Gilmore Girls

Season 3 Episode 6

Take the Deviled Eggs...

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 2002 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Lorelai chauffeurs Rory to Sherry's baby shower in Boston and finds herself dragged into the festivities against her will; Miss Patty gets a new beau; Jess comes home with a car and Luke tries to find out where he got the money to pay for it; one of Stars Hollow's more eccentric citizens requests a permit to mount a demonstration in the town square.moreless

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  • jess gets a new car/a new job_rory attends sherrys baby with lorelai reluctantly tagging along_and the town loner protests!

    rory gets an invitation to sherrys baby shower. decides to go and lorelai agrees. when its time to drop rory off sherry pops up and encourages lorelai to come to. so lorelai and rory..sitting in a room filled with green;"the new pink" and watch sherry and her friends play games and unwrap presents. then lorelai gets an interesting thank you speech from sherry and decides she cant take it. so shes decides to re-arrange sherrys medicine cabinet? rory calms her down. luke discovers jess has a car. which he paid for with money from his job!?!?? luke soon finds out he works at wal-mart!! .................... and the poor town loner decides to protest_what? his sign rips and know one ever knows!moreless
  • Lorelai and Rory have to attend Sherry's baby shower. Very good episode.

    The Luke and Jess bits were entertaining. I was actually interested to find out where Jess got the money, Luke's amusement at where he actually got the money was funny, Jess had to walk out, hilarious. Plus Lane giving out to Jess was really funny and then Rory did too. Taylor is an okay character, can be annoying, wasn't that interested in his talk with the priests.

    Of course Lorelai wouldn't want to go to the shower, Sherry is annoying and the Christopher thing hasn't been resolved. Good how they handled Rory saying she does talk to him. Like last time, I didn't like Sherry, she seemed to chipper and was very irritating. You could see why Lorelai was disgusted, which was done well. Liked how she tried to wreck her bathroom.

    I hated the way Sherry spoke about Rory, Lorelai was right to be put off by this. Her friends were like clones of her too. I loved when Rory and Lorelai egged Deans car, hilarious. Plus when they made the car noises themselves. The protest thing was amusing, when they all were guessing what he was saying.

    The end was great, when Rory and Lorelai told Jess they were busy last night, so they didn't egg the car. Look forward to more.moreless
  • I just love this series!!

    this one was fun.

    Who would thought about putting sharped metal spikes in the lamps so the birds would be there? Only Taylor.

    Well Sherry is having a baby and she invited Rory to the baby shower and Lorelai is taking her there. Sherry extends the invitation to Lorelai and both Gilmore Girls go to the party.

    The only mother there is Lorelai and I liked the bathroom scene, she melts down and rearranged the decoration!

    All that popping was starting to annoy me too.

    Jess has a new car and Lane is more angry than Rory. The part when Lorelai and Rory deviled egged the car was fun, really fun!!

    I'm sorry that the protest wasn't good, the guy was sad.

    Maybe next time...moreless
  • Rory and Loralie go to Sherry's baby shower. They devil egg Jess's car and there in a protest which goes wrong!

    Hilarious! This episode had all the crazy quotes and jabber that it's known for. The baby shower had some heartfelt moments (i.e. That Chris was there for Sherry but not for Loralie when she was pregnant.) The last 15 minutes completely made the episode from the Gilmore girls screaching out of town square after egging Jess's car and the protester shouting incoherent things, which don't "have to do with Jello?!" A completely perfect episode, so far in the series.moreless
  • “Green is the new Pink!” Rory and Lorelai attend Sherry’s baby shower, then throw devils eggs at Jess’ car. Luke mocks Jess after finding out he got a job at Wal-Mart.moreless

    Lorelai drives Rory to Sherry’s baby shower and Sherry talks her into staying. Sherry’s friends are as irritating as she is and explain to the girls that everything for the baby will be green because “green is the new pink!” They play annoying, cliché party games, and Lorelai is uncomfortable, so she messes up Sherry’s medicine cabinet. Rory comes in and scolds her. Lorelai feels Sherry is copying her by naming her baby ‘G.G.’ which sounds similar to ‘Rory.’ They leave the party with leftover devils eggs, and when they see Jess’ car, they throw all the eggs at it and speed away like criminals! The writing in the episode is great. Classic Lorelai and Rory at their best!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

Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

Luke Danes

Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia

Jess Mariano (Episodes 26-65, recurring otherwise)

Mädchen Amick

Mädchen Amick

Sherry Tinsdale

Guest Star

Alan Blumenfeld

Alan Blumenfeld

Rabbi David Barans

Guest Star

Cynthia Ettinger

Cynthia Ettinger

Maureen Rollins

Guest Star

Liz Torres

Liz Torres

Miss Patty

Recurring Role

Michael Winters

Michael Winters

Taylor Doose

Recurring Role

Sally Struthers

Sally Struthers

Babette Dell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Kirk complains about not being allowed to drive a car, but in the last episode of season 2, his car was blocked in by Christopher's car at Sookie's rehearsal dinner. Clearly, he was driving at some point.

    • Why is Jess's car littered with about two dozen perfectly-spaced, perfectly-round egg marks?
      The girls only threw about three apiece on the hood of the car, not the sides. Deviled eggs would crumble so why is it all over his car as if they were wet? Even if they were real eggs thrown, it wouldn't show up as a hyper yellow color.

    • At Sherry's baby shower, Sherry says she is "not a baby person" and her friends confirmed that they were surprised to hear she was pregnant. But in "It Should've Been Lorelai," Rory tells Lorelai that when she and Sherry were on their "bonding" excursion, Sherry said she wanted a baby so much she was considering artificial insemination before she met Christopher.

    • We never find out what the "Town Loner" was protesting about because his banner ripped and the town could not hear what he was shouting from the church.

    • When Sherry and Lorelai are talking, Sherry's plate keeps turning. She also has deviled eggs, but there is one shot where they are not on her plate.

    • Lorelai jokes that she got parenting tips from the movie For Keeps? but that was made in 1988, and since Rory turned 16 in 2000, she was born in 1984.

    • Goof: Why is everyone so upset by Jess having a car because he smashed Rory's car and now she doesn't have one? Richard was very against Dean giving Rory the car, but when he finally agreed, it's very likely that he made sure it was properly insured. He works in insurance! So when the car got smashed, Rory would have recieved some insurance money to pay for the repairs.

    • When Jess sees his car after Lorelai and Rory return from Boston, there are more eggs on the car than they actually threw.

  • QUOTES (42)

    • Sherry: Oh it's a Mobil! I love it Gail. Thank you.
      Lorelai: Green, again
      Sherry: Pretty green too!
      Lorelai: Wasn't it suppose to be pink? Pink for a girl?
      Gail: Pink is out!
      Susan:It's last week
      Maureen:It's in all the magazines
      Sherry: Green is the new pink!

    • (Jess has just admitted he works at Wal-Mart)
      Luke: Do you wear a blue vest?
      Jess: It's the uniform.
      Luke: Sneak out of here, wearing a little blue vest...
      Jess: It's not little.
      Luke: Get to work, put your vest on...
      Jess: Will you stop talking about the vest!
      Luke:(Chuckles, stands behind Jess, watching him eat apple pie) You're like the all-American boy.
      Jess: Call me Dirk Square Jaw.
      Luke: You're sitting there, eating apple pie...
      Jess:(puts down pie, gets up) That's it, I'm going out.
      Luke: And wave a flag over your head and sing "God Bless America!" Please!
      Jess: Goodbye!

    • Jess: Why are you going through my stuff?
      Luke: What?
      Jess: Why are you going through my stuff?
      Luke: I'm not.
      Jess: So someone else is?
      Luke: I don't know what you're talking about.
      Jess: Everything I own is in a slightly different place than when I saw it last. Now why are you going through my stuff?
      Luke: For your own good.
      Jess: "For my own good?" Could we be a little more totalitarian here?

    • Gypsy: Guys are stupid.
      Luke: What?
      Gypsy: You strip your gears, ride your brakes. And if we don't laugh after we make a joke, you think we're serious.
      Jackson: But I don't ride my brakes!

    • Luke: (about Jess's new car) Where'd ya get the money?
      Jess: Mugged an old lady.

    • Lorelai: (about Jess's new car) Where'd he get it?
      Luke: He got it from a guy, uhh..around here, at a place.
      Lorelai: A guy, at a place, you had no idea he had a car, did you?
      Luke: Not the least.
      Lorelai: Uh, way to have a handle on things Luke!
      Luke: Well, he's got a license, what can I do?
      Lorelai: Stop him, before he kills!

    • Kirk: Man, I wish my mom would let me have a car...or a bike...or my roller skates back.

    • Taylor: I just want to thank you for wasting my time!

    • Lorelai: Wait, was that a siren?
      Rory: I didn't hear anything.
      Lorelai: Neither did I, but it seemed like a cool thing to say at that moment.
      Rory: It was.
      Lorelai: Hey, lets go back and speed off like we did something really awful and the cops are after us!
      Rory: Run!

    • Lorelai: But he's our Boo Radley! And we don't have a Boo Radley...unless you count the town troubador, Pete the pizza guy, and that guy who talks to mail boxes.
      Rory: All we're saying is this: a town needs as many Boo Radleys as they can get.
      Lorelai: Yes! That's my point.

    • Lorelai: Hey, maybe that's the Town Loner's point. That, like, he's protesting man's inability to communicate by not communicating and getting us all to talk about communication.
      Rory: Whoa, you are blowin' my mind here.

    • Lorelai: "All I want's a ballerina." Poor thing's gonna pop out of her womb and land in a tutu.
      Rory: Boy, I hope not.
      Lorelai: And what is with that name – Gigi?
      Rory: It's a cute name.
      Lorelai: It is, 'cause she's copying me there, too. Rory, Gigi, Rory, Gigi. They're identical.
      Rory: They are not identical.
      Lorelai: Two syllables, repeating consonants. Rory... Gigi.
      Rory: Oprah, Uma.
      Lorelai: Don't mock.

    • Luke: Do you get a store discount?
      Jess: Fifteen percent. And if you want fifteen percent off anything, you're not gonna get it 'cause you're being a jerk.
      Luke: My enjoyment is worth the loss.

    • Andrew: I'd rather have bird crap fall on my head.
      Lorelai: There it is – our new town slogan.
      Rory: I like it.
      Lorelai: I see coffee mugs, T-shirts.
      Rory: Don't forget stuffed shish-kabobbed birds.
      Lorelai: That moan when you squeeze 'em.

    • Lorelai: Hey, what do you know about this town loner guy?
      Luke: Same as everyone. Just kinda skulks around with that backpack. Never smiles.
      Lorelai: Does he also make cheeseburgers and secretly harbor a desire to wear a backwards baseball cap?

    • Rory: I can go from zero to studying in less than 60 seconds.

    • Kirk: Man, that car's a honey. Dual piston cams, diplex overdrive with maximum torque, sixteen liter side-by-side firing three on one. Sweet.
      Luke: Kirk, none of that makes any sense. I know a little about cars. That was all gibberish.
      Kirk: Would you mind not telling people about this? I've cultivated a reputation as sort of a car aficionado, and in reality all I have is a Jan and Dean record. I should probably listen to it again.
      Luke: Yeah, I would.

    • Archie: (about Taylor) Maybe the Shakers in Woodbury would take him.
      David: Yeah, he's already got the beard. (to Taylor) Can you make furniture, Taylor?

    • (Talking to Gypsy about Jess' new car)
      Luke: He paid you for it, right?
      Gypsy: Nothing's free at Gypsy's.
      Luke: And he paid cash?
      Gypsy: Mostly twenties.
      Luke: Did you make sure Andrew Jackson was on the bills, not Alfred E. Newman or someone?
      Gypsy: Looked real to me.
      Luke: Well, when he took the money out of wherever he had it, did a mask or a gun fall out?
      Gypsy: No, but he was carrying it in a canvas bag with a big dollar sign on it.
      Luke: Really?
      Gypsy: No.
      Luke: Good.
      Gypsy: Guys are stupid.

    • Luke: I wasn't here last night.
      Jess: But you are always here, Uncle Luke, in my heart.

    • (The town is observing the Town Loner's protest)
      Luke: What's he carrying?
      Miss Patty: Something all rolled up.
      Taylor: Probably a body.
      Rory: It looks heavy too.
      Lorelai: Well, bodies are heavy.
      Taylor: That's not funny.

    • Taylor: (talking about the Revolution) No one likes the British.

    • Archie: The church is exempt from your town statutes Taylor.
      David: We answer to a higher authority, like the hotdog.
      Archie: I laugh every time you say that.
      Taylor: I can guarantee that God does not want this either.
      Archie: Did you hear that David? Taylor Doose is in direct communication with God.
      David: 30 years I'm working for God. I haven't got even a card.
      Archie: Is it by phone that you speak with him Taylor?
      David: Do you have a God phone Taylor?

    • (at the town meeting after Taylor gives his speech on the bird)
      Babette: You get dumped on Taylor?
      Taylor: It's not just me.
      Luke: If anybody has a picture of Taylor being dumped on. I'll pay top dollar.
      Kirk: I'll check the Internet.

    • Rory: These catalogs will be here forever.
      Lorelai: No they won't, they're biodegradable.

    • Lorelai: This is a stack of identical catalogs mailed to Lorelai Gilmore, Rory Gilmore, Lorelai Rory Gilmore, Lorelai V Gilmore, Lorelai Victoria Gilmore, Lorelai Gilmo, Lorelai Gil and Squeegy Beckinheim.
      Rory: How'd that get in there?
      Lorelai: I once told the store that my name was Squeegy Beckinheim just to see how many catalogs they'd sell my name to. And apparently, my name is to catalog companies what Brooke Shield's picture is to Chinese Restaurants.
      Rory: How many?
      Lorelai: 10.
      Rory: Wow.

    • Lorelai: Not according to Sherry. She made a very persuasive argument that if we left at six, there'd be an extra hour of sitting in traffic, so by leaving at seven we'd get home at the same time as leaving at six.
      Rory: She's very up on traffic flow and rush hour and all that.
      Lorelai: She's Rand McNally.
      Rory: She should do traffic reports on the radio.
      Lorelai: "Hi, this is Sherry Tinsdale. Looks like there's a tie-up on the boulevard. They appear to be moving every building in Harvard University so now it's just one point three miles from my house. Nice job, guys."
      Rory: You're awful.
      Lorelai: "Oh, and lots of cars stopped at a blue light on Garvey Avenue. Why a blue light? Well, 'cause blue's the new red."

    • Gypsy: You ride your brakes. Bad for the truck, good for me. I like replacing brakes. Pays for the cable TV.
      Jackson: No problem. How 'bout I just make the check out directly to your cable company, would that be easier for you?
      Gypsy: Yeah, thanks. And get some extra checks 'cause you're gonna be making one out to my milkman, too. Oh, and looky here, you just bought me a couch.

    • Lorelai: I never want to leave this town.

    • Rory: What should our S.O.S. signal be?
      Lorelai: How about 'S.O.S.'?
      Rory: Perfect.

    • Lorelai: (about Jess' new car) Maybe it was a gift from someone who doesn't know it's gone yet.

    • Taylor: Seeing how our attention spans are 'gnat-like' today...

    • Taylor: (at town meeting) Birds have been relieving themselves on innocent passers-by, and studies have shown that they may be doing it on purpose.

    • Lorelai: (to Rory) I'm like the Army, baby. I accomplish more before 9 A.M. than most people do all day!

    • Jess: I go to a place that gives me money.
      Luke: For what?
      Jess: For my services.
      Luke: What services? What place? (pause) Jess, are you a gigolo?
      Jess: What?

    • Rory: (to Jess) Oh, and by the way, you left your bra in the back seat.

    • Kirk: Man, I wish my mom would let me have a car...or a bike...or my roller skates back.

    • Luke: Money for gas?
      Jess: You mean this didn't come with a never empty magical tank?

    • Jess: Geez, how Andy Griffith is this town that people get so excited by a car?

    • Lorelai: Aren't baby shower balloons supposed to reflect the sex of the baby? Blue for boys, pink for girls?
      Rory: You would think.
      Lorelai: What's green for -- aliens?

    • Jess: (about the car) I bought it.
      Lane: Really? I thought you might've built it from cars you've totaled.

    • Lorelai: I just want to rearrange her whole house.
      Rory: You can't do that.
      Lorelai: Please, just let me mess up her bed. You make a distraction like setting a fire, and I'll go up and uncolor coordinate her sheets.
      Rory: I think the fire would be the thing that she would remember.

  • NOTES (4)

    • German episode title: "Faule Eier", meaning "Rotten Eggs".

      French episode title: "La Voiture de Jess", meaning "Jess' Car".

    • Music:
      "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" by Wang Chung
      "Baby Face" by Bennie Davis and Harry Akst (Sung by Rory)
      "Who's That Girl?" by White and Schogger
      "Fingersnap" by Chucho Merchan

    • Kelly Bishop (Emily), Edward Herrmann (Richard), Yanic Truesdale (Michel), Melissa McCarthy (Sookie), Jared Padalecki (Dean), and Liza Weil (Paris) do not appear in this episode.

    • Lorelai talks about how she once made seashell candles which stunk up the whole house. In real life, Lauren Graham makes seashell candles as a hobby.


    • Lorelai: But he's our Boo Radley!

      Boo Radley is a character in the classic book To Kill A Mocking Bird. He stays inside his house for 30 years and only comes out to help the two main characters.

    • Lorelai: (sings) They're cousins, identical cousins. . .

      Lorelai is singing the theme song to the The Patty Duke Show, a 60's TV show in which Patty Duke played teenage identical cousins.

    • Kirk: All I have is a Jan and Dean record.

      Jan and Dean were a surf-music duo whose repertoire included car songs such as Little Deuce Coupe, Little Old Lady from Pasadena, Drag City, etc.

    • Lorelai: They're identical. Two syllables, repeating consonants. Rory. G.G.
      Rory: Oprah. Uma.

      Rory is quoting David Letterman's badly-received and too-often repeated joke from when he hosted the 1995 Academy Awards show.

    • Luke: Did you make sure Andrew Jackson was on the bills, not Alfred E. Neuman or someone?

      Alfred E. Neuman is the cartoon character mascot of Mad Magazine and has graced its covers many times.