Gilmore Girls

Season 2 Episode 19

Teach Me Tonight

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Apr 30, 2002 on The WB



  • Allusions

    • Kirk: In my soul, I am Akira Kurosawa ... In my soul, I know I am Asaad Kelada.

      Akira Kurosawa is considered one of Japan's and the world's best directors. His Seven Samurai is a classic and was remade into The Magnificent Seven. His movie The Hidden Fortress was a major source of inspiration for Star Wars (1977). Obi-Wan Kenobi was modeled after a Samurai warrior, and C-3PO and R2-D2 are derived from a couple of petty crooks he conscripted to help rescue a princess. Two characters in the Japanese film were split to produce four in Star Wars: aspects of Toshirô Mifune's samurai character became Ben Kenobi and Han Solo; and aspects of the Princess's character became Luke and Leia (early production art exists showing a female lead character rather than Luke).
      Asaad Kelada is a television director who primarily works with sitcoms. He has directed episodes for various sitcoms including The Facts of Life, Night Court and Everybody Loves Raymond.