This week we talk about Season 1, Episode 16 “Star Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers.”
Gilmore Girls: Complete Soundtrack, including (most of) the songs from this episode:
Songs that are in this podcast (appear or are referenced in Season 1, Episode 16 of Gilmore Girls):
- “Heavenly” by Grant-Lee Phillips | Purchase music from Grant-Lee Phillips
- The town troubadour plays this song as Rory and Dean walk by after discussing plans for their three month anniversary.
- “Oh My Love” by John Lennon | Purchase music from John Lennon
- Plays while Dean shows Rory the car he has begun building for her as a three month anniversary present.
- “Mockingbirds” performed by Grant-Lee Phillips | Purchase music from Grant-Lee Phillips
- The troubadour plays this while leaning against a lamp post as the camera pans across the Firelight Festival.
- This is a Grant Lee Buffalo song, performed on the episode by Grant-Lee Phillips.
Today’s Guests: Sarah Barkan and Caleb Heller
Sarah Barkan and Caleb Heller have been dating for awhile now and have some pretty adorable anecdotes to share. Sarah is a big Gilmore Girls fan and can see a lot of parallels between her experiences and Rory’s from the first half of season 1.
Sarah and Caleb are pictured holding my copy of Meet the Beatles by The Beatles (1964, Capitol Records).
Spinning in Stars Hollow
This week I’ve added 3 songs to the season 1 Spinning In Stars Hollow playlist, including the first track, recommended by Sarah and Caleb:
- “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles | Purchase music from The Beatles
- John Lennon has a song in this episode and this song is significant to Sarah and Caleb, it was the perfect pick.
- “Sing” by Travis | Purchase music from Travis
- We also hear Travis during “Rory’s Birthday Parties.”
- “The Book of Love” by The Magnetic Fields | Purchase music from The Magnetic Fields
- One of my favorite love songs, for an episode that has a main theme of love — because this is how I think Dean imagined his night going… even when it didn’t.
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The Gilmore Girls Soundtrack theme music was provided by Scott Holmes. A big, big thanks to Scott for sharing his great talent.