Babette – Now don't you freak out. Morey hates being the first anywhere. He thinks it hurts his street credibility
Morey – Charlie Parker was late to everything[1]

Morey Dell is a recurring character on Gilmore Girls. He is portrayed by Ted Rooney.


Morey is the tall, mostly silent husband of Babette Dell, one of Lorelai's neighbors. He is a musician and is usually wearing a black pork pie hat and sunglasses. Morey has a very sweet friendship with Rory, and is generally a kind, calm and zen persona. He is very clear about his view on society, often aligning with and expressing civil rights statements.


  • He plays piano, and his Thelonious Monk puts Babette in a trance.
  • Morey detests being early to events, which he finds uncool.
  • The Bracebridge Dinner
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