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Gilmore Girls: Kiss and Tell

Dean and Rory share their first kiss, but Rory decides to hide the news from her mother. When Lorelai hears about the kiss from Mrs. Kim, she tries to prove to Rory that she's okay with Dean by inviting him to join their movie night. There, Lorelai lays down the law when it comes to dating her daughter.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 226706
Airdate: Thursday November 16th, 2000

Director: Rodman Flender
Writer: Jenji Kohan

Alternate Airdates:

FR (TF6) Sep 22, 2001
DE (Vox) Apr 14, 2004

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Brian Berke (1)Brian Berke (1)
As Joe
Recurring
Emily KurodaEmily Kuroda
As Mrs. Kim
Recurring
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Dean Forester
Recurring
Liz TorresLiz Torres
As Miss Patty
Recurring
Michael WintersMichael Winters
As Taylor Doose
Recurring
Sally StruthersSally Struthers
As Babette Dell
Recurring
Ted RooneyTed Rooney
As Morey Dell
Recurring
Sonya EddySonya Eddy
As Cashier
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
Yanic TruesdaleYanic Truesdale
As Michel Gerard
Keiko AgenaKeiko Agena
As Lane Kim
Episode Notes
Kelly Bishop (Emily) and Edward Herrmann (Richard) do not appear in this episode.

The movie that Lorelai, Rory, and Dean watch is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory from 1971.

Dean gives Rory her first kiss.

Ratings: 3.7/5

This episode was ranked #13 on the Futon Critic's 20 Best Episodes of 2000 article.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Antonio VivaldiBallo, E Canto De Villanelli 


Episode Quotes
Lorelai: Stop saying mother like that.
Rory: Like what?
Lorelai: Like there's supposed to be another word after it.

Lorelai: He kissed you and you said 'thank you'?
Rory: Yes.
Lorelai: Well that was very polite.

Luke: No tip?
Lorelai: Oh yeah, here's a tip -- serve your customers!
Luke: Here's another -- don't sit on any cold benches!

Lorelai: He kissed you again? What, is he just out of prison or something?

Lorelai: I'm afraid that once your heart's involved, it all comes out in moron.

Luke: You're not going to kill the bag boy.
Lorelai: Why not?
Luke: It's double coupon day. You'll bring down the town.

Lorelai: I'm crushed, I'm bleeding, get me a tourniquet! Oh, no, they're all dirty because Rory wouldn't wash them with her stuff.

Rory: That’s my mom.
Dean: She’s got energy.
Rory: Yeah, well she’s 90% water, 10% caffeine.

Rory: Why didn’t you just set up a camera and broadcast it all over the Internet?
Lorelai: Because I don’t think that big.

Lorelai: I will be so cool, you will mistake me for Shaft.

Rory: My mom has a thing for the Oompa-Loompas.
Lorelai: I do not have a thing for Oompa-Loompas.
Rory: Having a recurring dream about marrying one constitutes having a 'thing' for Oompa-Loompas.



Episode Goofs
This is the only episode in which the downstairs bathroom exists. In later episodes it's a closet.

Luke picks up the money that Lorelai leaves twice in the scene where Lorelai and Rory serve themselves.

When Lorelai sends Rory to get the movie, you can see Dean waiting behind the market door for his cue.



Cultural References
Rory: You're like a crazy Elsa Klensch.

Elsa Klensch is a fashion and style journalist for CNN.

Lorelai: That Lothario over there has wormed his way into my daughter's heart and mouth and for that he must die!

Lothario is a character from Nicholas Rowe's 1703 play, The Fair Penitent, who seduces then betrays the lead female character.

Lorelai: By the time that gets to Miss Patty's it's a scene from Nine 1/2 Weeks.

Nine 1/2 Weeks is a movie starring Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger about a couple who meet and have an affair that lasts for nine 1/2 weeks.

Luke: Sorry, I guess my pod's defective.

Reference to the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers in which aliens send out pods that clone humans.



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