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Fans of the beloved television series Gilmore Girls have always appreciated its witty dialogue, endearing characters, and charming small-town setting. One episode that particularly stands out for its delightful mix of humour, drama, and hidden gems is "The Bracebridge Dinner" (Season 2, Episode 10). Here we’re delving into the intricacies of this fan-favourite episode, exploring the hidden details and subtle nuances that make it a standout instalment within the Gilmore Girls universe.
"The Bracebridge Dinner" aka “an out of control, over the top slumber party” takes place in Stars Hollow during the holiday season. While the episode's main storyline revolves around the quirky town's efforts to recreate a 19th-century dining experience after the original guests get snowed in, it is the hidden details within this episode that truly capture the hearts of its devoted audience.
“Welcome to the first and probably-never-again-because-Sookie's-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdown Bracebridge Dinner!” - Lorelai Gilmore
What Happens In The Gilmore Girls Episode, “The Bracebridge Dinner”?
In the Gilmore Girls episode "The Bracebridge Dinner," Lorelai plans a festive event at the Dragonfly Inn, inspired by the historical Bracebridge Dinner held at Yosemite National Park. The episode centres around the preparations and execution of the dinner, which features an elaborate 19th-century themed feast. After the initial guests get snowed in, the townspeople of Stars Hollow are invited to partake in the festivities and seven course meal instead.
Throughout the episode, various storylines unfold, including romantic tensions between Lorelai and Luke, as well as Jess and Rory. The episode showcases the quirky charm of Stars Hollow and highlights the close-knit community as they come together to celebrate the holiday season. Rory's friend Paris from Chilton also joins the feast along with the Gilmore grandparents Emily and Richard.
Hidden Details In The Gilmore Girls Episode "The Bracebridge Dinner"
Is Gilmore Girls’ The Bracebridge Dinner A Real Event?
The Bracebridge Dinner is an actual event that has been held at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park since 1927. It is based on the novel by Washington Irving, "The Keeping of Christmas at Bracebridge Hall." This grand Christmas pageant transforms the hotel's Dining Room into the magnificent manor hall of Irving's legendary character, Squire Bracebridge. However, due to the COVID pandemic, the event was not held in 2020 and 2021.
Yosemite National Park's Bracebridge Dinner has become a beloved American tradition, capturing the essence of eighteenth-century England. The Dining Room is adorned with candlelight, creating a warm and festive ambiance. Guests are treated to a lavish feast and can see, through the cathedral windows, the breathtaking beauty of Yosemite Valley enhances the enchanting atmosphere. The evening is a celebration of music, nature, and the timeless spirit of joy.
There Is A Rory Continuity Error With A Folder
As they greet Lane and Mrs. Kim at the Inn for the Bracebridge Dinner, there is a continuity error in one shot where Rory closes a folder and puts it under her arm, but in the following shot, the folder is open again.
Luke Takes His Coat Off Twice!
Additionally, another continuity error is when Jess and Luke enter the inn, Luke takes off his coat twice.
The Episode Ends With Björk After Jess’ Comments
The episode “The Bracebridge Dinner” concludes with Björk's song "Human Behavior" playing after Jess asks Rory whether Dean listens to Björk when he was poking fun at their intellectual differences.
Sookie Cooks Seven Courses For The Town
In the episode, when a holiday convention gets stranded in Boston due to snow, Lorelai and Sookie invite their family and friends to enjoy the planned festivities at the inn. The celebrations include a seven-course Old English dinner and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
The Bracebridge Dinner Was Actually Elizabethan Era Not 19th Century
While the characters in the show refer to the Bracebridge Dinner as being in the 19th century, the actual event is inspired by the Elizabethan era (1558-1603).
Luke: “Gotta say sleigh rides are a little much but these horses are really beautiful.”
Lorelai: “Yes, especially from this angle.”
Luke: “Not just from this angle.”
Lorelai: “No, seriously don't back track. The horse has got a nice butt there.”
(Gilmore Girls “The Bracebridge Dinner”)
In the delightful world of Gilmore Girls, where fast-paced banter and heart-warming relationships thrive, "The Bracebridge Dinner" episode stands as a testament to the show's meticulous attention to detail and hidden treasures. From the clever wordplay in the dialogue to the carefully crafted set designs, every aspect of the episode has been thoughtfully crafted to immerse us in the whimsical charm of Stars Hollow.
We've unearthed a wealth of hidden details that enrich the viewing experience and deepen our understanding of the characters and their stories - make sure you tell your friends when you watch it next!
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