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21 iconic moments of Emily Gilmore


She’s not just “a” Gilmore Girl, she’s THE Gilmore girl.

As I’m sure many of you can understand, I watched an absurd amount of my favorite old TV shows in 2020 and 2021. More recently I finished reviewing every episode of Gilmore Girls, and that led me to just one conclusion: Emily Gilmore is perhaps the most underrated (?) iconic TV character of all time.

With that in mind, I’ve rounded up some of the best moments from the Matriarch of the Gilmore family for your viewing pleasure! So here are a few times Emily was the best Gilmore Girl of all the Gilmore Girls:


The time she said this about small towns:


Emilie: “Small town charm is good for a weekend, Lorelai, but I have no interest in a neighbor next door walking in with a pie, wanting to chat. I would kill myself AND my neighbors.” “


The time she joked about why she goes through the maids so often:


Friend: ” What are you up to [the maids]? “

Emilie: “The usual. Clean this, cook that, sacrifice a virgin on the way out.”


The time she gave this free advice:


Emilie: “When a woman gives birth to a crack baby, you don’t buy her a puppy.”


The time she greeted Lorelai like this:


Emilie: “Lorelai, hello.”

Lorelai: “Mom?!”

Emilie: ” Do you remember ? I am so touched.


The time she made an A + impression of her husband:


Emilie: “He was the master of ‘frown, back, crumple and sigh’.”

Lorelai: “The what?”

Emilie: [Acting out each motion] “The frown. Back up. Wrinkle. And sigh.”


The time she asked Lorelai for a favor:


Emilie: “Do you at least promise to keep your comedy at my funeral less than five minutes?”


The time she needed help with a definition:


Lorelai: “We’re at a vigil, a funeral. It was for the neighbors’ cat … Mom?”

Emilie: “Wait, I’m looking for ‘aneurysm’ in our medical dictionary to see if I just had one.”


The time she said this iconic comeback:


Richard: “Only prostitutes have two glasses of wine for lunch!”

Emilie: “Well, buy me a boa and take me to Reno, because I’m open for business!”


The moment when she got really interested in this mother / daughter coordination:



The time she finally took the picture at a DAR meeting:


Emilie: “Bullshit. It’s just a big pile of bullshit. I can’t spend my time and energy on tricks and bullshit anymore.”


The time she had this simple (but still green) emotion:


Emilie: “I just don’t understand people.”


The time she got a job at the museum after her husband died to look after – and it was amazing:


Emilie: “He plunged his barbed harpoon into the back of the whale. And then, with the irons to kill, they stabbed the great beast several times in the neck. They cut the tendons of the tail, immobilizing the whale, to stop us from diving and make her all bleed to death Later in the story, they invent an explosive spear that combines the stabbing of the spear with an explosive that explodes once inside the whale, but at this point, it’s just a lot, a lot of blows. Well, now the whale is spouting buckets and buckets of blood, and … I’ll give you a moment. “


The time she forced Christopher to leave when he was a jerk:


Lorelai: [To Christopher] “Don’t you understand that I can’t talk to you because it hurts?” Don’t you understand that ?!

Emilie: “Christopher… I think you better go now. GO NOW, please.”


Also, the time she read Christopher for dirt on his face, and he couldn’t even deny that she was right:


Emilie: “Okay, I’ll get right to the point, Christopher. Now I’ve known you for a long time. I watched you grow up. You were a lovely boy. A weak boy, but charming. And, to be completely honest, I never thought about you much. “


The time she carried out this threat:


Emilie: ” I’m going to be crazy. If you don’t help me, I’ll take you with me!


The time she saw through Luke’s non-response:


Emilie: “So what exactly is going on between the two of you?”

Luke: “Nothing, really. We’re just friends. That’s it.”

Emilie: “You two are idiots.


The time she despised Lorelai with minimal effort:


Emilie: “You can use your mom’s old golf clubs. They’re upstairs to pick up dust with the rest of her potential.”


The time she was in the perpetual mood when it came to clothes:


Emilie: “Nothing I owned brought me joy, so I ran out of clothes.”


The time she was a sassy sarcasm machine:


Lorelai: “Aren’t you seriously sitting there?”

Emilie: “No, it’s a hologram. Realistic, isn’t it?


The time she should have won the “Grandma of the Year” award:


Emilie: “Rory, I know you’ve heard a lot about various disappointments tonight, and I know you’ve heard a lot about them in the past. But I want to be very clear: you, girl, and your existence has never , never been – not even for a second – included on this list. Do you understand me? “

Rory: “Yeah, I do.”


And finally, of course, the time she positively COACHED Logan’s mom for the way she treated Rory:


Emilie: “Now let’s talk about your money. You were a two-bit gold digger, fresh off the Hicksville bus when you met Mitchum at any bar you stumbled upon. the women he slept at the time, I’ll never know. But hats off to you for putting it in a bag. He’s still a playboy, you know? Well of course you know. This would explain why your weight goes up and down 30 pounds every two months. But it is your cross to carry. But these are ugly realities. No one needs to talk about it. These children stay together as long as they want. You won’t stop them. Now enjoy the event. “

So now that you’ve seen our favorite moments, it’s your turn! What Emily Gilmore moment is your all-time favorite? Share in the comments below!

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