Gilmore Girls

Season 1 Episode 3

Kill Me Now

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 19, 2000 on The WB
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When Rory announces that she has to pick a team sport to play at Chilton, Emily insists that Richard take Rory to the club and teach her golf. Although Rory tees off to a rocky start, she soon gets into the swing of things and has a great time walking and talking with Richard. Meanwhile, Lorelai feels jealous of Rory's growing relationship with her grandparents, culminating in an explosive argument between mother and daughter.moreless

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  • Rory bonds with her grandfather which shocks Lorelai. The series is getting better with each episode.

    I really liked this episode, again both storylines. I like how Lorelai acts towards her mother Emily, how sarcastic she is and how she makes many jokes. There confrontation at the start of the episode was interesting, I look forward to more of these.

    Rory getting on with her Grandfather was interesting, I liked how there were silences but they gradually went away as they started to bind. The steam rooms were funny, 'the most odious woman ever' good lines. Rory not be good at golf was funny, the grandfathers face was hilarious, such surprise.

    The wedding was another hilarious part to the episode; the whole twin's thing was weird but added humour. I love the French guy, I forget his name, he is very funny, the swan thing was amusing. The harp woman is also great. As always, Lorelai is my favourite character, through drama and humour. Her jealousy was done well and was believable.

    Rory and Lorelai's argument was really funny, Lorelai talking about how big there breasts were, hilarious. It looks like they'll be a few of these fights, which is a great thing. Sookie and the strawberries was also funny, her chasing the guy down the street.

    So Gilmore Girls continues to impress me and in my view, this was the best episode yet, it had a lot of humour and was a great setup for the rest of the series.moreless
  • in this episode rory has to pick a tema sport and ends up going golfing with richard:thanks to emily! and lorelai hosts a crazy wedding at the independence_complete with twin couples and an irritated mother! and rory decides she doesnt want 2 go 2 chiltonmoreless

    this episode is very funny and definitley is a classic GG episode! rory has to take up a team sport and emily suggests richard take her golfing, even through lorelai's denies. rory goes and endes up having a GREAT time which is good because it strengthens her realtionship with her grandfather..and thats really sweet. and its really where rory and richard start to like each other and really get to know one another! lorelai hosts a weding at the independence and finds out michel is afraid of ducks!! a pair of twins are getting married and its freakishly use post-its to figure out which one is which! and the mother of the twins is quite funny talking about how its sooo difficult with the girls and soup or salad soup or salad??? haha and talking about howe her most pleasent moment of motherhood was labor..hahahah. rory meets a BEAUTIFUL boy named dean at stars hollow high and tells lor she doesnt want to go to chilton anymore. when lorelai finds out why it ends in a huge fight that leaves the gilmore girls not tlkaing. but of course at the end of the episode all is well again. and its sooo incredible unbelievable that these writers can put that much conflict in one episode is magnificnat!!moreless
  • Rory plays golf with her grandfather, and Lorelei hosts a crazy wedding at the Inn

    This was a heart-warming episode, unlike the last one which was mainly about Rory's conflicts in her school. At Friday night dinner, Rory mentions that she has to pick a sport to play at her school. Among the alternatives, of which there are many, golf is listed. Emily immediately gets the idea that Richard could teach Rory golf at his club. Lorelei doens't like this idea at all, and takes Emily off to the side to try to talk her out of it. But Emily says she's not the only "controlling" one in the family, so Lorelei finally lets her proceed with her plan. Richard at first is reluctant as well, telling Emily that Rory would probably rather be at the mall. But Emily is adamant, she wants Richard to show off Rory at the club. When Rory and her grandfather do get together, they start getting along better and better. Richard finds out that he is lucky to have a granddaughter as intelligent and charming as Rory, and Rory responds to her grandfather's affection. Later, Lorelie out of jealousy gets into a crazy argument with Rory about "stretching" her sweater. Rory says she's "cracked." Then Lorelie realizes it was a silly argument and apologizes to Rory. Later, at the wedding, Rory sees an overbearing mother chastising her little girl for running around in her good dress. Rory thanks her mother for not dressing her like that when she was a little girl.moreless
  • I liked it a lot!

    Rory has to pick a sport so Emily suggests golf with Richard on Saturday. Both are reluctant to go and Lorelai doesn't want Rory to go either. Lorelai is hosting a wedding at Indepedence Inn for two sets of twins. Rory actually has a fun day with her grandfather as does he. Lorelai seems jealous of Rory's relationship with Richard.

    This was a great episode! The two sets of twins was pretty interesting! That would be awkward for me, especially since I don't have a twin. This was also a pretty funny episode. Kill Me Now gets a 9.5 out of 10!moreless
  • Richard trys to teah rory how to golf and they bond a little, and loreali gets jealous. Meanwhile lorelai keeps busy with a double wedding.

    Loved it. I like how in this episode we see rory bond with her granfather a little. At first richard doesn't really think rory will enjoy it because of how old she is and he doesn't want to waste his time but by the end of the episode i think hes glad that they went because they bonded and richard saw how special rory really was. It was kind of like a character development. Excellent writting as per usual. Also we see a small rift beteween mother and daughter. Loreali gets sort of jealous that rory is bonding with her grandfather and had a good time golfing when loreali though she wouldn't.moreless
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Lisa Poff


Guest Star

Kelly Cohen

Kelly Cohen

Jackie Shales

Guest Star

Ashley Cohen

Ashley Cohen

Jessica Shales

Guest Star

Liz Torres

Liz Torres

Miss Patty

Recurring Role

Sally Struthers

Sally Struthers

Babette Dell

Recurring Role

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Lorelai tells Mrs. Shales that she will send up a masseuse who bears a remarkable resemblance to Antonio Banderas. She should have said masseur, as a masseuse refers to a woman.

    • This is the first of many times that we hear that Rory wants to visit Fez (which is in Morocco).

    • Lorelai brings leftover blueberry shortcake from the wedding to Friday night dinner the following week. Blueberry shortcake cannot last that long; it would be very soggy by Friday.

    • In this episode, Richard says that Rory is sixteen; something that happens in the pilot episode also. However, it's not until later in the series that Rory officially turns sixteen.

    • At dinner with Rory and Lorelai, Richard and Emily discuss Richard's mother, Trix, completely in the past tense as though she is deceased, however later in the season Trix comes to visit.

    • Rory arrives late to her grandparents' house for the golf outing without even giving an excuse for it. It is extremely out of character for Rory to be late to anything, and it is even more unusual that she didn't have any reason at all.

    • In the diner scene after Rory comes home from golfing, Luke puts a burger and fries in front of Lorelai. The position of the fries changes in-between shots, and also, there is no lettuce on it in the first shot, but it is there in the next shot.

    • This is the second and last time Sean Gunn makes an appearance as someone other than Kirk.

    • When Lorelai is talking at the inn, she states that Rory was to spend all Sunday at the club with her grandfather golfing. However Rory is golfing with her grandfather on Saturday. We know this because the wedding of the twins takes place on Sunday.

      Possible Explanation: The wedding is the Sunday following the wedding. There are multiple scenes in between.

  • QUOTES (43)

    • Emily: I think we should consider getting her a membership at the club, don't you?
      Lorelai: If she wants, sure.
      Emily: I mean, to have a place to go where she could socialize. That's very important to a young girl.
      Lorelai: Well, now, especially that the crack den has closed down on the corner, all her really good friends are gone. What do you think, Mom, should I pursue the career in comedy?

    • Lorelai: You know what I was thinking?
      Rory: That Madonna and Sean Penn should get remarried?
      Lorelai: Besides that.

    • Lorelai: (On the phone) Dad? (pause) Yeah, it's Lorelai. Who else calls you 'Dad'?

    • Michel: (Holding a phone) It's for you. He says he's your father, although why he'd volunteer that freely, I don't know.
      Lorelai: My father?
      Michel: Yes.
      Lorelai: Are you sure?
      Michel: Please just take the phone.

    • Lorelai: Oh, my God, you have good handwriting.
      Rory: Thank you.
      Lorelai: You did not get that from me. Your fabulous flair you got from me.
      Rory: I also got my deviated septum from you.
      Lorelai: Hey, focus on the flair.

    • Miss Patty: (Dancing with one of the grooms) You know, in some countries, if you dance this close, you're cheating on your wife.

    • Luke: I thought you were starving.
      Lorelai: Things change. Move on.

    • Lorelai: Wow! Sounds like you really had a good time.
      Rory: I did.
      Lorelai: Really?
      Rory: Really.
      Lorelai: Really?
      Rory: Really.
      Lorelai: Really?
      Rory: Okay, new word now.

    • Rory: (to Lorelai) I'm not hungry. I had a big lunch at the club.
      Luke: (walking over) With all the other devastators of our land.
      Rory: Luke, I'm really sorry. I didn't know.

    • Lorelai: Luke, am I mistaken, or did the sign on the door say "open."

    • Lorelai: What's with the hat?
      Rory: Grandma gave it to me.
      Lorelai: Oh, now that's just mean.
      Rory: It's not that bad.
      Lorelai: Do you want a mirror?
      Rory: I'm taking it off.

    • Lorelai: (to Rory) My God. This day, the swans, the tulle, my head. (to Luke) Luke, I need the largest cheeseburger in the world. Let's break a record, Mister.

    • Luke: Interesting hat.
      Rory: I went golfing with my grandfather today.
      Luke: Did you know that golf courses are an environmental blight because of the chemicals they use to keep the grass green?
      Rory: Actually, I did.
      (Luke stares at her)
      Rory: Bad joke. Sorry.

    • Rory: She caught him in the pool house with the tennis pro, not the riding instructor.
      Richard: I had no idea.
      Rory: That committee of yours is not looking at people as much as you think.
      Richard: Oh, why would they? From what you've told me, they're all involved in one nefarious activity after another.
      Rory: It's a conspiracy.
      Richard: It's Peyton Place. Is there more?
      Rory: Can you handle it?
      Richard: Oh, I'll steel myself.
      Rory: Okay, Mr. Neville likes all things frilly.
      Richard: Good God, he's my broker.
      Rory: I don't think one will affect the other.

    • Swan Man: Hey, where do you want the swans?
      Lorelai: Um, well, do you know where the pond is?
      Swan Man: Nope.
      Lorelai: Okay, you know that little road you came up?
      Swan Man: Nope.
      Lorelai: Okay, do you know how to say "big help" in Chinese?
      Swan Man: Nope.
      Lorelai: (to Michel) Michel! (to the Swan Man) This is twenty swans?
      Swan Man: Sure. Why not?

    • Richard: (to Rory after Gloria drives away in her golf cart) The most odious woman alive.

    • Lorelai: Tell me something happy.
      Sookie: I can't make the strawberry shortcake.
      Lorelai: Wow, you suck at this game.

    • Sookie: Well I've gotta make strawberry shortcake for two hundred people, so I think I'm gonna need strawberries.
      Jackson: Use the blueberries.
      Sookie: To make what?
      Jackson: Blueberry shortcake.
      Sookie: There's no such thing.
      Jackson: Hey, the world was flat until somebody took a boat trip.

    • Richard: Now, what do you know about golf?
      Rory: That it's a good walk spoiled.

    • Lorelai: You don't care at all, do you?
      Michel: To me you are the teacher in the Charlie Brown cartoon.
      Lorelai: Okay, forget it.

    • Lorelai: Why don't you go up to your room and have a fabulous bubble bath. I'll send up some wine and a masseuse who bears a remarkable resemblance to Antonio Banderas.
      Mrs. Shales: How remarkable?
      Lorelai: Get ready to applaud.
      Mrs. Shales: This is my favorite place in the whole world.

    • Emily: Interesting, isn't it, you being the one who's controlling?
      Lorelai: I am not being…
      Emily: According to you, I was the only one in the family with that particular gift.
      Lorelai: Mom, I never said that!
      Emily: I guess you and I are more alike than you thought, aren't we?
      Lorelai: You win.
      Emily: Thank you.

    • Emily: (to Lorelai) Your father doesn't know what he wants. He'd get his hair cut at the butcher's, if I let him.

    • Emily: (to Lorelai) This is as far as I can go, unless you'd like me to bore my way through the wall.

    • Emily: (to Rory) You can use your mother's old golf clubs. They're upstairs gathering dust along with the rest of her potential.

    • Lorelai: I told her she should go out for the debating team.
      Rory: It's not a sport.
      Lorelai: It is, the way the Gilmores play.

    • Richard: Lorelai the First.
      Rory: I thought Mom was the first.
      Richard: No, no.
      Emily: Not in the name.
      Lorelai: No, but in so many other things, I was a regular Trailblazer. (to Emily) Just finishing your thought, Mom.

    • Sookie: Which one is which?
      Lorelai: I don't know. I think the one on the right is Matt.
      Michel: No, the one on the left is Matt. The one on the right is Mark.
      Lorelai: That's very impressive.
      Michel: Yes, well, I'm very good at observing people, you know, learning the tics and traits, sound of their voices. It's a gift.
      Sookie: That one has a Post-It on its back.
      Michel: Oh, well, then that's Mark. The one on the right is Matt.
      Lorelai: You will go and take that off of him.
      Michel: I will not. We can't all just call everyone 'sweetie' and get away with it.
      Sookie: Now, go with me, here. Let's say Mark walks into a hotel room and he sees his wife naked, but it's not his wife, it's his naked sister-in-law, and he has sex with her. Would that be cheating?
      Michel: My head hurts.
      Lorelai: (laughing) I think no.
      Sookie: Really? Lucky.
      Michel: If you ask me this union belongs on a public access station. It's against the laws of nature and just this short of completely obscene.
      Lorelai: Oh, you won't be giving the wedding toast.

    • Michel: Oh. Dear.
      Lorelai: What?
      (male twins have just walked in the front door)
      Michel: Are those -- ?
      Lorelai: No. It would be too --
      (the twin brides rush into their grooms' arms)
      Lorelai: -- weird.
      Michel: You kept this from me on purpose.
      Lorelai: It's like a really snooty Doublemint commercial.
      Michel: Just let me know when the midgets and clowns arrive.
      (Michel tries to leave)
      Lorelai: Oh, no, no, no. You have to get them all settled in.
      Michel: I'm not talking to them.
      Lorelai: Yes you are.
      Michel: Well I'm not talking to them nicely.

    • Michel: I will never go near those filthy birds.
      Lorelai: Why?
      Michel: I hate the swans.
      Lorelai: These particular swans?
      Michel: No, all swans. I was attacked by a band of swans in the Luxembourg Gardens when I was a boy. No one forgets that.
      Lorelai: (laughing) Oh no -- not being attacked by a band of swans. Was it an all-boy band? Kind of a scary, feathery 'N Sync kind of fiasco?
      Michel: This is not funny.
      Lorelai: No, I'm sorry, it's not. It's not funny at all.
      (the swans honk and Michel jumps)
      Lorelai: (laughing again) Oh my God! Come on, you have to admit, that's a little funny.

    • Lorelai: Rory, I love you. I would take a bullet for you. But I'd rather stick something sharp in my ear than go to the club with you.
      Rory: Fine.
      Lorelai: I'd rather slide down a banister of razor blades and land in a pool of alcohol than go to the club with you.
      Rory: I got it.
      Lorelai: Don't stop me, I'm on a roll. I'd rather eat my own hand than go to the club with you. Ooh, I'd rather get my face surgically altered to look like that lunatic rich lady with the lion head than go to the club with you.
      Rory: Would you like me to drive so you can continue your diatribe?
      Lorelai: Would ya? Thanks. I'd rather cut off my head and use it as a punch bowl than go to the club with you.

    • Emily: You brought us used dessert?
      Lorelai: It's not used. It's left over.
      Emily: (coldly) How nice. I'll just put it in the kitchen next to my half-empty box of Cheer.

    • Lorelai: Is there a "You're Crazy" team? 'Cause I think they'd make you captain.

    • Lorelai: I'm talking about that you take my sweaters and you wear them and you stretch them out.
      Rory: I couldn't possibly stretch them out! Your boobs are way bigger than mine.
      Lorelai: That is not true.
      Rory: Yes it is.
      Lorelai: Your boobs are totally bigger than mine!
      Rory: You're crazy!
      Lorelai: Do you want to measure?
      Rory: What?
      Lorelai: I'm serious. Why don't you get the measuring tape right now?
      Rory: I am not going to measure my boobs.
      Lorelai: Because you know that you are totally bigger.
      Rory: I'm going inside.
      Lorelai: Fine, don't measure. We'll just compare bras.

    • Michel: The battle for soup versus salad is raging in the other room. Come quick and settle it, please, as I'm running out of French curse words that they won't understand.

    • Lorelai: A crazy evil spirit obsessed with bra size took over my body.

    • Mrs. Shales: Do you have children?
      Lorelai: A daughter.
      Mrs. Shales: Do you hate her?
      Lorelai: No.
      Mrs. Shales: Not ever?
      Lorelai: Well, I wasn't wildly fond of her during labor.
      Mrs. Shales: That was the high point for me.

    • Lorelai: The dinner was so wonderful, Mira.
      Sarah: It's Sarah.
      Lorelai: Oh, I'm sorry.
      (Sarah leaves)
      Lorelai: Mom! Her name is Sarah!
      Emily: I thought she said Mira.
      Lorelai: Ugh.
      Emily: Mira, come cut the cake please.
      Lorelai: Yes, and why don't you bring Sarah out here with you?

    • Emily: So, Lorelai, how are things at that charming little inn of yours?
      Lorelai: Mm -- they're still charming and little. We're just crossing our fingers it doesn't assert itself and become rude and large.

    • Mrs. Shales: Their father spoiled them.
      Lorelai: Oh, they're just excited.
      Mrs. Shales: They're spoiled. And they won't move away.

    • Lorelai: I'm sorry. Dad, how do you mix up Anton and Sophia?
      Richard: What do you mean?
      Lorelai: Well, one is a man and one is a woman.
      Richard: And your point being?
      Lorelai: That one is a man and one is a woman.
      Richard: I have a lot to do in a day, Lorelai. I don't have time to keep up with the multitudes of people that your mother employs.
      Lorelai: But one is a man and one is a woman.

    • Rory: Is it hard to become a member here?
      Richard: Everyone has to go through a thorough screening process.
      Rory: Kind of like the FBI?
      Richard: We're much more thorough than that.

    • Drella: (referring to Michel) Can't stand the talk. Love to watch the walk.

  • NOTES (5)

    • German episode title: "Familie mit Handicap", meaning "Family With Handicap".

    • Rory's Book List:

      A Mencken Chrestomathy by H. L. Mencken

    • Jean St. James plays Paris' mother in this episode. She is later replaced, because in the episode "Paris is Burning," Ann Gillespie plays Paris' mother.

    • Keiko Agena (Lane) does not appear in this episode.

    • Music:
      - "La Casa" by Graham Preskett/Mauricio Venegas (Patty dances with the grooms)
      - "Teach Me Tonight" by Sammy Cahn & Gene De Paul (Morey plays when Babette asks to borrow the cooking oil.)
      - "Here They Go" by Sam Phillips
      - "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" by Shania Twain (Wedding)
      - "A Kiss To Build A Dream On" by Louis Armstrong (Wedding)
      - "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge (Wedding)

  • ALLUSIONS (11)

    • Richard: Now, what do you know about golf?
      Rory: That ... it's a good walk spoiled?

      This definition of golf was coined by Mark Twain.

    • Richard: Rory, I have a surprise. Not only did I find that copy of Menken's Chrestomathy we discussed, I also found a first edition of his memoirs as well.

      H.L. Menken is a Baltimore journalist whose Chrestomathy is a collection of his writings.

    • Lorelai: So you know what I was thinking?
      Rory: That Madonna and Sean Penn should get remarried?

      Madonna and Sean Penn were married in 1985 then filed for divorce in 1989, citing spousal abuse.

    • Mrs. Shales: Jackie wants Samuel Barber, John Cage, and Philip Glass.

      Samuel Barber is a composer of American art songs. John Cage is a composer best known for 4'33" where a performer sits at a piano for four minutes and thirty-three seconds without playing. Philip Glass is a minimalist compser famous for the long bizarre opera Einstein on the Beach.

    • Lorelai: (to Emily) Okay, Bob Barker.

      Bob Barker is the host of the game show The Price Is Right.

    • Mrs. Shales: Jessica wants Shania Twain's "I Feel Like a Woman".

      Shania Twain is a popular country singer.

    • Babette: Morey was playing some Thelonious on the Steinway.

      Thelonious Monk was one of a small group of jazz musicians responsible for the creation of a new type of jazz bebop.
      Steinway is a famous piano brand.

    • Richard: It's Peyton Place.

      Peyton Place, Grace Metalious's 1956 best selling novel which was made into popular movies and television series, details the steamy secrets of sex and murder in a small New England town.

    • Drella: Hey, Pepe Le Pew, you want to give me a hand with this?

      Pepe Le Pew, a famous Warner Brothers' cartoon character, is a skunk who speaks with a heavy French accent.

    • Lorelai: It's like a really snooty Doublemint commercial.

      Commercials for Wrigley's Doublemint gum were famous for using sets of twins to pitch the product.

    • Michel: To me, you are the teacher in the Charlie Brown cartoon.

      Charlie Brown is one of the characters in the Peanuts comic strip and television shows. The voices and faces of adults in those television shows are blurred and indistinct.

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