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« on: June 04, 2007, 06:18:31 pm »

I was planning on making a "best of Emily" DVD for a friend and I need some help with episode suggestions. I would prefer them to be spread out between seasons 1-6 but whatever seems like Emily in her prime is fine with me. thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 11:50:16 am »

The friday night dinner when Emily and Richard invite Logan on season 5, i think. Emily is in her best...
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 02:33:08 pm »

ok i think it was the episode "That'll Do Pig" where Emily sees Trix with a mysterious man and she gets all excited and throws it in Trix's face... yeah i would have to say thats Emily in her prime right there... lol
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 03:39:17 pm »

In "The Reigning Lorelai" (season 4), after Gran dies & Emily discovers the letter saying Gran wanted Richard to marry Pendleton Lot, Emily goes on a drunken binge. She is hilarious, smoking cigarettes and drunkenly railing against Pendleton Lot.†

You could call the DVD "Worst of Emily" and it would pretty much mean the same thing.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 04:06:21 pm »

you could also include when she freaks over Lorelai comparing her to stalin in the mag. article about the inn...
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2007, 05:12:45 pm »

you could also include when she freaks over Lorelai comparing her to stalin in the mag. article about the inn...

Yeah and the surprising thing about that scene is that Emily did not go ballistic when she read the mag! She more or less took it in stride, while Lorelai ran and locked herself in a room.

Also, in "Emily in Wonderland" when Rory takes dear Em on a tour of S.H., they stop in at Mrs. Kim's antique shop. Emily and Mrs. Kim haggle like two heavyweight gladiators over a piece of furniture.
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2007, 05:16:58 pm »

you could also include when she freaks over Lorelai comparing her to stalin in the mag. article about the inn...

Yeah and the surprising thing about that scene is that Emily did not go ballistic when she read the mag! She more or less took it in stride, while Lorelai ran and locked herself in a room.

Also, in "Emily in Wonderland" when Rory takes dear Em on a tour of S.H., they stop in at Mrs. Kim's antique shop. Emily and Mrs. Kim haggle like two heavyweight gladiators over a piece of furniture.



uh yeah... when they were talking thru the door and Lorelai mentions it and then she says something like "oh, you hadnt gotten that far yet." i mean it wasnt like a HUGE frreak... but it was still funny all in all...
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2007, 08:40:14 pm »

Well now that these boards are all clean and tidy it came to our realisation that in all these years there has never been an appreciation thread for the wonderful Kelly Bishop.

Emily is a great character with many levels to her.  Mother, Grandmother and devoted wife - she played them all with gusto.  Many people loved her and many people hated her but moreso I would say that a great deal of people both loved and hated her.

I have so much more to say on this, but will come back to say it when I have more time.

So now we have it!  A place to come and celebrate the wonder that is Emily Gilmore.  Enjoy!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2007, 08:44:56 pm »

I would say that Emily definitely loves Lorelai, even when she has an unconventional way of showing it.  She'll fight to keep her daughter in her life!  As the series comes to a close, she is relieved that Lorelai willingly will still attend Friday Night Dinners. 

Kelly Bishop is a fantastic Tony-award winning Broadway star!  She should be appreciated for all of her incredible scenes throughout the seven years of GG.  She has Emily Gilmore down pat!  I love how ASP says she is so different and laid back in real life.  It's hard to imagine, which just goes to show what a talented actress she is.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2007, 08:55:48 pm »

I loved it when Emily attempts to buy a house for Luke and Loreali, so sweet of her (& Richard)!  It's in "Driving Miss Gilmore".
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2007, 09:43:57 pm »

Totally agree with your posts. I've seen clips of Kelly Bishop on youtube and she is remarkably talented. I would rank her and Lauren as the most talented actors (male or female) on the show. When people say the show is most importantly about the mother-daughter relationship (more than the romance angle), i think it applies to Lorelai/Emily almost (almost) as much as Lorelai/Rory, but of course in a completely different way.

One thing i liked about the much-maligned season 7 was the way Emily's character broadened even further. I think we saw her at her most vulnerable during and after Richard's heart attack. She of course was in full Emily mode part of the time (such as at the hospital when she treated Luke like an errand boy), but we also caught glimpses of how scared she really was at the thought of life without her husband.

In earlier seasons we also saw rare glimpses of Emily's vulnerability and i agree completely that she loves Lorelai. Being Emily, she has her own way of showing it. Throughout the series, Emily had an inner conflict between needing Lorelai (and Rory) in her life on the one hand, and her natural tendency to be a hyper-critical control freak on the other hand. Periodically she would express her fear to Richard that they would "lose Lorelai" again. So, in that sense, Lorelai held the cards. What was Emily's way of keeping control? Money. And ASP nicely saw to it that Emily & Richard paid for Chilton & Yale.

There are moments when Emily makes me sick to my stomache. I hate when she refers to an eligible man for Lorelai as having "good breeding". But this is consistent with her upper crust outlook. And for all her shades of character, she was remarkably consistent. As wmushell pointed out in her post, even in the finale she was anxious for Lorelai to stay in her life. And her way of doing that, typically, was to badger her about upgrading the inn... and loaning Lorelai the money, natch. I loved the moment at the party when Lorelai understood and said they would discuss it at Friday night dinner. And the following moment when Emily told her not to wear jeans, and on and on. The few moments of peace between Emily and Lorelai are extra special because they are so rare.

Paris and Emily share a few things in common: both control freaks, both show the occasional vulnerable side, and both have voices that are so sharp they can shatter glass.
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2007, 06:45:03 pm »

thanks everyone! these are the ones i ended up choosing.

Secrets and Loans
Thereís a Rub
Thatíll Do Pig
Scene in a Mall
The Reigning Lorelei
Emily Says Hello
Wedding Bell Blues
Driving Miss Gilmore
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2007, 10:29:36 am »

lol. driving miss gilmore is a good one.
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2007, 12:15:25 am »

lol. driving miss gilmore is a good one.
yaa , specially that Scene when Lor enters her mom's house and Emily was lying there all blinde with her sun glasses on .. that was so funny† Cheesy

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How about the moments of weakness that Emily went through because it showed us the real Emilly ( the one that hides behind all those walls ) like the moment when Lorelai gave her back the money she paid for Rory's highschool or the moment when Jason canseled† her party for their clients .. not to mention that moment when she went on a date then after she cried alone in her empty house .
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« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2007, 12:04:04 am »

Emily is a very proud person . She is Capable to love and forgive only in her terms . I think ( unlike Richard ) she loves Lorelai more than Rory . She loves Rory but at some point she's using her to make sure Lor will always stick around . Because where rory goes there will be Lorelai . Remember when Rory asked her grandparents to pay for Yale and for that Rory will go to dinner alone. Lorelai said when she knew that her mother ( Emily ) agreed because she knows that Lorelai won't leave Rory alone .

I like the moments of weakness that Emily went through because it showed us the real Emilly ( the one that hides behind all those walls ) like the moment when Lorelai gave her back the money she paid for Rory's highschool or the moment when Jason canseled† her party for their clients .. not to mention that moment when she went on a date then after she cried alone in her empty house.


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