Lorelai calls Rory. They reach each other. Lorelai is mad that Rory never mentioned she was sick in any of her emails. She compares them to the naked couple in the "Love Is" cartoons. Okay, if any of you knew who Carnac was, I'm guessing we're down to a very small percentage who can remember the "Love Is" cartoons. I was so little when they were around that I kind of thought they were porn. Lorelai reads some of Rory's mail, saying she writes less than the people who offer to enlarge Lorelai's penis. Wasn't Lorelai just bragging to Luke that she and Rory email every day? Also: there's no way Lorelai would be good with email. She'd hate it and would be the type to call and say, "I just sent you an email asking you if you want to come to my house for dinner tomorrow night. But I forgot to ask if you're allergic to shellfish. Do you like shrimp? I just rented a movie. I have to tell you what happened to me today!" And so on. Also: Rory wouldn't write "What up?" in an email. I don't know anybody who would write "What up?" because, again, this isn't the past. Lorelai says it's been so long since she's seen Rory that she doesn't even know if Rory looks the same. Rory says she got a nose ring. Lorelai tells Rory not to kid, because she's mad and needy (when is she not?), and she spent the evening with her parents, who bickered the entire time about which Beatle was alive and which was dead. They decided that John and Keith are dead, and Paul and Bingo are still alive. Lorelai asks Rory to play hooky tomorrow. "From what?" Rory asks, because Lorelai doesn't know that Rory just dropped all of her classes, and her "sick week" was actually her first week of being that kid who lives in the dorms who actually doesn't go to the school anymore. Rory says that the next day is good, because she can skip some newspaper thing. Lorelai, $30,000 check burning a hole in her pocket, asks Rory if she'd like to go shopping. Rory says they're both broke. She uses British slang here, but I think it's bollocks when Americans do that. Lorelai says they can window-shop like Rosalind Russell and Ava Gardner on 5th Avenue. When Stee once subbed my recaplet for me, he asked if Bob Hope was writing the scripts these days, what with the World War II-era references. I'm wondering if Groucho Marx wrote the script for this episode. The girls promise to wear roses in their lapels so that they recognize each other. They hang up without saying goodbye.
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