Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)
At the wedding, Lorelai says, "Oh, Christopher, you know Luke..." Christopher acts as if he has never met Luke, even though Christopher has been to Luke's diner a few times earlier in the series.
The song that Richard and Emily first dance to (about the man named Bill) is called "Wedding Bell Blues" written by Laura Nyro and performed my Maryilyn McCoo and the 5th Dimension. This is undoubtedly the inspiration for the title of the episode.
When Luke is on the phone with the boating suppliers, the camera shows behind the counter, and you can see a Luke's takeout bag standing up on the shelf underneath. Luke later hands Lorelai a bag of donuts, and when the camera shows them kissing, you can see behind the counter and the bag isn't there.
When Christopher walks into the wedding, Lorelai is surprised to see him, however Christopher was invited by Emily and so shouldn't Lorelai have noticed his name when she was attempting to sabotage the seating chart the night before?
In this episode,Richard and Emily are celebrating their 40th anniversary. And since Richard celebrated his 60th birthday two years earlier in a January 2003 third season episode that would have made him 22 when he got married.In the following season Emily mentions that she was 23 when they married.So while it has always been implied that Richard was older if this math is correct Emily is actually a year older than him!
In episode "We Got Us a Pippi Virgin" Lorelai tells Luke that she is an awkward winker, however, when she was walking down the aisle, she winks at him just fine.
The song that plays while Emily and Richard dance is called "Wedding Bell Blues" (hence the title of the episode) and is sung by Fifth Dimension.
When Luke storms out on Lorelai and Chris, Lorelai is only about a meter or two behind him. However, when she goes into the grand hall, he is no where to be seen.
Lorelai and Rory plan a girls night to watch a Cop Rock marathon. Kathleen Wilhoite who plays Liz Danes, Luke's sister was a regular guest star on Cop Rock.
When Rory kisses Logan a second time to prove he's not "kissing a guy", notice that Rory's right hand is on his neck, but when the shot switches to Logan, her hand is somewhere on his arm.
Emily: It's going to be fabulous, isn't it, Lorelai?
Lorelai: Ab fab, sweetie darling.
Emily: Isn't she hilarious? I never have any idea what she's talking about, but she's so entertaining, like a chimp. Isn't she like a chimp Gypsy?
Gypsy: Please make your mother stop talking to me.
Lorelai: If only I had that power.
Lorelai: Christopher, get out of my way!!!
Luke: Aren't you going to lock the door?
Lorelai: Babette, could you lock up when you leave?
Babette:(Pops up on couch) You got it, honey!
Emcee: At this time, if you're in love, I invite you to join Emily and
Richard on the dance floor.
Lorelai: You wanna dance?
Luke: No, thanks.
Lorelai: (seriously) Please? I promise I will dance just as spazzy as you will.
Luke: I do not dance spazzy.
Lorelai: Then I will be the only spaz on the floor. Please?
Luke: I do not dance spazzy.
Lorelai: (smiles) Thank you.
(Luke and Lorelai are dancing)
Luke: Okay, there's a touch of spazzy in there. Can we stop dancing now?
Lorelai: We can. Uh, but Marilyn is standing right behind you and if we swap
she's going to swoop in, there's nothing I can do to save you.
Luke: Well, funny how Marilyn's been standing right behind me where I can't
see her for the last two songs.
Lorelai: Yeah, I know. That woman is spooky.
Luke: This wouldn't be some underhanded ploy of yours to keep me dancing,
Lorelai: Why, Luke Danes, I am appalled at the insinuation. I should walk
off this dance floor right now and leave you to your fate. But I'm much too
sweet a person to do that.
Luke: (on the phone) Uh-huh. Uh-huh. You don't? Well, when are you going to get it in? Fine. Two boxes of annular thread silicon pronged boat pads. A band saw. A wood rack, and a jack plane. Yeah, I'll hold. (Lorelai waves and Luke grunts)
Lorelai: Eh? Apparently now we've been married for forty years?
Lorelai: All right. I thought you were gonna spend the evening trying to figure out how to fling yourself down the stairs just hard enough that you won't have to go to my parents' thing tomorrow, but not so hard that you actually die.
Luke: No, I thought instead that I'd try to find a wild boar to maul me just enough that I'll need medical attention so I won't have to go to your parents' thing tomorrow, but after some stitches and a transfusion I'll still be able to make you coffee.
Christopher: It is none of your business what goes on with Rory.
Luke: It sure as hell is my business!
Christopher: Rory is my daughter, okay? Mine!
Luke: Oh, really? Well, where the hell where you when she had the chicken pox and would only eat mashed potatoes for a week? Or when she graduated high school and started college, huh? Where the hell were you when I was moving her mattress into her dorm and out of her dorm and back into her dorm?
Christopher: Where I was is none of your concern, okay? Rory is my daughter, and Lorelai's daughter, and that's it.
Luke: Yeah, but I'm with Lorelai.
Christopher: For now!
Richard: (giving the toast at the reception) Now, many of you know my daughter Lorelai. When Lorelai was three, she went through a period of having chronic ear infections. It was terrible. Screaming all night long--we couldn't keep a nanny for a week!
Lorelai: (to Luke) Yeah, that was the terrible part of it. The searing pain was just a side note!
Logan: Because you're special.
Rory: Special? Like "Stop eating the paste" special?
Lorelai: Someone comes up, I'll take a drink. My mouth will be full, I can't talk. How would that look, right? Then you jump in, offer your hand. 'Hi, Luke Danes. And you are?' 'I'm Mr. Blockenfeffer.' By then I will have swallowed. 'Oh hi, Mr. Blockenfeffer, I'm Lorelai, remember me?' 'The bane of your mother's existence?' 'Exactly. Nice to see you again.' 'Nice to see you again. And nice to meet you, Luke.' 'Nice to meet you, Mr. Blockenfeffer.' 'You kids have a lovely evening.' 'No, you have a lovely evening. Our love to Mrs. Blockenfeffer.'
Kyon: What are we doing here?
Lane: I've tried to explain it to her but it is not working.
Rory: We are throwing my grandmother a bachelorette party.
Kyon: But she is married.
Rory: Yeah, but, they are doing it again.
Kyon: But why?
Rory: Because, they want to tell each other they love each other all over again.
Kyon: But why?
Rory: 'Cause they do.
Kyon: But why?
Rory: Because it's fun.
Kyon: But why?
Lane: Hey, you even lasted one more "but why" than I did.
(Lorelai is rearranging the seating chart for Emily and Richard's vow renewal)
Lorelai: There is no way I'm sitting next to Missy Hollargan.
Rory: Stop that, that's Grandma's seating chart!
Lorelai: I know, I'm just fine-tuning it. Oh, the Ramsey's divorce must be legal by now. Time for a little reunion.
Rory: You're evil and I'm going to tell.
Lorelai: Well if you tell, then I'm going to tell cousin Drew, aka the Power Spitter, that you like him.
Rory: You're mean.
Lorelai: Hmm. Man, I'll say one thing for my parents, they certainly command a good turnout.
Rory: Hey, do you think the Sheldrakes will be unhappy at the Bluestone Club?
Lorelai: Oh, I have no idea. However, I do know that Dinky Shaw is going to be sitting next to her ex-husband's daughter from his second marriage. This is the daughter whose conception caused the second marriage. And everybody should bring an extra roll of film!
(Rory and Logan kiss)
Logan: I feel like I'm kissing a guy.
(Rory shakes her head and kisses him again
Logan: And apparently I had no idea what I was missing.
Lorelai: Oh look, my Aunt Totsy, mmmm, lovely woman. You hug her, you smell like her for a month.
Luke: (to bartender) Yep. Keep these coming.
Lorelai: Stop her from getting a drink.
Lorelai: Show her Nick Nolte's mug shot.
Luke: I'm with Lorelai!
Christopher: Yeah, for now!
Lorelai: (to Emily) You and me, we're done!
(Emily looks at her like she doesn't know what happened)
Richard: Focus, please.
Lorelai: I am a camera.
Emily: When a woman gives birth to a crack baby you don't buy her a puppy.
Lorelai: (to Emily about her wedding jitters) It's a pretend wedding! J.Lo has 'em all the time!
Rory: (to Logan) Girls just wanna have fun. Stringless fun.
Richard: (to Luke) Would you like me to press your pants for you?
Emily: (to Richard) Oh relax, Richard. He isn't wearing THAT to the wedding. He'll change later.
Luke: Hold on, did you say Cop Rock marathon?
Lorelai: Yeah, I got 'em all on tape. (Pauses) Trying to figure out what you see in me?
Lorelai: Wait till you see me in the boots.
Logan: Rory, you're special.
Rory: Special...you mean like "Stop eating the paste" special?
Lorelai: (catching Logan and Rory kissing) Grandma wants a picture.
Rory: Of this!?
Rory: (to Lorelai about rearranging the wedding seating chart) Second circle of Hell, party of one.
This is Marion Ross's second appearance as Richard's cousin Marilyn. The first was at the funeral of Richard's mother, Trix.
French episode title: "Mariage Et Réglement de Compte", meaning "Wedding And Payback Time".
This marks the beginning of Rory and Logan as somewhat of a couple.
In this episode Rory's burning CDs by Arcade Fire, Super Furry Animals and Brian Eno.
Scored 5.9 million viewers in first broadcast.
The Futon Critic ranked this episode #17 of the top episodes of 2005.
The same location used for this episode was used in two other episodes: "Rory's Dance" in season 1 and "Presenting Lorelai Gilmore" in season 2.
Chris ruins another one of Lorelai's relationships.
The wedding scenes were filmed at the Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles.
This marks the 100th episode of Gilmore Girls
Emily: And on top of all that, even though we managed to get the Sheldrake's out of the rose room, the Woman's Club that owns this place has their still life painting class at 4:00 today in the salon and they refuse to give it up.
In the movie Dirty Dancing, in which Kelly Bishop played Baby's mother, one of the hotels that Johnny and Baby danced at was called The Sheldrake Hotel.
Lorelai: Mom it's a pretend wedding, J.Lo has them all the time.
Alluding to Jennifer Lopez' somewhat Elizabeth Taylor-like history with men
Emily: Maybe I should take a Seconal.
Lorelai: Excellent idea, Judy.
Judy Garland died of an overdose of Seconal, a barbiturate.
Lorelai: And over here we have the Romanov table.
The Romanov family were Tsars of Russia until the 1917 revolution.
Rory: Do you like my suit?
Christopher: I do. It's very Bugsy Malone.
Bugsy Malone is a gangster movie where all the gangsters are children.
Lorelai: (to Rory) Hey, aren't you the culture Queer Eye guy?
A reference to Rory in her suit looking like Jai, the culture expert on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
Marylin: (to Luke) Gardeners are very in now.
Not only a reference to John and Gabrielle from Desperate Housewives, but also a reference to DJ and Marissa on The O.C.
Lorelai: Ab-Fab, sweetie darling.
Refers to the BBC comedy series Absolutely Fabulous. The queen of excess, Edina "Eddy" Monsoon, and her Ivana Trump lookalike best friend Patsy "Pats" Stone, frequently call each other "sweetie darling."
Episode Title: Wedding Bell Blues
The title refers to a 1967 hit song by The 5th Dimension. It is also the very same song that plays while Emily and Richard dance after the ceremony. Another popular alternative name of the song was "Marry Me, Bill", so Richard announces that his name was - only for that night - Bill, and this is their song. He says Emily used to came to love the song because it soothed Lorelai who had ear infections as a small child. Lorelai references these ear infections in "Love and war and snow."
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