Sunday, February 19, 2006


Stars Hollow, Connecticut, as seen on 'Gilmore Girls', is a mine-field of Zonk!s. The worst in my opinion happened in an early episode in which Rory tried to emulate the lifestyle seen in 'The Donna Reed Show' so that Dean could see it wasn't all he thought it was.

But at least there was a recent pop culture reference on the show that I think I can defuse before it blows up real good into a Zonk!.

When Zach mistook Lane's uncle for her new boyfriend, he accosted him with "Welcome to the S.H., bitch!"

Years after 'The O.C.' is finally dead and buried in the beach sands of Orange County, the phrase "Welcome to the O.C., bitch!" will long outlive it. Sort of in the same way that phrases like "Dat's de name of dat tune" and "Just the facts, Ma'am" have outlived their shows.

I don't see why Zach's paraphrasing has to mean that he was making a reference to 'The O.C.'. It just could be that "the S.H." is slang among the kids stuck living in that small town, hoping to make their surroundings sound hipper than it really was to them.

And if that's the case, we can stand down from the Zonk! Alert.


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