Gilmore Girls

Go, Bulldogs!

Season 7, Ep 6, Aired 11/7/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Christopher and Lorelai visit Rory during Parents' Weekend at Yale. Christopher invites Rory's co-workers on the Yale Daily News to a lunch where they all drink too much. The meal ends abruptly when they must leave to cover a breaking story. Meanwhile, Luke meets April's swimming coach with interesting results.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alexis Bledel

    Rory Gilmore

  • Lauren Graham

    Lorelai Gilmore

  • David Sutcliffe

    Christopher Hayden

  • Scott Patterson

    Luke Danes

  • Vanessa Marano

    April Nardini

  • Fan Reviews (29)
  • Not one of the best episodes of this season!!

    By nofeartina, Jun 03, 2008

  • one of the worst episodes of the entire series

    By mau_cazo, Jun 11, 2007

  • Lorelai and Chris meet Rory and her friends at Parent's week-end at Yale. They also bump into Emily and Richard. Luke picks April up at her swimming practice and meets her kooky swimming coach whom he asks out on a date.

    By mma_bear, Dec 19, 2006

  • Ratatphooey

    By kle1992, Jan 24, 2007

  • Christopher, full of guilt feelings about not taking care of his daughter through the years, goes to Yale with Lorelai. Luke has changed, grows a sweet attitude towards people around him and accepts April\'s swimming coach invitation to dinner and repents

    By Jessisnotgone, Nov 16, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Lorelai: Hey! What- What is with your name tag? Chris: What do you mean? Lorelai: It's in the middle of your chest. Chris:(Shrugs) So? Lorelai: So you're supposed to wear it off to the side! Who wears their name tag in the middle of their chest? Chris: Superman. Lorelai: Superman's S? That was not a name tag, that was an emblem. Chris: So this is my emblem. Lorelai:(laughs) "Hello, I'm Rory Gilmore's dad, Christopher" is your emblem?? Chris:(Deadpan) Yes, yes it is. Lorelai: I'm going to have to ask you to walk 15 feet in front of me.

    • Chris: (Talking about visiting Rory) She can do lunch! Lorelai: Alright, then we'll do lunch. I'll have extra provost with mine. (On the phone to Rory) Hey, after lunch can we walk hunky Dan? Rory: You mean handsome Dan? Lorelai: That's he's official mascot name, hunky Dan is what I call him when we're alone. Rory: Mum, I gotta go! Lorelai: You know who would make a great mascot...Paul Anka! Rory: Mum! Lorelai: I'm not sure he's the Ivy league type though, he might need more of a hacky, sacking, poetry reading, tie dying kind of place. Rory: Mum! Lorelai: Like Reed or Oberlin, where the air is sweet with the scent of pertulia's. Rory: Mum, I am not missing the beginning of this lecture. Lorelai: (Shouting down the phone) Nerd-alert, nerd-alert, nerd-alert. (Ends the call and chucks the phone down)

    • Chris: Hey what's this? Lorelai: Erm, something from Yale. Chris: About the parents weekend, we should go. Lorelai: Nah! Chris: Why not? Lorelai: I'm sure it already happened. Chris: No, it's happening this weekend, come on it could be fun. Lorelai: I gotta wash my hair. (Holds up shampoo sample) Chris: Why don't you wanna go? Lorelai: Because my hair! Chris: Looks great when it's dirty, the oil gives it kind of a sheen, a gloss. Lorelai: Parents weekend is for lame old parents whose kids hate them. So they need a school sanctioned event so they all spend time together. Chris: A proffesor of Geology is giving a tour of the peabody museum. Lorelai: My kid likes me, I can go to Yale anytime I want. 51 weekends of the year is my parents weekend. Chris: The gem stones of Yale, how cool does that sound? Lorelai: On a scale of 1 to 2? Listen, parents weekend is not an accurate portrait of the school anyway. They make special food, they gushy the place up. They plant kids under trees reading Tolstoy, so it all looks very colligiate and idyllic. Chris: There's a brunch at Bramford with the provost.

    • Rory: Believe it or not, I don't know what all of Yale's buildings look like from the sky.

    • Rory: Mom! I'm not missing the beginning of this lecture. Lorelai: (Screams to the phone) Nerd-alert! Nerd-alert! Nerd-alert!

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    Notes (6)

    • Music: -"You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by The Righteous Brothers Kirk sings it in the diner. -"Living On A Prayer" by Bon Jovi Sung by a cappella group at Yale

    • Logan does not appear in this episode.

    • International Airdates: Italy - October 16, 2007 on Italia 1 Spain - September 24, 2007 on FOX TV Spain Germany - November 23, 2007 on VOX

    • The waiter at the French restaurant says in French, "I am not French, but I will speak French, if you like".

    • David Sutcliffe (Christopher Hayden) is credited as a Special Guest Star.

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    Trivia (8)

    • The lecture hall in which Christopher and Lorelai listened to the professor's lecture was the same room Logan played a joke on Rory in "But Not as Cute as Pushkin" in season 5, episode 10

    • During lunch with Rory and the newspaper staff Lorelai asks if Rory has ever even hung out with any of them and she replied "Nope,not much"actually she should have said "Except for Paris,not much" considering they have been on/off friends since high school and roomates for most of college! Actually, since Lorelai knows very well that Paris and Rory have been friends for a number of years, of course she was only refering to the other newspaper staff when she asked Rory if she ever hung out with them.

    • During Luke's rather odd date he is asked who would play him in "The Luke Danes Story", he replied that he'd never thought about that. Actually, he has! In the previous season while coaching soccer Lorelai suggested Tobey Maguire could play him in the movie and he immediately suggested Viggo Mortensen.

    • While in the diner, Kirk tells Luke that "as of oh-seven-hundred this evening" he will be a single man. 0700 is military time for 7 AM in the morning, not evening.

      Possible explanation: This was simply another way the writers highlight what a ditz Kirk really is. The 24 hour clock is used in many industries, not just the military.

    • The scenes in which Lorelai and Christopher are at Yale were actually filmed at the Univeristy of Southern California. The "Welcome to Yale Parent's Weekend" sign was put over the sign for Bovard Auditorium on the USC university campus.

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    Allusions (8)

    • Emily: What is this you have on your nametag -- "Zinf"? What is "Zinf"? Some kind of joke? Zinfandel is a wine. Lorelai was following through on her earlier suggestion to be "Zinf and Del". Only Chris didn't go for it.

    • Lorelai: Well you got me there, Riddler, but I hope that logic works when I crash grandparents' weekend. The Riddler, is a DC Comics supervillain and an enemy of Batman. Created by writer Bill Finger and artist Dick Sprang, he first appeared in Detective Comics #140.

    • Lorelai: With bells on, and nothing else, except leg warmers, roller skates, and Groucho Marx glasses. Groucho Marx was an American comedian, working both with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and on his own.

    • Lorelai: Hey, let's be Laverne and Shirley. Laverne & Shirley was a popular American television situation comedy which ran on ABC from 1976 to 1983. It was a spinoff of Happy Days, as the two lead characters were originally introduced on that show as acquaintances of Fonzie.

    • Lorelai: Grass is just not this green -- not outside of Pleasantville, it isn't. Pleasantville is a 1998 movie where two modern teenagers are mysteriously transported into the fictitious community of Pleasantville, the setting of a black and white 1950's television show. Through their actions the people of Pleasantville begin to experience strong emotion and consequently, events in town begin to deviate from the accepted norm.

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