Gilmore Girls

Season 4 Episode 11

In the Clamor and the Clangor

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 27, 2004 on The WB
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Lane sneaks out of the house when Gil gets the band a 1:00 a.m. gig at CBGB's; Luke and Lorelai take matters into their own hands when newly restored church bells turn out to be less welcome than originally anticipated; Rory gets personal with William during a political discussion when she suspects that he's been spreading embarrassing stories about her; Lorelai is initially distressed when she learns that Luke has moved to Litchfield to live with Nicole, but a visit to his apartment over the diner dispels her worries; Lane and her mother have a long-overdue talk with life-changing consequences after Mrs. Kim discovers her daughter's secret life.moreless

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  • Let it snow!

    That episode was awesome, gorgeous, amazing, fantastic. It was the greatest one so far. The most beautiful one with all the snow and the bells thing.

    The start was amusing with the funeral and Rory's crying. Lorelai and Sookie guessing who will be the next dead person in Stars Hollow was hilarious.

    Somehow there was a festive atmosphere during the whole episode with that beautiful snow and that bells. It was really funny to me that the whole town firstly liked the bells but after a while wanted to get rid of them.

    Lorelai and Luke's storyline was very interesting. I liked that Lorelai showed feelings for him and was moved by his moving out of Stars Hollow. Surely, she has deep feelings about him. They were sharing arguments all episode. I loved when they went to the church at night to break the bells.

    Rory thinks that the guy she asked on a date a few episodes before is spreading rumours about her around the campus. She shouts at him during lunch and the whole campus hears her. It turns out that the boy hasn't talked about Rory.

    Lane is kicked out by her mother as she goes out of the house at midnight in order to go to the CBGBs and play with the band. I liked her mother's reaction to Lane's hidden life. Laneis now staying with Rory in the dorms.

    I also liked how Kirk thought that he is hearing the sound of the bells all the time. So funny!:)

    All in all, brilliant episode!!!moreless
  • Mrs Kim makes a shocking discovery about Lane, something Rory did comes back to haunt her, Lorelai freaks out when Luke tells her he moved three weeks ago. Brilliant episode.

    This was completely brilliant, such a great episode. We finally had Lane talk to Mrs Kim about who she really is, Lane was confident, she though she could finally be free but then Mrs Kim kicks her out. It was strange to see Mrs Kim act so strangely, not going crazy about Lane being missing. I love the idea of Lane staying with Rory in the dorm, could be very entertaining.

    Lorelai nearly tells Luke she has feelings for him, at least that's what it looked like. But someone walked in, I can't believe that. It was great to see her so distracted by Luke moving, shows that he means a lot to her. I liked Rory's story as well, that guy she asked on the date, he seems to be spreading stories about that actual incident.

    But after shouting at him in the dining hall, he tells he wasn't talking about her, she runs off. The bell thing was amusing, how everyone hated them after a while. The opening scene was also really funny, with them guessing who death number five would be. I loved this episode, brilliant!moreless
  • The truth comes out

    Another death in Stars Hollow and he loves the church bells. So they are going to restore the bells. Rory was really sad...

    And the bells are fixed, everyone stops and stays watching and hearing. When they stop everyone sweet.

    Lane's band get a gig!

    Luke tells Lorelai he has been living with Nicole for three weeks and Lorelai gets mad, they are having a big fight, the bells start ringing and she leaves. It's a big fight, he didn't tell her and she felt hurt. When she noticed he was cleaning the snow, I thought they were going to made up but no. He started screaming and they really fight.

    I hate when they fight. Everyone is getting tired of the bells and Lorelai has an idea to get two things at once, break the bells and made some peace with Luke. His apartment looks the same, it doesn't like he left.

    I was sad for Lane, her band get a gig then the guy canceled it. Then they started fighting too.

    Luke is a expert on breaking bells', he broke the bells the first time lol That moment when she said "I care. Because I don't want you to move", that needed a follow up. That priest!!

    Lane is in trouble, she simply left home without even leaving a note, I was so sad for Mrs. Kim...

    Rory called Lorelai, Lorelai told Mrs. Kim where Lane was, Luke also got two calls from Lane telling she wasn't going to work the next day.

    And Mrs. Kim was so worried, she called everyone, police, fireman, people to pray...

    She discovered the truth, everything about Lane's life, the cd's, the books, the cloths, everything. I think she was right, the kids don't make the rules, they obey them and it Lane wants to live like that she must go...

    Rory made a full of herself lol and now Lane is there to help...moreless
  • Church bells are restored. They disturb everyone, especially Luke and Davey. Luke tells Lorelai that he moved to Litchfield with Nicole. Luke & Lorelai fight. Hep Alien gets a gig in NY. Lane sneaks out of house, and Mrs. Kim finds out the truth.moreless

    I love this episode! The fight that Luke and Lorelai have. This is total foreplay. It is completely revealing that Lorelai is as in love with Luke as he is with her. I love that they are going to break the church bells together, and when they do, Lorelai almost tells Luke that she loves him. He is so dense about why Lorelai would be mad that he moved out of Stars Hollow to be with Nicole.

    I think this episode really shows how their friendship has progressed past friendship. And Luke should have told Lorelai that he moved in with Nicole, unless he was avoiding the situation!

    When Luke and Lorelai fight and then make up soon after - I love these episodes! I hate the episodes when their fighting drags on like at the end of Season 2 when Luke would not forgive Lorelai for yelling at him about Jess destroying Rory's car and endangering Rory's life.moreless
  • Lane decides on what she wants to do...

    Lane sneaks out of the house when Gil gets the band a 1:00 a.m. gig at CBGB's; Luke and Lorelai take matters into their own hands when newly restored church bells turn out to be less welcome than originally anticipated; Rory gets personal with William during a political discussion when she suspects that he's been spreading embarrassing stories about her; Lorelai is initially distressed when she learns that Luke has moved to Litchfield to live with Nicole, but a visit to his apartment over the diner dispels her worries; Lane and her mother have a long-overdue talk with life-changing consequences after Mrs. Kim discovers her daughter's secret life.moreless
Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)

Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena

Lane Kim

Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Rory Gilmore

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

Lorelai Gilmore

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

Sookie St. James

Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

Luke Danes

Aasha Davis

Aasha Davis


Guest Star

Nicole Mansour

Nicole Mansour


Guest Star

Julie Osburn

Julie Osburn

Prof. Freedman

Guest Star

Jim Jansen

Jim Jansen

Rev. Archie Skinner

Recurring Role

Liz Torres

Liz Torres

Miss Patty

Recurring Role

Sebastian Bach

Sebastian Bach


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • As Lorelai walks through the town, her sweater sleeves are outside the cuff of her coat. When she walks into Luke's they are tucked inside her sleeve. They reappear when she enters Luke's apartment.

    • The bells chime twice to indicate it is 2:00 when Luke and Lorelai are arguing in front of her house.

    • Mrs. Kim kicks Lane out of the house in this episode.

    • In the opening scene, after the credits, when Zack and Gill are singing the camera shoots to Zack and you can hear Gill. When the shot goes back to Gill, you can still hear him, but he isn't even singing in that brief second.

    • In the diner scene, Kirk keeps asking Luke what time it is. Luke's not wearing a watch and yet he tells Kirk it's 3:58. How would he know?

      Explanation: Luke tells Kirk that it's the same time he told him 30 seconds ago, to which Kirk replies that it's more like 45 seconds ago. This means that Luke looked and told Kirk what time it was before the scene began. Luke could have looked at a clock (in the kitchen or somewhere else), told Kirk the time, and by the time the scene begins Kirk is asking again.

    • Lorelai's hairdo slightly changed from scene to scene when she was arguing with Luke in the church. One take had it in front of her ears and the next one it was behind her ears, then in front again.

    • When Lorelai and Luke are in the church to break the bells, the crowbar that Lorelai is holding changes position between shots.

    • When Rory is in the cafeteria, she has a tray of donuts which she sets on a table before she talks to William. However when she walks away, she doesn't take the donuts with her.

    • Rory states that she hates mushrooms. However in the episode "Keg!Max!," Rory says that she thinks mushroom caps are really good. Is it possible for her to hate mushrooms, but like mushroom caps?

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Lorelai: Luke, you don't live with Nicole.
      Luke: Yes, I do.
      Lorelai: You watch her TV, you eat her food, you keep stuff in a duffel bag at her house... you're a rude guest, not her boyfriend!
      Luke: Husband.
      Lorelai: Whole other discussion.
      Luke: You know what, you're doing it again.
      Lorelai: Doing what again?
      Luke: You're passing judgment on my relationship with Nicole.
      Lorelai: I'm not passing judgment.
      Luke: You passed judgment on our marriage, you passed judgment on our divorce and now you're passing judgment on our living together.
      Lorelai: I'm not passing judgment on you living together. You're passing judgment on you living together… by not living together.
      Luke: You know, I was a little tipsy on that cruise ship, but I don't remember anyone pronouncing us husband and wife and Lorelai.
      Lorelai: Well, they may as well have, because I spend as much time with Nicole as you do.
      Luke: And the judgment's back!
      Lorelai: I could move in with you guys. You wouldn't know.
      Luke: You know, none of this is any of your business.
      Lorelai: It's absolutely my business!
      Luke: How?
      Lorelai: Because! I wasted a week of my life adjusting to the idea that you had moved only to find out that you haven't moved.
      Luke: How much adjusting did you have to do? Nothing's changed! I still see you everyday, I still cook your food, I still serve your coffee. What do you care?
      Lorelai: I care.
      Luke: Why?
      Lorelai: Because I don't want you to move.
      Luke: Why? Why don't you want me to move?
      (Lorelai stares at Luke and they are both interrupted when the Reverend walks in)

    • (After the old man Lorelai said would die falls down)
      Sookie: It's okay, Hank's okay!
      Rory: You cursed him!
      Lorelai: I did not curse him! It could be anybody! It could be Bill, or Kirk...
      (Kirk falls down)
      Lorelai: We are the witches of Eastwick!

    • Lane: There are no Astronomy classes at Adventist College. That would imply the universe is old.

    • William: Hey, it's Madeleine Albright.
      Rory: You know what? I do not appreciate you calling me that. In fact, I don't appreciate you talking to me, or about me at all.
      William: Fine.
      Rory: I know you've been telling the story.
      William: What story?
      Rory: The laundry room story. Remember the laundry room?
      William: Machines, rinse cycle -
      Rory: I asked you to get coffee, that's it. I did not ask you to get married, or say that I loved you, or ask to have your children. And I'm not stalking you! It was a complete coincidence that I happened to go into a meeting that you happened to be in. I had no idea you were there. And it's hard to ask someone out and it puts you in an incredibly vulnerable position! So, it's cruel to use that incident as a funny cocktail story. So from now on, I would appreciate it if you would refrain from telling the hilarious laundry room incident to anyone, anywhere, ever again.
      William: I wasn't talking about you.
      Rory: What?
      William: There was this girl from the third floor, she asked me out like a 100 times. She followed me to class. She baked me a cake every day for a month, then she snuck in my window and hid in my closet, covered in whipped cream.
      Rory: Oh, well - that is a little … extreme.
      William: I didn't tell anybody about the laundry room.
      Rory: Well, good. Um, do you think that you could maybe not tell anyone this story also, 'cause, that would be great. Thanks.

    • Lorelai: Oh, you missed a spot. This is really nice Luke. Hey, can we fight again 'cause I need my rain gutters cleaned.
      Luke: You think everything is your business. Everything is about you! Well, here's a newsflash. Some things are not about you.
      Lorelai: Why are you yelling at me?
      Luke: If I want to move in with Nicole, it concerns her and it concerns me, and that is it.
      Lorelai: Yeah, I know.
      Luke: It does not concern you! It is none of your business! I don't have to tell you anything! And you do not have the right to make me feel guilty because I didn't tell you anything.
      Lorelai: I wasn't trying -
      Luke: I have been tying my own shoes since I was I was four, I have repairing my own car since I was fourteen, and I have been making my own decisions since I could crawl!
      Lorelai: What does any of that have to do with anything?
      Luke: I owe you nothing!
      Lorelai: Fine.
      Luke: Nothing!
      Lorelai: Fine!
      Luke: And shovel your walk! It is a safety hazard and you can't just walk past it and ignore the fact that the snow is up to your ass!
      Lorelai: You've got my shovel!
      Luke: I loaned it to you three years ago!

    • Lane: I'm weak. I have no spine.
      Rory: If you had no spine you'd be walking funny.

    • Lane: (talking about a CD) So, how did you like it?
      Rory: It's great, I burned a copy for my Mom.
      Lane: You know, it's people like you who are destroying the music industry!
      Rory: Oh, now. Britney's gotta shoulder some of the blame.

    • Lorelai: What, they lock the door to a church, are they serious? What if I need to do something holy?
      Luke: Like commit vandalism?
      Lorelai: Even she's sick of hearing the damn bells
      Luke: I'm gonna have to break the lock.
      Lorelai: No wait. [Gets out her wallet]
      Luke: What are you doing?
      Lorelai: All those years of watching Hart to Hart are about to pay off.
      Luke: What is that?
      Lorelai: It's my gym card.
      Luke: You joined a gym?
      Lorelai: Yeah.
      Luke: When?
      Lorelai: After I had Rory, to lose the pregnancy weight.
      Luke: Did you go?
      Lorelai: God, no. I was way too fat. [Manages to unlock the door with the card] Ah, praise be to Him and all the little lambs that frolic the earth with their frankincense and myrrh and -
      Luke: Would you get inside?
      Lorelai: Okay.

    • Rory: Well, I can't send you home to Mrs. Kim without a purse full of mini donuts.
      Lane: You know, I believe that's how Mother Theresa got started.
      Rory: Really, I heard it was Pixie Stix.

    • Rory: Mom, you have to do something.
      Lorelai: I need a suggestion.
      Rory: Have you read The Bell Jar?
      Lorelai: Huh! Not funny!

    • Kirk: Yes, he said I have tinnitus. I looked it up on the web at "Celebrities Who Share Your Disease" and found that William Shatner is likewise afflicted.
      Lorelai: Really, Kirk and Captain Kirk?
      Kirk: The irony wasn't lost on me.

    • Lorelai: Because he's 110.
      Rory: Hank's 110?
      Lorelai: No.
      Rory: Why would you say that?
      Lorelai: Because, that's the age you say when someone is really old.

    • Luke: No, why would I have two toolboxes?
      Lorelai: 'Cause then you'd have a big one and a small one.
      Luke: Well, if you have a big one you don't need a small one.
      (Lorelai starts to speak but Luke interrupts) Don't say 'dirty', it's too easy.

    • Lorelai: You want me to call you at Yale in the middle of the night so I can say: "Hey, drive 20 miles to stand in the snow with Mommy?"
      Rory: Yes.
      Lorelai: And then we take the 'Craziest Mother-Daughter-Title' from Judy and Liza.

    • Mrs. Kim: How long?
      Lane: How long what?
      Mrs. Kim: How long … this.
      Lane: I started it when I was six, the day you told me the Cookie Monster was one of the seven deadly sins.
      Mrs. Kim: Gluttony.
      Lane: Yes, gluttony.

    • Sookie: I have friends there.
      Lorelai: What? Where?
      Sookie: The CIA.
      Lorelai: No, you don't!
      Sookie: Yes, I ... ah, you didn't mean the Culinary Institute of America, did you?

    • Sookie: Luke, plus road rage. There's a healthy combination.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Lane: You know, it's people like you who are destroying the music industry!
      Rory: Oh, now. Britney's gotta shoulder some of the blame.

      Refers to pop star Britney Spears who often gets railed for being a bad singer/performer.

    • Lorelai: We are the Witches of Eastwick.

      The Witches of Eastwick is a novel by John Updike (1987) which was also made into a movie directed by George Miller titled The Witches of Eastwick (1987) too. It's about three women who turn out to be witches and who get all their wishes granted.

    • Episode Title: In the Clamor and the Clangor

      The title is a verse from the poem The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe.