Sookie St. James
While she's looking at Jackson and Sookie having their first date, Lorelai tells Luke that she'll wear blue at their wedding. In "I Can't Get Started" (season 2), the episode where Sookie and Jackson get married, she actually wears blue.
When Lorelai tells Rory how she shouldn't have lied to her, she says, "I have to know where you are at all times". She did know where Rory was - she was at the movies which was exactly what she'd told Lorelai where she'd be. The only thing Lorelai didn't know was that Todd was there, too.
While waiting in line for the movie, Lane asks Todd what he wants to major in. He responds that if he majors in gym, he only has to take three classes senior year. This implies he is currently in the school where he will be majoring, if he already knows how the courses will be scheduled. However, he, Dean, and Lane are students at Stars Hollow High. High school students do not have majors.
Possible explanation: Many high schools do actually have tracks and call them "majors": "business" students often are on a special track and take classes primarily to help them become employed after high school if they're not planning to go to college (typing, computer science, business, economics in my day). Other students are on an AP track.
When Lorelai and Sookie answer the door to Jackson and Rune, you can see an office building window behind Jackson and Rune.
Lorelai told Mrs. Kim that the girls went to a movie with Dean. They did go to the movies so that was not a lie, but Rory and Lorelai kept talking about how Rory lied. The only thing that Lorelai didn't know was that Mrs. Kim didn't know about it. She also says that she would not have lied for Lane even if Rory had told her the truth because one mother can not lie to another, it is the parents code. This,however will be the only time Lorelai cares about this so-called code. Multiple times in the future, Lorelai will do the opposite where Lane is concerned (encouraging Lane to tell her mother something else when they have Bangles tickets, allowing her to hold band rehearsals in her garage, holding onto Lane's purple hair photo,etc) Lorelai only cares about lying directly to Mrs. Kim because Mrs. Kim "scares her."
At the start of the show, Lane tells Rory she wants Dean to talk to Todd to set up a date. However, when they're on their date, Lane finds out that Todd is actually pretty dumb. In "Kiss and Tell" we learn that Lane already spoke to Todd on a previous occasion and thus would already know that Todd wasn't one of the brightest.
Luke: I haven't seen you since the other night. Everything turn out ok?
Lorelai: Oh yeah, fine. The dating world of 16 year olds. Very exciting stuff.
Luke: I bet. Oh, uh coffee?
Lorelai: Do you have to ask?
(Luke pours her coffee)
Lorelai: You know, I had a good time the other night, with the cards.
Luke: Oh yeah, yeah. Me too.
Luke: Yeah, if fact you rushed out of here before I had a chance to...
Lorelai: A chance to...?
Luke: Kick your ass in poker.
Lorelai: (taken aback) You wish.
Lorelai: Two and fries.
Luke: Maybe we could do it again sometime.
Lorelai: Oh yeah, well, I... I would like that.
Mrs. Kim: Lane is not allowed to date boys unless we have approved them. She knows that, she knows our rules and she broke them. That is unacceptable.
Lorelai: Ok, yes, you're right. But teenagers sometimes slip up.
Mrs. Kim: I don't care what teenagers do, I care what Lane does.
Lorelai: You know, it doesn't always work to just lock a kid up and throw away the key.
Mrs. Kim: I didn't throw away the key, it's in the kitchen.
Lorelai: (surprised by the answer) Ok, well, I was talking symbolically...but alright, I'm with you now.
Luke: Okay. Fine. (pulls out a deck of cards) 5-card draw.
Lorelai: Oh! You're on.
(Luke deals as Lorelai watches intently)
Lorelai: Mm-hm. Mm-hm (looks at her cards) Uh...huh. Give me four. (looks at her new cards) Aah, no four more.
Luke: You can't have four more, those are the four I dealt you.
Lorelai: Well these don't help me and I have vowed to discard anything negative in my life - first Rune and now these four cards.
Luke: Whatever you say. (gives her another 4 cards)
Lorelai: Ooh, much better, thank you.
Luke: Rune knew when to run away.
(Sookie is getting ready to go on her first date with Jackson)
Sookie: I'm scared.
Lorelai: I know.
Sookie: I like him.
Lorelai: He likes you.
Sookie: How do you know he's not being polite?
Sookie: No, I mean it. It's like I cornered him and he felt trapped and he had to say yes.
Lorelai: He did not have to say yes.
Sookie: Oh my God. Technically, I am his employer.
Sookie: I am. I buy his wares. His livelihood depends on me.
Sookie: Oh! I'm a sexual harasser!
Lorelai: Well, then you need some false eyelashes.
Sookie: This isn't funny. I am now desperate, lonely and a criminal.
Mrs. Kim: (angrily, to a man in her store) You break, you buy!
Man: But it was sticking out in the aisle.
Mrs. Kim: You break, you buy!
Man: But I didn't put it in the aisle.
Mrs. Kim: You have eyes, yes?
Man: Yes, I have eyes.
Mrs. Kim: These eyes work?
Man: Yes, these eyes work.
Mrs. Kim: They can make out shapes, sizes and colors?
Man: Yes they can do all that, but ...
Mrs. Kim: Eyes work, they see lamp in aisle, send message to brain: 'Lamp in aisle - move!' You move. You don't break lamp.
Man: I ...
Mrs. Kim: You have no eyes, not my problem, that is between you and them. You break, you buy!
(The man gives in and gives her some money)
Mrs. Kim: (suddenly sweet) We appreciate your business.
(the Inn is overbooked)
Lorelai: Where did the Ruckers come from?
Michel: Judging from their clothing, a town where high rubber fishing boots and spittoons would be considered formal wear.
Lorelai: You lied to me so I wouldn't have to lie to Mrs. Kim?
Lorelai: Oh my God, you really are my daughter.
Lorelai: Who the hell is that anyways?
Rory: Claudine Longet.
Lorelai: The chick who shot the skier?
Rory: (with no clue, since it was way before her time) Uh, sure, why not.
Lorelai: Wow - Renaissance woman.
Lorelai: Hey, you know the one good thing we learned from this?
Lorelai: That I'm a babe.
Rune: (about Lorelai) I can't believe you set me up with that! What, was the bearded lady busy tonight or something?
(After making Lorelai go on a double date with Sookie, Jackson and his cousin Rune)
Sookie: You will not regret this.
Lorelai: Pick another phrase.
Sookie: You will not have to pay.
Lorelai: Much better.
Rory: I do not want to incur the wrath of Luke.
Lorelai: Why not? It's fun!
Lorelai: I certainly don't want Rory to turn out like me.
Mrs. Kim: I don't want Lane to turn out like you either.
Lorelai: Now I believe that's the first thing that you and I have ever agreed on.
Lorelai: I have like six thousand pages of case studies to memorize and this whole big test on the Wal-Mart phenomena coming up on Friday and because I have a life, and a job and business school's not the only thing I have to concentrate on, I'm behind and I'll probably fail, and then that little eighteen year old annoying gnat who sits behind me will get another A and make that 'I'm smart, you're dumb' face to me for the rest of the week and I'll be very upset and will possibly cry.
Rory: The music's too loud?
Rory: Got it.
German episode title: "Doppelt hält besser", meaning "Two Are Better Than One".
Rory's Book List:
The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath
Kelly Bishop (Emily) and Edward Herrmann (Richard) do not appear in this episode.
Joe Fria, who plays the waiter at the french restaurant, is the same guy who plays Sookie's old friend Joe Mastoni in the season 3 episode "I Solemnly Swear."
This is the first time that Luke makes an effort to ask Lorelai out.
- "Earn Enough For Us" by XTC
- "God Only Knows" by Claudine Longet
- "Holding On To The Earth" by Sam Phillips
Lorelai: Look, I know Mrs. Kim and Robert Duval in The Great Santini share a striking resemblance...
The Great Santini is a relatively pedestrian 1979 film greatly enhanced by good performances by Blythe Danner (Gwyneth Paltrow's mother) and Michael O'Keefe, and taken even further by Robert Duval in one of his best performances. The story is about the family of a marine pilot who is a martinet and a clockwork precisionist about every aspect of his life and family, but, underneath all that, he truly loves them and they him. Duval and O'Keefe both received Oscar nominations.
Lorelai: You're nervous? You don't have some guy staring at you like he's Cher and you're that kid from Mask.
Mask (not to be confused with the 1994 Jim Carrey film The Mask) is a 1985 film by Peter Bogdonovich about a mother (Cher) with a highly intelligent, good-hearted teenaged son suffering from an exceedingly severe facial deformation since birth.
The book in Rory's hands as she is reading on the park bench before meeting Dean is clearly The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, edited by Karen V. Kukil. Sylvia Plath was an American writer most noted for her 1963 novel The Bell Jar. She suffered from bouts of severe depression and was once hospitalized for attempting suicide. In 1963, she attempted suicide again, using gas, and succeeded. There is a joke drink called a "Sylvia Plath", described as a "layer of salad oil, a layer of creme de menthe, and a layer of mercury... you only drink the bottom layer."
Rory: Yoko Ono...Really?
Lane: A very misunderstood artist and The Beatles would have broken up anyway...
Rory: Have you shared this theory with anyone?
Lane: I know it, Yoko knows it, Sean knows it, Julian's still in denial but what can you do?
Yoko Ono's relationship with John Lennon is often credited as the force which broke up The Beatles. In reality, the internal stresses, egos, and different musical directions each of the band members were going in would shortly have ended it anyway.
Julian (after John's mother, Julia) was John's first son by his first wife Cynthia.
Sean is Lennon's second son, by Yoko Ono, and is about 12 years younger.
Lorelai: (to Luke) That's very Richard Simmons of you.
Richard Simmons is a fitness guru who has produced weight loss plans and written several books.
Rory: Claudine Longet.
Lorelai: The chick who shot the skier?
Claudine Longet was a popular singer and recording artist from the '60s and '70s who was arrested in 1976 for the shooting of her lover, an Olympic skier, at his home in Aspen, Colorado.
Lorelai: After three cheeseburgers, you're done unless you're expecting Elijah to stop by.
During the Passover seder, a cup of wine is set aside in the belief that the prophet Elijah will visit.
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