pat Benatar

--- Riesling

--- Zucchini

--- There is a man with a funny accent on the phone asking for you. Really? Did you guys exchange the secret handshake?

- Secret handshake

--- The dog ate my homework

--- Going postal

--- Stodgy

--- Rathole

--- Il Duce

--- Gauchos

--- Flashdance

--- Even-tempered

--- You did! You got hit by a deer. It just came out of nowhere. You couldn't just run into a wall like other kids?

--- Impromptu

--- Kamikaze

--- Alright, wait up! So, what does the deer look like? Huh? Does it have any distinguishing marks --- besides the word "Jeep" imprinted on its forehead?

- Jeep

--- Ballistic

--- I'll still love you. Even if you can't support me in my old age in the fabulous manner to which I plan on growing accustomed. I'll remember that generous gesture.

--- I do however reserve the right to change my mind. That's your prerogative as long as you remain a woman.

- Prerogative

--- Oh, I didn't yell at him. You called him "Il Duce." Which means "kind sir" in Cantonese.

- Cantonese

--- Just a little further. I just hope he didn't hurt himself. I just hope he has insurance.

--- It's us. We're not here. We have a life. Get over it. [answering machine]


 

GLOSSARY

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A RAVE – to speak or write about someone or something with great enthusiasm or admiration; an extremely enthusiastic recommendation or appraisal.


ADVANCE PLACEMENT TEST – exams offered in United States by the College Board and are taken each May by students. The tests are the culmination of year-long Advanced Placement courses. AP exams have a multiple-choice section and a free-response section.


AN ESSAY ON CRITICISM BY ALEXANDER POPE – one of the first major poems written by the English writer Alexander Pope, published in 1711. It is the source of the famous quotations "To err is human, to forgive divine,” "A little learning is a dang'rous thing,” and "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread."


ARTIE SHAW – was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, actor, and author.


B-52’S – is an American new wave band which was formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976. The original line-up consisted of Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson, and Keith Strickland. Ricky Wilson died from AIDS-related illness in 1985, and Strickland switched from drums to lead guitar.


BACON – see Sir Francis Bacon.


BALLISTIC – extremely and usually suddenly excited, upset, or angry.


BARD – in Celtic cultures, a bard was a professional storyteller, verse-maker, music composer, oral historian and genealogist, employed by a patron to commemorate one or more of the patron's ancestors and to praise the patron's own activities.


BARD WITH A BEARD – as England’s national poet, William Shakespeare is often referred to as the Bard of Avon, or simply The Bard.


BEAUTY SLEEP – sleep considered to be sufficient to keep one looking young and beautiful.


BELABOR – argue or elaborate (a subject) in excessive detail.


BEN JONSON – was an English playwright and poet, whose artistry exerted a lasting influence upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularized the comedy of humors.


BLACK SABBATH – were an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1968 by guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist Geezer Butler and vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. They are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music.


BOOKWORM – is a general name for any insect that is said to bore through books. The damage to books that is commonly attributed to "bookworms" is, in truth, not caused by any species of worm.


BOSTON (ROCK BAND) – an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, which had its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Features founder and leader Tom Scholz, who played the majority of instruments on the debut album, and lead vocalist Brad Delp.


CANTONESE – relating to Canton (Guangzhou), its inhabitants, their dialect, or their cuisine; a form of Chinese spoken by over 54 million people, mainly in southeastern China (including Hong Kong).


CHEVALIER – see Maurice Chevalier.


CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE – also known as Kit Marlowe, was an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era.


CONVENT – is either a community of priests, religious brothers, religious sisters, monks or nuns; or the building used by the community, particularly in the Catholic Church, Lutheran churches, and the Anglican Communion.


DELECTABLE – (of food or drink) delicious; highly pleasing: delightful.


DELIRIOUS – in a state of wild excitement or ecstasy.


DISMAL – depressing; dreary.


DIVINE – of, from, or like God or a god; excellent; delightful.


ELIZABETHAN LITERATURE – refers to bodies of work produced during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and is considered to be one of the most splendid ages of English literature.


ENTRÉE – is a dish served as the main course of the meal. Outside North America, it is generally referred to as the appetizer or starter of a meal.


EVEN-TEMPERED – not easily annoyed or angered.


FALTER – start to lose strength or momentum.


FIERY – intensely ardent, impetuous, or passionate.


FLASHDANCE – is a 1983 American romantic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne. It's about a working-class teenage girl (Jennifer Beals) who dreams of being a professional dancer.


FOOD CRITIC – a professional writer who samples and reviews food.


GAUCHOS – are wide-legged trousers for women with a cuff that ends around mid-calf. Taking their name from pants once worn by South American cowboys, they were in style for a brief period in the early to mid-1970s.


GO TO YOUR ROOM – refers to the literal command typically issued by a parent to a child to have them stay in their room for a period of time as a punishment.


GOATEE – is a style of facial hair incorporating hair on a man's chin but not his cheeks. The exact nature of the style has varied according to time and culture.


GOING POSTAL – to become uncontrollably angry to the point of violence, especially in a workplace situation.


GOLFa 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.


GRISLY – causing horror or disgust.


GROUCHO GLASSES – also known as nose glasses, the beaglepuss, or the GM 20/20s are a humorous novelty disguise which function as a caricature of the stage makeup used by the comedian Groucho Marx in his movies and vaudeville performances.


HANDKERCHIEF PASTA – square or thin rectangular pasta made from flour, white wine dough, and sometimes egg.


HARDY – robust; capable of enduring difficult conditions.


HARPIST – a musician who plays a harp which is a stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; the strings are plucked with the fingers.


HARTFORDthe capital city of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Home to the Mark Twain House & Museum.


HARVARDHarvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Established in 1636 and named for its first benefactor, clergyman John Harvard, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world.


HIGH TEA – traditionally, high tea was a heavy working-class meal served on a high table at the end of the workday, shortly after 5 P.M. that consisted of meat and fish dishes, baked goods, vegetables, and other heavy foods. It was more of a working-class meal rather than an elite social gathering.


HORSERADISH SAUCE – a piquant sauce made from horseradish root, vinegar, etc., and traditionally eaten in Britain with roast beef.


HOTHOUSE TOMATOES – the word "hothouse" is used to describe tomatoes that are grown in a greenhouse, or indoor environment.


HUCKLEBERRY – is the state fruit of Idaho. It is an American dialect word for the shrub fruit known as the bilberry – a variant of the English dialect word hurtleberry or whortleberry. In America, the term huckleberry is applied to several different species of berry, including dangleberries and blueberries.


IAMBIC PENTAMETER – is a type of metric line used in traditional English poetry and verse drama. The term describes the rhythm, or meter, established by the words in that line; rhythm is measured in small groups of syllables called "feet."


IL DUCE – Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician and journalist who founded and led the National Fascist Party.


ILL-FATED – destined to fail or have bad luck.


IMBECILE – a stupid or idiotic person.


IMPROMPTU – done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed.


IRON MAN BY BLACK SABBATH – is a song written and performed by the English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released on their 1970 album Paranoid. The lyrics tell the story of a man who time travels into the future and sees the apocalypse.


ITALIAN LOAFERS – a leather shoe shaped like a moccasin, with a low flat heel.


JEEP – is a brand of American automobile and also a division of FCA US LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian-American corporation Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.


JESUS – Jesus of Nazareth, commonly referred to as Jesus Christ or simply as Jesus or Christ, is the central figure of Christianity.


JESUS, MARY, JOSEPH AND A CAMEL – see Jesus; see Virgin Mary; see Joseph.


JOAN OF ARC – nicknamed "The Maid of Orleans," is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War, and was canonized as a Catholic saint.


JOHN WEBSTER – was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the early 17th-century English stage. His life and career overlapped William Shakespeare's.


JOSEPH – Saint Joseph is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly stepfather of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God the Father, his “heavenly father”).


KAMIKAZE – relating to a kamikaze attack or pilot; (in World War II) a Japanese aircraft loaded with explosives and making a deliberate suicidal crash on an enemy target.


KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL: ADVENTURES IN THE CULINARY UNDERBELLY BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN – is a New York Times bestselling non-fiction book written by American chef Anthony Bourdain, first published in 2000. In 2018, it topped the New York Times non-fiction paperback and non-fiction combined e-book & print lists.


KLUTZ – a clumsy, awkward, or foolish person.


LEGAL PADS – a ruled writing tablet, or pad of paper, often yellow, that measures 8½ by 14 inches, with gum binding at the top.


LIPOSUCTION – or simply lipo, is a type of fat-removal procedure used in plastic surgery.


LITHIUM – primarily used as a psychiatric medication to treat bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder that does not improve following the use of antidepressants.


LOBSTER BISQUE – is a smooth, creamy, highly seasoned soup of French origin, classically based on a strained broth of crustaceans. It can be made from lobster, langoustine, crab, shrimp, or crayfish. Alongside chowder, bisque is one of the most popular seafood soups.


MANIC-DEPRESSIVE – refers to a symptom of bipolar disorder; manic-depressive episodes may include low energy, low motivation, and loss of interest in daily activities.


MARCO POLO – was a Venetian merchant, explorer, and writer who travelled through Asia along the Silk Road between 1271 and 1295.


MARCO POLO (GAME) – a form of tag played in a swimming pool.


MARLOWE – see Christopher Marlowe.


MARY ARDENthe mother of William Shakespeare.


MAUDLIN – self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness.


MAURICE CHEVALIER – Maurice Auguste Chevalier was a French actor, cabaret singer and entertainer. At the peak of his career, he was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. When performing in English, Chevalier adopted a heavy “stage French” accent, although in everyday life he spoke fluent English with a slight American tone.


MCDONALD’S – McDonald's Corporation is an American fast food company, founded in 1940 as a restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, United States. It was franchised in 1955 by Ray Kroc. He later bought the business from the McDonald brothers, bringing in the well-known business tactics the company is known for today.


MONOLOGUE – in literature and drama, an extended speech by one person.


MORELS – are a distinct looking mushroom with a cone-shaped cap and sponge-like texture.


MORTIFY – cause (someone) to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated.


MOZART – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period.


MUCH-LAUDED – high praise.


MY DARLING BY WILCOthe third studio album by the American alternative rock band Wilco.


PACIFIER – what Americans call the standard silicone or rubber teat, with a plastic or silicone mouth shield and handle. In other countries it might be known as a dummy, teether, or soother.


PAT BENETAR – Patricia Mae Giraldo, known professionally as Pat Benatar, is an American rock singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy Award winner. In the United States, she has had two multi-platinum albums, five platinum albums, and 15 Billboard Top 40 singles, while in Canada she had eight straight platinum albums.


POEM – a piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanzaic structure.


PORCINI – an edible mushroom that can be found fresh or dried.


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.


POTHOLE – a depression in a road surface, usually asphalt pavement, where traffic has removed broken pieces of the pavement. It is usually the result of water in the underlying soil structure and traffic passing over the affected area.


PREROGATIVE – a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class.


PUFFED RICE CAKE – is a sometimes flavored, flat hard food made with puffed rice that is typically eaten as a healthy snack or used as a base for other ingredients.


QUEEN – are a British rock band formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.


QUIPPY – A witty person that enjoys delivering one-liners.


RATHOLE – a cramped or squalid room or building; used to refer to the waste of money or resources.


REVEL – enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, especially with drinking and dancing.


RICHARD III BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – is a play by William Shakespeare. It was probably written around 1593. It is labelled a history in the First Folio, and is usually considered one, but it is sometimes called a tragedy, as in the quarto edition.


RIESLING – is a white grape variety which originated in the Rhine region.


RISOTTO – an Italian dish of rice cooked in stock with other ingredients such as meat and vegetables.


RUN INTERFERENCE – to intervene on someone's behalf, typically so as to protect them from distraction or annoyance.


SAT – is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States.


SAVED BY THE BELL – is an American streaming television sitcom series developed by Tracey Wigfield that premiered on November 25, 2020, on Peacock.


SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT – is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education at a private elementary or secondary school, or a private or public post-secondary college, university, or other academic institution.


SCOTCH TAPE – is a brand name used for certain pressure sensitive tapes manufactured by 3M as part of the company’s Scotch brand.


SCRUNCHIES – is a fabric covered elastic hair tie used to fasten medium to long hair types.


SECRET HANDSHAKE – is a distinct form of handshake or greeting which conveys membership in or loyalty to a club, clique or subculture and friends.


SELF-PITY – excessive, self-absorbed unhappiness over one's own troubles.


SHAKESPEARE – see William Shakespeare.


SIR FRANCIS BACON – Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, Kt PC QC, also known as Lord Verulam, was an English philosopher and statesman who served as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. His works are credited with developing the scientific method and remained influential through the scientific revolution.


SLAM – a harsh criticism; a verbal attack.


SMALL WORLD – said to show your surprise that people or events in different places are connected.


SNICKERS – is a brand name chocolate bar made by the American company Mars, Incorporated, consisting of nougat topped with caramel and peanuts that has been enrobed in milk chocolate.


SOMBER – dark or dull in color or tone; gloomy.


SONNET – is a poetic form which originated at the Court of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in Palermo, Sicily.


SONNET 116 BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – first published in 1609. Its structure and form are a typical example of the Shakespearean sonnet.


SONNET 126 BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – Written in 1594, Sonnet 126 is one of 154 sonnets by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is the final member of the Fair Youth sequence, in which the poet shows how Time and Nature coincide.


SONNET 145 BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – is one of Shakespeare's sonnets. It forms part of the Dark Lady sequence of sonnets and is the only one written not in iambic pentameter, but instead tetrameter.


STAGE AN INTERVENTION – a process by which family and/or close friends of the addict or person suffering from a mental illness get together and confront them. Interventions are designed to persuade the addict to seek treatment or other professional help for their problems.


STARTER – is a small quantity of food that is served as the first course of a meal.


STEELY DAN – is an American rock band founded in 1972 by core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen.


STODGY – dull and uninspired.


TETRAMETER – a verse of four measures or feet.


THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG – an ancient dilemma that is commonly stated as the question, "which came first: the chicken or the egg?" It stems from the observation that all chickens hatch from eggs and all chicken eggs are laid by chickens. Basically, a never-ending loop of which came first.


THE COMEDY OF ERRORS BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – is one of William Shakespeare's early plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with a major part of the humor coming from slapstick and mistaken identity, in addition to puns and word play.


THE DEER HUNTER – the episode’s title refers to the 1978 drama film The Deer Hunter. Directed by Michael Cimino, this film is about a group of three friends who are Russian-American steelworkers, and how their lives changed by the Vietnam War.


THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK – is an English expression which carries the suggestion of being a common, poorly fabricated excuse made by schoolchildren to explain their failure to turn in an assignment on time.


THE OXFORD SHAKESPEARE BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREis the range of editions of William Shakespeare's works produced by Oxford University Press. The Oxford Shakespeare is produced under the general editorship of Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor.


THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD – often referred to as The Thing, is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction-horror film, directed by Christian Nyby and produced by Edward Lasker for Howard Hawks' Winchester Pictures Corporation. It was released by RKO Pictures. It is about an alien from a flying saucer crash found frozen in ice and is accidentally revived. It was a commercial success and it considered one of the great science fiction films of the decade.


THOSE GLASSES WITH A BIG NOSE – see Groucho glasses.


THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND – to do something without worrying about the risk or negative results.


TO ERR IS HUMAN – most likely refers to Alexander Pope’s poem “An Essay on Criticism.” The actual meaning is that it is normal for people to make mistakes.


TO YOUR CORNER – this phrase originated from boxing. It was generally said when a fighter retired to their corner during rounds. In everyday language, telling someone to go to their corner means they should shut up or go away.


TROUT – a species of freshwater fish.


VERSACE – Gianni Versace S.r.l., usually referred to simply as Versace, is an Italian luxury fashion company and trade name founded by Gianni Versace in 1978. The main collection of the brand is Versace, which produces upmarket Italian-made ready-to-wear and leather accessories. It is a favorite brand of numerous celebrities.


VIRGIN MARYMary was a first-century Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, the wife of Joseph, and the mother of Jesus, according to the canonical gospels and the Quran. The gospels of Matthew and Luke in the New Testament and the Quran describe Mary as a virgin. In Matthew and Luke, she is betrothed to Joseph.


WENDY BY WESLEY WANG & GAVIN MCNETT – no information found.


WHO’S WHO AND WHAT’S WHAT IN SHAKESPEARE: A COMPLETE A TO Z REFERENCE

GUIDE WITH OVER 6,000 ENTRIES BY EVANGELINE M. O’CONNORA quick-reference, handy guide to the plays of Shakespeare encompasses six thousand entries that cover historical dates and facts, the plots of every play, a profile of every major character, criticism from the most eminent scholars, and a glossary.


WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon.”


WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY – unknown; just that he was baptized on April 26. His birthday is traditionally commemorated on April 23 – this is because it is both the day he died, and St. George’s Day, the national saint of England.


WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S MOTHERsee Mary Arden.


WOULD YOU LIKE FRIES WITH THAT? – a question commonly asked by McDonald’s employees to further attempt to boost sales.


YOU GO GIRL – originally black American street slang used as a feminist expression of encouragement. It was popularized by Oprah Winfrey on her talk show.


ZUCCHINI – or courgette, is a summer squash of Mesoamerican origin.


 

INDEX BY CATEGORY

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LITERATURE

An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

Richard III by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 126 by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 145 by William Shakespeare

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

Who's Who and What's What in Shakespeare: A Complete A to Z Reference Guide with Over 6000 Entries by Evangeline M. O'Connor


LOCATIONS

Hartford

Harvard


FILM

Flashdance (1983)

Saved by the Bell (1989 - 1993)

The Deer Hunter (1978)

The Thing from Another World (1951)


MUSIC Iron Man by Black Sabbath

My Darling by Wilco

Wendy by Wesley Wang & Gavin McNett


POP CULTURE

Artie Shaw

B-52's

Bacon

Bard with a beard

Ben Jonson

Black Sabbath

Boston (rock band)

Chevalier

Christopher Marlowe

Elizabethan literature

Go to your room

High tea

Il Duce

Jeep

Jesus

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and a camel

Joan of Arc

John Webster

Joseph

Marco Polo

Marlowe

Mary Arden

Maurice Chevalier

McDonald's

Mozart

Pat Benatar

Post-It

Queen

Shakespeare

Sir Francis Bacon

Steely Dan

The chicken or the egg

The dog ate my homework

Those glasses with the big nose

Throwing caution to the wind

To err is human

To your corner

Versace

Virgin Mary

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's birthday

William Shakespeare's mother

Would you like fries with that?

You go girl


QUOTES

"Alright, wait up! So, what does the deer look like? Huh? Does it have any distinguishing marks besides the word "Jeep" imprinted on its forehead?" – Lorelai


"I do however reserve the right to change my mind. That's your prerogative as long as you remain a woman." – Rory & Lorelai


"I hate when I'm an idiot and I don't even know it. I like to be aware of my idiocy to really revel in it, take pictures. I feel we missed a prime Christmas card opportunity." – Lorelai


"I know. It was Stars Hollow High. A 'D' at Stars Hollow is like an 'F' at Chilton. It's worse, it's like a 'G' or a 'W.' So, I'm guessing the spelling test didn't go well either?" – Rory & Lorelai


"I'll still love you. Even if you can't support me in my old age in the fabulous manner to which I plan on growing accustomed. I'll remember that generous gesture." – Lorelai & Rory


"If you let me study now, I'll play with you this weekend." – Rory


"It's a test. Yeah, I know. What's exciting about a test? Do you play golf? Yes, I do. You explain yours, I'll explain mine." – Dad #2 & Lorelai


"It's us. We're not here. We have a life. Get over it." – Lorelai [answering machine]


"Just a little further. I just hope he didn't hurt himself. I just hope he has insurance. – Rory & Lorelai


"May I be fired now? Absolutely." – Brian & Lorelai


"Oh, I didn't yell at him. You called him 'Il Duce.' Which means 'kind sir' in Cantonese. – Lorelai & Rory


"Oh, behold in theaters now, the thing that reads a lot." – Lorelai


"Oh, honey, you once told me that you loved Saved by the Bell. What could be more humiliating than that?" – Lorelai


"That is chocolate covered death. With a creamy caramel surprise." – Mrs. Kim & Rory


"There is a man with a funny accent on the phone asking for you. Really? Did you guys exchange the secret handshake?" – Michel & Lorelai


"Well you know not drinking it is always an option. Not in my world." – Mr. Medina & Lorelai


"What is going on here? We are young and fiery women. Studying? Shopping lists? Where's "to hell with it all"? Where's "throwing caution to the wind?" Where's oh shoot, the linen delivery. You go girl." – Lorelai


"You did! You got hit by a deer. It just came out of nowhere. You couldn't just run into a wall like other kids?" – Lorelai & Rory


"You hit a deer? No, I got hit by a deer. You don't believe me? I've got antler prints on the side of my mother's car." – Mr. Medina & Rory


"You know what Mary, see I can't figure out why we're not friends. I think it's because I make you nervous. I think it's because you can't learn my name." – Tristan & Rory


"You look like you need pie. I do? Violent pencil tossing usually signals the need for pie." – Luke & Rory


"You need 3 highlighters? Yes. Three? Yes. That's a very random number. Three is not a random number. No, but I mean how did you get to the number 3? One dries up, one gets lost, I have one left. You have really thought this out. Yes, I have. What came first the chicken or the egg?" – Lorelai & Rory


"You're stupid, blind, and clumsy. Well, at least I'm not French." – Michel & Drella


VOCABULARY

A rave

Advance Placement test

Ballistic

Bard

Beauty sleep

Belabor

Bookworm

Cantonese

Convent

Delectable

Delirious

Dismal

Divine

Entrée

Even-tempered

Falter

Fiery

Food critic

Gauchos

Goatee

Going postal

Golf

Grisly

Groucho glasses

Handkerchief pasta

Hardy

Harpist

Horseradish sauce

Hothouse tomatoes

Huckleberry

Iambic pentameter

Ill-fated

Imbécile

Impromptu

Italian loafers

Kamikaze

Klutz

Legal pads

Liposuction

Lithium

Lobster bisque

Manic-depressive

Marco Polo (game)

Maudlin

Monologue

Morel

Mortify

Much-lauded

Pacifier

Poem

Porcini

Pothole

Prerogative

Puffed rice cake

Quippy

Rathole

Revel

Riesling

Risotto

Run interference

SAT

Scholarship student

Scotch tape

Scrunchies

Secret handshake

Self-pity

Slam

Small world

Snickers

Somber

Sonnet

Stage an intervention

Starter

Stodgy

Tetrameter

Trout

Zucchini


 

INDEX A - Z

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A rave

Advance Placement test

An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope

Artie Shaw

B52's

Bacon

Ballistic

Bard

Bard with a beard

Beauty sleep

Belabor

Ben Jonson

Black Sabbath

Bookworm

Boston (rock band)

Cantonese

Chevalier

Christopher Marlowe

Convent

Delectable

Delirious

Dismal

Divine

Elizabethan literature

Entrée

Even-tempered

Falter

Fiery

Flashdance

Food critic

Gauchos

Go to your room

Goatee

Going postal

Golf

Grisly

Groucho glasses

Handkerchief pasta

Hardy

Harpist

Hartford

Harvard

High tea

Horseradish sauce

Hothouse tomatoes

Huckleberry

Iambic pentameter

Il Duce

Ill-fated

Imbécile

Impromptu

Iron Man by Black Sabbath

Italian loafers

Jeep

Jesus

Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and a camel

Joan of Arc

John Webster

Joseph

Kamikaze

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain

Klutz

Legal pads

Liposuction

Lithium

Lobster bisque

Manic-depressive

Marco Polo

Marco Polo (game)

Marlowe

Mary Arden

Maudlin

Maurice Chevalier

McDonald's

Monologue

Morel

Mortify

Mozart

Much-lauded

My Darling by Wilco

Pacifier

Pat Benatar

Poem

Porcini

Post-It

Pothole

Prerogative

Puffed rice cake

Queen

Quippy

Rathole

Revel

Richard III by William Shakespeare

Riesling

Risotto