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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.
The song the a capella group is singing when Christopher and Lorelai walk by is Bon Jovi's "Living on a Prayer"
Luke tells April's swim coach that he can only doggy paddle. Back in season three Lorelai tells Luke that she has seen him swimming in the lake. If he was not really swimming and just doggy paddling Lorelai most likely would have made reference to that. Also in season six Luke said he used to go to Harvey's beach when he was younger.
When Luke comes back from his date and Lane is asleep on the couch, April is watching America's Next Top Model.
Lorelai: Hey! What- What is with your name tag?
Chris: What do you mean?
Lorelai: It's in the middle of your chest.
Lorelai: So you're supposed to wear it off to the side! Who wears their name tag in the middle of their chest?
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!
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.
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.
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!
Christopher: I thought our stomachs should start adjusting to French cuisine, so I got us croissants and café au lait.
Lorelai: I thought café au lait was Spanish.
Christopher: No, it's French for coffee and milk. Lait is milk.
Lorelai: Really? I thought it was: café... Olé! Like: coffee... All right!
Christopher: You're kidding?... You're not kidding?... You are, you're kidding. I can't tell wether you're kidding.
Lorelai: I'm a woman of mystery.
Kirk: Everywhere I go there she is! I'm sitting at the movies, who's sitting next to me? Lulu! I go out to dinner, who's sitting across from me? Lulu! I'm hanging out on the couch watching tv, who's right there next to me?!
Luke: Your mother.
Kirk: And Lulu! And at least mother respects my personal space.
Lorelai: I was born in (French accent) Marseilles, and my parents were killed in a (French accent) très tragique accident. And so I was sent to the states and adopted by the evil Gilmores who refused to let me speak French, but I never forgot the (French accent) accent of my mother (French accent) country.
Christopher: That's a complicated back-story
Lorelai: I led a complicated life.
Lorelai: (French accent) Hello.
Lorelai: Bonjour Rory.
Rory: Well if it isn't the orphin from Marseilles.
Lorelai: Cést moi. What are you doing?
Rory: Heading to class.
Rory: Yes, class. Where they teach you all the college learnin'.
Lorelai: You're a Senior, I thought no seniors went to class before noon. Nerd-alert! Nerd-alert!
Rory: Says the woman saying nerd-alert.
Lorelai: Hey, guess who's comin' to parents weekend?
Rory: Bunch of lame parents whos kids hate 'm.
Lorelai: Yes! And your parents!
Rory: No way!
Lorelai: I gotta keep you on your toes. When you think I'll zig I'll zag, then when you think I'm gonna zag, I do zag! Just to mess you up for the next time when I might zig!
Rory: Dad's making you zag?
Lorelai: He's dying to meet the provost.
Christopher: Somebody gets a lot of mails.
Lorelai: Yeah. Well, I'm a popular gal. Also my system is I only open my mail once a month.
Christopher: You're system is to open your mails once a month?
Lorelai: Twelve times a year. You know if you open your mail more than that, you get a lot of mattress flyers and bills and another bill. This way I open it once a month and I get letters from people who still write letters and shampoo samples and fun stuff. It's fun.
Lorelai: You know, I've always loved the word provost, though I don't know who or what a provost is. It just sounds so...
Chris: Idyllic and collegiate??
Lorelai: Or like something from a deli counter. "Extra provost on that please".
-"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.
Italy - October 16, 2007 on Italia 1
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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.
This episode drew 4.35 million viewers.
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.
Kirk: And at least mother respects my personal space. Sometimes when you're watching "Antiques Roadshow," you just don't want somebody tickling your arm.
Antiques Roadshow is a British human interest television show in which antique appraisers travel to various regions of the United Kingdom and appraise antiques brought in by local residents. It has been running since 1979. There are also international versions of the popular program.
Rory: When did you start saying things like "To die for."
Lorelai: Since he started watching Project Runway.
Christopher: "Make it work!"
Project Runway is a reality show hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum in which aspiring fashion designers compete to put on a fashion show. "Make it work" is a commonly heard phrase said by Tim Gunn, the show's co-host, when encouraging designers to get their clothes done.
Kirk: So what do you say Luke? You wanna be my wingman? Goose to my Maverick?
Goose and Maverick were two characters in the 1986 movie Top Gun, played by Anthony Edwards and Tom Cruise.
The song Kirk sings to Luke is "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by The Righteous Brothers. It also featured in that movie.
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