Gilmore Girls

Season 3 Episode 10

That'll Do, Pig

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Jan 14, 2003 on The WB
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Episode Summary

Lorelai's grandmother arrives in Hartford unexpectedly on Richard's birthday. She announces that she's moving back, throwing Emily into a tizzy. Rory declares war on Francie after she pulls a runaround on Paris with the Student Council. Paris is in love. Rory and Dean are friends again much to Jess' chagrin. Jess gets Dean alone at the carnival and lets him know that he's wise to his plans to get Rory back.moreless

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  • Rory and Dean decide to be friends, Lorelai's grandmother returns. Another brilliant episode, this season is on a roll.

    Another brilliant episode, Rory's story with Dean and Jess is very exciting, enjoyable and entertaining. It's always good to see Emily go into panic mode. I liked Trix's return because it makes Emily a great character to watch, her horror when she arrived was excellent. Trix's digs at Emily were harsh but entertaining. I'm glad that Lorelai helped her mother by giving her advice. It was very funny when Emily went to Lorelai's house and wanted to change things, great. The opening scene with Michel was really amusing, I wonder what he actually said.

    The dinner at the inn was revealing but a good scene. Not only does Trix announce she's moving into her house back home (Near Emily and Richard's house) we also get to see Emily basically stand up for herself.

    It was great to see her fight back, Trix looked extremely annoyed. How is Richard oblivious to how mean Trix is to Emily, I think her being in the show more often is a great idea, could make it even more entertaining on Emily's story. Lorelai's comments were funny as always. Sookie was crazy but amusing.

    The awkwardness between Dean and Rory was enjoyable, Kirk was funny at the café. They decide to be friends which makes an interesting storyline. Jess is more about kissing than other things and he declines Rory's offer to go to the winter festival, this distance could cause problems. It was very enjoyable when Dean and his sister Clara arrived and Jess decided to go.

    Clara's comments at Jess were great, Jess realises what Dean might be doing and confronts him, so both of them are fighting for her, interesting. I wonder if Jess will become protective ..... Brilliant episode!moreless
  • loved it!!

    Lets start from the beginning... Lane finally found a place for the band, Lorelai's garage.

    Paris spent Christmas with Jamie and his parents.She loved it, she had never had a Christmas before and that was special. She is different.Even Louise and Madeline noticed it, a class passed by and Paris didn't took notes!! Because of that Francie pulled a stunt and they had a paper reunion without Paris. I liked the way Rory pulled her into the bathroom, it's was good!

    It's Richard's birthday and they are all having dinner. Emily bought him an humidor, Rory a record and Lorelai some books. Everything was going well until someone arrived.It was Trix, Richard's mother!!

    She came to take care of a house she rented to KORN!!!! lol

    Then she said she wanted to visit Lorelai's home and also the Inn.

    I don't know what to think about her visit to the house...

    And at the Inn, when Emily stud up and faced her was great. Splitting a bean in six pieces just to irritate Trix was great.

    Dean and Rory talked and they are going to be friends. Jess doesn't like it.

    Oh and the news, Trix is here to stay, she will live in Hartford after taking care of her house in London...

    Emily's nightmare happeningmoreless
  • More Jess and Dean fighting for Rory.

    Lorelai's grandmother arrives in Hartford unexpectedly on Richard's birthday and announces that she's moving back, throwing Emily into a tizzy until she follows Lorelai's advice on how to manage her mother-in-law; Rory declares war on Francie after she pulls a runaround on Paris with the Student Council; Paris finds herself in love after spending Christmas vacation with Jamie's family; after Rory and Dean bump into each other a few times, they decide to be friends again; Jess initially declines Rory's offer to attend the Stars Hollow High Winter Carnival, but changes his mind after they run into Dean and his sister Clara, who invites Rory to join them; Jess gets Dean alone at the carnival and lets him know that he's wise to his plans to get Rory back.moreless
  • Rcihards mother is coming to town and paris is not herself.

    i really liked this episode i thought that it was really funny. i thought that Richards mother showing up at his house on his birthday was rude. i know that she probably had her heart in a good place but i thought her hearing what emily gave him for his birthday then giving him a better version of emily present. i thought that it was funny that Lorelai gave her mother tips on how to annoy richard's mother and it was even funnier that emily took her advice durning the dinner at the inn. i thought that Paris daydreaming in class was weird i thought that no matter what happened in her life she would pay attention in class. i think that it was nice to hear about Paris's trip to Jamie place but i thought that she did not have to tell everything that happenedmoreless
  • Trix is in town.

    This episode was classic! Richards mother, Emilys mother in law, arrives unexpectedly in Hartford. And to make things worse for Emily she anounces that she's moving back. Richard of course is delighted to have his mother live near by but Emily's reaction, pure SHOCK!

    There were alot of really funny moments in this episode, one of them being the spider that Lorelai found in the kitchen and her reaction when finding it.

    Rory & Dean go out for coffee and talk about their break up & agree to be friends. Dean tells Rory that she got him thinking & he's applied to a 4 year college.

    Trix announces that she wants to see Lorelai's house in Stars Hollow & wants to dine at the inn. Emily quickly runs over to her daughters house to make it presentable enough to Trix. When Lorelai finds out she runs home to stop Emily, and then gives her advice on how to handle her evil mother in law.

    I loved how they were all following Trix around the house while she was "inspecting" it. And the dinner was hilarious, especially after Emily has had enough and decides that things will not go Trix's way anymore and decides that she hasn't finished her food yet.

    Dean & Jess meet again & Dean tells him that he's going to try & win Rory back.

    Meanwhile Dean's little sister is really annoying Jess.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

Scout Taylor-Compton

Scout Taylor-Compton

Clara Forester

Guest Star

Emily Bergl

Emily Bergl

Francie Jarvis

Guest Star

Jay Krich

Jay Krich

Mr. Hunter

Guest Star

Teal Redmann

Teal Redmann

Louise Grant

Recurring Role

Marion Ross

Marion Ross

Trix Gilmore

Recurring Role

Shelly Cole

Shelly Cole

Madeline Lynn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Michel says in Hungarian "A te országod tele van csúnya emberekkel." The translation in English is "Your country is full of ugly people." which is why the audience reacts so angrily.

    • When Dean drops off Rory's stuff, her scarf is halfway tucked in her coat. Then, when she walks into her room, it is on the outside of her coat.

    • When Rory is talking to Jess, the snow cone she's holding is shown in several different non-chronological stages of melting.

      It also changes from dark pink to light pink.

  • QUOTES (33)

    • (Lorelai and Rory are sitting on the front porch)
      Rory: This is very impressive.
      Lorelai: Not as impressive as my mother making four green beans last an hour and a half.
      Rory: I wish I'd seen that.
      Lorelai: When she finally got to the last bean, she cut it in six pieces. I swear, I thought Gran was gonna lunge across the table at her.
      Rory: The student surpasses the master.
      Lorelai: I was a little proud. Although, I'm bummed I missed the carnival.

    • Boy: Here you go, congratulations. (hands her a stuffed bear)
      Rory: Thanks. Hello sad, pathetic bear.
      Jess: You know, I could've bought you that thing for a quarter.
      Rory: No, it's better that I won it. Maybe Clara would like it.
      Jess: Yes, shoved in her mouth.
      Rory: She's cute.
      Jess: Oh, just darling.

    • Clara: Do you wash your hair?
      Jess: Yes, I wash my hair.
      Clara: Then why does it stick up like that?
      Jess: Because.
      Clara: It looks crazy.

    • Clara: Yes. Will you go get me a snow cone?
      Jess: Absolutely. Go stand in the middle of the street and wait for me, I'll be right back.

    • Clara: Is Jess your real name?
      Jess: Yes.
      Clara: Do you like it?
      Jess: It's fine.
      Clara: Would you rather be named Bill?
      Jess: No.
      Clara: Frank?
      Jess: No.
      Clara: Mike?
      Jess: No.
      Clara: Bob?
      Jess: No.
      Clara: Ed?
      Jess: (to Dean) Does this belong to you?

    • Emily: Everything that's wrong in your life is my fault. Everything that's wrong in your father's life is my fault. Basically, everything's that wrong is my fault.

    • Emily: This couch cannot stay.
      Lorelai: Yes, it can.
      Emily: It's awful.
      Lorelai: It can hear you.
      Emily: Please.
      Lorelai: No.

    • Trix: Thank you, Richard. Emily, I expect to return in twenty minutes. That should give you enough time to pull my gifts out of storage and place them around the room as if they actually stand there all year.

    • Lorelai: It's just that tomorrow night we were planning to go to this winter carnival at the high school...
      Rory: But we can skip it.
      Trix: Absolutely not. Rory, you're a young person who works hard. It's equally important to have fun. You go to the carnival.
      Rory: Thank you.
      Trix: Lorelai, you've had enough fun in your life.
      Lorelai: And then some.

    • (After showing her some poorly chosen birthday gifts for Richard, Lorelai's father and Rory's grandfather)
      Lorelai: Ugh, my God, I love you. You are my angel.
      Rory: Hey, you had one more that you didn't show me.
      Lorelai: Oh, yeah – it lights up and sings.
      Rory: Enough said.

    • Jess: So, you want some help with your homework?
      Rory: You're going to help me?
      Jess: Yup.
      Rory: Don't take this the wrong way, but how?
      Jess: Come upstairs and I'll show you.
      Rory: Upstairs?
      Jess: Yeah.
      Rory: Well, you know how important my education is to me.
      Jess: Yes, I do.

    • Emily: Well, your father's sixtieth birthday dinner is back on.
      Lorelai: What sixtieth birthday dinner?
      Emily: The one that I had planned for Wednesday night.
      Lorelai: Oh, were we coming?
      Emily: Of course you were coming. You think you wouldn't be invited?
      Lorelai: Well, apparently, we weren't invited.
      Emily: I had just started planning the whole thing when he came home in a mood and declared that parties were for children and it was canceled.
      Lorelai: Were we disappointed?

    • Lorelai: You only had to say one word in Hungarian – welcome, that's it. How bad could it be?
      Michel: Very bad.
      Lorelai: Oh, Michel.
      Michel: Very, very bad.

    • Kirk: Today we have an almond tort, an apple pandowdy, and various marzipan fruits made by a sect of cloistered nuns in Toledo.
      Dean: I'll have a piece of pie.
      Kirk: Cherry, peach, chocolate, pumpkin, custard –
      Dean: Custard's fine.
      Kirk: There's more.
      Dean: I know, but custard's fine.
      Kirk: You don't want to hear the rest?
      Dean: I really am good with the custard.
      Kirk: But they made me memorize thirty different flavors.
      Dean: Kirk?
      Kirk: Yes?
      Dean: Custard is fine.
      Kirk: You want ice cream with that?
      Dean: Are there different flavors?
      Kirk: Thirty-two.
      Dean: Just the pie.

    • Lane: (about the school's band uniforms) The plumes are too big and it looks like big red fountains of blood spurting out of our heads.

    • Paris: Then his grandfather and I wound up in a theological discussion. "Jesus: Messiah, or nice Jewish kid with a hammer?" Got pretty heated.

    • Emily: (about Lorelai's house) Is it clean?
      Lorelai: Yeah, it's clean.
      Emily: If I came in there wearing white gloves, what would I find?
      Lorelai: That you could pull a rabbit out of your hat.

    • Rory: If she doesn't like the house what happens then?
      Lorelai: I think we have to move. Smile pretty. Hi Mom. Hi Dad. Hi Gran. Was your trip here good?
      Trix: The trip was fine. Hello Rory.
      Rory: Hi Gran. Hi Grandma. Hi Grandpa.
      Trix: Well now that we have exhausted the greetings, kindly move aside I'd like to see your house.
      Lorelai: Good come on in.
      Emily: (aside to Lorelai as Trix bustles on in) If I pass out...
      Lorelai: I'll yell "timber".

    • Lorelai: Mom, stop it. What is so horrible about this room?
      Emily: Well look at it.
      Lorelai: I am. I like it.
      Emily: Well you may like it but your grandmother will not. She's going to take one look at the junk store collection of hobo furniture and she's going to blame me.
      Lorelai: For what?
      Emily: For letting you live like this.

    • Trix: I think your birthday is a good enough reason to travel all the way from England. However, it also happens to coincide with some business I need to tend to.
      Rory: What kind of business?
      Trix: Well for the past year, I've been renting my home in Hartford to a group of musicians. They recently moved out. So I have to come check on the house and secure a new tenant.
      Lorelai: What kind of musicians?
      Trix: A rock and roll group of some sort. I believe they call themselves Korn.
      Lorelai: You rented your house to Korn?
      Rory: That's so cool.

    • Trix: Hello Lorelai.
      Lorelai: Hello Gran, good to see you.
      Trix: You're well?
      Lorelai: I'm well.
      Trix: You're working?
      Lorelai: I'm working.
      Trix: You're single?
      Lorelai: I'm single.
      Trix: By choice? Or do you scare the men with your independence?
      Lorelai: Actually, I scare them with my Minnie Pearl impression.
      Trix: The lady with the hat.

    • Lorelai: I totally suck at buying my father gifts. Especially for his birthday.
      Rory: He'll like whatever you get him.
      Lorelai: If I slip him a Quaalude, he'll like whatever I get him.

    • Lorelai: Could you get rid of it?
      Dean: Yeah, yeah.
      Lorelai: Don't let his family see you. Spiders are vindictive. And this was a really big spider. I think it had a gun.

    • (Lorelai screams when she see's a spider on the kitchen floor then puts an empty cup on it. There's a knock at the door)
      Lorelai: Come in , Dean... Hi.
      Dean: Hi uh, I hope I'm not disturbing anything.
      Lorelai: Oh no, absolutely not.
      Dean: Good, um I just wanted to...
      Lorelai: Ah Ah Ah.
      Dean: What?
      Lorelai: Don't kick the cup.
      Dean: Why?
      Lorelai: I have a spider whose previous credits include the bathtub scene from Annie Hall trapped under that cup.
      Dean: The size of a Buick.
      Lorelai: Yeah.
      Dean: I see. What are you planning to do now that you've got him trapped?
      Lorelai: I was thinking about giving him the kitchen cause we don't use it much anyway.

    • Paris: There was a ton of presents. I mean hundreds of presents. I'm looking at this mound of gifts and I'm thinking "8 days of Hanukkah", who was the skin flint that thought up that deal?
      Rory: Don't the 8 days symbolize something?
      Paris: Yes they symbolize 8 days of ripping off kids who can't have a Hanukkah bush.

    • Paris: I've decided to cancel the extra meeting and we can just gather at the regular meeting on Friday.
      Francie: Wow, this is quite a change in plans.
      Paris: You have a problem?
      Francie: No I'm just surprised. You seem so attached to those meetings.
      Paris: Well I finally got a blankie. It's much better.
      Francie: Ok, no extra meeting this week. What will I do with all that extra time? Well I guess I'll think of something.
      Paris: Take a picture of what outfit wins, will you.

    • Lane: I'm sorry but can we get back to the uniforms. Okay on a scale of 1 to 10 how much do I not want to let Dave see me like that?
      Lorelai and Rory: (At the same time) 10.
      Lane: Ok, thanks.

    • Lane: Are you serious.
      Lorelai: I am serious.
      Lane: We can really rehearse in your garage?
      Lorelai: In exchange for the promise that you never pose naked on the cover of Rolling Stone no matter how much trouble your career is in.
      Lane: I promise, I love you.

    • Rory: Paris, the bell rang.
      Paris: What?
      Rory: The bell, that loud metal musical contraption that when hit loudly by a vibrating mallet signals the end of this particular education experience.
      Paris: Class is over?
      Rory: Yes.

    • Michel: Your mother is on the phone.
      Lorelai: Oh, can you take a message?
      Michel: You mean, do I have the physical and mental capabilities to take a message? Why, yes, I do, however...
      Lorelai: I got it. (takes the phone) Hey Mom.

    • Lorelai: You need to develop a defense mechanism for dealing with Grandma.
      Emily: What are you talking about?
      Lorelai: You just need a system, a new mindset. Take me, for example.
      Emily: What about you?
      Lorelai: Well, I know there are many things in my life you don't approve of.
      Emily: Like what?
      Lorelai: Like this couch.
      Emily: Well, this couch is terrible.
      Lorelai: Okay, good – you think the couch is terrible. Now, at one point in my life, you saying a couch that I carefully picked out and had to pay off over eight months is terrible might've hurt my feelings, but not anymore.
      Emily: No?
      Lorelai: No.
      Emily: Why not?
      Lorelai: Because one day, I decided that instead of being hurt and upset by your disapproval, I'm gonna be amused. I'm gonna find it funny. I'm even going to take a little bit of pleasure in it.
      Emily: You take pleasure in my disapproval?
      Lorelai: I encourage it sometimes just for a laugh.
      Emily: I don't know what to think of that.
      Lorelai: Think, 'hey, that's brilliant,' because this idea could set you free.

    • Michel: (in Hungarian) A te országod tele van csúnya emberekkel. (Your country is full of ugly people.)

    • Clara: Jess can't throw.
      Jess: I can, too.
      Clara: You missed every time.
      Jess: I can't concentrate with your annoying midget voice yammering on and on. It's like having Stuart Little shoved in my ear.

  • NOTES (2)

    • German episode title: "Das Winterfest", meaning "The Winter Festival".

      French episode title: "La Fête d'Hiver", meaning "The Winter Festival".

    • Music:
      "Fillmore Blues" by Chuck Berry
      "Louie Louie" by Richard Berry
      "Without a Net" by Ken Hiatt, Charles Blaker

  • ALLUSIONS (14)

    • Francie: What's your damage, Gilmore?

      Reference to Veronic Sawyer's line "What is your damage, Heather?" in the 1988 movie Heathers.

    • Episode Title: That'll Do, Pig

      The phrase "That'll do, pig" comes from the 1995 movie Babe, in which Farmer Hoggett tells it to Babe as a form of praise.

    • Lorelai: I have a spider whose previous credits include the bathtub scene from Annie Hall trapped under that cup.
      Dean: The size of a Buick.

      In Annie Hall, Diane Keaton (the title character) calls her friend, Alvy (played by Woody Allen) over because there is a spider in the bathroom. He goes in, and comes right back out, with the response, "There's a spider in your bathroom the size of a Buick"

    • Lorelai: Especially if I slip him a Quaalude, he'll like whatever I get him.

      Quaalude is the trade name for methaqualone, a barbiturate-line sedative which was widely used in the 60s. Small overdoses can bring on mild euphoria, hence its eventual misuse as a recreational drug. This, combined with its capacity to be habit-forming led to its being reclassed as a Schedule I (completely banned) drug in the 1980s.

    • Lorelai: Actually, I scare them with my Minnie Pearl impression.
      Trix: The lady with the hat.

      Minnie Pearl is well known for a flamboyant character she played for many years on/in Nashville's Grand Ole' Opry, said character was often found wearing a hat with the price tag very visibly attached (suggesting that it was brand new -- that everyone knew it was many years old was the in-joke)

    • Emily: If I pass out...
      Lorelai: I'll yell "timber".

      A vague reference to a scene in movie Breakfast At Tiffany's.

    • Rory: I've become the Rain Man of college application requirements.

      The title character of the film Rain Man is an autistic man with amazing powers of memory and calculation.

    • Rory: I've read The Art of War.

      The Art of War is an ancient Chinese text by Sun Tzu on the philosophy and strategy of conflict.

    • Francie: You do not want to be my enemy, Marlo Thomas.
      Rory: I think I do, Tina Louise.

      Marlo Thomas is an actress known for the 1960's TV show That Girl.
      Red-headed Tina Louise played Ginger on Gilligan's Island.

    • Jess: (to Clara) Hey, Tattoo, just look for the plane, will you?

      Reference to the old TV show Fantasy Island with Ricardo Montalban and Hervé Villechaize. Hervé was a mildly amusing, but often annoying dwarf who was presumably second in command.

    • Lorelai: How'd it finally end with Cheech and Chong?

      Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong were a comedy duo in the 1960's and 70's.

    • Francie: No one is denying Gidget a chance to snag Moondoggie for the clambake.

      This is a reference to the progenitor of the wildly popular Beach Blanket movies of the early '60s. "Gidget" was first popularized by Sandra Dee (among others) while her steady boyfriend, "Moondoggie" was James Darren. One of Sally Field's first roles was as Gidget in the eponymous TV series. The term "Gidget" (according to the movie) was a contraction of "Girl" and "Midget", since Sandra Dee was moderately short.

    • Madeline: (to Paris) You said that that was no way to govern, that if we were going to do it like that, we might just as well buy ourselves a ranch in Texas.

      Madeline refers to the fact that President Bush has a ranch in Texas.

    • Jess: It's like having Stuart Little shoved in my ear.

      Stuart Little is a tiny talking mouse who is the central character in E.B. White's beloved children's classic story Stuart Little, as well as three feature films.