I'm back to occasionally rewatching Gilmore Girls episodes as I enter submissions into the database.
(Um, I should note that this entry has nothing whatsoever to do with Star Trek; there's a Gilmore Girls character named Kirk. Sorry if the title misled anyone.)
Tonight, it's a Thanksgiving episode from midway through season 3. There's a totally throwaway bit in which Lorelai and Rory are walking and they run into Kirk, who's just gotten a cat, and he refers to the cat as “Kirk,” and the following conversation ensues:
Lorelai: The cat's name is Kirk?
Lorelai: Weird coincidence, or—
Kirk: I named him Kirk.
Lorelai: Isn't that confusing?
Kirk: Not when you think about it.
Lorelai: [pause] . . . No, it's still confusing.
Kirk: I like the name, and whenever I call Kirk's name, I obviously won't be calling myself.
Lorelai: True. . . .
Kirk: Although when my mom calls for Kirk, that may be confusing. Maybe I can get her to say “Cat Kirk” when she's calling Kirk, and “Human Kirk” when she's calling me.
Rory: That would keep it straight.
Kirk: I'm glad I ran into you. See you.
Lorelai: See you, Human Kirk.
Rory: 'Bye, Human Kirk.
Possibly you had to be there. (Certainly Kirk's deadpan delivery and the Gilmores' confused amusement add considerably to the scene.) But I was amused enough to want to post it.
I'm still planning someday to put together a big collection of Gilmore Girls quotes; I've been taking notes as I rewatch. But that's not likely to happen anytime soon, so figured I'd post this one while I was thinking of it.