Emily Gilmore might not be a Gilmore by birth, but if anyone set the tone for the Gilmore Girls, it was her. The matriarch of the family began the series as Lorelai's overbearing and disapproving mother, but quickly proved herself to be just as funny and just as quick as her daughter and granddaughter. In fact, based on these Emily Gilmore one-liners from Gilmore Girls, it's clear that Lorelai and Rory learned a lot from her.
Throughout Gilmore Girls' seven-season run, Emily was known as the queen of the one-liner and insult. No one, and I mean no one, could deliver an insult the way Emily could. Her wit, her sass, and her ability to concisely hit where it hurts were unparalleled. Unlike Lorelai, who famously enjoyed a speedy chat leading up to a joke — "Oy with the poodles already" — Emily preferred a more take-no-prisoners approach to comedy. And, boy, are we grateful she did. I think most fans would agree that to be on the receiving end of one of Emily's withering stares and savage comments would be an honor. And yet, not all of her one-liners have made it into our modern lexicon. And these are just 13 Emily Gilmore one-liners from Gilmore Girls that should be appreciated way more.