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Gilmore Girls

Season 5 Episode 6

Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant!

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 26, 2004 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Doyle is jealous when Glenn's article gets picked up by the New York Times; Rory discovers that Logan, the son of a newspaper magnate, is also on the staff of the paper; Paris wages a fierce campaign to get the religion beat. Rory struggles to find a story idea until she discovers a secret Yale society Sookie becomes upset when the Inn's accountant suggests dropping lunch temporarily to save money. decide to order pizza and eat on the living room floor; Christopher calls Lorelai in a panic when he is left alone to care for Gigi. Sookie realizes why she has been so moody of late. Rory has a special request for Christopher.moreless

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  • Sookie is upset about something at the inn, Rory reports for the school newspaper, Christopher reappears. Great, Logan actually seems like a fun character.

    I said this was informative because of Sookie discovering that she's pregnant, Christopher reappearing and having trouble with baby GiGi, plus Logan shows a liking for Rory. It was entertaining to see Sookie get so annoyed with this Norman Mailer, he kept ordering ice tea, that is irritating. Her speech to him at the end about him doping that is like her just reading one of his books without paying for it, I love her outbursts.

    It was great how she just realised she pregnant and just walked to Mailer and said it to him, note the episode title. Now Logan appears again here and I have to say he's not too bad. He sounds like an ass but makes some funny comments. Paris was great here too, with the whole religion thing and how she dreamt that Rory would steal it from her.

    This school gang was weird and I'm interested to see Rory investigate into it. I liked how Logan has already given her a nickname, 'Ace'. It left that story at a vague cliff-hanger, what are the conditions.....? So Christopher is back in the scene, it was a bit out of the blue to see him but it was interesting none the less.

    Sherry has gone to France without even consulting with him, that cow. Anyway I'm glad Rory told him to leave Lorelai alone because he really isn't good for her. Overall a great episodemoreless
  • Lorelai and Luke relationship keeps growing, The Life and Death Brigade, Sookie is pregnant again, Chris is back into the picture.

    Only Lorelai to leave the jeep lights on because the porch light is broken and only her to leave her keys in the back door.

    Logan is back to the scene.

    Sookie is going crazy, Norma Mailer goes everyday to the Inn and he only drinks Ice Tea. No food, only Ice Tea. She is going crazy but the reason behind is other lol and now they are cutting of lunch, Sookie is in a bad time lol

    Rory ran into a suspicious activity, a phrase, a car and a girl with a costume mask, it's one of the most secret societies in Yale, The Life and Death Brigade.

    Chris is back into the picture, Gigi was crying and he didn't know what to do.

    I was as surprised as Lorelai and Rory when they got in Emily and Richard's house and neither one was there for Friday dinner.

    Kirk in a giant hot dog costume in front Luke's diner!!! Luke was mad really mad.

    Sookie can't stop getting upset because of lunch. And then Sookie realizes that she is pregnant!!! Again!! Only her to go and hug Norman Mailer after all that happened.

    Rory is in with the Life and Death Brigade.

    Because of lunch ending at the Inn Norman changes scene lol

    And Rory telling those things to her father, telling him not to call her, to leave her alone.moreless
  • Luke and Lorelai are trying to get this thing going and they are having a good time doing it. Sookie has reached a whole new level of cookey. Norman Mailer is in the dining room every day but he is not eating and it is driving her out of her mind.moreless

    This was such a funny episode, it was reallly entertaining. I loved the beginning when Luke is trying to get Lorelai out of the house to go out to the movies. He finds it odd that she keeps her socks in the oven for warmth instead of in the dryer.

    Lorelai and Rory show up for friday noght dinner and ther is no parents there for dinner so they decide to oder a pizza ans eat in the floor. Rory found it really good to take her shoes off and experience the carpet, it is really soft. There is a no vote to glue everything to the ceiling just like it is on the floor, just opn the ceiling.

    Sookie is really upset about the idea of cutting out lunch and is blaming it on norman mailer. She loses her grip for a minute and realizes that the reason hse is all cookey is because she is pregnant. Luke calls Lorelai and informs her that Kirk is in the front of his diner handing out fliers fro the the dragon fly lunch. Lorelai runs down there and removes him from Lukes and promises it will never happen again.

    Christopher calls Lorelai for help with Gigi, when she gets there she learns that sherry has left to go to Paris to persue her career and Christopher is worried that he can not do this. She tells him he has no choice and that is what he has to do take care of his baby. Lorelai tells Rory that he called and what happened. She goes goes to his house and tells him that he is to stay away from Lorelai that she is happy and he can not make her he a;ways leaves her crying and she would rather come help him that her mom.

    Logan agrees to get Rory on the inside of the secret club and She agrees tohis terms.moreless
  • Sookie is pregnant again!

    I love the character development they have in this episode! The fact that Sookie is freaking out over the lunch being taken out for the time being. Also Sookie hates how Norman Mailor and his little friend are just staying and drinking iced tea, Sookie hates that and wishes they would order actual food. Then she finally figures out why she is freaking out over everything...she's pregnant! Then she gets really ecited and runs around the kitchen and dining room, she actually hugs Norman Mailer! So then Lorelai was dealing with it all, especially the part when she has to go get Kirk from dressing up as a lobster handing out fliers in front of Luke's diner. Then at the end of the episode, Lorelai goes to Luke's, and he's really mad at some "bozos" sitting in the corner only ordering iced tea...ha ha!moreless
  • Another great episode.

    "LORELAI: Kirk, what are you doing? You’re a giant hot dog! KIRK: Technically, I’m a giant wiener. The costume tag says ‘wiener'." That line is probably one of the funniest in this episode and possibly in the series. If you know the characters it'll surely crack you up. Kirk is hilarious in basically ever episode. This episode is generally a solid one with a couple twists. We find out that Sherri has left Christopher which prompts Rory to tell Chris to stay away from Lorelai. Wether he will listen is yet to be determined which is what keeps you wanting more. Also, Sookie is pregnant again. Recommended.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

Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer


Guest Star

Stephen Mailer

Stephen Mailer


Guest Star

Alex Weed

Alex Weed


Guest Star

Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki

Dean Forester

Recurring Role

David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

Christopher Hayden

Recurring Role

Matt Czuchry

Matt Czuchry

Logan Huntzberger

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • When Lorelai goes to Chris' appartment, he says he hasn't showered for a few days, since he was in Seattle. But, he has obviously shaved.

    • When Lorelai is on the phone with Rory while Luke is fixing the oven, Rory says to Lorelai "You sound happy", and Lorelai responds "I am, kid". This scene is similar to the episode "Paris is Burning" when Lorelai walks in at 1 AM from a date with Max, and Rory says "You look happy", and Lorelai says "I am, kid"

    • When Rory is in her room on her bed and Lorelai calls her, the door of Rory's room is open at the beginning but then is closed shut when the scene cuts back.

    • When Doyle is talking to Rory about Logan he mentions that he sunk his dad's yacht. In the episode "But I'm a Gilmore" he comments that he only sinks other people's yachts.

      Doyle isn't friends with Logan so he most likely heard somewhere that he sunk a yacht, and since Logan is rich, Doyle most likely assumed it was his dad's.

    • When Lorelai comes over to help Chris with the baby, she jokes "strained spinach is the new pink", which parodies the ridiculous comment "green is the new pink" made by Sherry at her baby shower two years ago in the episode, "Take the Deviled Eggs...".

    • Goof: Len says he plans to download "it all, from Abba to Zappa" but (assuming he means all major artists in alphabetical order) the last name should be ZZ Top, not Zappa.

      "from ABBA to Zappa" was a promotional advertisement for the music industry in which there were signs for every letter of the alphabet and cartoons of each corresponding band, similar to children's flashcards.

    • Why is Logan's desk in the first scene right opposite of Rory's and in the last scene diagonally across from hers?

  • QUOTES (14)

    • (Running out the kitchen into the lunch room)
      Sookie: Norman Mailer, I'm pregnant!
      Norman: Congratulations.
      (She hugs him and leaves all happy)

    • Lorelai: (letting Luke in the house) Hey.
      Luke: Hey, you back. (kiss) Ready?
      Lorelai: Almost.
      Luke: Almost?
      Lorelai: I just have to find my keys, and finish the laundry…
      Luke: That doesn't sound like almost, that sounds like we're gonna have to speed to the movies, park illegally, you hit the bathroom while I grab the popcorn, we'll meet back at the seats all sweaty and aggravated –
      Lorelai: Well of course I'll be aggravated, you forgot the Red Vines. No, no keys here. (searching)
      Luke: You know the lights are on in your Jeep?
      Lorelai: Oh yeah, the porch light's out and it was dark so I left the Jeep on for the light. Could you lift, please?
      Luke: (while lifting the couch) But the battery's going to die.
      Lorelai: Oh, no, I timed it. It takes 12 hours for the battery to wear out. I go to work at eight o'clock, giving me two hours to spare and a whole day to recharge. Not here either. Down, please.
      (Luke puts the couch back down)
      Luke: Why don't you just change the porch light?
      Lorelai: Have you seen how dirty it is up there? With those creepy moths that fly in your face, and you could swallow one, and end up with some weird hand-to-mouth-to-moth disease –
      Luke: There's no such thing.
      Lorelai: Oh, no? Did you see Mothman Prophecies?
      Luke: Yes.
      Lorelai: Oh, well, okay then. Did you see the sequel?
      Luke: There's a sequel?
      Lorelai: Yes. It is a heartbreaking saga in which Richard Gere gets a life threatening disease from changing a dirty porch light.
      Luke: There was no sequel.
      Lorelai: Well, it's still really gross up there.
      Luke: How long has it been out?
      Lorelai: Uh, since Rory broke up with Dean, the first time.
      Lorelai: Yes, he was the last one to change it. Jess never changed the porch light, by the way. Okay, this room is definitely keyless. Kitchen!
      (Lorelai walks into kitchen and opens oven)
      Luke: You left your keys in the stove?
      Lorelai: No, my socks.
      Luke: Your socks, of course. How naïve of me.
      Lorelai: It makes them warm and slightly toasty. (putting the socks on) Huh, that's weird.
      Luke: What's weird? There's so much to choose from.
      Lorelai: They're still damp. I followed the recipe. Bake at two-fifty, ten minutes on one side, ten on the other, they should be done by now. Think my oven's broken?
      Luke: What about your dryer?
      Lorelai: No, dryer's fine.
      Luke: I think we should get to the movies.
      Lorelai: All done, let's go.
      Luke: Keys!
      Lorelai: Ah, forget about them. I'll just leave the door unlocked.
      Luke: You can't leave the door unlocked. That's not safe.
      Lorelai: Sure it is.
      Luke: Just because you say it's safe doesn't make it safe.
      Lorelai: If you build it, they will come.
      Luke: Have you checked out the… Your keys are in the door!
      Lorelai: Huh, they are? That's right, I had to go in the back way because the porch light was out!
      Luke: They're stuck.
      Lorelai: Yeah, that happens. (she hangs a towel over the doorknob) There. You ready?
      Luke: I can never pick you up here again.

    • Lorelai: (to Rory on the phone) Luke did the funniest bit before, I thought you would so be –
      Luke: Would you stop? I did not do a bit.
      Lorelai: What are you talking about? The bit! It was a riot.
      Luke: It wasn't a bit! I banged my head on the stove and it hurt like hell.
      Lorelai: No… no, you said it funnier before. Do it again!
      Luke: I told you, I never did it in the first place. You did it, it's your bit.
      Lorelai: How could it be my bit when it's your head in the oven?
      Luke: Exactly. My head, my conk, no bit.
      Luke: - Ow! Geez! What the – D'oh!
      Lorelai: (laughing) He did it! He did the bit! Luke, do it again. Do it louder for Rory.
      Rory: Hey, Mom?
      Lorelai: Yeah?
      Rory: You sound happy.
      Lorelai: I am, kid. (smiles at Luke)
      Luke: What?

    • Lorelai: Okay, different school, but same Rory. You're great at the catch up thing, you're the "catch up girl" – not to be confused with "ketchup girl", 'cause that's not you at all. You were strictly a mustard and relish girl from day one – there's a little condiment humor for ya.
      Rory: I'm really going to have to work – constantly. Maybe I'll have to look for something part-time at a local paper.
      Lorelai: Good, that's good… Or you could work for a fishmonger.
      Rory: What?
      Lorelai: 'Cause there's lots of newspapers there.

    • (Logan is sitting at his desk at the Yale Daily News. He puts on an old "press" hat and picks up the phone)
      Logan: (in a 1920's reporter voice) Hello, city desk? Smitty here, take this down. I got a hot scoop on a tall blonde and I gotta put it to bed on the double! (he hangs up, laughs at Doyle, winks at Rory, then puts his feet back on the desk and leans back for a nap with the hat over his face)

    • Lorelai: You smell as good as you look.
      Christopher: I haven't showered since Seattle.
      Lorelai: Really? Well, I'm hot.

    • Sookie: I don't know why I'm getting so nutty about this, I mean I hear myself getting nutty and I know that there's no one coming for lunch and I know that Norman Mailer's not responsible for no one coming for lunch and I tell myself it's just temporary, that there's still dinner and breakfast and that's good and I can do a lot with that, and I try to calm myself down and that just only seems to make me crazier, and all I want to do is cry and scream and God, I'm pregnant!

    • Lorelai: Kirk, what are you doing? You're a giant hot dog!
      Kirk: Technically, I'm a giant wiener. The costume tag says 'wiener'.

    • (Describing a hike to a pair of tourists)
      Michel: Okay, so over here by the semi-polluted brook, you will find large, scary spiders and a fascinating display of poison ivy, which brings you to the rattlesnake curve where people have actually died painful but very picturesque deaths.

    • Rory: I want to do this story. I want to find this club, track them down, get on the inside. What do you think?
      Doyle: Go with your gut.
      Rory: You said that about my downloading story. Hey, you don't trust my gut!

    • Christopher: I can't do this.
      Lorelai: What, shower? Oh, you've done it before. Just turn the water on, step in. Oh wait, remove clothes, then step in.
      Christopher: I can't raise her. I cannot raise her all by myself.
      Lorelai: Yes you can.
      Christopher: What makes you think so?
      Lorelai: Because you have to. Chris, she's your daughter, and you're going to find a way. I did. I did it with Rory.
      Christopher: You're different.
      Lorelai: Yes, I was sixteen.

    • Lorelai: Sookie what was the first thing that we agreed on when we opened the Inn?
      Sookie: What?
      Lorelai: Keep Kirk away from the business. Then I get a call from a not so jolly Luke and I run down there and find a giant hotdog handing out 10% off flyers for lunch at the Dragonfly.
      Sookie: Who was the giant hotdog?
      Lorelai: Kirk was the giant hotdog.
      Sookie: I didn't tell him to dress like a giant hotdog. Why would he dress up like a giant hotdog?
      Lorelai: Because it's Kirk. The giant hotdog suit was a given the minute you talked to Kirk.

    • Lorelai: Come on Kirk. And I'm sorry but why a hotdog? The Dragonfly doesn't serve hotdogs.
      Kirk: Well the quiche made me look fat.

    • Doyle: Man, I hate those kind of guys.
      Rory: What kind of guys?
      Doyle: Those privileged white males.
      Rory: Doyle, you're a privileged white male.
      Doyle: Well he's more privileged and way more whiter.

  • NOTES (3)

    • German episode title: "Tanz der Hormone", meaning "Dance of the Hormones".

      French episode title: "Une grossesse et un écrivain", meaning "A Pregnancy And A Writer".

    • First time Logan calls Rory Ace which will become his affectionate nickname for her. He will only call her Rory after this when he is being serious about something.

    • Josh, Norman Mailer's interviewer, is played by Stephen Mailer, Norman's son.


    • When Lorelai was at Christopher's apartment, Lorelai sings a bit of the Bangles "Manic Monday" at the end of the scene when she is holding Gigi. Right before singing, she mentions how she wanted to follow the Bangles around the world.

    • Rory: See, it links the phrase with a club here at Yale. It's sort of a secret society kind of Skull and Bones kind of creepy group dating back to the 1800's.

      The Order of Skull and Bones is a secret society based at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut. The society is officially organized as the Russell Trust Association.

    • Lorelai: Huh. How long ago did Axl Rose leave?

      Axl Rose is an American musician, best known as the lead singer for Guns N' Roses.

    • Christopher: You're like a superhero with red boots, and golden lasso.

      Wonder Woman wore red boots and had a golden lasso.

    • Doyle: It's because of me he's going to be Bob Woodward.

      Bob Woodward is one the best known journalists in the United States. He was part of the jounalism duo that broke the Watergate Scandal

    • Christopher: She's gonna stay in there?
      Lorelai: Yeah, until her hair grows long enough for the prince to shimmy up.

      Rapunzel was a classic fairy tale about a princess who was sheltered in a castle tower. She would use her extraordinary long hair to assist the handsome prince in climbing up the tower.

    • Doyle: It's like Being There. He's Chauncey Gardiner.

      Being There was a book written by Jerzy Kosinski, made into a movie directed by Hal Ashby and starring Peter Sellers as simple-minded Chance, a childlike, sheltered gardener who unwittingly becomes the toast of the political elite in Washington D.C.