Gilmore Girls

Season 6 Episode 3

The UnGraduate

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 27, 2005 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • When Lane and the guys were coming home from the tour they were complaining about having not eaten a full meal in two months because of Lane's fibbing about the money.Why did that matter? When Mrs. Kim set them up on the tour she told them they would be provided with a place to stay and meals.

    • When Lorelai is seeing Paris out of the Dragonfly after one of their lunches, Lorelai is wearing sneakers. She then walks into the kitchen and is wearing heels.

    • When Rory is working at the D.A.R. office, the computer monitor she's looking at has no power cord plugged into it.

    • Lorelai says she's out of treats and will be right back. However she doesn't go to the kitchen to get more... she leaves with Luke after they finish their talk with Tom.

    • After the first finished lunch with Paris, when Lorelai finds Sookie and Michel hiding in the kitchen, Michel says that Paris mocked his accent and called him Canadian (what, in his opinion, was an insult). Incidentally, the actor who plays Michel, Yanic Truesdale, is actually Canadian. He was born in Montréal.

    • Paris says that she called Rory at the office when in fact she called Rory on her cell phone. Technically she called her at the office, but she implied that she called on the office phone.

    • When Rory is working the desk at the D.A.R. office, she's on a call with someone who's trying to become a member. After a minute of talking, she puts her on hold. First , she never pushes a button to, in fact, put her on hold. She just hangs up the phone. Second, she never picks the phone up again. Her grandmother comes in and she has a five minute conversation with her, then Paris calls and she has another three minute conversation with her. Meanwhile this poor woman (presumably) is still waiting for Rory to pick up the phone again.

  • Quotes

    • Lorelai: Now will you please go make the guys an extra pot of coffee? I'm going to go to Babette's and take a shower.
      Luke: Why? Your shower's working.
      Lorelai: Oh, well, yeah. We just had a little incident here yesterday.
      Luke: What kind of incident?
      Lorelai: Nothing big. Some of the guys saw me naked.
      Luke: What?
      Lorelai: It's no big thing.
      Luke: How the hell did a couple of guys see you naked?
      Lorelai: Well, I was getting out of the shower, and Joe...
      Luke: Joe? Joe saw you naked?
      Lorelai: And Pete.
      Luke: Pete?
      Lorelai: Well, Pete was with Joe, and Slim...
      Luke: Slim saw you naked?
      Lorelai: Well, I could see him, so I assume he could see me. Billy had the best view. Just a straight shot right down Main Street.
      Luke: So four guys saw you naked?
      Lorelai: Well, if you don't count Teddy, then yes.
      Luke: What in the hell were those guys doing up there in the first place?
      Lorelai: TJ sent them up there.
      Luke: I'm gonna kill him.
      Lorelai: Luke, it was no big deal. Please. We all laughed about it. Look, from now on I'm showering at Babette's, so show's over. No one sees the goods but you. Okay?

    • Logan: (Showing Rory pictures from his trip) Here's Colin sleeping in the train.
      Rory: Okay.
      Logan: And here's Finn putting carrotsticks in Colin's nose while he sleeps in the train.
      Rory: Very mature.
      Logan: Well, we try.

    • (Luke is at a vet's doorstep with Paul Anka in his arms)
      Luke: I went to the vet's office and they were closed and said to come here, and this dog ate three pounds of sweetened chocolate. Now I don't know a lot about dogs, but I know they shouldn't have chocolate. And this isn't even my dog, it's my fiance's dog, and she loves it. She named it Paul Anka, which might sound a little weird, but if you knew it makes sense, and there are so many ways I can screw up this relationship but I can't lose her over the fact that I killed her dog!

    • Michel: You hear that?
      Lorelai: What?
      Michel: (hums wicked witch music)
      Lorelai: Let me guess Michel, is Paris here?
      Michel: Getting closer every second. (starts walking away)
      Lorelai: Where are you going?
      Michel: In the opposite direction. (leaves)
      Sookie: HA! I get the humming!

    • Liza: The girls are going out for pizza. Wanna come?
      Guy: Yeah!
      Liza: Are you a girl?
      Rory: I would, but I've got a three-hour shift at the nursing home.
      Liza: I can't believe how much community service they stuck you with. Hell, what'd you do?
      Rory: I shot a man in Reno.

    • Lorelai: Oh, now I just have to figure out what to do with Paul Anka. You know, I've never left him alone so late before, and he might start doing that howling thing the neighbors are so fond of. But, oh, that's okay. So. Oh, you know, I guess I could just leave him here and I could come back and get him after work, which will be, oh, two, three, four in the morning. Boy. Late. Or I could drop him off at a kennel for a few hours. I know there's a good one in Woodbridge, twenty miles away. Of course, I'd have to leave now and pick up some dilithium crystals on the way, to fix the warp drive in my Jeep so that I could drive there and back in time to meet the wedding party back at the inn, but that's doable. Yeah. And then of course by the time I get off work and drive all the way back there, the kennel will definitely be closed, so I'd have to break in, and that would set off some kind of security system, and then I'd be arrested, so I should probably put a nail file in my shoe, and how much longer are you going to make me do this?
      Luke: I just wanted to see how long you'd go on.
      Lorelai: Well, you know my babbling capabilities are infinite.

    • Luke: Does the dog have to sit in the chair like that?
      Lorelai: Like what? His posture's perfect.
      Luke: You know chairs are for people?
      Lorelai: Not that chair. That's Paul Anka's chair.
      Luke: Dogs are filthy. They have fleas and Malaria on them. You shouldn't have fleas and Malaria in the room that you're going to eat in.
      Lorelai: I don't eat in here. They do.

    • Paris: But what does a t-shirt say about me?
      Lorelai: Well -
      Paris: More importantly, what does it say to Doyle about me?
      Lorelai: Sweetie, it's just a t-shirt. They don't tend to be that chatty.

    • Lorelai: (sighs) Luke?
      Luke: Yeah?
      Lorelai: I don't want to set a wedding date until things are right with Rory.
      Luke: Okay. (Lorelai smiles)

    • Luke: I'll gather up your stuff.
      Lorelai: Last time you gathered my stuff you accidentally brought me 4 bras and no pants.
      Luke: That could have been intentional.

    • Lorelai: Pizza.
      Paul Anka: (barks once)
      Lorelai: Pizza, pizza.
      Paul Anka: (barks twice)
      Lorelai: Salad.
      Paul Anka: (doesn't bark and everyone laughs)

    • Rory: I can't believe I'm in the blogosphere.
      Paris: See for yourself. Google 'Rory Gilmore Sex Boat'.

    • Michel: She mocked my accent. She called me 'Canadian'.

    • Michel: She can't commit to a purse, much less a man

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title: The UnGraduate.

      This is a reference to the 1967 movie The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman.

    • (Sookie explains her cake-dream)
      Sookie: Yeah. And then, of course, Kate Holmes and Tom Cruise come leaping out of the cake screaming about how amazing it is, so that made the whole thing a little creepy, but up until then.

      This is a reference to one of the episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show, where Tom Cruise repeatedly jumped up and down on a sofa expressing his love for Katie Holmes.

    • (Sookie shows Lorelai her wedding cake)
      Sookie: You think you'll like it?
      Lorelai: Look, Captain Ahab.

      Capitan Ahab is the main character of the book Moby Dick written by Herman Mellville. Ahab is the one who desperately wants to kill a white whale, Moby Dick, to whom he lost his leg.

    • Luke: (To Lorelai about the complicated situation that involves T.J. as the pretend contractor) You should hire Blake Edwards as your contractor.

      Blake Edwards, filmmaker, is best known for periodically resurrecting slapstick shenanigans in comedies like The Great Race, Blind Date, and most famously, the successful Pink Panther series. Also, the second time that Blake Edwards is used as an allusion in Gilmore Girls episodes.

    • Logan: (to Rory) So, you're Arthur Murray now?

      Arthur Murray (April 4, 1895 - March 3, 1991) was a famous dance instructor and businessman. Arthur Murray Dance Studios claims to be the second-oldest franchised company.

    • Lorelai: And then later at the reception, Luke is found in the coat-check room Jude Law'ing it with one of the bridesmaids.

      Actor Jude Law was unfaithful to his fiancée, actress Sienna Miller, with their nanny.

    • Michel: (about Paris) She's Tokyo Rose.

      American soldiers dubbed the female broadcasters on Japanese radio "Tokyo Rose" during World War II. It was a name invented by the soldiers; U.S. government research never found evidence of a person named Tokyo Rose in radio programs anywhere in the Pacific, though a woman called Iva Ikuko Toguri was convicted of treason as Tokyo Rose. The voice of Tokyo Rose was said to have taunted Allied forces during the war, hurting morale.

    • Rory: I shot a man in Reno.

      Phrase from the Johnny Cash song "Folsom Prison".

    • Michel: She mocked my accent. She called me Canadian.

      This is an inside joke. Yanic Trusdale who plays, Michel, is from Canada.

    • Lorelai: Good to the last drop.

      'Good to the last drop' is the slogan for the Maxwell House coffee.

    • Rory: (to Emily) It wasn't Martin Luther nailing the Ninety-Five Theses to the door.

      Refers to the one single event that most historians point to as the spark that lit the Protestant Reformation fire, Martin Luther nailing his list of ninety-five complaints against the Catholic Church to the doors of a cathedral in Wittenberg.

    • Paris: If I end up on the front page of the Hartford Courier BTK'ed to death...

      This is a reference to the BTK serial killer, a pseudonym for Dennis Rader, who traumatized Wichita and South Central Kansas in the '70s. He disappeared for a while and resurfaced nearly 30 years later.