Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
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The Road Trip to Harvard 

The Gilmore Girls' road trip takes them to a most unusual bed and breakfast and more importantly to tour Harvard and Rory's possible future. Meanwhile Lorelai decides to move forward with her dream of opening an inn.

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Michel Gerard (credit only)
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Richard Gilmore (credit only)
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The Gilmore Girls' road trip takes them to a most unusual bed and breakfast and more importantly to tour Harvard and Rory's possible future. Meanwhile Lorelai decides to move forward with her dream of opening an inn.

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Nancy Lenehan who plays Ladawn, the Bed and Breakfast owner also played Pat on one episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997). She joins Danny Strong (who later plays Doyle) as an actor who appears on both shows. See more »

Goofs

At Harvard, when Lorelai leaves Rory at the lecture hall she says something about someone putting "an aspirin in my coke". Rory responds with "Okay, Rizzo", referring to the character in "Grease". However, in "Grease" it is Marty, not Rizzo, who catches someone putting aspirin in her coke at the dance. See more »

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Lorelai Gilmore: We're almost there, but nowhere near it. All that matters is that we're going.
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References Chinatown (1974) See more »

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How To Dream
Written and performed by Sam Phillips
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The One Where The Gilmores Go The Harvard...
1 May 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love this episode. I love seeing Rory where she wants to go to college and to see her adapt so well to it.

In this episode, after Lorelia sneaks away with Rory in the middle of the night, to escape from her wedding, because she's not ready to get married, the girls end up at a bed and breakfast which is disturbing and not at all fun. They then end up going to Harvard University. The college Rory hopes she'll be attending in a couple of years. They tour the campus, telling fun facts about the college to each other. Rory sneaks into a lecture and really enjoys herself and can see herself attending there. After they leave, Lorelai decides to go ahead with her dream of someday opening her own inn.

Fun Fact: Masi Oka can be seen in the Harvard lecture.

Overall, I give this episode a 10 out of 10, which in my ratings book is: Freaking Ridonkulous.


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