Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
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Rory is accepted into the elite Chilton prep school. Bad news for Lorelai: she must make amends with her parents to borrow the money for Rory's tuition. The money is available--with strings attached.
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Graham ... Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel ... Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy ... Sookie St. James
Keiko Agena ... Lane Kim
Yanic Truesdale ... Michel Gerard
Scott Patterson ... Luke Danes
Kelly Bishop ... Emily Gilmore
Edward Herrmann ... Richard Gilmore
Liz Torres ... Miss Patty
Jared Padalecki ... Dean Forester
Alex Borstein ... Drella
Emily Kuroda ... Mrs. Kim
Jill Brennan Jill Brennan ... Mrs. Traister
Cesar Lopapa Cesar Lopapa ... Salvador
Marcy Goldman ... Woman
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Storyline

Lorelai Gilmore has worked her way up from maid at an inn to running the place, all while being a smart and funny single mom to a smart and funny teenage girl, also named Lorelai, or Rory, for short. Times are happy when 16-year-old Rory gets accepted at Chilton, a private school. They become less happy when Lorelai gets the bill, which means she must borrow money from her rich parents. Worse, her mother resorts to blackmail: in exchange for the loan, Lorelai and Rory must come to dinner once a week. Meanwhile, Rory meets a gorgeous boy at school. He's from Chicago, and he actually got her reference to "Rosemary's Baby". He's also impressed that she loves to read. Now Rory suddenly wants to stay where she is. Will she let a perfectly good plaid skirt go to waste? Written by J. Spurlin

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rory states that she stands 5'7". Which is the actual height of Alexis Bledel. See more »

Goofs

Kirk introduces himself as "Mick" in the first episode. From episode 3 and throughout the series his name is "Kirk". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lorelai: Please, Luke. Please, please, please!
Luke Danes: How many cups have you had this morning?
Lorelai: None.
Luke Danes: Plus?
Lorelai: Five, but yours is better.
Luke Danes: You have a problem.
Lorelai: Yes, I do.
[Luke fills her cup]
Luke Danes: Junkie.
[...]
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Connections

References Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballet Waltz #3
(uncredited)
Performed by Herman Beeftink
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