“I want to marry it”

LORELAI: Okay, how about this? I’ll help you. I love to paint.
LUKE: You love it?
LORELAI: I want to marry it.

Lorelai is inverting the playground insult about a favoured activity, “If you love it so much, why don’t you marry it?”. Of course viewers may well suspect it’s not painting Lorelai wants to marry so much as the man whose place she’s painting.

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