‘Gilmore Girls’: Four of Luke’s Best Rants

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Luke Danes as performed by Scott Patterson is a beloved character on Gilmore Girls. He at all times had a surly demeanor to go together with his signature look; a plaid shirt and a backward baseball cap. Even although he complained about Stars Hollow and its residents practically each likelihood he obtained, viewers — ourselves included — got here to know and love him. 

Throughout the present’s seven seasons, we watched as Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) ate at Luke’s Diner the place they witnessed a few of his greatest rants. Delivered within the present’s trademark fast-talking model Luke shared his ideas which regularly put him at odds with everybody else in Stars Hollow. Keep studying to see a few of our picks for Luke’s greatest rants. 

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1) He ranted about renting an residence

When Luke obtained bored with residing in such cramped quarters above the diner together with his nephew, Jess (Milo Ventimiglia), he determined to search out one other place to reside. After trying out a couple of residences, he known as Lorelai from a payphone — main #TBT — to share his frustrations with your complete renting course of. He complained about not wanting a wood-burning hearth and paying for parking areas and laundry earlier than rhetorically asking about his “paint killing tree sap deposit.” 

2) Luke purchased a constructing 

The similar episode, Gilmore Girls Season 2 Episode 15: “Lost and Found,” in response to Fandom, gave us one more considered one of our favourite Luke rants. After Lorelai helped Luke discover a appropriate residence, he realized Taylor Doose (Michael Winters) owned the constructing. If that wasn’t sufficient to set him off, he discovered Taylor had plans to purchase the constructing subsequent to his diner and switch it right into a collectible plate store. 

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He couldn’t stand the concept of Taylor “systematically buying up the town” so he spent $100,000 and acquired the constructing. Panicked about spending that a lot cash, with the assistance of Lorelai Luke realized it is likely to be a very good factor. The episode ended with him taking a sledgehammer to the wall in his residing quarters above the diner to make extra space for him and Jess. 

3) He didn’t need Thanksgiving decorations

Any fan of Gilmore Girls is aware of the fictional city of Stars Hollow is at all times celebrating one thing. When Thanksgiving got here round, Taylor wished Luke to embellish his diner with paper turkeys for the vacation. Luke, in fact, turned him down repeatedly.

When he although Lorelai had been ignoring him as a result of he wouldn’t hold Thanksgiving decorations, he went off on a rant complaining a few “picture of a fat, stupid bird,” in response to Hello Giggles.

4) Luke yelled at Taylor when he put in a large window within the diner

Luke dealing with off with Taylor grew to become a recurring theme on Gilmore Girls. Like Friday evening dinners or Lorelai and Rory ingesting seemingly infinite quantities of espresso, Luke and Taylor have been at all times at odds with one another.

Scott Patterson as Luke Danes in Netflix's 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'Scott Patterson as Luke Danes in Netflix's 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes

That, in fact, led to a few of Luke’s best rants. One, specifically, occurred within the season Four opener, Gilmore Girls Season 4 Episode 1: “Ballrooms and Biscotti,” when Rory needed to prepare for school. She and Lorelai stood exterior Luke’s Diner snacking on biscotti whereas Luke yelled at Taylor for placing a window in between their neighboring companies. “You put a giant window in my wall,” Luke informed Taylor.

Want extra of Luke’s rants? On Netflix, watch each season of Gilmore Girls and the reboot.

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