“The early bird”

MAN: Wow, you’re hours early.

LORELAI: Yeah, well, I just wanted to beat traffic and have time to get ready and relax, and also, I’ve heard the early bird gets the unwrinkled gowns without the mysterious stains in them.

Lorelai plays with the common English proverb, “The early bird catches the worm”, meaning that the first people to arrive are most likely to nab the best stuff, or that the earlier you begin a task, the more likely you are to succeed at it before others. It’s first found in a 17th century collection of proverbs, suggesting that it was already an old and well-known saying.

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