- “Archie – Did you hear that, David? Taylor Doose is in direct communication with God
David – Thirty years I’m working for God, I haven’t received so much as a card
Archie – Is it by phone that you speak with him, Taylor?
David – Do you have a God phone, Taylor?”
- —Having a bit of fun[src]
David Barans is the resident Stars Hollow Rabbi, sharing quarters with Reverend Skinner in the town's makeshift church/synagogue. The two holy men are very good friends, and share the same sense of humour, often making light of the world in a disarming, comforting way. Both are particularly annoyed by Taylor Doose's excessive demands regarding town matters. Rabbi Barans is generally well-liked in Stars Hollow and fits in well with the unique of characters that make up the town.