(Lorelai, Rory, and Dean are watching “The Donna Reed Show” with Rory and Lorelai making up their own dialogue.)
Lorelai: “You know, Daughter, there’s nothing more satisfying thatn washing windows — oh no!”
Rory: “What? Did I miss a spot?”
Lorelai: “No, I just had an impure thought about your father, Alex. Funny — I don’t know why I had it. It isn’t the second Saturday of the month.”
Rory: (as the father, Alex) “Hey, I heard you had an impure thought.”
Lorelai: “I must now sublimate all my impure thoughts by going into the kitchen and making an endless string of perfect casseroles.”
Dean: You’re not even listening to the dialogue.
Rory: Ours is better.
Dean: I don’t know — it all seems kind of nice to me.
Rory: What does?
Dean: Well, you know, families hanging together. I mean, a wife cooking dinner for her husband. And look — she seems really happy.
Lorelai: She’s medicated.
Rory: And acting from a script.
Lorelai: Written by a man.
Rory: Well said, Sister Suffragette.
Dean: What if she likes making doughnuts and dinner for her family and keeping things nice for them and —
(Rory and Lorelai stare at him.)
Dean: OK, I feel very unpopular right now.
Gilmore Girls — Season 1: Episode 14 — “That Damn Donna Reed”