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I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia 

Lorelai and Rory receive unexpected comfort and some grief while at the hospital and at Richard's side: Christopher won't return Lorelai's calls, but Luke is there for her and the family; Emily is so distraught that she tries to distract herself by maintaining her rigorous social calendar, with Luke offering to help her out in keeping up her appearances; Rory is met by Logan, who flies to the ... See full summary »

Director:

Lee Shallat Chemel

Writers:

Amy Sherman-Palladino (created by), Rebecca Kirshner (as Rebecca Rand Kirshner)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Graham ... Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel ... Rory Gilmore
Scott Patterson ... Luke Danes
Melissa McCarthy ... Sookie St. James
Keiko Agena ... Lane Van Gerbig (credit only)
Yanic Truesdale ... Michel Gerard
Liza Weil ... Paris Geller (credit only)
Sean Gunn ... Kirk Gleason (credit only)
Matt Czuchry ... Logan Huntzberger
Kelly Bishop ... Emily Gilmore
Edward Herrmann ... Richard Gilmore
Sally Struthers ... Babette Dell
Todd Lowe ... Zack Van Gerbig
Austin Tichenor ... Dr. Goldstein
David Sutcliffe ... Christopher Hayden
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Storyline

Lorelai and Rory receive unexpected comfort and some grief while at the hospital and at Richard's side: Christopher won't return Lorelai's calls, but Luke is there for her and the family; Emily is so distraught that she tries to distract herself by maintaining her rigorous social calendar, with Luke offering to help her out in keeping up her appearances; Rory is met by Logan, who flies to the hospital in a helicopter; and, when Christopher finally does arrive, he speaks the words of sympathy to Lorelai, but his emotions betray him: he's still mad at her from their fight and he can't respect her when she needs him the most. Suffice it to say, Emily is far from impressed upon witnessing Christopher treat Lorelai so poorly.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawthorne, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The episode title refers to a quote attributed to W.C. Fields. It's said that Fields joked that his epitaph should read, "On the Whole, I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia", a play on an old vaudeville joke that comedians would rather be dead than play Philadelphia. Later, Ronald Reagan made the same joke in his hospital room after an assassination attempt against him. He was scheduled to visit Philadelphia on the day of the shooting and told his nurse, "All in all, I'd rather be in Philadelphia." See more »

Quotes

Emily Gilmore: Some overused sayings are true, like children should be seen and not heard.
Lorelai Gilmore: Mother knows best.
Emily Gilmore: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.
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Connections

References The Apprentice (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

When You and I Were Young, Maggie Blues
(uncredited)
Performed by Bing Crosby and Gary Crosby
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