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Sookie St. James
Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)
This is Sebastian Bach's final appearance as Gil.
Kirk names his boat the "S.S. Lurk", a portmanteau of his and Luke's names. This could also be a combination of Kirk and Lulu.
When Lorelai and Sookie are at Lorelai's house preparing for the shower, Sookie holds her hand up and her wedding band is a very thin band. In season 3 episode 11 "I Solemnly Swear", she shows her wedding band to her old friend and it is a wide band.
Lane's apartment has had a bit of a makeover. There were always the orange drapes on the door window but they are now on the front windows as well. In addition to the baby furniture, there are a couple of new pieces. It no longer feels like the apartment of starving artists, but has more of a homey feel...not as dingy.
Lorelai: Look...there are times when you have to put those differences aside. Like, you know Joseph, from the bible, and how his brothers got all mad at him about that dreamcoat.
Mrs. Kim: Yes, and then they sold him into slavery!
Lorelai: Yeah, I don't think that was in the musical. The point is there are fights you can recover from and fights you can't, and not going to your daughter's baby shower...I mean, I know it's hard, but I don't want you to draw a line in the sand now that you can't cross later. My mother missed so much. I don't want that to happen to you.
Sookie: (looking for pictures of Rory and Lane as kids) Oh, this one is so cute!
Lorelai: That's just of Rory, though.
Sookie: I know. Awww, she was just a itsy bitsy teeny little cutie petutie, wasn't she?
Lorelai: Yeah, she's cute.
Sookie: Oh, she weally, weally was, wasn't she?
Lorelai: Seriously, the voice......
Sookie: Well, sorry, I'm hormonal. Oh, it's so hard to believe this little girl might actually be working for the New York Times!
Lorelai: (smiling) Yeah, well, she's not so "wittle" anymore. Hey, seriously, a little less of Rory, and a little more of Lane.
Sookie: Hey, don't blame me. I'm not the one who got all camera-happy with this Rory kid.
Lorelai: Hey, I know! Why don't you blow up some more balloons, or hang some streamers?
Sookie: You know, I would love to, but this little baby wants me to sit right here and continue reading "In Touch."
Lorelai: You know, that excuse will expire the minute you pop that baby out.
Sookie: Yes, but thankfully, I still have 128 lazy days left!
Rory: Oh my God! The New York Times is calling me! And not the subscriptions department!
Lorelai: I mean, if I were the New York Times, I would be like, Get me Rory Gilmore on the phone stat!
Lorelai: Well, whatever the equivalent of stat is in the news.
Lorelai: No! At the New York Times, the language is very fancy, like promptly, presently, two shakes of a lamb's tale ...
Rory: Oh, hey, Lane asked me to be her Lorelai Gilmore to her kids. Like you were to her.
Rory: Yeah. Big shoes to fill.
Lorelai: Well, luckily, we have similar feet. Oh...
Lorelai: Ahn, nothing.
Rory: Come on.
Lorelai: I just think, my first pancake turned out pretty darn good.
(Mother and daughter smile at each other and Zack comes running)
Zack: Hey! Sorry to interrupt.
Lorelai: That's alright.
Zack: I was just wondering if we should bring the cake out now because Lane's got that low blood sugar look in her eye.
Rory: Oh, yeah, let's do it!
(Rory follows Zack inside and Lorelai stays outside, looking at a picture of Lane and Rory as little girls and smiling)
Lane: So then my mom sticks her nosy head in and says, "The children are not going to be eating fried shrimp!" And I said, not only are my children going be eating fried shrimp, but they're going to listen to whatever kind of music they want, and go to school dances, and they're not going to spend their entire lives in a Church, hearing about how doing all that makes them evil. In fact, they probably won't ever step foot inside a Church at all. My kids are gonna have total freedom, end of story.
Lorelai: Wow. Total freedom, huh?
Lorelai: So you're just gonna let them follow their passion, no matter what it is?
Lorelai: Well, what if you have kids who are passionate about religion? I mean, what if you have kids who want to study the Bible?
Lane: Trust me, my kids are not gonna want to study the Bible.
Lorelai: You don't know what your kids are gonna want. You think your mom thought she was gonna have a kid who was obsessed with Jane's Addiction?
Lorelai: You may have kids who are nuts for Exodus, crazy for Deuteronomy……and then what? You're gonna want them hiding their Bibles under the floorboards?
Lorelai: You have to be reasonable.
Mrs. Kim: It is not reasonable for Lane to raise my grandchildren as heathens, while I stand by and do nothing!
Lorelai: I understand, Mrs. Kim. This is a very sensitive subject--
Mrs. Kim: No, you don't. Your daughter doesn't reject everything you stand for!
Lorelai: Lane is not rejecting you. You two are just...different. I mean, God knows my mother and I have had our differences.
Mrs. Kim: Yes. God does know!
Zack: Thank you, Rory, this party rocks!
Rory: Oh, it's all thanks to my mom. I just planned, and she executed.
Zack: Well, you both rock.
Rory: Well, how often does a girl's best friend have twins?
Lane: Just the once, let's hope.
Zack: Yeah, no kidding.
(After Logan comes home drunk)
Rory: I was worried about you. I called you 4 times before I went to sleep, ok, you didn't answer...no call back.
Logan: I'm sorry.
Rory: You're sorry.
Logan: Well, my phone was on off! Ha! Which really sounds likes it's on! But it's not, it's on off! Which is on off, on, off, got it?
Rory: I get it.
(Logan comes home at 3:00 in the morning very drunk and proceeds to make himself a sandwich)
Logan: Who keeps bread in the refrigerator?! I hate cold bread! Ugh! These twist ties, they're impossible!
(Lorelai looks at a picture of Rory and Lane as children)
Luke: Seems like yesterday she was taking up three tables at the diner with those giant books of hers.
Luke: Yep. She was something. Is something.
Lorelai: (shrugs and looks around) So, what's this I hear about Kirk buying your boat?
Luke: Oh, well, I just realized I was never going to take that thing out. I mean, all that time I spent trying to fix it up. So, I bought a new one.
Lorelai: (clearly surprised) When?
Luke: Today. Got the idea in my head a couple of hours ago, went down to the shipyard in Bridgeport, and just did it.
Lorelai: You just bought a boat.
Luke: Yeah, and it's even bigger and better than the old one. It's got everything. It's got a little kitchen, bathroom, even a place to sleep.
Luke: Yeah, I'm just going to keep it down there in the marina and when April comes in the summer, you know take it out on little trips. You know, go away for a few weeks.
Lorelai: Luke, that sounds really nice!
Lorelai: God, I can't believe you bought a boat in a day! It used to take you a week to buy a tee shirt.
Luke: Yeah, well, things change. (pause) Alright, I'll see you inside?
(she nods "yes", he walks into Miss Patty's and she looks upset)
Rory: (about Lane and her mother fighting) So, my mom brokered peace?
Lane: Hard core. Listen, here's the thing. My kids are going to need that too. You know, when they're hiding their Bibles, and they can't stand me. So, what I want to know is.....would you be their Lorelai Gilmore? I guess that's the proper term.
Lane: I can't think of anyone who would be better. Plus, you already have the name.
Rory: I'd love to. Yeah. (they hug)
(Lane is on bed rest so Lorelai, Rory, Zack, and Mrs. Kim wheel her in the bed to Miss Patty's where the baby shower is)
Mrs. Kim: Slow down. (to a passing car) Hold it, hold it. Too fast.
Lane: Mama, I'm fine. Hey, this is fun! Don't they push a bed through the streets in the opening credits of The Monkees?
Zack: I'm pretty sure it was a bathtub.
Lorelai: Actually, it's both. Davey's in the bed, Peter's in the bathtub.
Zack: Are you sure? Cause I could have sworn...
Rory: Uh, Zack, you do not want to go head to head with her on Monkees trivia.
Mrs. Kim: (to another passing car) You did not come to a full stop. And use your blinkers!
Zack: Hey, Luke, you still haven't RSVP'd for the baby shower.
Luke: Yeah, I don't think I'm going to go.
Zack: Oh, really?
Luke: Yeah, it's not my thing. But, there's a gift for you in the back. You should take it before you leave.
Kirk: Wait, gifts are required?
Zack: Yeah, that's kind of the whole point. I mean, that's how Lane talked me into the whole thing.
Kirk: Damn! It's my first baby shower. I've been so caught up in the wardrobe question. Just to clarify, people don't actually dress like babies?
(Luke looks annoyed)
Zack: I think what you're wearing is fine, dude.
(Sookie and Lorelai are having trouble finding a good picture of Lane as a child)
Lorelai: Alright, I'm going to call Mrs. Kim. She'll have some good ones. (looks around) Have you seen the phone?
Sookie: See, the thing is, when I sat down, I realized it was behind me, and it's right on my lower back. And normally, I would pull it out but it's really kind of hitting just the right spot where I've had a knot for like a week.
Lorelai: (holds out her hand for the phone)
Sookie: (pulls it out from behind her) Did I mention I was pregnant?
Lorelai: Well, that's good news, because onesies are the exact opposite of pancakes. They're totally impossible to screw up. You can slap anything on a onesie and it looks cute.
Lorelai: Yeah. Alligator... fried egg... tools... These are not generally considered cute items.
Rory: I'll take the adorable Phillips head. Not something you hear normally.
Lorelai: But you put that on a little onesie?
Rory: You're right. It's pretty damn cute!
Lorelai: So cute!
Kirk: Word on the street is you're selling your boat.
Luke: I called you, Kirk.
Kirk: Yeah, well I was on the street when you called.
At the Baby shower...
-"B-A-B-Y" Rachel Sweet
-"All Fired Up" Tralala
-"Happy Song" Milkshake
-"I Would Go" Smoosh
-"Mockingbird Song" ("Hush Little Baby) Zack sings to Lane and the crowd.
French episode title: "La Fête des Bébés de Lane", meaning "Lane's Babies' Shower".
Spain - October 8, 2007 on FOX TV Spain
Germany - February 1, 2008 on VOX
This is the 13th episode of Gilmore Girls with the name Lorelai in the title.
This episode received 4.17 million viewers on its original airdate.
Lane asks Rory to be her kids' "Lorelai Gilmore", meaning a friend in need to her kids just like Lorelai was to Lane growing up.
Liza Weil (Paris), Yanic Truesdale (Michel), Kelly Bishop (Emily) and Edward Herrmann (Richard) do not appear in this episode.
Lorelai: Make it a bunch of blobs, you know? A Baby's First Rorschach Test.
A Rorschach inkblot test is a method of psychological evaluation in which the psychologist shows the patient inkblots and has the patient say what they see in the inkblots.
Lorelai: What do I have, like 14 questions left?
Lorelai is referring to Twenty Questions, which was a popular radio and television series. In this game, one player answers the other's questions with simple "yes" or "no" responses.
Kirk: It's precise, efficient, Hemingway-esque in its terse simplicity.
Ernest Hemingway was an American writer who was known for his minimalist writing style.
Lorelai: Like, you know...Joseph, from the Bible, and how his brothers got all mad at him about that dreamcoat?
Mrs. Kim: Yes, and then his brothers sold him into slavery.
Lorelai: Yeah, I don't think that was in the musical.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, based on the biblical tale of Jacob's son Joseph and his brothers, was the first musical created by the famous theatre duo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Contrary to Lorelai's comment, Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers, and later comes to forgive them after he discovers they've changed (which presumably is the point Lorelai was trying to stress).
Lorelai: Uh, got kicked out of Argentina with the Bush twins, Collin and Fin?
Lorelai is alluding to President Bush's twin daughters Jenna and Barbara, who were thrown out of Argentina after the local tabloids reported on their out of control partying.
Sookie: I cannot believe Britney is driving with her baby on her lap like that. What is she doing with that guy by the way? Eek.
Lorelai: Well, you'll be glad to know they have since broken up. Although it turns out that he was kind of stabilizing influence in her life. Who knew?
Sookie is referring to Britney Spears, who was captured driving while her youngest son sat on her lap. At the time she was married to Kevin Federline, but has since filed for divorce. Lorelai is to referring to the fact that after filing, Britney went on a partying streak that was well documented by the paparazzi.
Kirk: You can be Ginger to Lulu's Mary Ann.
Ginger and Mary Ann were two characters from the show "Gilligan's Island", and they were two friends.
Lane: You didn't hear about the fight? Me and my mom, classic Kim family grudgefest? If not for your mom, we might have gone the way of Pretty Girls Make Graves.
"Pretty Girls Make Graves" was an indie rock band, formed in Seattle in 2001, named after The Smiths song of the same name. Pitchfork Media announced that the band was breaking up on 29 January, 2007.
Lane: Mom, I'm fine. Hey, this is fun. Don't they push a bed through the streets in the opening credits of "The Monkees"?
The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. The show, which ran from 1966 to 1968, helped make them one of the 1960s' most popular music acts.
Miss Patty: Adorable. There is nothing cuter than a baby in a onesie -- except, of course, Anthony Quinn in a onesie.
Anthony Quinn was a two-time Academy Award-winning Irish American and Mexican-American actor, as well as a painter and writer. He is perhaps best known in the US for his roles in two Hollywood films, the title role in Zorba the Greek and his Oscar-winning performance in Viva Zapata!
Logan: Yeah. Finn bought a racehorse with George Maloof. How hilarious is that?
George Maloof is Executive Vice President of the Maloof Companies and head of the hotels division. He is President of Maloof Hotels since 1989. He is co-owner of the Sacramento Kings, the Sacramento Monarchs, and the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with his brothers.
Zach: Yeah baby, plus you get to eat all your meals on trays, that's pretty cool. And I'm gonna hang out with you, just like John and Yoko.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono stayed in their bed twice (also named 'Bed-In') for peace, both in Amsterdam and in Montreal. They were mainly patronised as a couple of eccentrics by the media, yet they did a great deal for the peace movement, as well as for feminism and racial harmony.
Rory: I'm gonna need you to drive because I have to change in the backseat, "Dirty Dancing"-style.
Dirty Dancing is a 1987 romance film directed by Emile Ardolino. The film starred Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, and Jerry Orbach. The movie became a major hit after it was released, despite being a low-budget film with no major stars. In the movie Jennifer Grey's character undressed in the backseat of a car.
Lorelai: You think your mom thought she was gonna get a kid who loved Jane's Addiction?
"Jane's Addiction" was an American rock band featuring Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Eric Avery, and Stephen Perkins. The band formed in the late 1980s and dissolved in the early 1990s. They briefly toured in 1997 and then returned in the early 2000s before breaking up again.
Kirk: It's a powerful feeling seeing yourself immortalized in print. Sure, it's only newsprint. It rips easily, it comes off on your fingers, and the next day, people use it to wrap fish, but, hey, it's how Dickens got started.
Charles Dickens was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime.
Lorelai: Oh, my God. Next year, no excuses. We are making you that audition tape for "Top Chef."
Top Chef is an American reality competition show airing on the Bravo cable television network in which chefs compete against each other in weekly challenges. They are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated each week.
Lorelai: Let me see. 40 people have RSVP'd yes to Lane's shower, and we bought 60 onesies for them to decorate. I don't want to go all "Beautiful Mind" on you, but according to my calculations...
Rory: Yes, Mr. Nash, but you are forgetting about the first-pancake phenomenon.
A Beautiful Mind is a Academy Award-winning film inspired by the Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash and his experiences of schizophrenia. The film is loosely based on the more factual biography of the same name, which was written by Sylvia Nasar and published in 1998. John Nash was known to be great in working with numbers.
Sookie: Oh, Angelina and Brad had their baby.
Sookie is referring to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt that had a baby together, that was born 27 May 2006 in Namibia, called Shiloh Nouvel.
Kirk: I thought you were gonna take it with you to the grave to cross the river Styx.
The river Styx is a river in mythology. It runs through the underworld, or Hades' domain. All of the dead had to cross the river in order to enter the "true" underworld. In order to do this they must pay a coin to Charon, the boat man. It also served as the river of unbreakable promises, which means that if you swore on the river Styx you could not break your promise.
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