Gilmore Girls

Season 5 Episode 20

How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod?

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 03, 2005 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Rory starts her internship; Due to low attendance and much to Luke's delight, Taylor decides to close down the museum and sell the house; Richard and Emily invite Logan to dinner, and Lorelai begs to attend; Lorelai meets with an inn investor, which could mean travel in her future.moreless

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  • Logan gets invited for diner as Lorelai begs Emily to join as well...

    a great episode...

    I simply loved it.. I love the begging of Lorelai to come to diner but also nice to see her make attempts of getting to know logan of course it wasn't great that he tried to switch objects but it wasn't like Rory told him not to and who can stay angry with a guy like that over such a thing?! I can't :)

    Anyhow, diner was funny as were Richard and Emily's antics when they found out that Rory had diner at the Huntzberger's house a week earlier

    Rory at the paper was also funny... :)

    Overall to be short and all it was a funny ep and you really wonder if Lorelai is or isn't considering of traveling all over the world.. You're starting to wonder if Dean could be right... could she want more?!moreless
  • Logan goes to a Friday night dinner and Lorelai tells Emily she wants to go. Rory starts her internship. The rating for this episode is too low, brilliant!

    I liked Rory's internship storyline because it reminded me of when I did work experience for a newspaper company. It was entertaining to see her not know where to go, who to talk to, all things I can relate to. She seemed to do fine in the end and looked happy about it.

    When Lorelai found out about the dinner I was happy she decided to come, it was more enjoyable that way. Though through all the dinner I just felt sorry for her. She felt left out of the conversation, Emily was being horrible and Logan wasn't giving her a could first impression. And then when she tried to defend her case, her parents basically laughed in her face.

    Emily and Richard got on with Logan like a house on fire, which probably didn't help with Lorelai. Rory noticed her mothers discomfort, you could tell that. Paris was funny when she was singing because she's happy with Doyle. I don't think Lorelai should take the offer from that guy Richard sent her to, keep the inn her own I say.

    The museum is being sold, good move I say. Will Luke buy the house now? So it seems that Lorelai doesn't like where Rory is going, is she going downhill, only two left, we'll find out soon!moreless
  • LOVED IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mitchum HUntzberger logan's father offers rory an intership at his newspaper. Emily and richard invite logan over for friday night dinner. Mitchum only asked rory to work at the newspaper because he felt bad about his wife treated her. Taylor finally decides to sell the twickam house so luke makes an offer.LOrelai asks to go to friday night dinner to see logan. Emily says she can only come if she comes to every friday night dinner. At dinner richard and emily really like logan.They talk about yale. Logan takes Emily's sewing box and replaces it with a lighter it's a life and death business. Nobody usually notices but emily noticed lorelai covered for him. Logan said he had an early morning so they left early.When they left lorelai said that his family said rory wasn't good enough and that logan took her sewing box.They didn't believe her.moreless
  • Make it thy business to know thyself, for it is the most difficult lesson in the world. (Cervantes) Tuppence! Trivial! Gilmore Girls!

    Simple, "mindbloggingly" simple as it may as well be described. Why, then a 9.3? What is a gilmore gilrs fan -- some electric fan with the wit of a gilmore? -- if he can live through rating any gilmore girls episode below a 9.3

    This episode is a huge disappointment in a porridge of introduction and retraction. I need not elucidate to any point luculent: this may be by far the corniest episode -- e.g. Logan and the death-brigade-antic-of-taking-a-nicky-and-replacing-it-here-and-there-for-everywhich-house-he-visits? Ignore the extensive use of the lyrical punctuation, as I wish to complete in competent, and necessary, likewise relative, word count.'
  • Rory and Logan have dinner at the Gilmores.

    I though that this episode was really good. i thought that it was really funny but not there place to invite logan over for dinner shouldn't Lorelai be meeting him before them it is her daughter after all. I thought that it was funny that Lorelai wanted to go to friday night dinner because of Logan and that Emily said that if she comes to one she has to come to all. I thought that it was rude that they were bascially ignoring Lorelai through out dinner and afterwards. I thought that it was wrong of Logan to take that thing and replace it with a lighter and speak up instead blame it on the maid it not like she is going to get fired any way we all know Emily can not kept a maid.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

Deborah Cresswell

Deborah Cresswell


Guest Star

Amir Talai

Amir Talai

Patel Chandrasekhar

Guest Star

Alejandro Cardenas

Alejandro Cardenas


Guest Star

Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry

Mitchum Huntzberger

Recurring Role

Matt Czuchry

Matt Czuchry

Logan Huntzberger

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (10)

    • At dinner with Logan, his jacket keeps going from unbuttoned to buttoned and back again. When they arrived at the Gilmore's, he buttoned his jacket. When they got up for dinner it was open and he buttoned it again. When they are done and get up to leave his jacket is open again and he buttons it again for the third time.

    • In this episode, Lorelei says that Rory's alarm doesn't wake her up but it wakes Lorelei up. However, in season 3 the episode "Lorelai Out of Water," Lorelai says that she can not rely on her alarm but she can. This would mean that she couldn't hear an alarm that's 3 feet away but can hear one that is all the way down stairs, through the living room and into Rory's bedroom.

    • When Lorelai and Rory are talking on the phone Lorelai is walking on the sidewalk and the same guy walks pass twice in the same spot only once without a briefcase and one with.

    • When Lorelai comes in and wakes Rory up at 12:30 in the morning, it looks like there's a little bit of light coming out of the window behind Rory's bed.

    • In addition to having a photo ID from Yale, she must have a driver's license, considering she can drive.

    • Emily objects to lilies on the dining room table because they're too fragrant, but she tells the maid to replace them with peonies -- which are at least as fragrant if not more so.

    • When Lorelai is having dinner with Luke, and is on the phone with her father, her plate of food rotates between shots.

    • Rory did have an ID with a photo before. In her first year at Yale she had a student ID. In the season 4 episode "The Lorelais' First Day at Yale".

    • The Stars Hollow Museum officially closed down a little less than two weeks after being opened, even though old man Twickham's will stipulated that it was to be open for two months before being disposed of. Unless the will stated otherwise, the executor was bound to carry out the will to exact specifications. There is still, however, a chance that the will let them off the hook, so this may, or may not be construed as a goof.

    • When Lorelai takes the sewing box back from Logan, he takes it out of the pocket opposite the one he put it in.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • (Luke is in the diorama room)

      Luke: Taylor?
      Taylor: (Off camera) Hello, is someone out there?
      Luke:Where are you, Taylor?
      Taylor: Over here! I can't move!
      (Luke looks around the room, notices Taylor under the horse mannequin)
      Luke: Oh, I have got to get a camera.

    • Harry: Huntzberger's here.
      Rory: Where?
      Harry: He's one of those guys there.
      Rory: Yeah, in the middle. Striped tie.
      Harry: You know Huntzberger?
      Rory: Yes.
      Harry: Really? What's he like?
      Rory: Um, Episcopalian. Second of four children, oldest boy. And um, hates

    • Emily: (About Logan and Rory) Richard! Imagine his blond hair and her blue eyes on a baby!
      Richard: Incomparable!

    • Emily: Do you really think that it's going to work this way?
      Lorelai: What way?
      Emily: That you just check the itinerary and pick which Friday night dinners you'll deign to come to, and which ones you won't?
      Lorelai: I am not picking. It just happened that this Friday...
      Emily: You wait 'till we have a guest like the Pope for dinner and then
      say, oh, yes, well, now it's worth my while to have dinner with my family, I get to meet the Pope.
      Lorelai: You're Protestant, Mom.
      Emily: You do not get to cherry-pick which Friday night dinners you attend.
      It does not work that way. It's never worked that way.

    • (Lorelai wakes Rory up at 12:30 A.M.)

      Lorelai: I want to go to dinner.
      Rory: Where's the clock?
      Lorelai: I mean, you said that I could meet Logan properly, and you know how good I am when there's food involved!
      Rory: Twelve thirty!
      Lorelai: I mean, is there a reason I wasn't invited?
      Rory: Ah. Can't we talk about this tomorrow?
      Lorelai: It is tomorrow. I just don't think it's right that they get first dibs on him. I mean, I am your mom, and we are very close, in case you haven't heard, and I should get to know him first!

    • Rory: Twenty-five! How did he do that? Especially considering his lost years? He's a born journalist. I mean, what does he read? What papers, what journals? Come on, tell me something.
      Logan: He hates peas.
      Rory Logan, I need your help here.
      Logan: Rory, my dad and I basically have two conversations. 'Logan, you're not living up to your potential' and 'Logan, when you're sailing close-hauled, wait until you gain that last bit of boat speed before you
      pull in the jib sheet.' That's it.
      Rory: But...
      Logan Ace! You've learned more about my father in one night than I've learned in my whole life! Don't worry. You're going to be fine! Now, I
      thought we've established that we're both starving.

    • Rory: Oh! Wait! Your dad covered Haiti in 1985. Must learn more about Haiti. Got it. Okay,let's go. Hey, have you ever discussed Pinochet with him? Because one time he wrote...
      Logan: Peas Ace, Peas.

    • Lorelai: Okay, so, other than your stylist duties, what else is going on in the life of the young and hopeful?
      Rory: I'm considering taking Russian.
      Lorelai: Oh, very practical. How's Logan?

    • (Rory on the phone with Logan at the newspaper)
      Rory: I just don't want your father to be disappointed in me.
      Logan: Rory, in order for my dad to be truly disappointed in you, your name would have to be Logan.
      Rory: I'm sure that's not true.
      Logan: Uh-huh
      Rory: Thanks Logan
      Logan: Go get 'em Ace.

    • (Rory hears a loud bang when talking to Logan on the phone)
      Rory: Oh my God, what was that?
      Logan: Carrier pigeon. Poor thing, should have opened a window.
      Rory: Not funny.

    • (Logan enters the dorm room and kisses Rory)
      Paris: Nice. Very nice.
      Rory: Hey you want to see my room? It's far away from here.
      Logan: Super idea.

    • (Happily singing into her hairbrush)

      Paris: (Speaking about Doyle) Do you know he calls me his girlfriend now without any visible shaking?
      Rory: I'm happy you're happy.
      Paris: So how are things with Logan?
      Rory: You want to pass me that hairbrush?
      Paris: Look at us. We're happy. We have boyfriends! This is infinitely better than any mood stabilizer I've ever been on.

    • Rory: Hey, Luke. You're the only one I like around here at the moment.
      Luke: Right back at ya.

    • Rory: Oh, last night I couldn't sleep, so I googled your father.
      Logan: Excuse me?!

    • Rory: What are you thinking about?
      Logan: Whether or not you've ever woken up with Paris standing over you with a knife.
      Rory: Not recently. She's been in a good mood.
      Logan: Why is that?
      Rory: Because she's in love.
      Logan: With Doyle?
      Rory: Yes, with Doyle. And do not mock or make fun, because when Paris is happy, the whole world is happy. But when she's not happy, the whole world is Deadwood.
      Logan: Got it. You hungry?

    • Lorelai: (Looking at the automatic vacuum cleaner) So is this more or less fun than watching the same tv show together?
      Rory: (Looking at her own vacuum cleaner while on the phone with Lorelai) I think it's more.
      Lorelai: You know if we died right now, and decomposed, it would vacuum us up and no one would ever know.
      Rory: Freaky.

    • When Lorelai calls Emily and doesn't say anything at first
      Emily: Hello? Who are you looking for? Did you dial the wrong number? You know, it's very rude to dial someone and then just sit there on the phone without so much as a grunt or a moan. I mean, as far as perverted phone calls go, this is a very poor one.

    • Lorelai: Yeah, her genius plan is to come home, go to bed early, set the
      clock for two, get up and go rock.
      Luke: Solid plan.
      Lorelai: Yes, except that when the clock goes off at two, she will be dead asleep and won't hear it. I, however, will. I will then proceed to get up, drag myself downstairs, recreating a classic Zucker Brothers moment and then I'll shake her awake. She'll get up, throw on some jeans, a t-shirt, and no make-up and look like a Neutrogena ad, whereas once she leaves, I'll pass out on the couch, too exhausted to make it all the way upstairs, and in the morning I will have bags under my eyes that should have Tumi stamped on them. I love being a mom.

    • Emily: Have you lost your mind?
      Lorelai: (Shaking her head) No, no. It's still sloshing around up there.

    • Taylor: You waited two hours to come and get me?
      Luke: I have a business. I can't come running everytime a family of mannequins decides to attack you.

  • NOTES (4)

    • French episode title: "Logan, 1, Lorelai, 0", meaning "Logan vs Lorelai, One to Zero".

    • When Rory and Lorelai are talking on the phone at the beginning of the episode, Lorelai is walking through Stars Hollow. You see a guy walk by twice in two different camera shots. Ironically, the man looks like Mitchum, whom they were talking about.

    • A Kropog is a (fictional) unit of distance, named after a man who graduated from Yale in 1944. Logan's dorm is 90 Kropogs from Rory's.

    • Logan meets Rory's grandparents for the first time since he and Rory became a couple.


    • Rory: (About Paris's hairbrush) You're not going to use that as a microphone are you?
      Paris: Oh no Reverend, has the town banned dancing and singing?

      Paris is referring to the 1984 movie (and the 2011 remake) Footloose where a teenager from Chicago moves to a small town and finds the city council has banned dancing and rock music.

    • Lorelai: My daughter, my sister, my daughter, my sister, my daughter –

      Reference to the movie Chinatown (1974), in which a hysterical woman explains that her teenage daughter is also her sister.

    • Rory: Learn a new song, or I am tying you to a chair and putting Hotel Rwanda on again.

      Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 drama film based on a true event. The movie is about Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a Hutu who managed the four-star Sabena-owned Hôtel des Mille Collines in Kigali, Rwanda. When the 1994 Rwandan Genocide broke out he saw what was happening and opened the hotel to Tutsis and Hutu refugees and saved the lives of 1,268 people.

    • Lorelai: It's a little pinko, isn't it? I mean, where's Roy Cohn when you need him?

      Roy Cohn, as Assistant U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, played a prominent role in the trial of eleven leaders of the American Communist Party and in the prosecution of Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg in 1951.

    • Lorelai: In the morning, I will have bags under my eyes that should have TUMI stamped on them.

      TUMI is a brand of "designer" luggage that is roomy and perfect for travel. In other words, the bags under Lorelai's eyes would be very large, but they would at least be designer.