Gilmore Girls

Season 5 Episode 19

But I'm a Gilmore!

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Apr 26, 2005 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • Logan makes a comment about the octagon imprint on Rory's face when she visits him to tell him they should just be friends; however when Rory woke up on the bathroom floor, there was a large towel under her head so she really wouldn't have had a tile imprint on her face.

    • The clean t-shirt that Paris gives Doyle to wear reads "Women belong in the house... and the senate".

    • Paris' nanny suddenly returns without any explanation which is strange since in season 4, episode 2, Paris says that she had left to open a restaurant in Boise.

    • People keep ragging on Paris for trying to avoid sick people since she's pre-med, but in the first season she said she just wanted to go into cancer research, thus making her only need to be around sick people during her 3rd year of med school.

  • Quotes

    • (Rory and Logan are sitting at the dinner table with his family; Honor motions to Logan)
      Rory: (Rory leans over and whispers to Logan) What?
      Logan: (Logan whispers back) Mom's a stress smoker.

    • (Rory is on the phone with Lorelai talking about her dinner with the Huntzberger's and telling her that she thinks Logan is going to change his mind about being her boyfriend. There is a knock at the door)
      Rory: Is everything, OK?
      Logan: I'm sorry
      Rory: For what?
      Logan: For just taking off like that. I just... this was a very tense evening for me.
      Rory: I'm sure.
      Logan: But taking off like that...I was just over reacting and that's just stupid. So, forgive me?
      Rory: There is nothing to forgive.
      Logan: Come on, grab your coat. I'll take you to get something to eat.
      Rory: OK, I'll be right back.

    • Lorelai: (in response to Rory being afraid that Logan is going to bail on her) Can I just say something that you're probably not going to like?
      Rory: Yes.
      Lorelai: If he's going to bolt, then maybe you should just let him bolt. He told you, Rory. He told you he was not a commitment kind of guy, just like you're not a non-commitment type of girl. Don't force him to be something he's not.
      Rory: I didn't force him.
      Lorelai: I know you didn't, but he saw it as losing you and didn't want that, and I give him credit for that, but it isn't who he is.
      Rory: He can change. People can change.
      Lorelai: You really want to be in the business of changing someone?

    • Lorelai: (in response to comforting a drunk and crying Rory all night) Don't get me wrong, I'm always up for a little mother-daughter bonding, but seriously, when did facials go out of style?
      Rory: I'm sorry.
      Lorelai: I just don't like seeing you like that.

    • Rory: Oh, good, hangover food.
      Lorelai: Aw, that's my little college girl!

    • Rory: I need a taco!

    • Lorelai: You know, I love watching you cook. It's hot.
      Luke: That's because you're standing right next to the broiler.
      Lorelai: Oh, is that what we're calling it now?
      Luke: Not in front of the guys, please.
      Lorelai: Fine. I'll save my dirty cooking jokes for later.

    • Logan: How's that headache of yours?
      Rory: Subsiding a little. The mashed potato, mac and cheese, biscuit, gravy plate combo really helped a lot.
      Logan: I have to say, half the fun in being with you is the horrified looks on the waiters' faces.

    • Rory: Logan's family hates me.
      Lorelai: That's impossible. It's like hating Thumper. No one hates Thumper.
      Rory: They think I'm trash.

    • Lorelai: You lost me at carrots, which I believe was the first draft of "you had me at hello."

    • Lorelai: The ducks will be fine. They are lying in a pan with their heads chopped off, so the worst part is behind them.

    • Rory: By the way, thanks for leaving me on the bathroom floor all night.
      Lorelai: Uh, hey, I tried to get you up. You actually used your foot to stop me.
      Rory: I did?
      Lorelai: Yes. It was very House of Flying Daggers, but with vomiting.
      Rory: Sorry. I don't remember that. The foot part. The vomiting part, however -
      Paris: Stop saying the word 'vomiting', unless you want a Mr. Creosote situation on your hands here.

    • Honor: I'm sorry, I'm totally blank. Your name is?
      Rory: Rory, Rory Gilmore.
      Logan: Yeah, Rory is my ...(pauses) girlfriend.
      Rory: You okay over there? You need a little water, or a time machine?
      Honor: I'm sorry, did you say girlfriend?
      Logan: Yes.
      Rory: It's new.
      Honor: Oh my God! I've never heard him call anybody his girlfriend before. Well, Alyssa Milano. But he was ten and in a weird Who's the Boss phase.
      Logan: Wow, time flies by when you're being pushed out of the door!

    • Doyle: It feels like bees are buzzing in my head. Feel it!
      Paris: What?
      Doyle: Feel my head.
      Paris: Why?
      Doyle: I just want you to know how hot I am.
      Paris: Well when you're hot, you're hot. And when you're not, you're not. That's how the song goes. Just follow the song!
      Doyle: What?
      Paris: I just don't see why putting my hand on your head is going to get you.
      Doyle: What?
      Paris: I am not a Shaman, Doyle, I don't have healing powers.

    • Rory: Why do they think I'm not good enough? I'm a Gilmore, do they know that? My ancestors came over on the Mayflower!

    • Lorelai: (when Rory is stressing about Logan) You, my beautiful, brainy, fabulous daughter, were lying on the bathroom floor, wondering what you had done wrong, which is disturbing to me on several levels, including the fact that I can't remember the last time I cleaned the floor of the bathroom. Is that really the kind of relationship you want to be in?

    • Lorelai: What are you doin' here, Sassy McSasserson?

    • (Logan, Rory and Honor are standing at the doorstep about to enter the Huntzbergers' house)
      Honor: Just get in here!
      Rory: (to Logan) Remind me to tell you the time my mom wore a shirt with a rhinestone penis on it and my grandma had her car towed.

    • Lorelai : What do you mean you're not taking it anymore? What are you going to do?
      Luke : You want to know what I'm going to do? Nothing! Because I am in a relationship with you, and you know very well I can't leave. All I can do is come out here and say "I'm through" and pretend I have a leg to stand on and then march back into that kitchen and keep doing the job, but oh boy, I'm going to be thinking about what I would have done if we weren't in a relationship even though that would mean I wouldn't be in this position in the first place. Excuse me.

    • Luke: (to Sookie) I don't care what bed you're in, that is between you and your husband and God - and I hope a qualified therapist.

    • Logan: Rory, do you really want to stop seeing me?
      Rory: No, but I can't...
      Logan: Because I don't want to stop seeing you.
      Rory: Okay, but...
      Logan: So just accept what I'm saying. I like trying new things. It's new, it's different, but I can do it.

  • Notes

    • French episode title: "Mais, je suis une Gilmore", meaning "But, I am a Gilmore".

    • Lorelai annoys the hungover Paris and Kirk by saying "Good morning, Vietnam!" loudly in the morning. Paris said the same thing in a previous episode, which Rory said was her morning ritual.
      This was the morning greeting for Adrian Cronauer, played by Robin Williams in the movie Good Morning Vietnam. Cronauer was a rather unconventional D.J. for the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.

    • Kelly Bishop (Emily) and Edward Herrmann (Richard) do not appear in this episode.

    • Music:
      - "Suburban Homeboy" by Sparks

    • Paris hates to see sick people even though she is a pre-med!

    • Sookie has been put on bedrest.

    • Rory and Logan officially became a couple during this episode

    • Both Luke and Sookie speak Spanish in this episode.

    • TV Guide's Michael Ausiello, a fellow Gilmore Girls' fan, appears as a customer at the Dragonfly Inn who leaves the room when Luke storms in and tells Lorelai about Sookie's interference.

  • Allusions

    • (Paris shakes hands with Logan's father in the newsroom)
      Mitchum: I remember the handshake. Reminded me of Jimmy Breslin's.

      Jimmy Breslin is an American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist, who has written for various NY City newspapers. In 1969, he ran for NYCC President, teamed with Norman Mailer who ran for Mayor.

    • Rory: They went on and on about how I'm going to be a career woman and
      Logan, you don't want that, she won't understand our lifestyle or the
      demands, or, or the family responsibilities!
      Lorelai: What family responsibilities? Who are they, the Gambino's?

      The Gambino family is one of the most prominent crime families (withing Mafia) that controls crime activities mostly in New York City, but it's influence is so extensive that they are also involved in events across the whole USA, as far as California. Crimes include: gambling, narcotics, thefts, traficking and many more.

    • Rory: Well, to make a long story short, Logan's family hates me.
      Lorelai: That's impossible. It's like hating Thumper. No one hates Thumper.

      Thumper, a very cute and charming rabbit, is one of the maine characters from the animated Disney's movie Bambi.

    • Honor: I've never heard him call anybody his girlfriend before. Well, Alyssa Milano. But he was ten and in a weird "Who's the Boss" phase.

      A young, precocious Alyssa MIlano starred in the 1980s comedy, "Who's the Boss". She played the daughter of Tony Danza's housekeeper character.

    • Paris: Well when you're hot, you're hot. And when you're not, you're not. That's how the song goes. Just follow the song!

      Jerry Reed released his song, "When You're Hot You're Hot", in 1971.

    • Lorelai: You lost me at carrots, which was the first draft of "you had me at hello."

      "You had me at hello" is a popular (and often parodied) line from Jerry Maguire. In the movie, it is spoken by Renée Zellweger to Tom Cruise.

    • Episode Title: But I'm a Gilmore!

      Take-off on the title of the movie But I'm a Cheerleader.

    • Luke: ...until then sit back and relax and watch Ellen dance around a bit.

      He is alluding to Ellen DeGeneres and the way she frequently dances around at the beginning and throughout the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".

    • Doyle: Do you remember when Han Solo finds Luke Skywalker in the snowstorm and cuts open their dead Ton-Ton to hide inside?

      Doyle is describing a scene from the movie The Empire Strikes Back.

    • Paris: I'm not a Shaman.

      A member of certain tribal societies who acts as a medium between the visible world and an invisible spirit world and who practices magic or sorcery for purposes of healing, divination, and control over natural events.

    • Rory: So the Swedish flight attendant should be here any minute.

      In the movie Down with Love with Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, Renee's character keeps getting brushed off by Ewan's character because he is 'busy', first with a British flight attendant, than a French one and lastly a Swedish one.

    • Paris: Stop saying the word "vomiting". Unless you want a Mr. Creosote situation on your hands here.

      Mr. Creosote is a character from the Monty Python movie The Meaning of Life, who keeps eating in a fancy French restaurant, until he eventually literally explodes and showers his fellow guests with his stomach's content.

    • Lorelai: Don't you remember your mother doing the Coyote Ugly on the bar at last year's "Salute to the Quakers" festival?

      Coyote Ugly is a movie set in a bar/club where the bartenders are beautiful (scarcely dressed) women, dancing on the counter while preparing the drinks.

    • Lorelai: It was very House of Flying Daggers with vomiting.

      House of Flying Daggers is a highly acclaimed 2004 martial arts movie from China.

    • Lorelai: Goooooood Mooorning Vietnam!

      In the anti-war movie with the same title, Robin Williams plays a military radio DJ in Vietnam, who starts his daily radio show with this line.
      In an episode in the fourth season a tired Paris freaks out after drinking her first cup of coffee and also shouts "Goood morning Vietnam!" which is commented by Rory as her usual behaviour when she is awakening in the morning.

    • Paris: I don't believe it! You did it! You landed the whale, you're Annette Bening.

      Paris is referring to Logan as being Warren Beatty, who after years of dating a sea of beautiful Hollywood starlets settled down in 1992 with actress Annette Bening.

    • Lorelai: That's very Lucy of you.

      Sookie explains that she may have put the resumes for substitute chefs in the freezer, where she sometimes likes to spend time. Lucy Ricardo famously got locked into a walk-in freezer that she and Ethel bought from her Uncle Oscar in season 1 of the show.

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