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Sherry's carefully planned labor goes awry when she goes into labor early and Christopher is out of town. Sherry asks Rory to be with her at the hospital, which reminds Lorelai of the day that Rory was born. Flashbacks tell the story of 16-year-old Lorelai as she learns she is pregnant, decides not to marry Christopher, and ultimately leaves home with her new baby. Luke goes on his first date with Nicole.
This is the first episode to contain flashbacks.
When Lorelai brings Emily the DVDs, Dirty Dancing is not mentioned because Kelly Bishop, who plays Emily, was also in the movie.
Jess: If a horse-drawn carriage shows up here, my throwing up will be eternal.
Lorelai: He decided the golf theme was dull. And he doesn't want to be remembered as dull.
Michel: Would he like to be remembered as limping? Because I can be a fabulous help with that.
Lorelai: Tell Sherry to keep her legs crossed ‘til I get there.
Rory: Does that work?
Lorelai: No. Bye.
Emily: I’m not an invalid, Lorelai.
Lorelai: Well, of course you are, Mother. Why else would I suggest a DVD player?
Emily: Lorelai, you're having a baby!
Lorelai: Well, that explains the stomachache.
Michel: Here’s an idea – it’s a retirement party, yes? Okay. So what happens after you retire? You die. So, why don’t we dig a big hole, throw him in, hand everybody a shovel, they take turns covering him up. We go inside, have dinner, the wife gets used to eating alone.
Lorelai: And the second thing is, you need to tell me why you’re sitting like that.
Sherry: Maureen told me that Howard Stern said that if you squat, it makes the baby come out faster.
Lorelai: Okay, as long as you have a sane reason from a reliable source.
While Rory is with Sherry and they're rearranging her appointments, they are using a cell phone. However, cell phones aren't allowed in hospitals.
The flashbacks show how Lorelai couldn't fit into her debutante dress. But in "P.S. I Lo ...
", Rory finds a picture of Lorelai in the dress.
In this episode, the RSVP for the C-Section says that the C-Section will be at 6:00. However, in "Take The Deviled Eggs
", Sherry said that she'll "do Gigi at 5:00".
Lorelai: These are Paris and Nicky Hilton's kind of travel books.
Paris and Nicky Hilton are heiresses to the Hilton Hotel fortune that live very lavish lifestyles.
Lorelai: Oh no, it's raining in Spain! But since the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain ...
Lorelai is quoting a line from from the musical My Fair Lady in which Henry Higgins uses the phrase to teach Eliza Doolittle to articulate her words properly.
Lorelai: Who died and made you Sara Moulton?
Sara Moulton is a popular chef who has her own cooking show on the Food Network.
You need to learn that there are gonna be times in your life where you have to do ridiculous things for money. If you're Adrian Zmed, that includes everything that ever happens in your whole career.
Adrian Zmed is an actor who played a cop on T.J. Hooker
and also was a host of the series Dance Fever
I don’t watch that much television. I don’t find forensic work quite as fascinating as the rest of the world.
Emily is referring to the CSI
series of television shows that includes CSI: Miami
and CSI: NY