Lorelai: There goes the fire chief, the police chief and the one paramedic with a valid license. I feel safe, don’t you?
Luke: Look at them, all relatively intelligent men, but there they are dressed up in costumes, standing out in a snowstorm, and for what?
Lorelai: Because it’s tradition.
Luke: Tradition is a trap, it allows people to stick their head in the sand. Everything in the past was so quaint, so charming. Times were simpler. Kids didn’t have sex. Neighbors knew each other. It’s a freaking fairy tale. Things sucked then, too. It just sucked without indoor plumbing.
Gilmore Girls — Season 1: Episode 8 — “Love and War and Snow”