Gilmore Girls Challenge S1, E14: That Damn Donna Reed

Welcome back to the Gilmore Girls Challenge. Grab a friend and watch the episode with me! Each episode, I share my thoughts and a challenge to do something the Gilmores do during the show.



  • Martha’s Vineyard! It was fun to hear them talk about Martha’s Vineyard after watching A Year in the Life.
  • “You’re 4 years old.” lol.
  • “What will happen when I go to college?” -R “I’ll go with you and sleep on the floor by your bed.” – L #foreshadowing
  • Rory would have definitely marched in The Women’s March a few weeks ago.
  • Just kiss already.
  • Yes- I’m just like Lorelai and will only eat fruit when I’m sick.
  • And right when Lorelai and Luke might get together…enter Christopher.
  • And he’s the first one to call them the Gilmore Girls. #swoon

This week’s challenge

Have a Donna Reed Night.

  • Wear heels and pearls.
  • Listen to 50s music.
  • Cook steak, green beans, mashed potatoes,  green jello and cool whip (don’t forget the rolls like Rory!).
  • Watch an episode of the Donna Reed Show. Be sure to watch one where…nothing happens.

If that’s not doable, here are a few other ideas from the episode:

  • Have a place you go every year in the same season (like Europe in the fall or Martha’s Vineyard in the Spring!). The Gilmores are all about traditions.
  • Paint. Whether it’s a room in your home or on a canvas, release your inner artist.


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