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After Rory tells Logan that she can't have a casual relationship with him and they should go back to being just friends, she is amazed when Logan insists he is ready to commit to her. However, when he brings her home to meet his powerful and intimidating family, Rory is shocked by his parents' negative reaction to the relationship. The following day, Logan's father apologizes to Rory and offers her an internship at one of his newspapers. Meanwhile, when Sookie is put on bed rest by her doctor, Lorelai calls Luke to fill in as the substitute chef at the Dragonfly Inn.
Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore) and Edward Herrmann (Richard Gilmore) do not appear in this episode.
Michael Ausiello, who guest stars as a customer at Luke's, is a TVGuide column writer and avid Gilmore Girls fan.
Lorelai: You lost me at carrots, which was the first draft of "you had me at hello".
Logan: How's that headache of yours?
Rory: Subsiding a little. The mashed potato, mac and cheese, biscuit, gravy plate combo really helped a lot.
Logan: I have to say, half the fun in being with you is the horrified looks on the waiters' faces.
Rory: Why do they think I'm not good enough? I'm a Gilmore, do they know that? My ancestors came over on the Mayflower!
Lorelai: Rory, two days ago you were on the bathroom floor crying about why he won't call you, why doesn't he like you, wondering what you had done wrong. Which is disturbing on several levels including the fact that I can't remember the last time I cleaned the floor of the bathroom. Is that really the kind of relationship you want to be in?
Lorelai: What do you mean you're not taking it anymore? What are you going to do?
Luke: You want to know what I'm going to do? Nothing! Because I am in a relationship with you, and you know very well I can't leave. All I can do is come out here and say "I'm through" and pretend I have a leg to stand on and then march back into that kitchen and keep doing the job, but oh boy, I'm going to be thinking about what I would have done if we weren't in a relationship even though that would mean I wouldn't be in this position in the first place. Excuse me.
Episode Title: But I'm a Gilmore!
The episode title comes from the film title But I'm a Cheerleader!
Lorelai: You lost me at carrots, which was the first draft of "you had me at hello."
"You had me at hello" is a line from the movie Jerry Maguire spoken by Renee Zellweger's character to Tom Cruise's.
I've never heard him call anybody his girlfriend before. Well, Alyssa Milano. But he was ten and in a weird Who's the Boss phase.
Who's The Boss
starred Alyssa Milano as Samantha Micelli, the daughter of Tony Danza's character, Tony Micelli.
Paris: Stop saying the word "vomiting". Unless you want a Mr. Creosote situation on your hands here.
In the Monty Python movie The Meaning of Life, Mr. Creosote is a character who keeps eating in a French restaurant until he explodes, coating the other patrons with his stomach contents.
Paris: You landed the whale; you're Annette Bening.
This is a reference to Warren Beatty who dated several beautiful Hollywood actresses before dating and marrying actress Annette Bening in 1992.
(to Sookie while talking about leaving the chef applications in the freezer)
That's very Lucy of you.
In the I Love Lucy
episode "The Freezer
", Lucy accidentally gets locked in a freezer while trying to hide meat they bought from Ricky and Fred.
Paris: Well when you're hot, you're hot. And when you're not, you're not. That's how the song goes. Just follow the song!
Paris is quoting the 1971 song "When You're Hot You're Hot" by Jerry Reed.
Until then sit back and relax and watch Ellen dance around a bit.
On The Ellen DeGeneres Show", Ellen DeGeneres dances after her monologue that the beginning of each show.
Rory: So the Swedish flight attendant should be here any minute.
In Down with Love, the main character keeps getting blown off by a man because he is "busy" with a British, then French, then Swedish fight attendant.
Lorelai: Don't you remember your mother doing the Coyote Ugly on the bar at last year's "Salute to the Quakers" festival?
Coyote Ugly is a movie about bars in which the female bartenders dance on the counter while making the drinks.
Lorelai: Goooooood Mooorning Vietnam!
In the movie Good Morning Vietnam, the military radio DJ, played by Robin Williams, begins his morning radio show by shouting "Gooooood Mooorning Vietnam!".
Doyle: Do you remember when Han Solo finds Luke Skywalker in the snowstorm and cuts open their dead Ton-Ton to hide inside?
The scene that Doyle is describing is from the Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back.