Yale paper...newsroom thingy. Rory and Paris are making newspaper hats. Rory puts hers on. It's kind of like a bucket head. Paris tells her it stinks. Rory says it's just a newspaper hat, and that isn't supposed to spark a trend. This is when Paris puts her own hat on, which is totally cute and very Jackie O, with a little newspaper flower on the side. Rory asks how she did that. "Martha Stewart," Paris answers. Rory can't believe Martha once did a show on newspaper hats. Then some guy in the back -- a redhead in a hoodie -- screams like Howard Dean at a rally, and then rants about having to make a hat. He calls it academically approved torture, and says that these hats have nothing to do with being able to write for a newspaper. Rory lets us know that this guy's name is Glenn. Paris tells him that this is tradition. Glenn calls it hazing. He refuses to do it. This is when Doyle walks up and informs Glenn that if he doesn't wear the hat, he's not getting on the paper. Glenn asks for another sheet of newspaper. Doyle then gives a very, very, very long speech about how important this paper is, and how tonight is a much-beloved tradition, when they stay up all night and make the paper. Doyle compliments Rory, Paris, and Glenn. Then he complains about Time for about a minute and a half. What day is it now? Sunday? Doyle concludes by demanding a cup of tea. Paris asks Rory why she never told Paris what she thought of Paris's article on Michael York. Rory says she merely skimmed it. Paris says she trusts Rory's opinion and would like to discuss it. Paris's phone rings. "No phone calls while you're wearing The Hat!" Doyle shouts, but Paris coos into the phone, ignoring Doyle, and steps outside for some privacy. Rory tells Paris that she's not supposed to leave while wearing The Hat. Paris doesn't care. Glenn -- wearing his hat like a Sheik -- tells Rory it's a good thing that high school had already beaten all of the self-esteem out of him. Hi, Rory. Love your bra. It's so rigid. It's the star of this scene.
Episode Report CardPamie: A- | 386 USERS: C+
YOU GRADE IT