Gilmore Girls

Jim 2000s

Aired: 2000-2005 The WB

DAD: Uncle Luke Danes (Scott Patterson) / Single Guy

DAD’S JOB: Running a diner

KID: Jess Mariano (Milo Ventimiglia) / 17

WHERE’S MOM?: Far away – mom sent him to live with Uncle Luke.

STAND-IN “MOM”: Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) / Uncle Luke’s girlfriend.

At last, a TV Single Dad show that conquers the Mike Brady Clause.

As faithful readers of this site know, the Mike Brady Clause states that “The TV Single Dad must be single for the majority of the run of the series.” Luke qualifies, as he became guardian of his nephew in Episode 26. As we’ve had 52 episodes of the series at the end of November, 2002 – – he’s in!

Just as in the 80’s show Who’s the Boss?, this series features a TV Single Dad and a TV Single Mom (one of the aforementioned “Girls” in the show’s title).