Gilmore Girls

Season 7 Episode 2

That's What You Get, Folks, For Makin' Whoopee

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Oct 03, 2006 on The WB
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Rory is upset over Logan's absence and the fact that they had to cancel their trip to Asia. Wanting to cheer Rory up and take her mind off her own sad love life, Lorelai turns her house into an Asian-themed wonderland. Lane returns from her disastrous honeymoon. While repairing the damage to the diner, Luke tells TJ about his break-up with Lorelai, prompting TJ and Liz to invite Luke for dinner. When Luke and Lorelai run into each other in town, Luke can't hide his anger over their breakup. Finally, Rory is furious when she learns that Lorelai slept with Christopher.moreless

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  • What happened to my favorite show?

    1.0
    If you want a good review, scroll down or go to the next page and find the one that says "Stars Hollow Gets Chemically-Induced Lobotamy"

    I completely agree with the person who wrote that review. The only thing i liked was when i found myself screaming "Yes, Luke thats what im talking about!" when Luke punched Christopher. Other than that, this episode was a total waste of my time. I hate that this is what my faavorite show has gone to be. It is toally not the same one i loved and rooted for.

    Luke saying that he is completely over Lorelai was just so unbelievable. Luke even came to her and already planned maryland and have decided that he wants her back, and then two days later he just rambles on about how him and Lorelai were never meant for each other? RIDICULOUS! for what 6 seasons fans have wanted nothing but Luke and Lorelai together, at least i did. And now everything is just ruined. Yes i know theyre probably gonna get back together some point towards the very end, but all the space in between with them not together was just not necessary. It just breaks my heart. I just loved this show so much and keep recommeding it to my friends even though its 2012 and this show is kinda old, but with this episode and season, i just dont know how much im willing to waste my time with the next 20 hours that the next 20 episodes will take. I dont think i've ever cried so much while mad at the same time for a tv show, not since Ross and Rachel from Friends broke up. ugh. i cant take it...moreless
  • At first I gave this a 7 but then I thought back and realised I didn't like most of it. I was just bored.

    5.0
    I actually am annoyed about this episode and it's made me think the new writers are completely useless. It was just boring, simple as. Lorelai just complained, Rory just complained, Lane just complained and Luke just complained. How dull and irritating is that. The pop culture stuff was so over done it was laughable, just give it a rest. I actually kept looking away from the screen - it was that bad at times.



    It gets a 5 because at times it was okay but that wasn't something I felt often. To be honest I really donb't care about the characters if this is how it continues...don't ruin a good show!moreless
  • So what is exactly happening here? Luke tells Lorelai that all their relationship was a mistake, Rory gets upset because her parents slept together and oh, there's a Kirk's now...

    5.4
    It's not convincing what's happening here. Luke, who loved Lorelai for years, decides that they are not matching and seemingly enjoys breaking her heart. Lane, the adventurer decides after one occasion that she hates sex. Zach, who was so popular with girls, seems not to be able to win her over. But still, this one occasion was enough to knock her up. Rory is not at all Rory any more. Careless, heartless, such a child. She doesn't understand human feelings at all. She expects her mother not to criticize her but she jumps at the first occasion.

    Liz and TJ are the only ones to remain good to watch. Still the crazy couple with a lot of emotions. I like them.moreless
  • The pain of heartbreak and the love between mother and daughter run deep in an emotionally well-written episode.

    10
    Judging from the reviews that have already been written here, it appears that most people didn't like this episode, but I found it to be one of the strongest, most poignant of the entire series. Specifically, I like to compare it with the long, drawn-out fillers of last year's Season 6, where an episode dragged itself along for the entir 60 minutes just to get a few seconds of excitement at the very end.



    If this episode had aired last year, I am very confident they would have ended the excitement right after Luke and Lorelai's fight in the middle of the street. That's what the writing was like back then--weak, desperate, and very slow. I feel that it's definitely been kicked up a notch, the characters are being given some intense drama to work with, and there is arguably much more going on in the plot than there has been in a long time. Following the pain and anguish of their breakup, Luke and Lorelai are both essentially in a state of shock over the whole situation. Lorelai is just trying to move forward and cope as best she can, while Luke's anger and resentment lead to a heated confrontation and end with the quiet, passive denial that he and Lorelai ever even had any business getting together in the first place. They are both clearly in a lot of pain, but neither of them are trying very hard or fighting to save the relationship--at least for the time being. This drastic turn of events is not something that die-hard fans want to be seeing, but this really is important for the story. These two are at a major crossroads right now, and while I have no doubt that they will eventually find a way, it's evident that a lot of growth and maturity is going to need to take place before any of that can take form again. The next few episodes are going to be very dark in that respect, but I think this show knows where it's going with these two, and only the best is yet to come.



    As for the Rory/Lorelai dynamic....wow. Seriously, do you remember them being this way anytime since back when Rory was still in high school? This element of the series is finally back on its feet and in top form, with the girls interacting in ways that we remember and love from the earliest seasons. Right now both women's relationships with the men in their lives are hanging in uncertainty, and in a way I think it's important to put those things on hold for a bit so mother and daughter can spend some time together again. Granted, I am sure that will taper off a little bit once Rory heads back to Yale for her senior year, but it certainly looks like they're going to emphasize their bond more this season, which is wonderful. These first two season 7 episodes have been a true showcase for them, and the final scene with this episode was a true gem for everyone who became invested in this series from the beginning. Yes, they're going to have fights (and, in fact, there's a very sad, dramatic, yet on-target scene in this episode where Rory absolutely grilling her mother for sleeping with Christopher), but these girls are absolute best friends, and they are always going to be there for one another--and right now is a time where the show definitely has the opportunity to explore that in the way it deserves.



    Everything else that is currently going on in the plot will take some time to get itself back together, but it's early in the season, and there's going to be a lot of good things to look forward to. Whether or not they pull out all the stops and end the series in May is still unknown, but either way the season is just beginning. For those who feel that Rory isn't being given much to do, I personally think Alexis Bledel is at the top of her game right now. She is looking and acting her very best these days, and although she was always great as Rory, I really see a particularly confident glow to her this year. I think it will be good for her to be away from Logan for a while; he took precedence in her life for a long time, and at least now she has more time for other people, namely Lorelai and Lane (and speaking of which, there was a very sweet scene here between them that had them giggling and talking just like they did in high school). As for people who think that she hasn't been given much to do yet, you have to remember that the characters are still in the month of June; it's only been a matter of 3 days since the events of the Season 6 finale. Once they do the time jump she get Rory back for her senior year at Yale, she will be meeting new people, addressing her current situation with Logan, and assuming more involvement in the plot.



    It will be interesting to see how Christopher and Lorelai's connection plays out, as well as the inevitable with Luke. The only thing I hate seeing is that Lorelai is being portrayed as a run-down, desperate woman who doesn't know what she wants and cannot fully commit to any relationship at all. Her character represented a lot more strength in earlier days, and they need to get her back more in that direction before it is too late. Despite that, I see a lot of promise already for Season 7, and like I said before, the best thing about it all is that Rory and her mother are finally starting to get back to their original roots and emerge closer than they've ever been. Can't wait to see what happens next week!moreless
  • The aftermath of Lorelai telling Luke that she slept with Christopher.

    7.9
    This episode has the best beginning of any GG-episode!! There's no words, just Luke going to Christopher's flat and punching him! Hilarious... :-)



    Luke is understandably mad. His diner is closed for repairs and Lorelai just told him that she slept with Christopher. In a very Luke-way he deals with it by yelling at Kirk, who off course has made a rip-off diner while Luke's is closed, and by rebuilding his diner. When Luke and Lorelai meets in the street and he tells her that he's not mad, that he's over her I was really dissapointed. What - no yelling or screaming?!? After all this time pining for eachother there is no prober ending to the relationship... That's really hard to believe...



    Lane and Zack are back from their honeymoon, and I really don't know what to say about the twist that they have horrible sex once, and now she is pregnant... I'm not too happy with that twist so far, but we'll see what happens...



    All in all, not my favourite GG-episode, allthough the beginning was awesome.moreless
Alexis Bledel

Alexis Bledel

Rory Gilmore

Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham

Lorelai Gilmore

Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson

Luke Danes

Sean Gunn

Sean Gunn

Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)

Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena

Lane Kim

Matt Czuchry

Matt Czuchry

Logan Huntzberger

David Greenman

David Greenman

Fred

Guest Star

George Bell

George Bell

Customer

Guest Star

David Sutcliffe

David Sutcliffe

Christopher Hayden

Recurring Role

Kathleen Wilhoite

Kathleen Wilhoite

Liz Danes

Recurring Role

Michael DeLuise

Michael DeLuise

T.J.

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Lorelei telling Rory that sleeping with Christopher meant nothing and that she just needed some comfort is similar to Logan telling Rory the girls he slept with when he thought they broke up were just friends.

    • When Rory comes home to see the house decked out in an Asian theme, Lorelei comes out of the kitchen dressed in a Japanese kimono with the bow of the sash tied in the front. Traditionally, the bow goes in the back. Because a kimono has so many pieces and is so heavy, it takes the help of another to correctly wear it, that includes getting the bow tied in the back.

    • When Luke brings the building supplies to fix the diner, T.J. is waiting for him with coffee. Surprisingly, Luke thanks him. Luke doesn't drink coffee. Maybe Luke was being polite but that is unlikely since after all it was T.J. Also, T.J. has known Luke long enough to know he doesn't drink coffee.

    • When TJ, Luke and Liz are discussing string theory, TJ states that he "watches Battlestar Galactica". I'm pretty sure that the string theory had more to do with the show Quantum Leap than Battlestar Galactica, since Sam Beckett's theory (in Quantum Leap) is that time is like a piece of string, and when it's all bunched up, then different parts of the string (or time) touch each other.

    • When arguing with Kirk, Luke complains that he has to pay for the repairs to his diner. It seems strange that he would pay for these repairs. We already know Kirk is much better off financially than Luke, which we learned in episode 21, Season 5, "Blame Booze and Melville". More importantly, it was clearly the town's responsibility since it happened during a town event...the unveiling of the camera over the the stop lights. Luke is known for letting a lot of things go to avoid conflict but paying for the repairs himself seems ill-advised when surely the city would have insurance to cover such accidents.

    • How did Luke even know where Chris lived? It had only been the last couple months that he had come back into Lorelai's life following the falling out at The vow renewal a year earlier and he had apparently moved in that time since his place was different from the House that Lorelai had gone to when his father died.And it seems unlikely that Lorelai would have given his address to Luke especially since her night with him following the breakup was her first time there!

  • QUOTES (38)

    • Lorelai: (to Rory) Shut up Loinfruit.

    • Lorelai: Perhaps I shall outline our itinerary.
      Rory: Perhaps you shall. (takes a quick picture in Lorelai's face)
      Lorelai: Oh! Alright, well, first stop is Japan, land of the rising sun, ruled by Hello Kitty.

    • Rory: I see you feng shui-ed the furniture.
      Lorelai: 'Cause they were so un-feng shui-ed before. It was ridiculous!

    • Lorelai: Well actually, believe it or not, this is an exact replica of Japan, China...Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Korea and any other Asian country that might just slipped my mind for the moment. This is exactly what you would see in the other Asia.
      Rory: The one that's not in our living-room.
      Lorelai: Yeah, the old Asia. The first attempt. I like to call it "The Prototype".

    • TJ: I can picture what you're picturing, like with all the scary religious pictures. It wouldn't have to be a bloody crucifixion, it can just be an image of a happy animal; I don't know a smiling penguin or perhaps a peaceful-looking giraffe.

    • Sookie: Okay, I'm gonna make one more Californian roll, and then we can make your meatloaf sushi as promised.
      Lorelai: Yay! You're gonna put a little sun-tan lotion in there?

    • Lorelai: Look at those little coin shapes, just like in a Japanese restaurant! Arigato Karate babe!
      Sookie: Yep!

    • Sookie: Ok, this is easy. You put in your snowcrab, you put in your avocado, you put in your cucumber, you match it together and then you just, um, roll it up. Slice it up, like this and, Voilà! (giggles) or whatever they say in Japan...ari-gato!
      Lorelai Karate!

    • Lane: (Sighs) I'm pregnant.
      Rory: Shut up!
      Lane: I'm pregnant.
      Rory: You're not!
      Lane: I am.
      Rory: No!
      Lane: Yes! I went to the doctor and he told me, I'm pregnant, with the baby.
      Rory: No.
      Lane: Yes.
      Rory: Wow!
      Lane: (Rory hugs her) Yeah... Wow...
      Rory: Oh my God. Wow... Wow! How did Zack take it?
      Lane: He didn't. I haven't told him yet, I haven't told anyone. I just came back here and sat here. Pregnant.
      Rory: You're not.
      Lane: I am.
      Rory: Really?
      Lane: Really. I guess the combination of salt water, and seaweed, and discount Mexican condoms, and terrible, terrible sex leads to a baby.
      Rory: A baby...
      Lane: A baby. That's what you get, folks, for makin' whoopee!

    • Luke: So what exactly are you making that cooks for this long?
      Liz: (Smiles) Tuna loaf.

    • Rory: Lane?... Lane?
      Lane: (from her room) I'm in here.
      Rory: Is Zach or Brian here?
      Lane: No.
      Rory: Sorry I didn't call first, I don't know what the protocol is for married friends, so I just had to get out of my house. I... If I were there for one more second I think I would have had to karate chop my mom. I swear, just chopped her in half.

    • Lorelai: I am telling you, the invention of dessert sushi is gonna make us our first million.
      Rory: And our second.
      Lorelai: I'd like our third to be Go-Go dancing.

    • (Talking about Luke and Lorelai splitting up)
      TJ: It's like string theory.
      Luke: String theory? What do you know about string theory?
      TJ: Don't underestimate me Luke, I read... And I watch Battlestar Galactica.

    • Lorelai: (to Rory about sleeping with Chris) Look, I'm not perfect, okay? People make mistakes. Gwyneth Paltrow died her hair that ridiculous shade of brown, it was very unflattering. If she's not perfect, then how on Earth do you expect me to be?
      Rory: Yeah, because what you did is equivalent to dying your hair. That's great.

    • Lane: Hey, I wonder if Blanket ever met Tom and Katie's baby Pillow.
      Rory: Yeah, that would be a perfect playdate.
      Lane: Yeah, when it's naptime they'd be set.
      Rory: And then they could invite Gwyneth's Apple over afterwards for a little snack.
      Lane: And Banjo, Rachel Griffith's baby, could play for them.
      Rory: And then they could all jump into Mia Farrow's Sachel, and make fun of, umm...
      Lane: Oh, Pilot Inspektor Lee.

    • Zach: (after coming back from a miserable honeymoon in Mexico) I found out I'm not morally opposed to killing. I just don't have the guts.

    • Lorelai: So I guess us both avoiding Doose's didn't work out too well.
      Luke: I'm not avoiding Doose's. This was just the closest store to Liz and T.J.
      Lorelai: Right, because you're fine with all this.

    • Lane: When the doctor told me, I just started throwing up.
      Rory: Well, you had morning sickness.
      Lane: This was a different kind of throwing up. This was the kind of throwing up when you find out you have to do something that you can't do.
      Rory: You're gonna make a great mother!
      Lane: Maybe someday. But not now!

    • Lorelai: (hands Rory a camera) To commemmorate our journey.
      Rory: Xie Xie!
      Lorelai: Ooh, God bless you.
      Rory: It means "thank you" in Mandarin.
      Lorelai: I knew that. I was just testing you.

    • Luke: Listen, you're the one who's still hung up here. I'm telling you, I'm over it. I mean, I guess it just isn't as big a deal to me as it is to you.
      Lorelai: Oh, it's not as big a deal??
      Luke: Yeah, so we're not getting married. It's fine by me. I mean, you're the one who proposed in the first place.

    • Rory: Call me crazy, but I just don't think Butterfingers go with Jujubes.
      Lorelai: Crazy. The limitations of your palate astound me!

    • Lorelai: Hey, you know what would be amazing and totally Asian? Fried ice cream.
      Rory: Cows must envy your stomach.

    • Rory: (about Lorelai and Christopher) Things were good between you two, and between me and Dad. Did you not care that things were finally really good between me and Dad? I mean, do you not want us to be close? Did you mean to ruin all that?
      Lorelai: No. God, no! I love it that Dad has been good and that things between you and Dad have been good. I just....I was hurting, and I was heartbroken, and it happened. I slept with your dad, and it's over now, and it was a mistake.

    • Rory: It was nothing? Mom, you slept with Dad!
      Lorelai: For the love of God, would you please stop saying that?
      Rory: No! I can't stop saying it because it happened, and you're trying to pretend it didn't!

    • Luke: (to Liz and TJ) Lorelai and I didn't break up because we weren't in the same place in a space-time continuum or because there weren't enough wormholes. We broke up because we weren't right for each other. It wasn't space or time, it was us, OK? We didn't belong together. We never really belonged together. We wanted to, but we never did. That's it.

    • Rory: (comforting Lane about her pregnancy) Already, you're way ahead of a lot of people as far as parenting skills go. Like Britney. Britney Spears doesn't know which end of a baby goes up, and Courtney Love? She's no June Cleaver!
      Lane: Yeah....I bet I could be a better mother than Courtney Love.
      Rory: My sock drawer could be a better mother than Courtney Love. But yes, of course you would be. And Michael Jackson? You know not to name a baby Blanket.
      Lane: Yeah, I do know not to name a baby after an inatimate object.
      Rory: See? You're way ahead of the pack.

    • Liz: I mean, I love Lorelai, but the two of you were.....
      Luke: Were what?
      Liz: You were never in sync. I don't mean that in a bad way.
      Luke: What do you mean?
      Liz: Okay, well, first of all, you never really moved in together. You wanted to, but you never did. You were in two completely different places.
      Luke: Well, yeah, I mean, there was a logistics thing.
      Liz: And then when you found out you had a daughter, you never told her. That's not normal, Luke. That's not how people in a normal, healthy relationship act.

    • Rory: Is that why you and Luke broke up? Because you slept with Dad?
      Lorelai: No, honey, no. Believe me, no. I, um....Luke and I were broken up before.
      Rory: For how long? I mean, it couldn't have been that long because you and Luke have only been broken up for what, three days?
      Lorelai: Yeah....it was that night.
      Rory: The same night you and Luke broke up? Wow, so you just rushed right over there the moment you were free, huh?
      Lorelai: Rory.
      Rory: Sounds like you were in quite a hurry. Did you put a dummy in the passenger seat so you could go through the carpool lane?
      Lorelai: Rory!
      Rory: What, you didn't think of it? You were in too much of a hurry, I guess. I hope you remembered to buckle your seatbelt. You're supposed to buckle your seatbelt even if you're in a hurry.
      Lorelai: Hey! Rory!
      Rory: No, do not "Rory" me. You don't get to "Rory" me. You slept with Dad!

    • Rory: I can't believe you didn't tell me this. I mean, first of all you say you don't want to talk, so I figure you're going through some hard, emotional time and you need some space. That's fine. But what you didn't tell me is that you slept with Dad. No. Instead, you're going on joking about origami and marshmallow sushi like I'm some kind of idiot five-year-old!

    • Sookie: It must have been horrible.
      Lorelai: It was one of the most horrible moments of my life.
      Sookie: Are you okay?
      Lorelai: No. I mean, no, not at all. I'm so very not fine, but what else am I going to do, you know? I have to be fine.

    • Lorelai: I'm not exactly fine.
      Luke: You're not?
      Lorelai: No, of course not.
      Luke: Well, that's too bad because I am. I'm fine.
      Lorelai: Well....okay.
      Luke: You know, maybe you should punch Christopher's lights out. That seemed to do it for me.
      Lorelai: What?
      Luke: Oh, so your boyfriend didn't tell you, huh?
      Lorelai: You punched Christopher?
      Luke: You two really need to work on your communication skills.
      Lorelai: Oh, stop it.
      Luke: What?
      Lorelai: Christopher is not my boyfriend!
      Luke: I don't care if he is. You know, you can date whomever or whatever you want. I could care less.

    • Lorelai: (about her response to Luke's request to elope) It had to be no.
      Sookie: Did it have to be? I mean, did the answer really have to be no?
      Lorelai: Well, no. I mean, I guess I could be married right now to someone who doesn't really want to be married to me and who doesn't know I slept with someone two nights before we got married.

    • Rory: You know what, Mom? If you're heartbroken, you rent An Affair to Remember, you have a good cry, and you drown your sorrows in a pint of ice cream. You go and get a hideously unflattering breakup haircut. You don't sleep with Dad!

    • (about why Luke and Lorelai didn't work out)
      Liz: It was like that movie with, um, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.
      TJ: Exactly! Oh yes! Exactly! Exactly!
      Liz: You're living in the same house man, but you are a couple years apart in a space-time-continuum.
      TJ: What house? It was a bus. Oh, I thought you were talking about Speed. Speed applies too.

    • Rory: How was Mexico?
      Zach: Full of parasites.
      Rory: Oh, gee, that's no good.
      Zach: The whole trip was a total fiasco. It was the Stones at Altamont times a billion.
      Rory: But you and Lane were so excited about it. From the way you talked I was half worried you'd move there and start a mariachi band.
      Zach: Mexico sucks. And we were psyched. That's part of why it sucked so bad. I thought I found this amazing deal online. Pedro's Paradise. It all sounded good. The website said it had ocean views, it's own kitchen, and a jacuzzi. And nobody loves jacuzzis more than me. Nobody. And then we get there and it turns out Pedro's Paradise is just this room in this dude, Pedro's crappy apartment.
      Rory: No, his apartment?
      Zach: 23 miles from the ocean, with a view of a billboard for Mexican nasal spray.
      Rory: So, the website lied.
      Zach: And the kitchen we were promised--it smelled like Rice-A-Roni, and was always filled with Pedro's friends listening to the devil's music, playing cards, and making jerky snide remarks about us in code.
      Rory; Pedro's friends talked in code?
      Zach: Well, Spanish, technically. Same difference. They knew I couldn't understand them. Pedro's evil man.

    • Lorelai: (whispering to Sookie) So um ... hey ... So I told him.
      Sookie: (whispering to Lorelai) Told who what?
      (Lorelai nudges)
      Sookie: Told him that? Are you saying you told Luke about Christopher?
      Lorelai: Yes, what did you think I was talking about?
      Sookie: I don't know! I'm hoping there's something that I forgot, like maybe you were debating whether or not to tell Kirk the difference between anti-perspirant and deodorant.

    • Kirk: Luke, if you were suggesting that you were the very first person to ever think of naming a restaurant after yourself I think that Denny, Arby, and Tony Roma might have something to say about that. Not to mention Mr. Chuck E. Cheese.
      Luke: Chuck E. Cheese? Chuck E. Cheese is not a person!
      Kirk: Luke, do you really think a giant mouse opened a national restaurant franchise by himself?

    • Luke: (to Lorelai) It's not your fault, it's not my fault. It's just--we're not right together, you know? You're you, and I'm me, and we just, we've got to stop pretending we're something else. You don't belong with me. You belong with someone like Christopher, and I just....let's just stop fighting it, okay? You go back to being Lorelai Gilmore, and I'll go back to being the guy in the diner who pours your coffee.

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (17)

    • Rory: I'm so full I can't move. I feel like one of those cats that's bred to have no legs.


      Rory is referring to Twisty Kats, the source of a major controversy in the late 90s when a cat breeding farm began intentionally breeding cats with a mutation that left them with stunted limbs.

    • Rory: Oh, and Sandra Oh, because oddly, you have a picture of Sandra Oh.
      Lorelai: Well, she's a goddess.

      Sandra Oh is an actress who is best known for her role as the ornery, cynical Doctor Cristina Yang on the hit ABC series Grey's Anatomy.

    • Lane: Hey, I wonder if Blanket ever met Tom and Katie's baby, Pillow.
      Rory: Yeah, that would be a perfect playdate.
      Lane: Yeah, when it's naptime they'd be set.
      Rory: And then they could invite Gwyneth's Apple over afterwards for a little snack.
      Lane: And Banjo, Rachel Griffith's baby, could play for them.
      Rory: And then they could all jump into Mia Farrow's "Satchel", and make fun of, umm...
      Lane: Oh, Pilot Inspektor Lee.

      The names mentioned are children of celebrities, whose names are considered to be strange. Apple is the daughter of actress Gwyneth Paltow, and Pilot Inspektor Lee is the son of actor Jason Lee. The comment about "Tom and Katie's Pillow," however, is just a joke. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have a daughter named Suri.

    • Rory: Everyone makes mistakes. Even Gwyneth Paltrow makes mistakes. Like Shallow Hal and that movie where she plays a stewardess that no on saw.

      Shallow Hal is a 2001 movie starring Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow in which a shallow man (Black) is hypnotized to see a woman's inner beauty as her outer beauty. The other movie Rory references is View from the Top in which Paltrow and Christina Applegate play two women aspiring to be flight attendants.

    • TJ: Don't underestimate me, Luke. I read. And I watch Battlestar Galactica.

      Battlestar Galactica is a franchise of American science fiction films and television series, the first of which was produced in 1978. There are also a series of book adaptations, original novels, comic books and video games that have been based on the concept.

    • Lorelai: Hmm, and that will be followed by an educational video, which includes, but is not limited to, Bridge On The River Kwai.

      The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) was an Anglo-American World War II war film based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwaï by French writer Pierre Boulle. It was directed by David Lean and starred Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Hawkins and William Holden. It was filmed mostly in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) near Kitulgala, with a few scenes shot in England.

    • Rory: Xie xie.

      'Xie' is a way to express gratitude or to say 'thank you'

    • TJ: They do everything the Rockettes do, only they do it with ice skates on.

      "The Rockettes" are a well-known precision dance company, stationed out of the Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, New York City. The Rockettes women have performed 4 shows a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for more than 50 years.

    • T.J.: It's no Taj Mahal.

      The Tâj Mahal is a monument located in Agra, India, constructed between 1631 and 1654 by a workforce of 22,000. The Mughal Emperor Shâh Jahân commissioned its construction as a mausoleum for his favourite wife, Arjumand Bano Begum.

    • TJ: If you say so. It's no Sistine chapel.

      The Sistine Chapel is a church in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in the Vatican City. Its fame rests on its architecture, which evokes the Temple of the Old Testament, its decoration, frescoed throughout by the greatest Renaissance artists, including Michelangelo, whose ceiling is legendary, and its purpose, as a site of papal religious and functionary activity, notably the conclave, at which a new Pope is selected.

    • Lane: But anyway we decided to re-create the scene in From Here To Eternity.

      From Here to Eternity is a 1953 movie based on the novel by James Jones in which characters work through ordinary bouts of intimidation and infidelity on a military base in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor. The movie contains the famous beach lovemaking scene between Lancaster and Kerr.

    • Lane: I went into the other room and stared at Pedro's poster of Spuds McKenzie hanging 20 and ate my 20th saltine of the day.

      Spuds MacKenzie was the marketing dog of the year in 1987 when he first showed up in a Bud Light Beer Super Bowl ad. By the end of the game, Spuds was a marketing success.

    • Zach: Anyway on the second day, I got some parasite, and I've been barfing Linda Blair style ever since.

      In the original The Exorcist movie, Linda Blair performed a projectile vommiting scene that grossed a lot of people out.

    • Lorelai: And it came to me in a flash. I'm gonna make waffles.
      Rory: What would the barefoot Contessa do?

      Barefoot Contessa is a cooking show on Food Network hosted by Ina Garten, which premiered on November 30, 2002. Each episode features Garten assembling dishes of varying complexity, and she often will give the viewer tips on decorating and entertaining.

    • Liz: It was like that movie with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.
      TJ: Exactly! Oh yes! Exactly! Exactly!
      Liz: You're living in the same house man, but you are a couple years apart in a space-time-continuum.
      TJ: What house? It was a bus. Oh! I thought you were talking about Speed.

      Liz is talking about the movie, The Lake House, released in 2006. Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock play a couple that fall in love. But they are living two years apart. TJ is thinking of another Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock movie, Speed, which was released in 1994.

    • Zach: It was the Stones at Altamont, times a billion.

      In 1969, Altamont Speedway, in Northern California, held a free concert, featuring The Rolling Stones and other bands. Thousands of people showed up but there was limited seating. Riots broke out and three people were killed.

      This is the second referance made to the Stones at Altamont. The first was made when Rory took a bad Student ID picture her first day at Yale.

    • The episode title "That's What You Get, Folks, For Makin' Whoopee!" references the song "Makin' Whoopee" by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson. It was introduced by Eddie Cantor in the Ziegfeld play Whoopee. It was popularly recorded by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. The song is about the pitfalls and repercussions of sexual activity. The phrase was also often used as a sexual reference on the popular TV game show The Newlywed Game.

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