Watching the season finale of Gilmore last night, there was a small subplot about an invasion of troubadours in the town square, much to the annoyance of the always-annoyed-about-something grocer-cum-many-hat-wearer Taylor Doose. Each troubador was featured for less than a minute, half more like it, and few of them were shown in close up. A summary of my reactions: After the first troubador. Hey, that was pretty good. After the second troubador. Hey, that was pretty good – those guys look vaguely familiar. After the third troubador – Hey, I know her, that’s Mary-Lyn Rajskub, offbeat indie actress from Punch Drunk Love (who sang an awesome song called “I Drive an ’89 Volvo”). After the fourth troubador, which was less troubador, more rocking, with an intense blonde pogoing in the middle – I was like, HEY, I THINK THAT’S SONIC YOUTH! Of course, anyone who watches should have caught on earlier than I did, because the show is known for it’s pop culture references, music in particular, still, you don’t expect Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo to be showing up on a show on the WB, you just don’t. It was especially cool because it was done so quietly, like, it wasn’t like BH 90210 where they’re like, Omigod, Blink 182 is playing at the Peach Pit!
Totally bummed that Lorelai did it with Christopher though. Now all of next season will be about her reconciling with Luke.