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The Gilmore Girls And Food

gilmore girls foodIt’s hard to believe that it’s been six years since since we last heard from the Gilmore Girls.  But we got a number of heart warming seasons with the wacky, fast talking gals of Stars Hollow before the show ended and we all got old.

The mother daughter duo so clever they’d make Aaron Sorkin feel like flaccid and inarticulate won television viewers’ hearts thirteen years ago with their quick quips, beauty and inexplicably titanic appetites. Seriously, those Gilmore Girls ate a lot, like if they weren’t fictional characters, you would probably worry about them.

Some hilarious genius at The Huffington Post (click for the full breakdown) calculated the number of calories Rory and Lorelei Gilmore would have consumed daily if they were real people. Between pancake and hash brown breakfasts and cheeseburger lunches and cherry coke and cake and all that’s in-between, Huffpo estimates that the daily caloric intake of a Gilmore would be about 3,970 calories.

While I know that the depiction of thin women adorably inhaling calories like pizza loving garbage disposals is irritating to many, I’m kind of into it. I too hate that it’s cute and ok for thin women to have big appetites, but not for women of size and men who say they “like a girl who can eat” but have a strict “no fat chicks” rule are despicable. However, I think it’s cool to show the way junk food and eating can bring people together and be fun and that robust appetites are not necessarily evil. The Gilmore Girls, as far as I know, never apologized for being women who wanted to eat more than their fair share of food.

Here are just a couple examples of Gilmore Girl’s food love:




Info via HuffPo//Image via the WB

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  • Fabel

    THIRTEEN YEARS AGO?? I suddenly feel old as hell.

  • chickadee

    I have no problem with the idea of showing all people having good appetites, but I wouldn’t encourage any show to depict a nearly 4000-calorie diet as normal.

  • Tina

    This is absolute porn to the diabetic, carb-challenged, and calorically challenged woman. That said, I was never against eater’s porn. (Humans gotta eat to survive.) Obvious fantasy, except for the few. Sometimes it catches up in later life. But I gotta remember, this is poetic license.