Michel shakes his bags and announces that he has gifts. "Oh! The shopping out there! Unbelievable!" He mispronounces Rodeo Drive, which Michel would never, ever do, unless he was actually shopping on Rodeo Drive, which boasts the place we like to call Targhetto. Michel has brought Lorelai a smog globe: "They are so funny in California." I'm starting to think Michel did go to the Farmer's Market. Michel brought Sookie He's Just Not That Into You. Michel says he "heard" it's a fabulous book, "and so true." Ha. Don't tell Jackson. Michel says his best news is still to come. Lorelai asks if he got his boobs done by Pamela Anderson's guy. Michel says no, but he did meet that man at The Coffee Bean. Hee. Michel then starts talking about the Farmer's Market. I didn't see this episode last night because the Lakers pre-empted it, so I am watching it now, while recapping, for the first time. I read the recaplet, but that's all I knew going into this recap, so I had no idea Michel was going to discuss the Farmer's Market. Hilarity. Because I knew he was going to go on The Price Is Right, so I was going to make a joke about how it's amazing that he got on the show without being at the Farmer's Market, and now here it is. And I want an Ultimate from The Coffee Bean right now.
Anyway, Michel was asked to be a contestant on The Price Is Right. Sookie and Lorelai are impressed. Michel says he was so stunned. So am I, because I've had friends who made it a mission to get on the show. It's actually quite an ordeal, from what I understand. Michel says he had never considered going on a game show before, but since he was finished with this Bubble Tea, he figured why not? Haaaaa. Sookie then echoes what I just said, because somehow I wrote this scene in the past and just don't remember it, saying that Jackson's cousin had to go through quite the rigmarole to get on the show: getting up at the crack of dawn, standing in line for hours with all the tourists, and then pretending to be a superfan, screaming and squealing, wearing t-shirts that said, "Pick me, Bob!" Michel's caught in his web of lies. Michel says he jumped a little, but didn't wear a t-shirt. Lorelai asks what Nick Lachey's teeth guy would say. Michel: "Make fun if you want, but I walked away the winner of over a hundred thousand dollar [sic] of cash and prizes!" Instead of a "Congratulations!" or "So when's it on?" or "You rock!," Lorelai immediately asks, "Then what's with the cheap gifts?" Sookie complains that the smog globe isn't all that smoggy. Michel gets up and leaves the room, moaning, "Why do I talk to you? Why?" Oh, Michel. I'm so glad they gave you such a funny scene, even if it's only written for the benefit of a single city. Actual conversation going on next to me: "I mean, this morning on my way to Pilates, I saw my car was almost out of gas. I mean, my life is crazy right now!" I am not kidding. Then she goes, "At least you get paid for what you do. I really need to find a way to make some money at what I do." I love this weirdo town. (She says, as she gets paid to watch television and type long Word documents about what she thinks as she watches television...) Lorelai leaves to grab dinner, saying she'll be back after to finish setting up. Sookie settles in with a book based on a show based on a Post-It.