The light at the end of the tunnel that is 2016 is the revival of "Gilmore Girls," the cult TV show that includes a lot of sarcasm, coffee and, yes, political discussion.
The four new "Gilmore Girls" episodes premiere Nov. 25, just weeks after the presidential election, and given the close race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, we can't help but wonder what Lorelai and Rory would think.
The girls are almost definitely Democrats, while Richard, Emily and the Huntzbergers — of course — are likely Republicans, according to this fan blog's theory.
In any case, as you prepare for next month's landmark events in politics and pop culture, you can reminisce about how the craziest lawmaker you knew in the early 2000s was Taylor Doose. Here are a few of the best politics-related quips and clips from "Gilmore Girls," collected from crazy-internet-people.com and GilmoreGirls.org:
Jess: You kicked me out! What were you expecting, a candygram?!
Luke: I didn't kick you out, you got yourself kicked out.
Jess: Nice spin. You should work for Bush!
Lorelai: You lied to me.
Rory: Did I?
Lorelai: You said it was at 3, and it’s at 3:15.
Rory: Well, I guess I did.
Lorelai: Ah! That’s it, I’m standing up in the middle of your speech and demanding a recount.
Rory: Shall we seat you?
Lorelai: Betrayed, lied to and humiliated.
Rory: Well, get used to it — I am in politics now.
Emily: The government says you should have nine servings of fruit and vegetables per day.
Lorelai: Imperialist propaganda.
Lorelai: I hate president Bush.
Christopher: Oh, boy.
Lorelai: He’s stupid and his face is too tiny for his head and I just want to toss him out.
Straub: That is the leader of our country, young lady.
Richard: Ignore her.
Francine: His face is too tiny for his head. What kind of thing is that to say?
Rory: I already have my essay topic picked out.
Dean: Which is?
Rory: Hillary Clinton.
Dean: Sounds perfect.
Rory: I know. She’s so smart and tough and nobody thought she could win New York but she did and she’s doing amazing, and have you heard her speak?
Dean: Only when you’ve played me the thousands of hours of C-SPAN footage you taped.
Rory: She’s a great speaker, strong and persuasive with a wonderful presence, and even those suits of hers are getting better.
Richard: Bill Clinton — that’s a speaker I would have enjoyed. I can't stand his politics, but he has a commanding presence and a nice voice. I wonder if he records books on tape.
Richard: I should tell Scooter Libby about this. I keep forgetting I know a man on the inside. I'll give him a call.
Emily: Before an indictment comes down.
Lorelai: Oh my God!
Lorelai: It's the title search for the Racel property. And guess who owns it!
Sookie: Tell me it's not that bastard Donald Trump.
Richard: My god, we're busier than that Ann Coulter.
Richard: That blond beanpole on TV. If she walked over a subway grate, she'd fall right through.
Lorelai: See you when Hillary's president.