Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
8.4/10
881
2 user 3 critic

Pilot 

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.
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Richard Gilmore
...
Miss Patty
...
...
...
Jill Brennan ...
Mrs. Traister
Cesar Lopapa ...
Salvador
...
Woman
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 October 2000 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The teacher in Rory's class is actually "crazy Carrie". Luke's sister's (Liz) friend in later episodes. But never is it mentioned that she's a teacher. Even though, in a later episode, she directs the kids musical (Fiddler on the roof) that her daughter is in. She's just a parent volunteer. See more »

Goofs

Lorelai walks into the Independence Inn's kitchen, with a bag in her right hand- nothing in her left, to tell Sookie that Rory got into Chilton, in the next shot Rory's acceptance letter appears in Lorelai's previously empty left hand. 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.
[...]
See more »

Connections

References West Side Story (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

I Try
(uncredited)
Performed by Macy Gray
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page