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