Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number 

Since Rory was a tyke, the Gilmore girls have planned her 21st birthday: in Atlantic City, sipping martinis, playing 21. But with the estrangement, Emily plans the birthday party -and it's soooo not Atlantic City.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Gerard (credit only)
Kirk Gleason (credit only)
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Stars Hollow prepares for Halloween, and Lorelai has elaborate plans. Emily throws Rory a big party for her 21st birthday, and Rory invites Lorelai. Richard and Emily find out Rory is having sex, and Richard fears they may have made a mistake in letting her dwell with them. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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25 October 2005 (USA)  »

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The recipe for Rory's signature drink (The Rory) is the same as for a flirtini (champagne, vodka, pineapple juice) with grenadine added for a pink coloring. See more »


At the end of the previous episode, "Welcome to the Dollhouse", Lorelai said "Oh, that's my pizza" when the doorbell rang, expecting a delivery boy - not her father. At the beginning of this episode, however, when her father has left and Lorelai is talking to Luke on the porch, she says she's ordering a pizza because she's hungry. This would be unnecessary if one were already on the way. See more »


Lorelai: [Explaining her Halloween plans] I want to do a skit.
Luke: Skit?
Lorelai: Yes, I want to be a mad scientist. I'm gonna come out in a blood-stained white lab coat and freaky makeup and big, giant, Don King kind of hairdo, and I'm going to turn the whole front yard into my laboratory.
Luke: Wow.
Lorelai: Yes, I'm gonna have a huge electric chair and an operating table and test tubes and wires.
Luke: Sounds elaborate.
Lorelai: But you haven't heard the half of it, okay? And so I come out and I do mad scientist "banter", like, "Hey, who here ...
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References The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) See more »


I Won't Dance
Music by Jerome Kern with original lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and revised lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Otto A. Harbach and Jimmy McHugh
Performed by Blossom Dearie
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