A lot has changed since “Gilmore Girls” went off the air nine years ago.
Case in point: In what was intended to be the show’s series finale in 2007, Rory Gilmore, played by Alexis Bledel, was leaving Stars Hollow to follow Barack Obama’s campaign as a political reporter. Now, President Obama is nearing the end of his second term, and Rory is getting some facetime with none other than the First Lady herself.
In a two-minute clip released Friday, ahead of the Netflix four-part revival of the show, titled “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” Rory stops by the White House for some reading suggestions for FLOTUS before Obama embarks on a Let Girls Learn trip to Liberia, Morocco and Spain. And, in classic overachieving Rory fashion, she brings stacks and stacks of books to entertain Obama on the plane.
“I wasn’t sure about what mood you’d be in, so I brought all of Shakespeare ‘cause you can’t go wrong with the Bard,” Rory said.
Her suggestions for what she considers some light reading also includes “a little Proust,” “Moby Dick” and “Anna Karenina.” Of course, her mother, Lorelai, gets a shout-out too — Rory presents Obama with a box of blueberry Pop-Tarts as a gift from Lorelai.
The clip also serves as a plug for Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative, which aims to remove obstacles in the way of girls around the world to getting an education. Obama previewed the meet-up on her first day of Snapchat earlier this week.