While fans of Gilmore Girls have yet to get a definitive answer about whether or not the show's Netflix reboot (Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life) will have another season, they can at least find some temporary solace in Amy Sherman-Palladino's quirky new Amazon show, starring the delightful Rachel Brosnahan. Sherman-Palladino hid a few Gilmore Girls Easter eggs in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, including one in particular about Mrs. Maisel's wedding that would truly make Emily Gilmore proud.
As Buzzfeed's Keely Flaherty points out, when Mrs. Maisel (Brosnahan) is recalling her wedding, she describes it as having "a Russian winter wonderland theme." Sound familiar, Gilmore Girls fans? That's because it's the exact same theme that Emily Gilmore told Lorelai she'd dreamed up for her own daughter's wedding ("I know that you'd never let me plan your wedding," Emily tells Lorelai. "Yours was going to be a Russian winter theme.") And what, exactly, might a Russian winter-themed wedding look like, you wonder? "Snow-white roses," according to Emily Gilmore. "Snow everywhere." Mrs. Maisel clearly had the same idea, as she describes it:
"Everything was white, and there were trees painted like they were covered with snow."
Sounds lovely, doesn't it? "Yes, well, it would have been beautiful," Emily told Lorelai. "It was really, really beautiful," said Mrs. Maisel. Even though Emily didn't get her way with Lorelai and Luke's wedding, she'd be hard-pressed not to admit that the wedding they eventually ended up having still turned out to be pretty beautiful.
But just in case there were any Gilmore Girls fans out there who secretly hoped to see Emily Gilmore's proposed wedding decor become an actuality, the wedding reception scene in Mrs. Maisel should give you a pretty good idea of what you could expect.
The Russian winter wonderland wedding detail isn't the only Gilmore Girls Easter egg in Mrs. Maisel, though. Flaherty also caught a funny similarity between Gilmore Girls' Luke Danes (played by Scott Patterson) and Mrs. Maisel's Susie Myerson (played by Alex Borstein): both supporting characters straight-up cannot stand sticky-handed kids.
"They're always sticky, like they've got jam on their hands," Luke tells Lorelai. "Even if there's no jam. Somehow, they've always got jam on their hands. I have no patience for jam hands!"
During a scene in Mrs. Maisel where Susie is chasing around Mrs. Maisel's son, we quickly learn that she also has no patience for jam hands. "Why is his hand sticky? Why is your hand sticky?" she yells. "Where has his hand been that it is now currently very sticky? It was jelly..."
Fun fact: While most people probably aren't aware that there's a difference between jelly and jam, according to How Stuff Works, the fruit in jelly takes form as a juice, while the fruit in jams comes crushed or pulped. Cue: "The more you know!" Either way, the stuff is still sticky, and Luke and Susie's impatience for sticky-handed kids is totally relatable.
If you haven't yet watched Sherman-Palladino's new Amazon show, it's equal parts charming, funny, and heart-breaking — and definitely worth adding to your queue.The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel revolves Miriam "Midge" Maisel: a spunky, Jewish housewife living in New York City in 1958, who starts an unexpected career in stand-up comedy after a splitting from her struggling-comic husband. Despite having just recently been released (the show became available to Amazon Video subscribers on Nov. 29), the series' first season has already nabbed two Golden Globe nominations: one for Best Television Musical or Comedy, and another for Best Actress in a Best Television Musical or Comedy (Brosnahan).
And who knows? More Gilmore Girls Easter eggs could make their way into The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2.