Friday, October 10, 2008

GG and SS

I shunned Gilmore Girls the entire time it was on in primetime (well, not exactly shunned--I don't watch a lot of TV, what I watch is generally with my husband, and he wasn't enthused. Anyway...), but then sat through marathon viewings of consecutive seasons (with my husband, I might add) until the big finale. That was last summer, sliding into fall, and now, it seems, I've latched onto the Gilmore Girls as a 'fall show'. It was lovely to get caught up in a show where they enjoyed actual seasons, with changing leaves and first snows... So, Season One is on reserve again at the library.

Now on to the point of this post... I was doodling around yesterday, wondering if the show's writer/producer Amy Sherman-Palladino had recently created any other gems. I stumbled over a very interesting little chat, and being a fan of both Gilmore Girls and Sesame Street, I couldn't help but be intrigued.

In case you don't care to follow the link, basically the guy was comparing GG's wacky Kirk with SS's kooky Grover, and all I can say is that the man has some pretty solid substantiating evidence. Although...I can't say that I'm aware of Kirk having a super-power identity. Then again, what do I know? He also compared Luke to Oscar the Grouch, which is really kinda dead-on. These comparisons got me thinking about other similarities between the shows' characters. Here's what I've come up with:

Ernie and Bert: Lorelai and Emily Gilmore
Ernie is wacky and silly and effusive and Bert is quelling and disapproving (huh? huh? You're seeing it, aren't you?)

Big Bird and Snuffleupagus: Rori and Lane
Big Bird is happy-go-lucky and friendly with everyone, and while Lane isn't exactly an imaginary friend, her whole persona, as far as her mom's concerned, is imaginary.

Zoe and Elmo: Ms. Patti and Babette...

Sookie: Cookie Monster (when she's cooking?)

There's something there, isn't there? Anybody else have a comparison?

5 comments:

Sarakastic said...

Hmmm who is Michael...the count? Sesame street needs more sarcastic people

Liza said...

Too funny! Gilmore Girls is still one of my favorite shows ever(I own all the seasons on dvd). I never would have thought to compare GG to SS, but it does seem to work

Angie Ledbetter said...

Have never seen G.G., so can't play. ;)

Kelley said...

GG and Seasame Street. I would have never thought of that. I loved that show up until the last season. Very clever.

~Virginia~ said...

i love the comparison of lorelai and emily to bert and ernie!