Gilmore Girls

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Lorelai accepts Max Medina's marriage proposal, but when Emily hears about the upcoming wedding from Sookie, the elder woman is hurt and angry that Lorelai didn't bother to tell her.
Starring
Lauren GrahamAlexis BledelMelissa McCarthy
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English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Pilot
    October 5, 2000
    44min
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    When Rory gets accepted to a fancy prep school, Lorelia is forced to humble herself and ask her mother for help in paying the tuition.
  2. 2. The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton
    September 17, 1982
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    A T-shirt, shorts and cowboy boots clad Lorelai accompanies Rory on her first day at school, drawing disapproving stares from the other mothers and from Lorelai's own mother, Emily.
  3. 3. Kill Me Now
    October 18, 2000
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    When Richard and Rory form an instant bond during a wonderful day of golf, Lorelai feels left out and finds it difficult to observe Rory's emotional connection with Emily and RichardГЇВїВЅГЇВїВЅ_
  4. 4. The Deer Hunters
    October 25, 2000
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    Rory has trouble getting good grades at her new school. Lorelai becomes interested in Rory's handsome teacher.
  5. 5. Cinnamon's Wake
    November 1, 2000
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    Lorelai forgets to tell Rory that she has a date with Rory's teacher Max. Rory has a new crush.
  6. 6. Rory's Birthday Parties
    August 1, 1963
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    Rory gets upset at Emily, who plans a formal birthday party for her but feels that Rory is being ungrateful when Rory reveals that she would not like to have a formal birthday party.
  7. 7. Kiss and Tell
    August 31, 1991
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    Rory decides not to tell her mother that she and Dean have kissed. Lorelai takes the liberty of inviting Dean over, and Rory is embarrassed by her mother's actions.
  8. 8. Love and War and Snow
    July 18, 1999
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    Lorelai shares a wonderful day with Max while Rory is snowed in at her grandparents home. Lane misses Rory and comes to visit.
  9. 9. Rory's Dance
    December 4, 1996
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    Rory turns down two boys' offers to take her to a school dance and instead chooses to go with Dean. Dean gets into conflict with the two jealous boys, who were rejected by Rory.
  10. 10. Forgiveness and Stuff
    December 20, 2000
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    Richard collapses at the Gilmores' Christmas party. Dean assures Lorelai that nothing improper happened on the night he and Rory fell asleep together.
  11. 11. Paris is Burning
    May 29, 1997
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    Paris exposes the relationship between Lorelai and Rory's teacher, Max, causing a scandal. Lorelai and Max sadly part.
  12. 12. Double Date
    January 17, 2001
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    Lorelai finds herself on a hellish double date with Sookie, Jackson and Jackson's very odd cousin. Meanwhile Rory double dates with Dean, Lane and Dean's friend.
  13. 13. Concert Interruptus
    December 30, 1982
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    Trouble occurs when Rory brings her friends to a concert by The Bangles.
  14. 14. That Damn Donna Reed
    June 15, 1998
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    Rory and Dean disagree about women's roles after watching "The Donna Reed Show."
  15. 15. Christopher Returns
    February 28, 2001
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    Rory's father, Christopher, returns, causing tension in Emily and Richard's house--and forcing Lorelai to make a big decision about her family's future.
  16. 16. Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers
    July 29, 1968
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    Dean and Rory share a special evening as the town celebrates its romantic history.
  17. 17. The Breakup, Part 2
    March 14, 2001
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    Dean ends his and Rory's relationship on the their third anniversary. Refusing to indulge in self-pity, Rory attends a party and finds her classmate Tristin, who just lost his girlfriend.
  18. 18. The Third Lorelai
    December 31, 2000
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    Emily becomes worried when Lorelai's grandmother offers Lorelai a trust fund for Rory's education.
  19. 19. Emily in Wonderland
    March 10, 2000
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    Aghast to finally see the conditions in which Lorelai reared Rory instead of living with Richard and her, Emily tries to create the perfect bedroom for Rory in her house.
  20. 20. P.S. I Lo...
    February 24, 2000
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    Still upset over Dean, Rory becomes angry with Lorelai, who didn't tell her that she is dating Max again.
  21. 21. Love, Daisies and Troubadours
    May 9, 2001
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    Rory finally tells Dean that she loves him. Rachel senses that Lorelai and Luke are attracted and leaves town rather than pursue Luke anymore.

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Directors
Jamie BabbitAmy Sherman-PalladinoChris LongLee Shallat ChemelKenny OrtegaMichael KatlemanMatthew DiamondDaniel PalladinoMichael ZinbergLesli Linka Glatter
Supporting actors
Keiko AgenaYanic TruesdaleScott PattersonKelly BishopEdward HermanLiz Torres
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Season year
2001
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Lawrance BernaboReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars
Yes, I actually do wish this was how everybody always talked
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I am sure every one has their own reference point for viewing "Gilmore Girls," especially if they really like the show. Since I am neither a mother nor a daughter my frame of reference is not in the real world but in the ghost of a television show past, namely "Moonlighting." This might strike some of your as odd, but on "Gilmore Girls" the average script for an episode is usually 75-80 pages versus the 45-50 for a normal hour-long television program, which was pretty much the math I remember from Glenn Gordon Caron's hit series (1985-89) which reminded America who Cybil Shepherd was and introduced the world to Bruce Willis. The nice thing about "Gilmore Girls" is that unlike Dave and Maddie we do not need to fear that Lorelai and Rory will do the same thing to mess up their chemistry (they will have to find some other way).

Set in the storybook Connecticut town of Stars Hollow, which is populated by an eccentric mix of folks, the Gilmore girls are 32-year-old Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and 16-year-old Rory (Alexis Bledel). When Lorelai was Rory's age she became an unwed mother, to the disappointment of her parents (Kelly Bishop and Edward Herrmann), not to mention generations of Gilmore ancestors probably going back to the "Mayflower." But Lorelai has carved out her own life, managing an inn, and having a relationship with Rory which is more like best friends than mother and daughter. The only problem is that Rory has her heart set on going to Harvard and being able to attend Chilton, a private school in Hartford, would be a big help. That means Lorelai has to ask her parents for help and the price is steep: every Friday Lorelai and Rory have to go to dinner at the Gilmore mansion. Good thing Lorelai really loves her daughter a whole bunch.

I can explain why I like "Gilmore Girls" simply by pointing out that on Disc 6 of "The Complete First Season" where we have the episode "Rory's Dance" enhanced by pop ups explaining all the pop culture, historical, and other references, I did not need any of them. In fact, I caught a couple of lines where I thought they could have added some pop ups. I am a bit weak on current musical groups, but fortunately Rory has eclectic tastes in such regards, so there are still more hits than misses. Absolutely true that people do not talk like this in the real world, but they should, even if that means you have to put up with a lot of eye rolling and sighs being heaved your way.

The supporting cast is wonderful. Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James may well be the Willow of the thirtysomething generation and if Lorelai and Luke (Scott Patterson) are the last too people in town to know they are meant for each other they will have to catch on eventually, 1000 yellow daisies not withstanding. Keiko Agena as Lane Kim and Liza Weil as Paris Geller provide the polar opposites of Rory's divided teenage existence for the female gender with Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester and Chad Michael Murray as Tristan DuGrey doing the duty for the other side.

But the heart of this series is indeed the Gilmore girls, all three of them. Graham is like a standup comedienne who does not mind if no one gets her cracks because she knows how good they are even if others are waiting for the pop ups. Bledel, whose only previous credit was as an extra in "Rushmore," is simply someone that the camera loves and who has a way of speaking that is even more endearing. Then there is Bishop as Lorelai's mother, a picture of being prim and proper but desperate to maintain contact with her daughter, even though she is loathe admitting it. Lorelai and her mother have a reputation that has been deeply damaged, perhaps irrevocably; but that is why we have to stay tune. Meanwhile Rory is building a relationship with her grandparents at those Friday night dinners separate from the existing hostility.

The series is unique it that it is the first series to make it to the air supported by the Family Friendly Forum's Script Development Fund, an initiative between some of the nation's top advertisers and the WB network. The show was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who previously worked on the situation comedies "Roseanne" and "Veronica's Closet." I was told my several people that I should watch "Gilmore Girls" when it started on the WB in the 2000-2001 series, but it aired on Thursday nights opposite other shows I was already watching and as mentioned above my sense of gender identification with the lead characters is rather limited. Fortunately shows like "Gilmore Girls," "Roswell," and other series I should have been watching but missed are available on DVD. The problem is that the show just finished its fourth season and how am I supposed to catch up so I can get on track?
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Robert W. MooreReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
A show whereon talk is elevated to high art
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There are only three shows that I know where the act of conversation is elevated to the status of high art: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, THE WEST WING (early seasons only), and THE GILMORE GIRLS. Though these three shows may not have a great deal in common in other ways, all three revel in great talk. Other shows have good talk, but these three have great, great talk. Take just a sample, delivered at a machine gun pace:

GRANDMA: You were on the phone.
GRANDPA: Long distance.
LORELAI: God?
GRANDPA: London.
LORELAI: God lives in London?
GRANDPA: My mother lives in London.
LORELAI: Your mother is God?
GRANDPA: Lorelai.
LORELAI: So, God IS a woman...
GRANDPA: Lorelai.
LORELAI: And a relative, that's so cool. I'm gonna totally ask for favors.

Series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, the self-proclaimed model for Lorelai Gilmore and the writer of an unreasonably large number of the brilliant screenplays, has an absolute genius for talk. Few movies and no television series (apart from the above mentioned BUFFY and WEST WING-early-seasons-only) contain better talk. I watch the episodes of this series with a persistent grin and an unceasing delight in the manner in which the show elevates mere talk to something greater than mere talk. It is in many other ways a very good show, but what makes it exceptional is its gift for gab.

But it takes more than a great script filled with great talk. It takes actors who can pull it off. But luckily, THE GILMORE GIRLS is filled with a bevy of competent actors who are completely capable of handling every nuance of the script. All are at least solid, but in Lauren Graham the show has someone who is exceptional. The show would be very good even with a lesser actress, but she is absolutely perfect as Lorelai Gilmore.

There is never a point at which this show is ever less than completely entertaining, and it often puts me in mind of "A Prarie Home Companion," with the way that you get to know each character in the town of Stars Hollow. Although Lauren Graham dominates the show, the series in fact features an ensemble supporting cast, with each person bringing a perfect additional touch to the show.

And for all literate folks the show is an especial delight. How many shows routinely drop names like Stella (from STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE), Proust, Oscar Levant, Marlon Perkins (the Wild Kingdom guy), Tolstoy, John Muir, Thoreau, and so forth, as well as extended discussions of ennui. And the musical references are consistently cool: PJ Harvey, Belle and Sebastian, Nico, Blur, and a host of others. I get all the references, but I think even if you don't it would be fun for once not to have a show whose scripts are directed at the lowest common denominator but no higher.

I have to add that I love the interaction between Lorelai and Rory. They have what is without question the finest onscreen relationship between parent and child on TV. Oh, and I'd like to add that more than one person (well, two) has told me that Lorelai and Rory remind them of me and my daughter, so I like to keep that in mind when I watch the show.
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DSReviewed in the United States on May 22, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Memories!
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Arrived beautifully and packaged well and even came with a hand written note thanking me for the purchase and the memories!

Thank you for making my day with a personalized little note to find in my delivery.

5 stars
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S. T. PetersonReviewed in the United States on April 29, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
sometimes funny sometimes annoying
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Laugh out loud funny in many places. The wise cracking Laura Lai (or however you spell her name) is hilarious in places. The witty bantering between her and Rory (if that is how you spell her name) is refreshing TV. BUT in between these high points you get a true glimpse of spoiled, self-involved, bratty Americans. Their wise cracks turn into cynicism after they make fun of anything nice and good. The entire "I was abused because I was born into a wealthy privileged family with parents who wanted something for me" bit got old and actually never got off the ground. It was more like "I was abused by my bad decisions born out of total selfish behavior" bit. I would have loved to have had had a foot in the door of LauraLai's parents' world. . . . her parents as a great aunt and uncle or something. The show pulls you in to the love stories only to let you down as the "heroines" turn on their lovers and of course blame their wealthy backgrounds. They toss aside good guys who treat them well just because. They rattle off these lines of just words as fast as they can, usually yelling, gets old and annoying after a while. It is supposed to be intelligent banter somehow, we are led to believe. It was really a disappointment to watch these train wrecks in motion. But I must say . . . it is reality for some people. How many times have you known someone who just dug their own grave out of total immaturity and you just had to sit around watching them to because they refused to listen to any advice. They had everything and just thumbed their nose at it claiming to have the high moral ground. I just think I wouldn't like most of these people in real life as the ones similar to them I know in real life . . . I distance myself from. Funny irony is no matter how much LaurLai makes fun of her parents and her upbringing and no matter how many teary emotional outburts we witness between her and her parents over how "abused" she was she runs right back to them for help when the going gets rough. I have known a couple of people like that too--they have the luxury of being smarties and mocking the rich as they are rich themselves.
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S. T. PetersonReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
sometimes funny sometimes annoying
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Laugh out loud funny in many places. The wise cracking Laura Lai (or however you spell her name) is hilarious in places. The witty bantering between her and Rory (if that is how you spell her name) is refreshing TV. BUT in between these high points you get a true glimpse of spoiled, self-involved, bratty Americans. Their wise cracks turn into cynicism after they make fun of anything nice and good. The entire "I was abused because I was born into a wealthy privileged family with parents who wanted something for me" bit got old and actually never got off the ground. It was more like "I was abused by my bad decisions born out of total selfish behavior" bit. I would have loved to have had had a foot in the door of LauraLai's parents' world. . . . her parents as a great aunt and uncle or something. The show pulls you in to the love stories only to let you down as the "heroines" turn on their lovers and of course blame their wealthy backgrounds. They toss aside good guys who treat them well just because. They rattle off these lines of just words as fast as they can, usually yelling, gets old and annoying after a while. It is supposed to be intelligent banter somehow, we are led to believe. It was really a disappointment to watch these train wrecks in motion. But I must say . . . it is reality for some people. How many times have you known someone who just dug their own grave out of total immaturity and you just had to sit around watching them to because they refused to listen to any advice. They had everything and just thumbed their nose at it claiming to have the high moral ground. I just think I wouldn't like most of these people in real life as the ones similar to them I know in real life . . . I distance myself from. Funny irony is no matter how much LaurLai makes fun of her parents and her upbringing and no matter how many teary emotional outburts we witness between her and her parents over how "abused" she was she runs right back to them for help when the going gets rough. I have known a couple of people like that too--they have the luxury of being smarties and mocking the rich as they are rich themselves.
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Carleton R. JohnsonReviewed in the United States on September 22, 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars
Family Viewing?
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The design of this boxed set is superb. The special features were a bonus, though I was hoping for much more. Commentaries over a few of the episodes would have been nice, as would a few more outtakes, but the set is generally worth the money.

As for content, I can echo that it is witty, well-written and equally well-acted by regulars and guest stars alike. A fine production. I would like to point out, however, for those thinking this is a family forum drama, that Lorelai Gilmore stands for everything but family. She made it clear from the beginning that she wants very little to do with her own parents, whom she openly despises, and never wanted to start a family of her own with Rory's father, whom she never married. She can be applauded for opting out of abortion and for raising Rory 'a-la-Murphy Brown' into the young woman we find here in season one. However, Lorelai sets no good example for her blossoming young daughter by hopping into bed with Rory's teacher, ending that relationship abruptly when Rory finds out and flips out, then sleeping with Rory's dad when he happens to pop into town for a quick visit after many years away. At season one's end Lorelai is back in the teachers' sack, hiding the renewed relationship from her daughter. (The lie of omission is still deception.) Rory finds out and flips out again, which only compounds her angst as she tries to determine what LOVE is and if she has it for Dean, who broke up with her after he confessed his love and she did not verbally reciprocate.

Having just seen the opening episode for the latest season, I can tell you that season one is the most innocent; it goes quickly down hill from there. Rory is now not only hopping from one bed to another and back again - like her mother - but she is now a full-blown, 'my needs are all that matter' adulteress. Rory's friend Lane, a once sweet but now jaded anti-Christian, when finding out about Rory's latest sex-capade with the now married Dean at Miss Patty's studio, remarks "Miss Patty would be proud!" This current moral attitude is far removed from season one's "Rory's Dance" episode where Dean and Rory innocently fell asleep at Miss Patty's, causing jaws to drop all over Stars Hollow.

If you enjoyed the quirky characters of Stars Hollow when they first appeared on our little screens, you should find these 22 episodes well worth watching again. Having seen where this Bedford Falls-ish berg eventually decends, however, has got me considering whether to waste my time and emotions on the remaining seasons.
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MechelleReviewed in the United States on May 25, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars
My favorite show of all time..
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Oh, Gilmore! *sigh* You were so young!

Let's start this off with a statement: I am a GIGANTIC Gilmore fan. GIGANTIC! I've watched this show since I was 15 years old, so I feel as if I've grown up with it and its characters.

This is the very first season. Rory is an innocent, inexperienced little one (yes, I'm getting sentimental even though Rory is a year or two older than I am). Lorelai is still working at the Independence Inn and, of course, looking for a man (which she does basically throughout the series. Luke forever! Okay. I'll stop, ha), dealing with her parents, and caring for the love of her life: Her daughter, Rory, whom she had at the age of 16, which created a myriad of problems between her and her parents, Emily and Richard Gilmore.

The first season of the show revolves around Rory and Lorelai's relationship, their loves lives, and their outside school/working lives. Rory enrolls into Chilton, an esteemed prep school, and she meets a group of girls including the sarcastic Paris Gellar. Lorelai is working at her Inn with her best friend, Chef Sookie, and rude but funny as hell Michel. The show is also infused with the goings on of Stars Hollow (where Lorelai and Rory live), which happens to be a town I would die to live in with people I would die to call my friends. The townies are hilarious. Luke, who owns the local diner, is just beyond words awesome. And if you don't end up wanting Luke and Lorelai together by the first season...you are basically not good. Haha. Just playing. The show also has the Gilmore (aka: the rich world Lorelai left at 16) world alongside the Stars Hollow world. It is filled with Friday Night Dinners, fancy parties hosted by Emily, and enough guilt and resentment to make anyone become a coffee addict like Lorelai Gilmore.

The writing is so great thanks to Amy Sherman-Palladino, Daniel Palladino, and other writers. The show has such heart, charm, and wit. The characters are the best I've ever seen on any television show. The performances are all great - especially Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore) and Kelly Bishop's (Emily Gilmore). Scott Patterson (Luke Danes) is also great throughout the series, but never receives the credit he should. But do remember, I'm a GIGANTIC fan, so I could be bias.

Basically...watch the damn show. If you don't like it, something is wrong with you. Just joking.
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D. ClineReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars
Everbody loves the show. Now let me tell you about this set.
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Gilmore Girls is one of the best written shows on TV. The loveable characters will draw you in and provide a great viewing experience for the whole family. Watching this show is like eating a big of your favorite potato chips with dip (except that Mrs. Kim would approve of the show.)
The packaging, episode guide booklet and navigational menus pay tribute to the character oriented nature of the show by featuring largely unseen publicity shots of the characters.
Upon insertion, the DVDs bring up to the main menu quickly and none of them include mandatory commercials. Menu navigation is clean and simple. The main menu has the typical repetitious music which, no matter how charming it is the first time, quickly becomes irksome. The rest of the menus are mercifully mute.
The menu easily allows all episodes on the disk to be played straight through as well as allowing individual episode and chapter selection. Unlike DVD sets from some other shows, the only chapter points are at commercial breaks. This is a shame because it's the little moments that really make Gilmore Girls special. Adding more chapters to make individual scenes more accessible would have been a simple way to add value to this set. Another omission is the ability to skip the "previously on Gilmore Girls" recaps which are common, especially in later seasons. Hopefully these things will be corrected in future sets.
The set doesn't include any audio commentaries. Future sets probably won't either since WB won't pay anyone to do them and the actors involved are to high a caliber to donate their time to making someone else rich.
The "making-of" special includes interviews with the actors, producers Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, and the director of the pilot. It is nice if for no other reason than to put faces with the names that appear in the writing credits for so many episodes.
"Gilmore goodies and gossip" is basically the episode "Rory's Dance" with pop-up video type background on the actors and explanations of the various references.
"Gilmore-isms" is a collage of some of the shows crazy references.
"Deleted scenes" consists of scenes cut from 3 different episodes. They are poorly prefaced and give the impression that they were added just so that the studio could advertise the set as having deleted scenes.
In summery: the price is steep and the extras are few but, as with all good shows, the episodes themselves are the selling point that really matters. I recommend this show to everyone.
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