Gilmore Girls

Season 4 Episode 21

Last Week Fights, This Week Tights

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 11, 2004 on The WB



  • Allusions

    • Lorelai: Think they know any Zeppelin?
      (Two women dance down the aisle tossing roses) Ooh, roses -- nice.
      Luke: Does she remind you of someone?
      Lorelai: Can you say Leslie Van Houten? (A jester tumbles down the aisle) Now, that's impressive.

      Leslie Van Houten was a member of Charles Manson's 'Family'. She was convicted of the murders of Rosemary and Leno LaBianca.
      She was sentenced to death in 1971 but a year later her sentence was commuted. She has applied and been denied parole 16 times...the last time being September 7, 2006.
      This is the second time Lorelai has referenced a member the murderous Manson Family. The last time was in Season 2, Episode 12, "Richard in Stars Hollow" when she spoke of Patricia Krenwinkle...

      Lorelai: Rory's my kid and I make the rules, so if she comes home one day and says, 'Hey, uh, I'm gonna spend the weekend with Patricia Krenwinkle' I say, 'Okay, grab a sweater,' you just have to deal.