Lorelai: I don’t know what is wrong with me. This is a beautiful festival. People should be enjoying it.
Luke: It’s a crazy festival based on a nutty myth about two lunatics, who in all probability did not even exist. And even if they did, probably dropped dead of diphtheria before age 24. The town of Stars Hollow probably got its name from the local dance hall prostitute. Two rich drunk guys who made up the story to make it look good on a poster.
Lorelai: You are full of hate and loathing, and I gotta tell you, I love it!
Luke: Oh, it’s so good to have somebody share this hate with.
Lorelai: My pleasure.
Luke: More coffee?
Lorelai: Yeah please. Hey, tomorrow, if you have time, I’m planning on despising everyone who says ‘Hey, how’s it going?’
Luke: You’re on.
Rachel: Hey, how’s it going?
Lorelai: Oh, now that’s just too easy.
Gilmore Girls — Season 1: Episode 16 — “Star-crossed Lovers and Other Strangers”
misanthropy performed by amateurs .. In many ways, I think Gilmore Girls is as close to a Canadian show as America has made.