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Gilmore Girls: Presenting Lorelai Gilmore

The annual debutant ball is coming up, and Emily's friends are nagging her to put Rory in it. When Emily asks Rory, she accepts, to Lorelai's dismay. Emily hopes that the ball will help bring Richard back into their social circle, but instead, it makes him angry, and causes them to fight at the ball. Also, Christopher agrees to present Rory and shocks Lorelai with news about his new relationship.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x6
Production Number: 227456
Airdate: Tuesday November 06th, 2001


Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) May 12, 2004

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David SutcliffeDavid Sutcliffe
As Christopher Hayden
Recurring
Grant-Lee PhillipsGrant-Lee Phillips
As Grant
Recurring
Jean St. JamesJean St. James
As Mom #2
Recurring
Judy GeesonJudy Geeson
As Nettie
Recurring
Liz TorresLiz Torres
As Miss Patty
Recurring
Samantha SheltonSamantha Shelton
As Libby Doty
Recurring
Susan BjurmanSusan Bjurman
As Emily's Friend
Recurring
Jen DedeJen Dede
As Leisal
Kincaid WalkerKincaid Walker
As Katie Hethington
Millicent MartinMillicent Martin
As Debut Presenter
Peggy GossPeggy Goss
As Mom #1
Shane PartlowShane Partlow
As Maurice Chevalier lip-syncer
Main Cast
Lauren GrahamLauren Graham
As Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis BledelAlexis Bledel
As Rory Gilmore
Scott PattersonScott Patterson
As Luke Danes
Edward HerrmannEdward Herrmann
As Richard Gilmore
Kelly BishopKelly Bishop
As Emily Gilmore
Keiko AgenaKeiko Agena
As Lane Kim
Liza WeilLiza Weil
As Paris Gellar
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Dean Forester
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
As Jess Mariano
Episode Notes
Yanic Truesdale (Michel) and Melissa McCarthy (Sookie) do not appear in this episode.

Jean St. James (Mom #2) previously guest starred as an irate mother in "Kill Me Now".



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Frank SinatraThe Way You Look Tonight 
Grant Lee BuffaloJubilee 
Maurice ChevalierThank Heaven For Little Girls 
RammsteinDu Hast 


Episode Quotes
Lorelai: (to Richard and Emily) Are you two completely out of your mind? There is a ceremony going on in there. Young girls in ugly dresses and stupid fans are parading around in circles for God knows what reason, and you two are ruining it.

Rory: Before I knew it, Grandma was telling me how important it is for a person to be properly presented to society.
Lorelai: Ugh!
Rory: And how every young girl dreams of this day.
Lorelai: Argh!
Rory: And how there are flowers.
Lorelai: Oh, Lord!
Rory: And music.
Lorelai: Please!
Rory: And cake.
Lorelai: Oh yeah, the cake's actually good.

Christopher: No, it's actually pretty interesting. I'm working for this firm that helps those overblown tech companies scale back and stay afloat now that they're facing leaner times.
Lorelai: I'm sorry, uh, what's the interesting part?
Christopher: We dress like superheroes when we do it.

Christopher: Well, did you tell her about Barbara Hutton, Doris Duke, Gloria Vanderbilt?
Lorelai: Yes, and she's perfectly willing to marry Cary Grant, get offed by her crazy butler, and start designing blue jeans as soon as the ball ends.

Rory: And when I got back from Grandpa's office, they all invited me out onto the patio.
Lorelai: No no no, please tell me you did not go out onto the patio.
Rory: I went out onto the patio.
Lorelai: Ugh, Rory, that's like accepting the position as the drummer in Spinal Tap.

Lorelai: Rory, do you know what a coming out party says?
Rory: It says I'm a woman now.
Lorelai: No. It says, 'Hi, I'm Rory. I'm of good breeding and marriageable age, and I will now parade around in front of young men of similarly good breeding and marriageable age so they can all take a good long look at me.'
Rory: You're exaggerating.
Lorelai: No, it's like animals being up for bid at the county fair, except sheep don't wear hoop skirts.

Luke: How can you like that shirt?
Jess: It brings out my eyes.

Christopher: May I have this dance?
Lorelai: I don't know. Do you have a trust fund? (to Rory) Always make sure.



Episode Goofs
When Lorelai calls Chris, she writes his new number on a gum wrapper. The shot moves to Rory and when it cuts back to Lorelai, she is reading the number off of a notebook.

At Luke's after the ball, Rory's hamburger constantly changes from being bitten into to whole between shots.

At the debutante ball, Lorelai is wearing a necklace when she talks to Emily and Richard but isn't wearing it during the other parts of the ball.



Cultural References
Lorelai: Oh Shecky, you kill me.

Shecky Greene is a well-known comedian.

Lorelai: Hey! Nobody puts Baby in the corner.

Lorelai is quoting a line from the movie Dirty Dancing. Coincidentally, Kelly Bishop (Emily) played the mother in the film.

Lorelai: Does Terence McNally know about you two?

Terence McNally is a playwright who's works include Ragtime, Corpus Christi, and Andre's Mother.

Lorelai: Okay, Liesl. I'm Brigitta, this is Gretl.

Lorelai is referencing The Sound Of Music in which the von Trapp daughters are named Liesl, Brigitta, and Gretl.

Lorelai: That's like accepting the position as the drummer in Spinal Tap.

In the 1984 Rob Reiner movie This Is Spinal Tap, the drummers for the fictional metal band Spinal Tap die in freak accidents and explosions.

Lorelai: I think George and Martha are joining us for dinner.

George and Martha were the alcoholic, argumentative couple from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.



Episode References
When Jess dresses as Luke, he has the hat on that Luke wore in Season 1 until Lorelai gave him a new hat for Christmas in "Forgiveness and Stuff".



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