As I started my rewatch I was reminded of Michel’s wit and wisdom. Here are Michel’s best lessons from season one.
1. Know when your bullshit cup is full.
2. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. You’re worth it!
3. Learning another language is a valuable skill.
4. Don’t be afraid to admit your fears.
5. Be a good listener.
6. Trust nothing.
9. Honesty is the best policy.
LORELAI: Michel, get that please.
MICHEL: I cannot.
LORELAI: Michel, we’ve been over this, we all cover the phone, that includes you.
MICHEL: Don’t misunderstand. I want to answer it, I truly did, but today, today I am suffering from ennui.
MICHEL: Severe ennui. You know what ennui is, yes?
LORELAI: Yes. Um, Webster’s defines ennui as a lazy ,soon to be out of work French concierge who won’t answer the phone.
MICHEL: Look, I’ve made my peace with the fact that everyone who calls here is a notch above brain dead, and that the pennies I am thrown each week are in exchange for me dealing with these people in a nonviolent manner. And usually that is fine, but today, sorry lady, I have ennui.
LORELAI: So, you’re sleepy?
MICHEL: It’s a metaphysical angst.
LORELAI: So, you wanna go beddy bye?
MICHEL: You make light, it increases my ennui.
10. Ennui is a serious medical condition.
What are some of your favorite Michel moments from Gilmore Girls?