Gilmore Girls

The WB (ended 2007)
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  • Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated with an eclectic mix of everyday folks and lovable lunatics, Gilmore Girls is a humorous multigenerational series about friendship, family and the ties that bind. Thirtysomething Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) has made her share of mistakes in life, but she has been doing her best to see that her college-bound daughter - and best friend in the world - Rory (Alexis Bledel), doesn't follow in her footsteps. That may be easier said than done, considering that the two share the same interests, the same intellect, the same coffee addiction and the same eyes. Rory is more serious than Lorelai, but there are tendencies, especially in the love department, that clearly indicate she is her mother's daughter. From the beginning, this unique mother-daughter team has been growing up together. Lorelai was just Rory's age when she became pregnant and made the tough decision to raise her baby alone. Gilmore Girls was the first series to make it to air supported by the Family Friendly Forum's script development fund. An initiative between some of the nation's top advertisers and The WB, the program is intended to offer a greater array of compelling family programming on network television. The strong and loving mother-daughter relationship portrayed in Gilmore Girls reflects the growing reality of this new type of American family.moreless

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  • S 7 : Ep 22

    Bon Voyage

    Aired 5/15/07

  • S 7 : Ep 21

    Unto The Breach

    Aired 5/8/07

  • S 7 : Ep 20

    Lorelai? Lorelai?

    Aired 5/1/07

  • S 7 : Ep 19

    It's Just Like Riding a Bike

    Aired 4/24/07

  • S 7 : Ep 18

    Hay Bale Maze

    Aired 4/17/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alexis Bledel

    Rory Gilmore

  • Lauren Graham

    Lorelai Gilmore

  • Sean Gunn

    Kirk Gleason (Seasons 3-7, recurring previously)

  • Keiko Agena

    Lane Kim

  • Kelly Bishop

    Emily Gilmore

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  • Quotes (3266)

    • Lorelai: (speaking to Luke) Wow, you look nice. Really nice. Luke: I had a meeting earlier at the bank. They like collars. You look nice, too. Lorelai: I had a flagellation to go to. Luke: So, what'll you have? Lorelai: Coffee, in a vat. Rory: I'll have coffee also. And chili fries. Luke: That's quite a refined palate you got there. (Luke walks to the counter) Lorelai: (to Rory) Behold the healing powers of a bath.

    • Lorelai: Hi, Mom. Emily: Lorelai, my goodness, this is a surprise. Is it Easter already? Lorelai: (sounding uncomfortable) No, I just, uh, finished up my business class and I thought I would stop by. Emily: To see me? Lorelai: Yes. Emily: Well, isn't that nice. Come in. Lorelai: Thanks. (They walk to the living room.) Lorelai: The place looks great. Emily: It hasn't changed. Lorelai: Well, there you go. How are the girls at the bridge club? Emily: Old. Lorelai: Well... good. (Lorelai and Emily sit, opposite to each other) Emily: You said you were taking a business class? Lorelai: Yeah, mmhmm, yeah. I'm taking a business class at the college twice a week. I'm sure I told you. Emily: Well, if you're sure then you must have. (she pauses) Would you like some tea? Lorelai: I would love some coffee. Richard: (calling from another room) Emily? I'm home. Emily: We're in here. (Richard walks into the living room) Lorelai: Hi, Dad. Richard: What is it, Christmas already?

    • Emily: (about the man that Lorelai got pregnant with at sixteen) Your father would have gotten him a job with his insurance business, and you two would be living a lovely life right now. Lorelai: Christopher didn't want to be in the insurance business, and I am living a lovely life right now. Emily: Oh yeah, far away from us. Lorelai: Oh, here we go again. Emily: You took that girl and completely shut us out of your life! Lorelai: You wanted to control me. Emily: You were still a child! Lorelai: I stopped being a child the minute the strip turned pink, okay? I had to figure out a way to live. I found a good job. Emily: As a maid! With all your brains and talent! Lorelai: I worked my way up. I run the place now!

    • Richard: And how are things at the motel? Lorelai: The inn? They're great. Emily: Lorelai's the executive manager now. Isn't that wonderful? Richard: (about Rory's father, who is not in her life) Speaking of which, Christopher called yesterday. Lorelai: Speaking of which? How is that a speaking of which?

    • Joey: (To Lorelai) You do not look like a mother. (To Rory) And you do not look like a daughter. Lorelai: That's possibly very sweet of you. Joey: So ... Daughter. (points to counter) You know I am travelling with a friend... Lorelai: She's sixteen. Joey: Bye. Lorelai: Drive safe. (Joey leaves quickly)

    • Luke: Coffee, and fries (looks at Rory as she's sipping her coffee). I can't stand it. This is so unhealthy. Rory, please. Put down that cup of coffee. You do not want to grow up to be like your mom. Rory: Sorry, too late.

    • Lorelai: What do I do? What do I do? What do I do? Sookie: You can have anything I own. My car! Sell my car! Lorelai: Oh, sweetie, no one wants your car. Sookie: Yeah.

    • Rory: I don't want to talk about this. Could you please, please just leave me alone? Lorelai: Okay, fine. We always had a democracy in this house. We never did anything unless we both agreed. But now I guess I'm going to have to play the mom card. You are going to Chilton whether you want to or not. Monday morning, you will be there, end of story. Rory: We'll see. Lorelai: Yeah, we will!

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    Notes (692)

    • Music: - "Where You Lead" by Carole King (opening credits for entire show) - "There She Goes" by The La's (opening scene of Lorelei walking to Luke's Diner) - "Where The Colors Don't Go" by Sam Phillips (Lorelei contemplating childhood photo merging into showing her sitting in front of that home) -Wendy" composed by Wesley Yang & Gavin McNett (Rory cleaning out her locker) -"Ballet Waltz #3" by Herman Beeftink (Miss Patty's ballet class dances to this piece) -"Heartland" by George Strait (Playing when they walk by Lane's hayride) - "I Try" by Macy Gray (after argument between Lorelei and Rory over Dean) - "My Little Corner Of The World" by Kit Pongetti (closing of the episode)

    • German episode title: "Alles auf Anfang", meaning "All To Beginning".

    • The town of Stars Hollow is based on Washington Depot, Connecticut. Creator Amy Sherman stayed there while on a trip with her husband to look at Mark Twain's wallpaper.

    • The part of Luke (Scott Patterson) was originally supposed to be a girl's part, but they decided there were too many female leads, so they made it a guy and cast Scott. His character wasn't supposed to be a big part, but producers liked the chemistry between Luke and Lorelai, so they decided to keep it.

    • Rory's Book List: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Moby Dick by Herman Melville

    • The "set" used for Stars Hollow in this episode (and some shots in future season 1 episodes) is not actually a set, it's Main Street in Unionville, Ontario, Canada. They moved filming to the Warner Bros set for all following episodes.

    • Alex Borstein was originally cast for the role of Sookie St. James, which Melissa McCarthy plays, but had to drop out due to a schedule conflict providing the voice of Lois on Family Guy. Instead, she plays the harpist Drella for the first four episodes.

    • Most scripts for hour-long shows are about 45-50 pages, but because of the fast-paced conversations that Lorelai and Rory usually have, Gilmore Girls' scripts usually end up having 75-80 pages.

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    Trivia (1393)

    • This is the only episode where we see outside of the Gilmore's gated driveway. Lorelai parks in front of the gate and finishes her cup of coffee before asking the Gilmore's for money for Chilton but in all future episodes they pull in completely.

    • In this episode, the house has steps leading into the kitchen but in the rest of the series there are no steps.

    • According to the sign Lorelai walks by on her way to Luke's in the beginning, Stars Hollow was founded in 1779.

    • When Lorelai informs Rory that they are having dinner with Richard and Emily, Rory's response is "What holiday is in September?" It is highly unlikely that someone as brilliantly intelligent as Rory would overlook Labor Day, which is always celebrated on the first Monday in September.

    • Beginning with the pilot and lasting through the first season, Emily and Richard's house looks different, specifically the room where Lorelai and Rory come in for pre-dinner drinks. In later seasons, this room will be open with direct access to the front door, but in this season, the room is enclosed.

    • In this pilot episode, the counter at Luke's Diner is on the left side when you walk in. However, in future episodes, the counter was always straight ahead when you walked in.

    • When Lorelai and Emily are fighting at the end of the episode, Emily says at one point, "When you get pregnant, you get married. A child needs a mother and a father." These are the exact same words that Emily also uses in Season 6's Friday Night's Alright for Fighting, when she and Lorelai have one of their most famous blow-ups.

    • In the beginning when Joey hits on Lorelai and Rory, Lorelai says Rory is only sixteen. Actually she is fifteen, not turning sixteen for a couple more months. While it is common for people to round up when discussing age, when a twenty something year old man is making a pass at Rory, you would think Lorelai would make a point of saying exactly how young she really is.

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    Allusions (1568)

    • (Lorelai and Rory are standing in front of Emily & Richard's house) Rory: So, do we go in, or do we just stand here re-enacting The Little Match Girl? Reference to Hans Christian Andersen's story about an impoverished orphan.

    • Mrs. Traister: For those of you who have not finished the final chapters of Huckleberry Finn you may use this time to do so. Huckleberry Finn is the famous sequel to Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer, and has been a part of the curriculum of many high schools, despite parent protest of its racial slurs and foul language.

    • Rory: I'm gonna be in a Britney Spears video? Britney Spears is a popular female singer who scored a world hit with the number "Hit Me (Baby One More Time)" in which she plays a school girl in a uniform very similar to that of Rory.

    • Lorelai: Sookie, there are several chapters from a Stephen King novel I'd reenact before I'd resort to that option. Stephen King is a writer of gruesome mystery novels.

    • Lorelai: Look, Officer Krupke, she's right at that table, right over there. Officer Krupke was the beat cop in both the play and the movie versions of West Side Story.

    • Lorelai: You're a regular Jack Kerouac. Jack Kerouac, a famous writer known for going on long cross-country road trips, immortalized his travels in On the Road.

    • Rory: God, RuPaul doesn't need this much makeup. RuPaul is a famous drag queen diva and former talk show host.

    • Lorelai: Oh, you're gonna have to walk faster than that. You're gonna have to turn into friggin' Flo Jo to get away from me. Flo Jo, Florence Griffith Joyner, a world record setting track star, won a silver medal in the 200 meter dash at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and three gold medals and one silver medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

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  • Fan Reviews (1222)

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    By m123c, Jun 23, 2015

  • Loved the show, but....

    By dmjg, May 01, 2015

  • Serious and silly at the same time

    By johnmooter, Feb 07, 2015

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