That evening, Rory and Lorelai seem to have finished up their shopping for the day, and Rory is preparing to go over to Lane's. Rory tries to get Lorelai to come along, but her mom says she needs to have some Lane-time. "Yeah," Rory says, "but it's cutting into our you-and-me-time, which there just isn't enough of." Lorelai says there's plenty of time. "Thirty-six hours is not plenty of time!" Rory insists, but Lorelai says it is. "Imagine if you had a 36-hour flight," she says. "That would seem like a long time, right? Plus, I have to go to Sookie and Jackson's and get you that fanny pack." Rory: "You honestly think I'm gonna wear a fanny pack?" Lorelai says all she knows is that a fanny pack is on the list (why?), and if it's on the list, she's getting it. Rory tries to argue, asking when in her right mind she'll be wearing one. "Perhaps the senator might like a piece of gum, and no one has any," she says, "and then they say 'what about that girl with the lime green fanny pack?'" As Rory tries to accept a reality in which she might wear a lime green fanny pack, we see the townies sneaking up to the square en masse with all their party supplies. Lorelai and Rory are oblivious and continue to argue. "And then, BAM," Lorelai is saying. "You're Gum Buddies with the future President of the United States." Her "BAM" alerts the sneaking crowd, and as Rory makes fun of being somebody's gum buddy, the townies sneak silently back from whence they came. It's awesome.
Episode Report CardAl Lowe: A+ | 1990 USERS: B
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