Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)
During the town meeting, everyone makes a big deal about Luke's presence at the town meeting. This seems strange since Luke has attended numerous town meetings in the past. In fact during the season two episode in which the town secretively holds the meeting concerning "the Jess situation", it is said that not only does Luke attend all town meetings but he is never late!
The song playing in the background of the first music-store scene is "Pleasant Valley Sunday", performed by The Monkees. This song was written by Carole King, who is playing music store owner Sophie Bloom.
In the completed diorama, there is an American flag displayed vertically with the union (blue field with stars) on the right side to the viewer. The union should be on the viewer's left, which is the flag's right.
In one of the earlier episodes it says that Stars Hollow was founded by two lovers who got lost as they ran away from home, in this episode it claims that a Puritan family settled and founded Stars Hollow. A contradictory statement.
Taylor: Now Gypsy as soon as we have everything cataloged, my man Luke here will liaise with you to coordinate your needs.
Luke: Right, we will liaise.
Gypsy: Fine but I'm not doing nothing dirty.
Rory: (About Twickum) He has never died before...
Lorelai: He is dead.
Lorelai: Old man Twickum.
Rory: It's got to be a mistake.
Lorelai: It's not. the man is gone.
Rory: I don't believe it. I mean, are you sure?
Lorelai: There's no breath left in him. The light's gone out of his eyes. He smelled the burnt almonds. He's feeding the worms. He's chatting up his grandpa. He is the old man formerly known as Twickham.
Sookie: (About Mr. Twickum) He should really start dying early in the day.
(Zach and Lane are entering the music store)
Zach: Hey Soph!
Sophie: You wash your hands?
Zach: Front and back.
Sophie: Let's see them!
Zach: So we're never gonna forget the peanut butter on the sitar? (holds out hands for Sophie to see)
Sophie: Good God, man, you heard of hand cream???
Zach: Okay if we walk around?
Sophie: Carefully. Hi, Lane.
Lane: Hey, Sophie. (holds a record album in her hand)
Zach: Show her the thing.
Lane: It might make her very self-conscious.
Zach: That's why you brought it. Show her.
(Lane walks over to the checkout counter where Sophie is writing things down.)
Lane: So, Sophie Bloom, your last name is Bloom.
Sophie: Thanks for the info.
Lane: (says this really fast) I was looking through some old vinyl I have. I don't have much because I was born right on the cusp of the CD revolution, but I originally had a record player, a Snoopy record player, and boy did I love this record player and shutting my door and listening to music on it-
Sophie: (clearly annoyed) Oh my God, Garrison Keillor, what is your point?!
Lane: I saw the name Sophie Bloom on this album, the one non-Christian one my mother allowed me to have. It just popped out at me and I was wondering... (hands album to Sophie)
Sophie: (looks at album) Oh, this thing.
Lane: So it's you?! You wrote these songs?!
Sophie: Long time ago.
Lane: I think this is amazing because I want to do more than just drum. I would like to write and compose and I was wondering if we could sit down sometime and just talk about music because I think you have so much you could pass on to me, woman to woman, really just coffee sometime, my treat.
Sophie: Well, I suppose sometime when I'm not working or out of town, if my boyfriend's busy and my laundry's done and I'm not sick and there's nothing on TV, we could maybe meet up for a couple of minutes.
Lane: It's a date.
(Lane is drunk and fumes as she angrily walks into the music store and stalks over to Sophie who is rearranging things on a shelf)
Sophie: Jeez, Lane, I don't have time for coffee right now.
Lane: You owe me an explanation you woman!
Sophie: What are you talking about?
Lane: You know what I am talking about. I looked to you as a role model. Well not anymore except as a role model for heartbreak. I know what you can offer him. You're bohemian and experienced. Familiar with the world of sensual pleasure. Champange, Times Square. I'll bet you even smoked a cigarette or two.
Sophie: Oh my God, your breath would stop an elephant.
Lane: You've not only been to New York; you've lived there, so you know where the best coffee and bagels are. But you don't know him like I know him. For instance I know what cleaning products he likes, do you?
Sophie: I'm not sure how to answer that.
Lane: It's cheap thrills for you sister but he doesn't like you, he likes me.
Sophie: Come here! (leads Lane over to Zach who is practicing in a bluegrass band)
Sophie: Talk! (leaves)
Kirk: I'll just sleep outside in the gazebo. I would ask, though, that if I die from exposure, don't just dump me in the landfill.
Miss Patty: No one's dumping you in a landfill, Kirk.
Taylor: It's against regulations.
Lane: He just flat out looked out of his face right into my face and said to my face that he was lying.
Rory: Zach said that he was lying?
Lane: No. He lied from his face into my face about where he was going. That's what hurts the most, the lie! Except for seeing him with that woman! That hurts most, more than the lie.
Lorelai: You threw a frying pan at Taylor's head without me? I hate you!
Taylor: Just for playing my Muzak too loud. I mean, who doesn't love Muzak?
Sookie: Music lovers?
Luke: The thing slipped out of my hand.
Taylor: Right after you said, "You better duck, Taylor, because I'm going to throw this frying pan at your head"?
Sookie: I forget, when was the last time we thought he was dying?
Patty: It's been a good two years.
Lorelai: I remember now. The last time - the rain?
Sookie: We got drenched.
Lorelai: Made the whole "he's dying" thing a total bummer.
Miss Patty: (discussing where currently-homeless Kirk will sleep) Maybe the Morrisses will take him again.
Kirk: Their kid stuck things in my nose.
Miss Patty: Well then, lock the door when you sleep.
Kirk: It wasn't while I was asleep.
Modern-Day Stars Hollow Diorama Girl: And I love Jesus!
(On the Multimedia Diorama, about Stars Hollow foundation)
Background voice : "The stars, so bright! This forest, so hollow! What name should I give this place? Hollow... Stars... Hollow... Stars..." fade out)
Lorelai : No! Really? They`re gonna leave us with a cliffhanger?
Lane: (drunk) He can`t do this! We are friends too! As well as lovers, if we ever get married.
Kirk: Luke is peeking!
Luke: It means you`re peeking too, snitch!
Taylor: Now, before we begin, I`d like us all to join hands.
Gypsy: He is a twisted little perv, if you ask me.
Rory: (about old man Twickham) I can't believe that he's gone. I mean, he's been dying my whole life!
Taylor: Now don't be headstrong, Luke. One time I strained my pecs lifting a heavy birdbath, and they were never any good to me again.
(Rory and Lorelai are in Rory's room; Kirk walks in covering his eyes)
Kirk: Can I get some water?
Lorelai: Why are you covering your eyes, Kirk?
Kirk: In case you're naked.
Lorelai: You thought I'd walk into my daughter's room and get naked?
Kirk: I don't know your domestic routine.
Lorelai: Glasses are above the sink.
Taylor: We've got a big heavy ball here, how are your pecs?
Taylor: (voice over) Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to "The Stars Hollow Dioramic History Presentation". Please stand toward the center of the room, and remember, no talking, no smoking and please, no lewd behavior of any kind during our presentation.
Luke: (jumping after being pinched by Lorelai on the behind) Hey...
Lorelai: Just getting the lewd behavior out of the way before the presentation.
Lorelai: (noticing the broken window) What happened there?
Luke: What do you think? Taylor.
Lorelai: How did Taylor break the window?
Luke: How do you think? By being Taylor.
Lorelai: Taylor's "Taylorness" can now break glass?
Luke: You know what I mean, he's doing something and then crash, bang, there you go.
Rory: He has never died before!
Lorelai: I think that there is a first time for everything.
French episode title: "La Mort Vous Va Si Bien", meaning "Death Suits You Well".
It seems unlikely that Kirk could stay at other people's houses due to his "night terrors," first mentioned in episode 4.22 "Raincoats and Recipes."
Kirk seems like the type of person who would go through phases of different ways of life. In an earlier episode, Kirk stated that he couldn't drink coffee and in another, he stated that he didn't like dogs. Obviously, these two statements are false as we've seen him drink coffee and be a dog walker. The "night terrors" thing was probably along the same lines, as he has also slept in the town square.
This is the last time we see Dean.
- "Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Titan, Movement IV" by Gustav Mahler
- "Too Much Love" by LCD Soundsystem
- "Aquarius" by The 5th Dimension
- "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by The Monkees
Luke starts to plan for his and Lorelai's life. Which is just another addition to the plenty of parts that shows that Luke has waited for this for a while and he's really enjoying it.
Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore) and Edward Herrmann (Richard Gilmore) do not appear in this episode.
Jackson Douglas (Jackson Melville) directed this episode.
Lorelai: There is no breath left in him. The light's gone out of his eyes. He smelt the burnt almonds, he's feeding the worms, he's chatting up his grandpa. He is the old man formerly known as Twickham.
Lorelai is riffing on the famous Dead Parrot sketch by Monty Python. With a jab at Prince thrown in.
Andrew: He's kind of distracted anyway. The whole time I was there he was Tivo-ing through a fresh Summerland.
Summerland was a TV series running 2004-2005, starring Lori Loughlin, Taylor Cole and Jesse McCartney. Also, Taylor Cole played a guest star role on the show Supernatural with former GG star Jared Padalecki (Dean).
Additionally, later in the episode, Lorelai mentions in the phone conversation with Rory that Old Man Twickham "muttered something about Lori Loughlin and died."
Rory: (to Paris) Have fun re-enacting the Maxell Tape ad.
In the 1980's, print ads for Maxell recording tape showed a guy slouched in an easy chair with a strong wind blowing out of his stereo speakers. Paris is listening to loud music in much the same pose.
Paris: ...my parents don't own property in the United States any more.
Rory: Since when?
Paris: Since the IRS Redd Foxxed my father.
Redd Foxx, star of the 1970's TV show Sanford and Son, had numerous battles with the IRS that culminated in a 1989 "raid" in which agents seized his house and assets.
Episode Title: To Live and Let Diorama
The title is a play on words of the title of the 1973 James Bond movie Live and Let Die which starred Roger Moore.
Lorelai: And I just got my good-bye in. He was about to close shop for the day but we got in, told him good-bye and that we'd miss him, we left and then apparently he just closed his eyes. Muttered something about Lori Loughlin and that was that.
Lori Loughlin was a star on the show Full House and then later became a star of Summerland.
Sophie Bloom: Oh my God, Garrison Keillor, what is your point?!
Writer and humorist Garrison Keillor entertains more than two million listeners on over four hundred NPR stations each week as the host of the weekly radio broadcast A Prairie Home Companion. He's also known for being long-winded.
Andrew: The whole time I was there he was Tivo'ing through a fresh "Summerland".
Tivo is a digital recording device allowing people to watch up to 100 hours of tv instead of using tapes and VCR.
"Fresh" is a term used by the WB ("Gilmore Girls" main network) to mean brand new.
"Summerland" is a fellow WB show that aired its spring finale the Monday prior to this episode.
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