Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
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Friday Night's Alright for Fighting 

Lorelai and Rory go to the Gilmore mansion for Friday night dinner, and there is a fight. Luke is still getting to know April.


Kenny Ortega (as Kenneth Ortega)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Graham ... Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel ... Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy ... Sookie St. James
Scott Patterson ... Luke Danes
Keiko Agena ... Lane Kim (credit only)
Yanic Truesdale ... Michel Gerard (credit only)
Liza Weil ... Paris Geller
Sean Gunn ... Kirk Gleason
Matt Czuchry ... Logan Huntzberger
Kelly Bishop ... Emily Gilmore
Edward Herrmann ... Richard Gilmore
Liz Torres ... Miss Patty
Sally Struthers ... Babette Dell
Dale Dickey ... Ruthie
Vanessa Marano ... April Nardini


Lorelai and Luke have postponed their wedding, and Lorelai looks from afar as Luke gets to know his daughter. Rory agrees to go out with Logan but gets caught up in rescue efforts when the Daily News spirals out of control with Paris in the cockpit. Richard and Emily learn that Chris is paying for Yale and sparks fly at an impromptu Friday night dinner. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Release Date:

31 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is based on the Elton John song "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting." See more »


At around 39:00, Emily, Richard, and Rory are standing in a group and then move off in separate directions before Lorelai shouts and brings them up short. The actors clearly anticipate this stop, especially Emily, who walks quite slowly in order to stay in the shot and fully stops before Lorelai's shout. See more »


Rory Gilmore: I let him pay for Yale. He's my father.
[Emily laughs]
Lorelai Gilmore: You know something I don't, Mom?
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References Sleepless in Seattle (1993) See more »


Where You Lead
Performed by Carole King and Louise Goffin
Words and Music by Carole King and Toni Stern
Produced by Greg Wells and Carole King
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a Friday night diner with Cassavetes
29 November 2016 | by elouetjuriSee all my reviews

i agree with the others, this episode is great!! the last scene reminds one a little of Cassavetes. the rhythm and ellipses are greatly done. so refreshing to see a work like this on TV. to me, the dinner after which this episode is named, depicts perfectly how emotional baggage builds up until it explodes... and the interpretations of the actors are impeccable; the story Lorelai tells before entering, how she goes from one tone to another, the lunacy in recreating the moment in which she went up to them for back-up, the moment in which she stops everyone from leaving the house. its a very refreshing scene, differently directed!

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