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Gilmore Girls: But Not as Cute as Pushkin

Rory is delighted when the headmaster of her old prep school asks her to play hostess to a young student, Anna, who is thinking of applying to Yale. However, Anna turns out to be more interested in boys than academics and runs off to party, leaving Rory to deal with Logan's elaborate practical jokes. Meanwhile, Lorelai and Luke have their first fight when she accidentally upsets him by buying an old boat that had belonged to his father.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x10
Production Number: 2T5310
Airdate: Tuesday November 30th, 2004

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Jan 03, 2006


Guest Stars
Alan LoayzaAlan Loayza
As Colin
Dakin MatthewsDakin Matthews
As Hanlin Charleston
Danny StrongDanny Strong
As Doyle
George Anthony BellGeorge Anthony Bell
As Prof. Bell
Liz TorresLiz Torres
As Miss Patty
Matt CzuchryMatt Czuchry
As Logan Huntzberger
Mitch SilpaMitch Silpa
As Terence
Tanc SadeTanc Sade
As Finn
Wayne Wilcox (1)Wayne Wilcox (1)
As Marty
Bunny LevineBunny Levine
As Mrs. Thompson
Sandra DeniseSandra Denise
As Moderator
Vicki GoldsmithVicki Goldsmith
As Drunk Yale Student
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
Yanic TruesdaleYanic Truesdale
As Michel Gerard
Keiko AgenaKeiko Agena
As Lane Kim
Liza WeilLiza Weil
As Paris Gellar
Sean GunnSean Gunn
As Kirk Gleason
Episode Notes
Rating: 4.2/6

This is the first appearance of Dakin Matthews as Headmaster Charleston since "Those Are Strings, Pinocchio".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The FutureheadsRobot 
North GreenDrunk 

Episode Quotes
Paris: Just tell me if my lipstick is too whorish.
Rory: Nope, just whorish enough.

Lorelai: I think it's going very well, you and me, you think it's going very well?
Luke: I have very few complaints.
Lorelai: I'm going right past the 'very few complaints' comment because I know you're just trying to bait me . . . what complaints?

Lorelai: Luke, I can drive you back to the diner. I promise if we pass any senior citizens I'll let you jump out and pants them.
Luke: Fine.

Lorelai: Because, you keep all those crazy anal Bob Graham kind of notebooks. "Eight a.m., got up. Eight fifteen, brushed teeth. Eight twenty-five, had impure thoughts. Eight thirty-six, sent dwarves off to
Rory: I do not have my diaries from last November on me at the moment.
Lorelai: But you do have them.
Rory: Yes.
Lorelai: And they will contain where we ate breakfast that morning.
Rory: Yes.
Lorelai: I love my little circus freak.

Jack: I'm Jack.
Paris: Paris.
Jack: Parents travel a lot?
Paris: Why?
Jack: Your name is Paris.
Paris: No. Did your parents change flat tires a lot?
Jack: What?
Paris: Or plug the phone into the wall a lot?
Jack: No.

Luke: I smashed my leg on a Thigh Master.
Lorelai: I'm so sorry.
Luke: And then I tripped and smashed my other leg on another Thigh Master.
Lorelai: I'm sorry.
Luke: Why the hell do you have so many Thigh Masters?
Lorelai: I have a really bad thigh complex.

Lorelai: Oh you know what? I have someone standing abnormally close to me. I'll call you later.
Rory: Okay, say hi to Kirk for me.

Episode Goofs
Rory tells Anna that she hasn't dated anyone at Yale. However, in "The Fundamental Things Apply", Rory goes on a date with Trevor.

Cultural References
Episode Title: But Not as Cute as Pushkin

Aleksandr Pushkin is a 19th century author noted for works such as Boris Godunov and Eugene Onegin.

Rory: It's 11 o'clock at night! Who are you planning on hooking up with? Spike and Drusilla?

Spike and Drusilla are two vampires from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Danny Strong (Doyle) was a recurring character on Buffy and the TV show aired in the same timeslot as Gilmore Girls at one point.

Lorelai: Business? Now you're Willy Loman?

Willy Loman, a travelling salesman, is the main character from Death of a Salesman.

Lorelai: Did your Mini-Me show up?

In the Austin Powers trilogy, Mini-Me is Dr. Evil's clone.

Paris: Eve Harrington has arrived.

Eve Harrington is a character from the 1950 movie All About Eve. The movie told the story of an aspiring actress, Eve Harrington, who is taken on as a personal assitant to a Broadway super-star.

Lorelai: Great, then I'll hop a fence and get Richard Widmark to sign my grapefruit.

This refers to the classic I Love Lucy episode "The Tour," broadcast May 30, 1955. When Lucy and Ethel take a tour of movie star homes, Lucy falls off Richard Widmark's fence reaching for a souvenir grapefruit and gets trapped in Widmark's back yard.

Lorelai: (about shoe-shopping) Everyone thinks it started with Bradshaw, but actually it came over on the Mayflower.

Carrie Bradshaw, the main character of HBO's Sex and the City who has a shoe addiction.

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