Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)
When Rory and Lorelai are window-shopping, Rory's wearing red nail polish, but later that day when they're taking inventory at Luke's, the nail polish is gone.
The mall scene in this episode takes place at the Burbank Town Center in Los Angeles, CA. The store they first enter "to get rid of the bored feeling from window shopping" is Forever 21, and the store where Emily goes nuts is Macy's.
On the table at Luke's when Lorelai and Rory are sorting through what Emily bought them towards the end of the episode, several items, including the blue and pink little clutch purses, change spots and positions throughout the scene.
At the end of the episode, when Lorelai and Rory are taking inventory in Luke's Diner, they argue over the free tote bag that came with their purchase. Previously, in episode 4.1 "Ballrooms and Biscotti," they mention not having any tote bags, stating how unbelievable it is that they never received one for spending over $50 of Clinique products.
When Emily tries to buy Lorelai a watch, Lorelai says that she doesn't wear a watch. In episodes prior, specifically season two "Red Light on Wedding Night" and "Sadie Sadie" Lorelai is wearing a watch.
Possible Explanation: Lorelai might have been lying to Emily. Before this scene took place, Lorelai had made it pretty clear that she didn't want to shop with Emily and she didn't want Emily to buy her anything. She could have simply been trying to stop Emily from buying her the watch by lying to her.
Rory and Lorelai keep saying that they are too broke to buy anything from the mall, yet they manage to scrounge up enough money to treat Emily to lunch and buy something from practically every restaurant in the food court. For that matter, Rory and Lorelai always seem to be "short on money," but they eat out or order in food almost every day.
At Friday night dinner when Richard comes out of his office, you can see that he doesn't close the door behind him. When the camera shoots to Lorelai you can hear a door close and when there is a faraway shot you can see that the door to Richard's office is still open.
Paris goes crazy about Rory spreading cold germs by opening the door to leave their room, she starts spraying and applying flame to the door knob -- the outer doorknob. If Rory were leaving the room, she only would have touched the inside doorknob, which Paris ignored.
In Lane's apartment scene, her first mail lying on the floor in the middle of her apartment. If the apartment has a door slot for the mail, the mail would not have flown that far into the apartment.
Lorelai and Rory mention that they have never seen anyone window-shop in a movie. As they are quite the film geeks, it seems highly unlikely that they haven't watched Breakfast at Tiffany's which begins with Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) window shopping at Tiffany's New York.
Kirk: Does anyone know who this is?
Luke: Yeah. It's Snuggles.
Lorelai: You know Snuggles?
Kirk: It's not Snuggles. It's the dog that looks like Snuggles. Snuggles owner picked him up. No-one picked this guy up and he has no tag.
Luke: You have a dog left over?
Lorelai: You know Snuggles by name?
Kirk: I don't have time for chit-chat people!
Luke: I have no idea whose dog it is.
Lorelai: Me either.
Kirk: I don't even know his name. I was using random sounds, trying to see if he'd respond. Poku. Noki. Nini. BliBlo... Nothing.
Lorelai: Is it okay if I work on my laptop?
Luke: Does it make noise?
Lorelai: No, but I do sometimes.
Luke: You always do.
Tom: What's with the flower?
Rory: It's so my mom and I will recognize each other.
Tom: Girl thing?
Tom: I'm not into girl things.
Rory: You're a contractor.
Emily: Why do I need to slow down? This is what I do, according to Richard and he's not slowing down. He's got a whole new life! He's got Pennilyn Lott, he's got Digger, he's got a mustache! He's got all that and what do I have? Maybe I should get a job so I can have my own life. I could sell shoes here just as well Eduardo. I should get an application. (yells at no-one in particular) Get me an application! Go! Go!
Emily: Crazy? You think this is crazy?
Lorelai: Okay, Mom --
Emily: This isn't crazy!
Lorelai: I didn't mean to --
Emily: That stupid mustache is crazy! That's what's crazy! Your father's job is crazy! That's what's crazy!
Emily: You need a watch.
Lorelai: I don't wear a watch.
Emily: Do you have a watch?
Emily: Then you need a watch. (to saleswoman) These don't have diamonds. Which ones have diamonds?
Saleswoman: Next display.
Lorelai: Mom, I'm not buying a diamond watch.
Emily:You just have to take it.
Lorelai: I'm not taking it.
Emily: I'm buying you a damn watch! (points to a watch in the display case) That one. Wrap it up.
Lorelai: (to saleswoman) Can I return the damn watch if I don't want it?
Saleswoman: Yes, ma'am.
Lorelai: Thank you.
Lorelai: Hey, see those marbles rolling on the floor? They're Mom's. They spilled out of her head.
Luke: Can I get twenty singles off you?
Joe: Sure. It's gonna cost you $25. (Waits for a laugh but there is silence.) It's change humor.
Luke: I know. You do it every time.
Lane: We have three stereos and no forks!
(Emily stops suddenly and Lorelai runs into her)
Emily: (annoyed) Lorelai!
Lorelai: Your brake lights were out.
Emily: I had no idea so many foods came on sticks.
Rory: What'd I miss?
Emily: I was just admiring your mother's life.
Rory: Oh, I do that daily.
Rory: It's lunch.
Lorelai: I got a little something from everywhere.
Emily: I wouldn't know where to begin.
Lorelai: Well, start at the top and stop when you hit table.
Lorelai: She bought me four cocktail dresses, two evening gowns, and if I'm not mistaken, eight maids a-milking.
Emily: Lettie burned the entrée.
Lorelai: Beyond edibility? 'Cause I'm not picky.
Emily: No, I could not expose you to such a loin.
Lorelai: Oh, if I had a nickel.
Lorelai: Well I did not foresee your burning loin.
Lorelai: You're not even using verbs. That's not a relationship. Relationships need verbs.
Paris: Fire kills germs. And I'm sleeping with one of the other girls tonight.
Rory: How very The L Word.
Luke: What's with the -
Kirk: It's not a purse!
Luke: I wasn't gonna say purse.
Kirk: Oh… Sorry.
Luke: What's with the gay bag?
Lorelai: Why aren't we having fun?
Rory: Maybe it's because we're window shopping. Maybe we should go inside. Maybe that'll help.
(They go in and come out almost a second later)
Rory: No, it made it worse!
Lorelai: They always bring something for the group. Yesterday, it was peanut brittle Lindsay made. It broke a crown, three teeth, and then a haz-mat team came and took it away.
Paris: When you came out of our room, did you use the doorknob?
Rory: As opposed to dematerializing, passing vapor-like through the door, and then rematerializing? No, I used the doorknob.
Lane: I'm standing in the living room of my very own apartment!
Rory: No kidding!
Lane: I'm waiting for the gas man to come! The gas man! I've got gas! Ignore the words, and focus on the enthusiasm!
Rory: What? In all those emails I didn't mention it?
Lorelai: All those emails? Excuse me, but you write less often than people offering to enlarge a piece of anatomy I do not possess!
Lorelai: I ended up going to dinner alone with Mom and Dad, who spent the whole time bickering about which Beatle is still alive.
Rory: Where'd they land?
Lorelai: John and Keith are dead. Paul and Bingo are still kicking.
Lorelai: What about you, do you look the same?
Rory: Hold on a second, my nose ring is itching.
Lorelai: What's this?
Luke: It's what it is.
Lorelai: 'A monk, a trunk, and a skunk'.
Luke: What are you doing?
Lorelai: Carnac. Although I don't have a punchline. Never stopped Johnny.
German episode title: "Kaufrausch", meaning "Shopping Frenzy".
French episode title: "Oh Les Vilaines Moustaches", meaning "Ugly Whiskers".
Yanic Truesdale (Michel), Melissa McCarthy (Sookie), and Chris Eigeman (Jason) do not appear in this episode.
Rory: (To Dean in his construction worker outfit) Can I have your autograph? Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you were one of the Village People.
The Village People was a band from the 70's where the members all dressed like a construction worker, a cop, an Indian chief, a soldier, a biker and a cowboy.
Lorelai: (Holding a Manolo Blahnik) Me wants them! My precious!!
Lorelai is imitating the character, Gollum, from the novels, The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. In the story, Gollum is consumed by his want of the ring and frequently calls it "his precious." The voice that Lorelai uses imitates the voice of Andy Serkis's Gollum in the movie adaptations by Peter Jackson.
Lorelai: It's just when I picture letter writing, I picture Charles Dickens.
Luke: Charles Dickens wrote more letters than other people?
Charles Dickens was a famous English Author of the 19th century. He did actually write more letters than other people of his day, thousands upon thousands of letters in fact.
Christine: I love the floorboard thing! It's so Hogan's Heroes.
Hogan's Heroes was a TV series that lasted for 6 seasons from 1965 to 1971. The main story was about a group of prisoners during World War II lead by Col. Hogan who try to sabotage the German war effort.
Rory: How very The L-Word.
The L Word is a drama on Showtime about the lives and loves of a group of women in same-sex relationships.
Title: Scene in a Mall
The title of this episode references Paul Mazursky's 1991 film Scenes From a Mall, which portrays a couple discussing their marital problems as they shop at a mall.
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