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Gilmore Girls: Pulp Friction

Rory regrets her agreement with Logan that they can date other people after she sees him out on the town with another girl. Later, at a party where everyone dresses as a character from a Quentin Tarantino film, Rory shows up with Logan's friend Robert, forcing Logan to admit his jealousy. Meanwhile, now that Lorelai and Luke are happily reunited, Emily can't understand why Lorelai still refuses to show up at Friday night dinner. Emily's second visit to the diner to speak to Luke leads to a bitter mother/daughter confrontation. Finally, Michel appears on "The Price is Right" and wins a motor home.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x17
Production Number: 2T5317
Airdate: Tuesday March 08th, 2005

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Feb 21, 2006


Guest Stars
Alan LoayzaAlan Loayza
As Colin
Nick Holmes (1)Nick Holmes (1)
As Robert Grimaldi
Rini BellRini Bell
As Lulu
Tanc SadeTanc Sade
As Finn
Lyle KanouseLyle Kanouse
As Driver
Rachel SpecterRachel Specter
As Whitney
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: 3.6/5

The dress that Lorelai has on when she yells at Michel to get rid of the RV is the same dress that she wore in "A Messenger, Nothing More".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When'sWoo Hoo 
Chuck BerryYou Never Can Tell 
Stealers WheelStuck In The Middle With You 

Episode Quotes
Lorelai: Hey, how would you feel about doing a little shopping tomorrow?
Rory: Hurt. Confused. A little dirty.

Finn: Who's as drunk as I am?
Colin: No one since Spencer Tracy died.

Luke: You're gonna make yourself sick.
Lorelai: Yes, but my sickness will remind me of you, so it'll be romantic.
Luke: Romantic nausea.
Kirk: I get that all the time.

Episode Goofs
When Luke and Lorelai eat ice cream in her kitchen, Luke opens the drawer to get two spoons, but doesn't shut the drawer. However, when the shot includes the drawer again, it's closed.

At the diner when Lorelai is eating a plate of fries, in one shot the plate is full of fries, the next it's empty, but when the shot returns to the plate, it's once again full.

At the Inn, Lorelai tells Michel and Sookie that she's going to run over to Luke's for a bit then come right back to finish the setup. During this scene it is clearly light outside, but when she arrives at Luke's, it is dark outside.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Pulp Friction

The episode title is a play on the film title Pulp Fiction.

Colin: No one since Spencer Tracy.

Spencer Tracy is an actor that was popular in the 1930s and 40s and had a drinking problem.

Colin: You have blonde hair and a tag that says Mira Sorvino.

Quentin Tarantino, the director of Pulp Fiction and actress Mira Sorvino dated in the late 1990s.

Michel: Block it with your body. Tiananmen Square, be a hero.

Student-led demonstrations held in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China turned deadly when a student stood in front of tanks to keep them from going any further.

Episode References
Kirk Sleeping in the Nude

Kirk sleeping in the nude is a reference to "Raincoats and Recipes" where we learn that Kirk has night terrors and sleeps naked.

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