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Gilmore Girls: The Road Trip to Harvard

204. The Road Trip to Harvard

Aired October 23, 2001

After backing out of her engagement to Max, Lorelai hits the road with Rory.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: "Past graduates: Henry James." Isn't that a beer?
Rory: And a novelist. Go on.
Lorelai: "John Adams." That's a beer.
Rory: Our second President. He's very in right now.
Lorelai: "W.E.B. DuBois, Yo-Yo Ma." Oh, cool! Fred Gwynne.
Rory: Who?
Lorelai: Herman Munster. Now I'm impressed.
Rory: Want something?
Lorelai: A nice, cool Henry James.
Rory: Or some coffee?
Lorelai: Or some coffee.

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Quote from Lorelai

Emily: You know what? I'm not returning the gift. I'm going to put it away in a closet and you won't know what it is until you do get married someday.
Lorelai: Tell me now.
Emily: Sorry.
Lorelai: Come on, I may never get married. I may be a free spirit my whole life or I'll fall in love with a separated Catholic guy like Katharine Hepburn did and then not get to go to his funeral when he dies.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: So, what about dinner?
Rory: It should probably be something healthy, since we've been eating junk.
Lorelai: We had lettuce on our burgers last night.
Rory: We picked it off.
Lorelai: But it left its essence.
Rory: There's lettuce essence on our burgers?
Lorelai: Definitely.
Rory: And that satisfied our vegetable requirement?
Lorelai: For the week.
Rory: We can't argue with cold, hard facts.

Quote from Rory

Lorelai: "This building is one component of a 13 million-volume collection housed in more than 90 different libraries. It's the oldest library in the US, and the largest academic library in the world." Breathe, breathe.
Rory: I am a failure.
Lorelai: What?
Rory: I am stupid.
Lorelai: Stop.
Rory: I am uninformed, ignorant, and I can't even think of a second synonym for 'uninformed'. I suck.
Lorelai: Honey.
Rory: Thirteen million volumes? I've read 300 books in my entire life, and I'm already 16? You know how long I would need to read 13 million books?
Lorelai: But honey, you don't have to read every one of them. Tuesdays With Morrie. Skip that. Who Moved My Cheese?? Stuff you already know.
Rory: But every kid coming to Harvard is inevitably reading books. And Different books. And I want to be able to converse intelligently with each of them. And I can't do that unless I read books. At least a few from every genre and subgenre.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: What if it's a lemon?
Rory: Then I'm stuck with it.
Lorelai: Hare Krishna banging a tambourine.
Rory: I'll use earplugs.
Lorelai: Serial murderer.
Rory: I'll sleep with a gat strapped to my ankle.
Lorelai: Someone who likes Linkin Park?
Rory: Then I have to drop out.

Quote from Lane

Lorelai: Was it awful?
Lane: You know, it wasn't.
Rory: Really?
Lane: Some of it was great.
Rory: No way.
Lane: Yes, some of the food's not so bad, and then my cousins were actually pretty interesting. And the best part, Korea is bootleg heaven. I totally scored in Seoul. Elvis Costello at the Marquee in 1978. A barely coherent Nico doing Doors songs in 1974. And an even more barely coherent Iggy Pop doing David Bowie songs naked in 1981.
Rory: How did you get them past customs?
Lane: Well, I strapped them to my body, like in Midnight Express.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: We must leave this place immediately.
Rory: And sleep where?
Lorelai: Uh, a hollow tree, a riverbank, I don't care.
Rory: Mom, I'm tired and I'm starving.
Lorelai: Okay, she's named the place after an Alice In Wonderland character. This is my worst nightmare.
Rory: And dying of exposure in a Jeep is mine.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: Rory, stop it! We're not gonna have this fight in a flowery bedroom with dentists singing "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" in the background! It's too David Lynch.

Quote from Rory

Rory: [to Lorelai] You do realize your college kid jargon comes from Happy Days and the "Valley Girl" song?

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: Ah, no music. I can't believe we forgot to bring tunes.
Rory: Do you realize neither of us has the vaguest idea where we are?
Lorelai: What is a road trip without tunes?
Rory: The sun is directly behind us.
Lorelai: I've never been in this car for a long period of time without playing AC/DC.
Rory: I have no idea which way it's going.
Lorelai: I need Highway to Hell.
Rory: It's right out the windshield there.
Lorelai: The radio's only playing Top 40 and Christian rock. 'Christian rock.' There's an oxymoron. I need my tunes!

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