Gilmore Girls

Season 5 Episode 10

But Not as Cute as Pushkin

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 30, 2004 on The WB
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Miss Patty celebrates forty years in show business on the same day that Luke mourns his father's death; Terrence's urging Paris to get on with her life prompts her to try speed dating, where she hooks up with Doyle; Marty finally clues Rory in that both he and Logan are interested in her; Lorelai's attempt to do something nice for Luke backfires; Rory enlists Richard in turning the practical joke table back on Logan; at Headmaster Charleston's request, Rory happily gives Anna, a Chilton student and prospective Eli, the Yale grand tour, but the immature Anna manages to get both herself and her host in trouble with her party-crazed ways.moreless

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  • Rory shows a girl from her old school Chilton around Yale, Lorelai learns about Luke's dark day. Good one.

    So we learn about Luke's 'dark day' where he just disappears. Lorelai doesn't know what to do and asks around town. It becomes clear that it does happen each year and luckily Luke comes clean to Lorelai saying its the anniversary of his fathers death. This was quite sad but it was nice to see him open up to Lorelai.

    Also Lorelai keeps a boat of Luke's father that he was going to sell, he lashes out saying she only does what SHE thinks is right but later apologies and claims that there good. In other news Rory is showing a girl from Chilton around Yale, her name is Anna. All this Anna seems to be interested in is the boys, freedom and fun in Yale rather than education etc.

    Logan makes a scene in a classroom pretending to confess his love for Rory with two of his friends. This humiliates her but excites Anna. Anna later is missing and Rory and Marty go to find her. Where he tells her that she is being naive and that Logan actually likes her. This is after Rory says in front of Anna that Marty is just a friend, this leaves him disappointed.

    Logan and Rory also have a conversation because Rory is mad with loan for the stunt, she tells him there two different people and leaves. Also Paris goes on a speed dating course because her therapist tells her to get herself out there. She ends up hooking up with Doyle and they discuss if it was a one night stand or a relationship. These two could be a funny couple.

    Good episode, not as strong as the last.moreless
  • A girl from chilton is visiting Rory to get to know how college is, but things don't turn out the way she expected. And Luke had a 'dark day'. (contains spoilers!)moreless

    I thought this episode of GG was hilarious, and sweet at the same time. On one side we have Roy who has a girl form her old school on a visit who she wants to show everything she finds important. Anna arrives and from that moment on things don't go the way Rory wants them to. Anne turns out to be a girl who just wants to party, which Rory doesn't want to see. On top of that Logan pulls a prank on her in het class. Which was brilliant funny and hilarious. I thought that was one of the funniest moments in the whole series. But Rory can't really appreciate it. She only sees a missed class and that Anna is getting the wrong idea of college. She doesn't see it's Logan's way of showing that he likes her (maybe not in the way they get in the future, but there's the beginning of the relationship). Which Marty, the poor guy, has to explain to Rory. It ends with Anna at a underage-drinking party, and Rory getting even with Logan using her granddad. That was again extremely funny. Then in Stars Hollow there is the matter of Luke having each year a dark day. Seeing it is already season 5 and we know Lorelai by now she isn't going to give up until she know exactly what causes the dark day. She goes against Luke's wishes and keeps his boat (very flashy in her garage). We learn that every year on the day Luke his dad died, Luke goes somewhere. He wants to be alone. Lorelai respects this, but Luke still comes back in the end to thank her for the boat and being who she is. I found that really sweet.moreless
  • Hilarious episode about Logan! (contains spoilers).

    This was such a great episode. The parts with Miss Patty's party, Rory showing Anna around Yale, and Luke's darkest day were good, but they were far surpassed by the parts with Logan and Rory (and many other people watching!). In one of Rory's classes (Philosophy I think), a guy bursts into the room, yelling at Rory about how she left him heart broken. Then, Logan bursts in and starts yelling too. They yell about how she has stolen their hearts and their balls, and say she must choose one of them. When the teacher tells them to leave, Collin, dressed in a very funny guard's outfit pretends to take them away. The "Life and Death Brigade" has struck again! This was so hilariously done! It gets even funnier when, at the end of the episode, Rory decides to get Logan back for the stunt that got her whole class into a frenzy, and employs the help of her grandfather to do so. He bursts into the courtyard where the three members of the "Life and Death Brigade" are talking and starts ranting about how he heard about the stunt. He then goes on to tell him how he met with Logan's father and arranged the pre-nups, and money, and everything else for Rory and Logan's engagement! Hilarious! I'm hoping this is the beginning of Rory and Logan's relationship and I recommend it for all to watch!moreless
  • fun fun fun

    Chilton comes back to Rory's life. She has to show a young girl Anna the Yale life.

    And Luke's dark day is arriving, Lorelai didn't knew about it and I have to say I don't remember this day in the other seasons. Miss Patty is having a party in that day and before he knows the day he says yes but after he backs out. Paris is going crazy, must be all that glue. Anna got impressed right from the start, people is nice, Martin came with food and Paris wasn't that bad. The trip to the newspaper was not the best one and the library, with Logan, was good.

    I never saw Luke yelling with an old lady. He was really upset, bad mood. The woman had his father old boat and now she is moving and the boat has to go.

    And the fact that he tells her the truth about the dark day, about his father's death anniversary...

    And that play at class, Logan, Finn and Colin acting lol. That was fun, I almost believed Colin at first lol, I didn't recognized him. That was very fun!!! Colin storms in the classroom, yelling to Rory about he love for her and then Logan comes in and starts fighting to him for Rory. They start fighting all over the place and then Finn comes in, dressed as a policeman and breaks up the fight.

    And Paris and Doyle, both at speed dating, that's the start. It ended in sex lol and a call to Terrence.

    Anna is loving Yale life lol then she disappears, that's not good for Rory because Anna was arrested by the campus police at a party.

    And Luke is still in his bad day, he looks bad and then the boat thing and fighting with Lorelai, that was bad. Lorelai wasn't in the mood for it but Miss Patty's party was fun.

    Then Luke showed up and they made up, he even when to her place to look on the boat.

    Oh I almost forgot it!!! Richard talking to Logan at the end of the episode!! I believed him! Really!! But the sign with the nose was cute and all was great. Logan was white lolmoreless
  • Luke's dark day.

    What a mystery, Luke has a dark day! Very mysterious indeed and no one in all of Starshollow seems to have any idea where he goes or what he does on this dark day, only that he has and mysteriously disappears on this day every year. Very mysterious. As it turns out the mystery isn't so much mysterious as it is very sad, every day on the anniversary of his father's death Luke just kind of disappears. He has a hard time being around people on that day and is just in pretty much a fowl mood. He shares this fact with Lorelai after he has a small issuse with his father's boat and just decides to sell it. And because they are in a relationship, and that's what you do when you're in a relationship. You share. Unfortunately, Lorelai doesn't see fit to share with Luke the fact that she kind of bought his father's boat without exactly telling. Which upsets Luke when he finds out, granted it has more to do with the fact that the day itself is upsetting him, and they get into a little scuffle. Fortunately, the scuffle isn't really about the boat and as it turns out Lorelai thinking that she maybe Luke would regret getting rid of the boat in the heat of the moment was defenitely right thought. All as well once again in JavaJunkie-land. Rejoice!moreless
Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)

Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena

Lane Kim

Kelly Bishop

Kelly Bishop

Emily Gilmore

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Rory Gilmore

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

Lorelai Gilmore

Edward Herrmann

Edward Herrmann

Richard Gilmore

Allen C. Liu

Allen C. Liu


Guest Star

Conor Knighton

Conor Knighton


Guest Star

Joe Egender

Joe Egender


Guest Star

Dakin Matthews

Dakin Matthews

Hanlin Charleston

Recurring Role

Matt Czuchry

Matt Czuchry

Logan Huntzberger

Recurring Role

Danny Strong

Danny Strong


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In such a small town, it is surprising that not only had Rory and Lorelai, who go to Luke's every day for coffee and sometimes meals, not notice that Luke's was closed for an entire day at the same time every year, but also had never heard mention of a "dark day" from any of the townspeople.

    • In this episode, Rory complains to Marty that she does not understand why Logan does not like her and came after her during the class. Marty responds that she is being naive, that Logan likes her. This is very similar to an episode in season one when after Dean and Tristan fight at the dance, Rory says that Tristan can not stand her. Dean, like Marty informs a clueless Rory that it is because Tristan has a thing for her

    • "Everybody knows" about Luke's dark day and that it takes place on November 30. Luke's dad lived in Stars Hollow his entire life. Wouldn't the townspeople be aware of the date of his death and assume that the two are connected?

    • When Rory is talking to Anna, she asks Rory how many guys she dated in college and Rory says none from Yale. However, in the episode "The Fundamental Things Apply", she dates a boy from Yale.

  • QUOTES (28)

    • Paris: (To Terrence on phone with Doyle next to her) I don't know what this is... the beginning of a relationship, a one-night stand, do you hear me Terrence?
      Terrence: I hear you, Paris. Do you hear her, Doyle?
      Doyle: I hear her. I just don't see why we need to talk about it with you!

    • (Richard is at Yale and goes talking to Logan. Finn and Colin are there too.)
      Richard: Logan I wanted to talk to you. I've just heard about the incident.
      Logan: The...?
      Richard: I heard that you professed your feelings for Rory.
      Logan: (Surprised) What?
      Richard: Mr. Bell is a very dear friend of mine as is the Dean of Admissions. Well you know this place, news travels fast.
      Logan: Yeah look...
      Richard: I have to tell you that while I understand what could have driven you to such a public display of affection, there is a proper time and place for that sort of thing. In a classroom, in a middle of a class is not one of them.
      Logan: No, I know. I...
      Richard: However, what is done is done, it's out. So I dropped by to tell you that I've spoken to your father.
      Logan: My father???
      Richard: We ponded out a few things, property agreements, prenups, that sort of things.
      Logan: OK I think there's ...
      Richard: Oh we came to a very good agreement. I'm sure you will be pleased. Now we are setting up a dinner for next week to finalize the engagement and start talking about the ceremony.
      (Colin and Finn are choked)
      Richard: Emily is handling all the newspapers announcements so not to worry, that's all being taken cared of.
      Logan: But ...
      Richard: She is a fine young lady Logan. I want her to be happy, you will take care of that I assume. Alright, I'll let you get back to your coffee break. Nice seeing all of you again. And Logan... welcome to the family son.
      (And just walks away, giving a signal to Rory that was watching all from a safe distance)

    • Lorelai: It wouldn't hurt to maybe throw a little something fun in. I'm not talking a kegger. But just walk her by the crazy drama students yelling, "Give me a location!" or something like that.
      Richard: You know, your mother may be right.
      Lorelai: Who heard that?
      Richard: Well, a good college experience is a well-rounded college experience. It's important for you to show her that Yale students have fun too. Oh, have her touch the toe!
      Rory: Yeah.
      Lorelai: Touch the toe?
      Rory: The toe. The statue of Theodore Woosley, it brings good luck to everyone who touches his feet. And for that reason he has one left toe that's been rubbed completely shiny.
      Lorelai: Wow, that is fun. Make sure you get a parent consent form for that one.

    • Rory: This is my roommate Paris....and I'm sorry.
      Anna: For what?
      Rory: Trust me.
      Anna: Okay.

    • Lorelai: Ah! Pasquale, the Maestro! My God, you look virile today. Are you sure your wife won't share you?
      Miss Patty: Oh she is good.

    • Logan: Not quite sure how well I'll be walking here in a minute Anna.

    • Finn: Rory Gilmore, you should be ashamed of yourself. Toying with these boys like this. They used to have pride. They used to have dignity. They used to have balls. Damn it Gilmore, give 'em back their balls!

    • Jack: I'm Jack.
      Paris: Paris.
      Jack: Parents travel a lot?
      Paris: Why?
      Jack: Your name is Paris.
      Paris: No. Did your parents change flat tires a lot?
      Jack: What?
      Paris: Or plug the phone into the wall a lot?
      Jack: No.

    • Paris: Just tell me if my lipstick is too whorish.
      Rory: Nope, just whorish enough.

    • Richard: (to Rory, after he has pulled a prank on Logan) I do hope one of his dopey looking friends knows CPR, or he just might not make it.

    • Paris: You have no right to be repulsed by my sex life.

    • Paris: (explaining why she and Doyle had sex) We met at speed dating, and we considered having dinner first, but we both knew where it was going to end up, so we figured we'd just cut to the chase and save the calories.

    • Luke: I smashed my leg on a Thigh Master.
      Lorelai: I'm so sorry.
      Luke: And then I tripped and smashed my other leg on another Thigh Master.
      Lorelai: I'm sorry.
      Luke: Why the hell do you have so many Thigh Masters?
      Lorelai: I have a really bad thigh complex.

    • Kirk: I have a business proposition for you.
      Lorelai: OK.
      Kirk: How often do you slip in your tub?
      Lorelai: Never.
      Kirk: OK, it doesn't work if you answer like that, so...
      Lorelai: Constantly. I never stop slipping even when I get out.
      Kirk: I thought so.

    • Logan: Did I just see you smell that book?

    • Lorelai: Oh you know what? I have someone standing abnormally close to me. I'll call you later.
      Rory: Okay, say hi to Kirk for me.

    • (Marty knocks on the door and comes in, carrying a paper bag)
      Marty: Okay. I actually snagged us some caviar. They were all out of toast points, but I think we can use Doritos and achieve a very similar result.
      (Notices Anna) Hey.
      Rory: This is Anna.
      Marty: (Gasps excitedly) Did Paris move?
      Paris: (From behind him) I'm right here, Marty.
      Marty: I know, Paris.

    • Paris: I can't believe you. You don't even have your loser card-swiping job
      anymore, and you're buying all this crap for some kid you don't even know?
      Rory: I'm trying to make her feel welcome.

    • Lorelai: Because, you keep all those crazy anal Bob Graham kind of
      notebooks. "Eight a.m., got up. Eight fifteen, brushed teeth. Eight
      twenty-five, had impure thoughts. Eight thirty-six, sent dwarves off to
      Rory: I do not have my diaries from last November on me at the moment.
      Lorelai: But you do have them.
      Rory: Yes.
      Lorelai: And they will contain where we ate breakfast that morning.
      Rory: Yes.
      Lorelai: I love my little circus freak.
      Rory: I call you later.
      Lorelai: Hey, did your Mini-Me show up?
      Rory: Yeah, her name's Anna. She's right here.

    • Lorelai: Luke, I can drive you back to the diner. I promise if we pass any senior citizens I'll let you jump out and pants them.
      Luke: Fine.

    • Rory: What are you doing in a library anyhow?
      Logan: Got lost. Don't tell anyone I was here, ruin my rep. Anna, it's been
      a pleasure. See you, Ace.
      (He smiles as he walks away)
      Anna: He's cute.
      Rory: (re-shelving the books) Yes, he is. But not as cute as Pushkin. Right this way, missy.

    • Lorelai: In my hand, ladies and gentlemen, sits the true advantage of dating a diner owner: I am never more than 10 feet away from pie.
      Luke: Ah, see I thought it was the way we always smell faintly of meat.
      Lorelai: Uh, it's heaven. One quick trip downstairs and I have all the treats I want. You're like Willy Wonka but hotter.
      Luke: I am not hotter than Willy Wonka.
      Lorelai: Slap on a purple top hat and you're close.

    • Lorelai: Hey, so Luke, Ms. Patty is celebrating her 40 year anniversary.
      Luke: Which husband?
      Lorelai: With the business we call show.
      Luke: Oh, him.
      Lorelai: And she's having a big party and I told her we'd go.
      Luke: Oh man!
      Lorelai: It'll be fun!
      Luke: It will not be fun.
      Lorelai: She'll be wearing tap shoes, and there'll be songs and punch, and at least one story about Milton Berl's penis.
      Luke: Only one?
      Lorelai: Come on, I have to have you there, otherwise people will think I made you up.

    • Lorelai: I think it's going very well, you and me, you think it's going very well?
      Luke: I have very few complaints.
      Lorelai: I'm going right past the 'very few complaints' comment because I know you're just trying to bait me . . . what complaints?

    • Lorelai: Hey, so tell me about this Logan.
      Rory: It's three degrees out here.
      Lorelai: Uh, as of tonight my father knows way more personal dish about you than I do. That's not right or fair. He doesn't get as much enjoyment out of the dish as I do and for him the dish is always half empty.
      Rory: You're just talking to keep yourself warm, aren't you?

    • Rory: Yes. I have to go to the Fro-Yo social. And yes, I do realize how
      incredibly stupid that just sounded. Excuse me.

    • Rory: I have no words.
      Logan: It was just a joke.
      Rory: Oh, no, wait, I thought of some. Jerk, ass, arrogant, inconsiderate, mindless, frat boy, lowlife, butt-faced miscreant.
      Logan: Butt-faced miscreant!
      Rory: Why would you do something like that?
      Logan: I'm sorry. Butt-faced miscreant?

    • Lorelai: Fine, but if that changes?
      Rory: You'll be the first to know.
      Lorelai: Ok. Thank you 'cus there are not many ways I can out do my father.
      Rory: I know.
      Lorelai: Info on you and looking better in chiffon is about it. . . . oh and my pole dance is way hotter.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (10)

    • Marty: Attention like that from people like Logan is like being tapped. You've been anointed; you're in.

      Marty is alluding to a tradition at Yale called Tap Day, during which select students are invited to join secret societies such as the infamous Skull and Bones. The fictional Life and Death Brigade is modeled after these societies.

    • Lorelai: And over here we have the world-famous Luke's diner, home of the best coffee on the east coast and the most delightful and chatty proprietor since Mel kissed Flo's grits.

      Reference to a 1974 movie, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, where Flo is a woman who becomes a waitress at Mel's Diner in Phoenix, where she "befrends" the owner, mostly annoying him. Their relationship is a bit adversarial and every time Flo is angry with Mel, she uses her phrase "Mel, kiss my grits!".

    • Lorelai: You're hotter than Willie Wonka.
      Luke: I'm not hotter than Willy Wonka.
      Lorelai: Slap on a purple top hot and we'll see.

      Willy Wonka is a character from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

      (Edit) Willie Wonka actully had a brown top hat and a purple coat.

    • Lorelai: (to Rory, about the visiting Chilton student) Did your Mini-Me show up?

      In Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Mini-Me is a diminutive clone of Dr. Evil.

    • Luke: I have to go out of town.
      Lorelai: Why?
      Luke: Business.
      Lorelai: Business? Now you're Willy Loman?

      Willy Loman, a traveling salesman, was the title character in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

    • Lorelai: (about shoe-shopping) Everyone thinks it started with Bradshaw, but actually it came over on the Mayflower.

      A reference to Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker's character on Sex and the City.

    • Paris: Eve Harrington has arrived.

      This is a reference to the 1950 movie All About Eve (which won the Academy Award for Best Picture). The story revolves around an aspiring actress named Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing (Bette Davis), weaving a melancholy life story to Margo and her friends. Taking pity on the girl, Margo takes Eve as her personal assistant. Before long, it becomes apparent that naïve Eve is really a Machiavellian schemer who cold-bloodedly uses Margo.

    • Paris: They're coming, Rory. They're coming, and they are going to keep on coming. Like the locusts descending on Mankato. We'll be beating them off for the rest of our lives.

      Mankato, Minnesota is a location from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books. In her book On the Banks of Plum Creek, Laura tells of a heart breaking incident which destroyed her father's crops and made it impossible to live off the land for several years.

    • Rory: But not as cute as Pushkin.

      Aleksandr Pushkin was a famous 19th century Russian novelist whose most famous works were Boris Godunov and Eugene Onegin, one of which Rory was probably holding in her hands as she made the statement.

    • Rory: It's 11 o'clock at night! Who are you planning on hooking up with? Spike and Drusilla?

      Spike and Drusilla are two of the vampire characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer which formerly aired in the Gilmore Girls time slot. Danny Strong, who plays Doyle, was a recurring character on Buffy, and executive producers Jane Espenson and Rebecca Kirshner are former members of the Buffy writing staff.