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Gilmore Girls: 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous

As Lorelai and Christopher begin to date, Lorelai finds it difficult to commit to the relationship wholeheartedly. Seeing this, Christopher plans romantic dates for Lorelai in order to win her heart. At Yale, Rory becomes friends with eccentric girls she meets at an art museum and Richard is a guest lecturer at his Alma mater. Meanwhile, April comes to Stars Hollow to stay with Luke for a few weeks while her mother is out of town and Lorelai has to bail Emily out of jail when she is arrested.

Episode Info

Episode number: 7x4
Production Number: 2T7754
Airdate: Tuesday October 17th, 2006


Special Guest Stars
David SutcliffeDavid Sutcliffe
As Christopher Hayden
Sherilyn FennSherilyn Fenn
As Anna Nardini

Guest Stars
Adam HendershottAdam Hendershott
As A.K.
Amy SloanAmy Sloan
As Sheila
Aris AlvaradoAris Alvarado
As Caesar
Krysten RitterKrysten Ritter
As Lucy
Liz TorresLiz Torres
As Miss Patty
Rona BensonRona Benson
As Joni
Vanessa MaranoVanessa Marano
As April Nardini
Main Cast
Lauren GrahamLauren Graham
As Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis BledelAlexis Bledel
As Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy
As Sookie St. James
Scott PattersonScott Patterson
As Luke Danes
Edward HerrmannEdward Herrmann
As Richard Gilmore
Kelly BishopKelly Bishop
As Emily Gilmore
Liza WeilLiza Weil
As Paris Gellar
Matt CzuchryMatt Czuchry
As Logan Huntzberger
Sean GunnSean Gunn
As Kirk Gleason
Episode Notes
Keiko Agena (Lane Kim) and Yanic Truesdale (Michel Gerard) do not appear in this episode.

Ratings: 4.8 million viewers

Episode Quotes
(after hanging up her cell phone)
Lorelai: Oh, we gotta go.
Christopher: What's wrong?
Lorelai: My mother's in jail. This night keeps on getting better and better.

Cop: License and registration, please.
Emily: Why do you need to see my license and registration? I wasn’t speeding.
Cop: You were talking on a cell phone, ma’am.
Emily: I don’t see how that’s any of your concern. Do my bills go to your office?
Cop: It is illegal in the state of Connecticut to talk on a cell phone while operating a vehicle.
Emily: Well, that’s absurd! I can’t talk on my own cell phone in my own car?
Cop: License and registration, ma’am.
Emily: If I can manage to drink a cup of hot coffee while driving, I can certainly manage to talk on a cell phone, or is drinking coffee illegal, too? Can I listen to the radio? Can I open the glove compartment? Perhaps you should outlaw scratching your nose; that would cut down on accidents.
Cop: Ma’am, have you been drinking?

Lorelai: Oh my gosh, am I going with you to college?!
Rory: Excuse me?
Lorelai: You totally want me to come to Yale with you, don't you?
Rory: What? No!
Lorelai: Then why are you packing all of my clothes, (pulls a shirt out of Rory's bag) my pink shirt?!
Rory: (takes the shirt from Lorelai) Where'd that come from?
Lorelai: (digging though the bag) Oh my goodness, that is so nice of you to think of me in school. (grabs out a skirt) My sweet skirt! I hope you brought a toothbrush cause boy, oh boy, are we gonna have fun! (pulls out some more clothes) My cozy sweater!

Lorelai: I'm just so glad you were with me tonight, I mean, anybody else who would have seen me laughing as I bailed my mother out of jail, just would have thought I was completely deranged.
Christopher: Well, I know you're degranged. But for completely different reasons.

Emily: Yes, it's all quite amusing isn't it? My being arrested, held behind bars, manhandled and patted down. Hardy har!

Lorelai: Do you mind if I turn on the music, Mom?
Emily: That's fine.
Lorelai: What're you in the mood for? "Jail House Rock?" "Folsom Prison Blues?"
Emily: You're very funny Lorelai.
Lorelai: No, no, no, I know, I know - "Working on the Chain Gang!"

(to the prison guards)
Emily: Oh, thank you for giving me things that already belong to me! Well you can all be very proud of yourselves, you're doing a crack job, you finally got menace to society Emily Gilmore off the streets. You'll be hearing from my lawyer.

Lorelai: Snakes are gross. Snakes are scary and slithery and do you know where snakes do not belong?
Christopher: On a plane?
Lorelai: They do not belong on a plane.
Christopher: It's not an ideal situation.
Lorelai: They do not belong anywhere except in cages, stuck in safes burried deep, deep underground. I hate snakes.
Christopher: So I'm gathering.
Lorelai: With their gross no legged bodies and their scaly, scaly skin, and their wiggling and their hissing.
Christopher: Okay, Lore, I respect your very valid feelings about snakes. But I have to say, we were fairly warned.
Lorelai: No. No. A movie should not just be its title. Driving Miss Daisy didn't all take place in a car, Dances With Wolves wasn't one long wolf dance. But this was nothing but snakes. snakes, relentless snakes, snakes, on a plane, snakes, snakes, snakes on a plane!

Episode Goofs
When Luke is showing April around his apartment, the TV he shows her is an old model. However, in season 5, Luke buys a new TV so Lorelai doesn't have to go to bed as early as he does.

Cultural References
Episode Title: 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous

The episode title comes from the song "'S Wonderful" writen by George and Ira Gershwin and sung by Ray Conniff. In 1997, Conniff released a greatest hits box-set entitled " 'S Wonderful, 'S Awful Nice and 'S Marvelous". The song is also heard in the movie Funny Face, which Christopher and Lorelai watch during the episode.

(to Chris, about their date)
Lorelai: Snakes on a boat?

Lorelai's line is a pun on the 2006 cult film Snakes on a Plane starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Lorelai: ...in my youth or childhood.
Christopher: You must have done something good.

Lorelai and Christopher are referencing a line from the movie The Sound of Music. The line is heard during the song "Something Good".

Episode References
Visual: Rory unpacking a rocket

The rocket is a reference back to the season premiere, "The Long Morrow" where Logan gives the rocket to Rory as a gift and she struggles to find the meaning behind it.

Lorelai: Oh my gosh, am I going with you to college?!
Rory: Excuse me?
Lorelai: You totally want me to come to Yale with you, don't you?

This is a reference to "The Lorelais' First Day at Yale" when Rory gets homesick during her first night at Yale and has Lorelai stay the night with her.

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