Gilmore Girls

Season 3 Episode 1

Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 2002 on The WB
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While coping with her sadness about Christopher, Lorelai has an intriguing dream about Luke. Rory returns from Washington to realize that she still may have feelings for Jess. At a chance encounter at the First Annual Stars Hollow End of Summer Madness Festival Rory sees that Jess may have moved on. Relationship quarrels abound. Sookie and Jackson fight over decorating their house, Lorelai and Rory argue over Rory's treatment of Dean and Emily and Richard over Lorelai and Christopher.moreless

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  • Lorelai has to tell her parents about Christopher. I think this episode is my favourite to date, excellent.

    I loved this episode, it's the first episode of the show that I've given a ten. It was just exactly why I watch the show, it had humour, entertaining arguments and was at times, fun. The start was confusing, of course it ended up being a dream, for a minute I thought I'd bought the wrong season or something. It was weird seeing Luke and Lorelai as a couple, when we all want them to be one.

    We also are told that Rory still has strong feelings for Jess. It was interesting to see Lorelai so phased by the Christopher thing, good though. I really liked her phone call with Emily, very funny. Emily being sure that Rory got back on Friday, not Saturday. The whole thing about calling them as soon as they got home.

    Kirk is a main character, I'm not really bothered, he's very weird but can be funny. The cow thing was amusing. I really liked Paris here, it was good to see her and Rory being friends, her comments were great here. 'Okay, now get in the closet' and when she was talking in her sleep. All very funny stuff. Hope Paris is like this throughout the season.

    Now Rory's return, it was really enjoyable. It was so obvious that she was getting ready for jess and how excited she was, I wasn't complaining as I'd like her and Jess to be a couple. The song in the background of the festival matched it well, fairly amusing too. It was great when Rory saw Jess making out with that blonde girl, Lorelai knew she was upset straight away.

    I liked there discussion, Lorelai was obviously in the right, but you can see how its hard for Rory. I liked how Lorelai kept saying, I'll do this so you can be with Dean and Rory make excuses. Sookie and Jackson were very entertain and funny here to. It was hilarious when Sookie made the house more 'manly'. And there were little bits, like seeing them getting rid of the stuffed bear, Mrs Kim appearing from nowhere in the shop, all brilliant.

    I like how both Lorelai and Rory are freezing out Christopher and not just one. The dinner was good, the scone mix was amusing, as was Emily and Richard's tiff over the whole Christopher thing, I actually liked how Lorelai just walked out, without them noticing.

    Her scene with Luke, I liked. Glad they finally met up, he's always nice to her when she needs him. They NEED to get together. Good ending scene with Rory and Lorelai sitting on the sofa, discussing things. Excellent season premier, my favourite episode to date, can't wait for the rest of series three!moreless
  • Those lazy hazy crazy AWESOME days of summer...

    I loved this episode! Lorelai having that dream was hysterical! I thought I skipped an episode when I was watching the beginning. I loved that Rory was her "dream doctor". Rory still having to pick between Jess and Dean - pick Dean! We like him better... well I do anyway. The scene where Lorelai goes to pick up Rory and they sit down in the middle of the airport - priceless Gilmore moment. Laughing my a** off that Lorelai gave Rory all that Hartford, Connecticut stuff. Lorelai is such a great mom, she even got rory out of Friday night dinner! I'm surprised Emily believed that. Lorelai having to break the news to her parents that Christopher was having a baby must have been really hard and took a tool out on her. Sookie and Jackson's fight between manly and non-manly was funny too. I like Lorelai's suggestion - staple bacon onto the walls! The scene where Lorelai and Luke finally talk again was great! I could just feel Lorelai's pain and getting into the emotions with her. I mean, where does she go from here? She'll find love - I, and Luke, promises her that. Heck yes for the doughnut!

    Rating - Amoreless
  • Season 3 begins

    Great way to start the season.

    I have to admit, when I saw all those alarm clocks and Lorelai and Luke talking like they lived together and the babies... I got scared, I though "I've missed a lot! What is going on?".

    I was all a dream.

    Rory is in DC and is coming back home. Paris is asked on a date and they guy is just like her, perfect match.

    Rory is divided between Dean and Jess and gets upset when she sees Jess with another girl at the town summer festival.

    She tells Lorelai what happened at Sookie's wedding and they fight about it.

    It's Friday, dinner day, Lorelai tells her parents that she and Chris at not together anymore. Emily wants to know the reason and she says that Sherry, Chris ex-girlfriend, is pregnant.

    Richard and Emily start to discuss it and Lorelai leaves, she goes to Luke as Mini, a new costumer and they made up.

    Rory later says that she will stay with Dean.moreless
  • In this episode Rory comes back from her trip and comes home to pick up on her growing attraction to Jess while acting like shes still into Dean. Lorelai has a mindblowing dream about her and Luke and doesnt know what to think of it.moreless

    I really like this episode because as much as i like Dean for his stability and his caring nature, he really didnt bring anything new or exciting into her life. I love how Rory and Lorelai miss each other terribly and you can tell because they have so much funny banter that i love. I also loved this episode beacause I love anything Luke and Lorelai! I loved her dream that she had about being married and having kids with Luke. I just wish it would have really happened but at least this episode gave us a sense of hope that they were probably going to have a future together that we could look forward to.moreless
  • Lorelai and Luke make up, and Rory sees Jess with a new girl.

    Lorelai has a very interesting dream that her and Luke where married and she was pregnant with twins. Rory while in Washington is not sure of relationship with Jess, and Sookie and Jackson argue over decorating their house. Paris is asked out on her first date with a guy in Washington and she is very unsure of herself and Rory helps her. Lorelai has not yet told her parents about Christopher going back to his girlfriend who is pregnant. Rory is back and sees Jess making out with a girl and she realize may have feeling for him. When Lorelai notices, they fright and Rory tells her that they kiss at the wedding. Lorelai tells Emily and Richard about Christopher and Emily does not like it because she feels like Christopher, Rory and Lorelai should be a family. Richard understands Christopher and that cause an argument between the two of them. Lorelai goes to Luke’s dinner and Luke and her make up and she tells him all about Chris and cries to him. Rory and her talk and tells her she does not want to date 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

Brandon Barash

Brandon Barash


Guest Star

Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer


Guest Star

Doug Ose

Doug Ose


Guest Star

Liz Torres

Liz Torres

Miss Patty

Recurring Role

Emily Kuroda

Emily Kuroda

Mrs. Kim

Recurring Role

Jackson Douglas

Jackson Douglas

Jackson Belleville

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (11)

    • In this episode, Paris says that she can't believe she just missed her first "ask out". This actually isn't the first time she had been asked out. In Season 1, Episode 18, "The Third Lorelai, at Rory's urging Tristan asked Paris out and they went to dinner and a movie.

    • Although Jess appears in this episode, he doesn't say anything.

    • Luke and Lorelai share their very first kiss in this episode, although some people may not consider it legitimate, since it is only in a dream sequence.

    • When Lorelai and Rory look inside of Sookie and Jackson's house you can see that the living room is dark blue. Earlier in the episode you can see that the living room is more of an orange color. Sookie was talking about painting the room to make it more "manly", but it would have taken Sookie longer than one day to paint the room and fill it with a bunch of "manly" furniture!

    • We learn that Luke and Lorelai have still not made up since Rory's accident several months earlier. This will be the longest they go without talking until season seven when they break up.

    • During the scene between Luke and Lorelai in the diner after her dinner with Richard and Emily, the same couple can be seen walking by the diner at least four times, even after they are seen walking into Miss Patty's.

    • When Lorelai is following Taylor around the town square after having breakfast with Sookie, you can see a clock behind two cars. The time on the clock clearly reads 5:40. Lorelai never gets up that early, and she just had breakfast so it couldn't be at night. It is also too bright out to be 5:40 in the morning.

    • When Rory is talking to Lorelai on the phone, if you look at the window behind Rory, you can see that it looks like it is still light out. But when the shot goes back to Lorelai, you can tell that it is dark because of the sounds of crickets in the background. It would not be dark in one place and light outside in the other if both places are on the east coast.

    • When Paris is freaking out, the camera switches back and forth from Rory to Paris. When the camera is on Rory, you can see the back of Paris' head and her pony tail is partially over her left shoulder. When the shot is on Paris, her pony tail is completely behind her.

    • When Rory is talking to Lorelai on the phone in her dorm, Rory's laptop screen is up. But when Rory goes over to her desk to look at her letter to Jess, the laptop screen is down.

    • When Lorelai and Rory are approaching Sookie's front door, you can see the reflection of the camera and the camera operator in the front door.

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Lorelai: You're upset.
      Rory: I'm not upset.
      Lorelai: Yes you are. I can always tell when you're upset, because you look like my mother.
      Rory: Thanks a lot!
      Lorelai: What? You like my mother.
      Rory: Yes, but you don't like your mother, so it's not exactly a compliment.

    • Paris: I can't do this.
      Rory: What?
      Paris: Date. I can't date. I'm not genetically set up for it.
      Rory: Not true.
      Paris: I get no pleasure out of the prospect or the preparation. I'm covered in hives, I've showered four times, and for what? Some guy who doesn't even have the brains to buy a Zagat so we don't wind up in a restaurant that's really just a front for a cocaine laundering ring?

    • Paris: For example, I can instantly deduce that when someone hears the name "Paris" in the same sentence with the word "date," jaws will drop, confused looks will cover faces, words like "how" and "why" and "Quick, Bob, get the children in the minivan because the world is obviously coming to an end." will immediately fly out of people's mouths.

    • Lorelai: (to Rory) Look, kid, you have gotta make up your mind. Jess, Dean, Jess, Dean – it's enough already. If you want Jess, that's fine – go get him, there he is. If you think that's the great love of your life, then great ... grab a liver treat and a squeaky toy and run to him.

    • Lorelai: Hey, I finally figured out how to get the "Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer" song out of our heads - just sing the "Small World" song over and over for the next forty-eight hours. Of course, how to get the "Small World" song out of our heads, I have not worked out yet.

    • Luke: Anything besides the Q-tips?
      Lorelai: Hmm, cotton balls, world peace, Connie Chung's original face back.

    • Rory: Hello, living room.
      Lorelai: (in a squeaky voice) Hello Rory. We missed you. (normal voice) Not the ottoman, of course, but everyone knows he's a snob. Napoleon complex. He only likes the magazine rack.

    • Lorelai: If you decided you really did want to date Jess, I would help you -- (Rory gives her a look) -- get vaccinated.

    • Rory: I'm never leaving home again!
      Lorelai: Aww, that's my emotionally stunted girl!

    • Luke: Is that so bad? You've got friends, you've got a house, a job, apparently an iron stomach.
      Lorelai: No, it's not so bad. I'm lucky I know. I just, I feel like I'm never gonna have it. The whole package, you know. That person, that couple life. And I swear, I hate admitting it because I fancy myself Wonder Woman but I really want it. The whole package.
      Luke: You'll get it.
      Lorelai: How do you know?

    • Lorelai: Hey Rory, I don't want you to freeze out your dad because I am.
      Rory: I'm not.
      Lorelai: Because I'm fine if you want to go back to the way things were.
      Rory: I think that would be a little hard this time.
      Lorelai: Okay, maybe not now, but eventually.
      Rory: Eventually, maybe but for now, solidarity sister.
      Lorelai: Ya-ya!
      Rory: You've been waiting 6 weeks to do that haven't you?
      Lorelai: Ya-ya!

    • Rory: Jamie just asked you out on a date.
      Paris: He did?
      Rory: Yes
      Paris: Did I accept?
      Rory: Yes.
      Paris: I'm going out on a date?
      Rory: Yes you are.
      Paris: Oh man, I finally get asked out on a date and I missed it. Was it a good ask out?
      Rory: It was a very good ask out.
      Paris: God I wish I'd been there.

    • Jamie: So, where's Paris?
      Rory: Not quite sure. Last time I saw her she was beating the will to live out of our nation's representatives.
      Jamie: She is a hammer isn't she?
      Rory: Actually, she is an entire tool box.
      (Paris arrives)
      Paris: Damn, I always seem to catch the most interesting politicians right when they have to use the bathroom.

    • (Lorelai calling Rory in Washington after another dream)
      Lorelai: He kissed me and talked to my stomach!
      Rory: Why would he do that?
      Lorelai: Because apparently I'm pregnant!
      Rory: What?
      Lorelai: With twins. (silenece) Say something.
      Rory: You are going to be so fat.
      Lorelai: Just analyze the dream, please.
      Rory: Okay. Well, your dream was telling you that you are secretly in love with Luke and you wanna marry him and have his twins.

    • Lorelai: I wonder if Sherry's baby will end up looking like me.
      Rory: If the kid knows what's good for it, I'm sure it will.

    • Lorelai: Rory, what are you doing?
      Rory: What do you mean what am I doing? I'm ranting! You should recognize it, I learned it from you.

    • Paris: Get in the closet.
      Rory: What? You're crazy.
      Paris: If there's no one to compare me to, I might have a fighting chance.
      Rory: Okay but when we get home, get a new therapist because the one you have isn't working.

    • Lorelai: (to Rory) Do you sometimes think this town is weird or is it just me?

    • Paris: What if I fall for him but he doesn't like me?
      Rory: You'll find someone else.
      Paris: What if there is no one else?
      Rory: Then you'll get some cats.

    • Paris: (struggling with her hair) That's it, I'm shaving my head.

    • Michel: Oh good, just in time. Kirk here is about to tell us the difference between cows and humans.

    • Lorelai: And all this time I thought you were with Dean!
      Rory: I am with Dean!
      Lorelai: Running off and kissing another guy is not 'being with Dean.' Ask him, I bet he'd back me up on that!

    • Lorelai: I'm lying in bed and I'm sleeping and I'm wearing this fabulous nightgown, and like thirty alarm clocks go off, and so I get out of bed and I walk downstairs, and there, standing is the kitchen, is Luke!
      Rory: Was he naked?
      Lorelai: No! He was making breakfast.
      Rory: Naked?
      Lorelai: Okay, you've been in Washington way too long.

    • Lorelai: I got here early and there was nothing to do except feed gummy bears to the bomb-sniffing dogs which, apparently, the United States government frowns upon.
      Rory: You got in trouble with the government while you were waiting for me?
      Lorelai: Just a little.
      Rory: How much is a little?
      Lorelai: Learn Russian.

    • Rory: So, how was dinner?
      Lorelai: So, how was Dean?
      Rory: So, how was dinner?
      Lorelai: So, how was Dean?
      Rory: Ladies and gentlemen, the Williams sisters take center stage at Wimbledon once again.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (15)

    • Paris: (talking in her sleep) I did not have sexual relations with that woman.

      This is a reference to a statement Bill Clinton made when questioned about his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky.

    • Luke: (to Lorelai's belly) Goodbye, Sid and Nancy.
      Lorelai: Leopold and Loeb. I changed my mind, don't tell Rory.

      Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen had a controversial relationship, to say the least.
      Leopold and Loeb were two wealthy University of Chicago students who were convicted of a 1924 murder in a sensational trial that received national attention.

    • Paris: (talking in her sleep)

      Woodward... Bernstein... Harry Thomason... Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were reporters for The Washington Post who broke the story of Watergate, which began the downfall of Richard Nixon, as dramatized in All the President's Men (1976). Harry Thomason is a close friend of President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and played a major role in President Clinton's election campaigns.

    • Jackson: (To Sookie) Judy, Vincente has to go to work now.

      This is a reference to Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. Although it was commonly known that Vincente Minnelli was gay he led a closeted life as was required in the '50's. He was married to Judy Garland from 1945-1951.

    • Paris: Do you really think it looks good to have the American secretary of the treasury traveling around with Bono? I mean, why not just send Carson Daly over to the Middle East next time Cheney goes, huh? Or hey, hook up Freddie Prinze Jr. with Colin Powell next time he meets with NATO.

      Bono is the lead singer of U2.
      Carson Daly is a talk show host.
      Freddie Prinze Jr. is a movie and TV actor.

    • Rory: I got to see Archie Bunker's chair at the Smithsonian Museum...

      Archie and Edith Bunker's chairs from the television sitcom All in the Family are on view in a showcase with other television memorabilia at the National Museum of American History Behring Center, part of the Smithsonian Institution (not Smithsonian Museum).

    • Paris: They give up careers and become alcoholics, and if you're Sunny von Bülow, wind up in a coma, completely incapable of stopping Glenn Close from playing you in a movie.

      Sunny von Bulow was a socialite who slipped into a coma on December 21, 1980. It was alleged that her husband, Claus von Bulow, administered an insulin injection which caused the coma. Sunny was portrayed by Glenn Close in the 1990 film Reversal of Fortune. She died December 6, 2008 after being in a coma for twenty-eight years.

    • Sookie: (holding up a frilly lamp) What do you think? Manly?
      Lorelai: In an Oscar Wilde sort of way, absolutely.

      Oscar Wilde was a famous 19th-century writer and one of the first openly gay celebrities of modern times.

    • Sookie: So, how are you planning on telling them?
      Lorelai: I thought I'd do it like Nell -- you know, "Chicka chicka chicka bee."
      Reference to the movie Nell (1994)in which Jodie Foster plays a socially isolated Appalachian girl who speaks in her own invented language.

    • Lorelai: You're not seriously telling me the future of your marriage depends on Leon Troutsky over there. (gestures at a mounted trout trophy)

      Pun on Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary and contemporary of Lenin.

    • Lorelai: I thought you and Dean might enjoy a little Peaches and Herb time together.

      Pop-soul duo Francine Barker and Herb Fame were known as "Peaches and Herb", and most of their popular hits were love duets.

    • Rory: Ladies and gentlemen, the Williams sisters take center stage at Wimbledon once again.

      Serena and Venus Williams are both tennis stars, and Wimbledon is the British stadium where world championship tennis matches are held.

    • Title: Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days

      The title of this episode comes from the Nat King Cole song Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer (1963). In this episode, this song is performed over and over again by the band in the square during the first annual Stars Hollow End of Summer Madness Festival.

    • Rory: You had another dream?
      Lorelai: Yes
      Rory: The doctor is in.

      'The doctor is in' is a classic line of Lucy's in the Peanuts comic strip.

    • Rory: But for now solidarity sister.
      Lorelai: Ya-Ya.

      Ya-Ya is in reference to the movie Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood which follows a group of lifelong friends who stage a rather unorthodox intervention to help a young playwright unravel the truth about her complicated, eccentric mother, find forgiveness and acceptance, and let go of her painful past.

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