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To Live and Let Diorama

‘To Live and Let Diorama’

Season 5, Episode 18 -  Aired April 19, 2005

Lorelai is interview by a magazine on the success of the Dragonfly Inn. Luke is unexpectedly eager to volunteer to work with Taylor Doose to turn a deceased man's house into a Stars Hollow museum. Meanwhile, Rory, Lane and Paris drown their sorrows about their love lives.

Quote from Lane

Lane: So, Sophie Bloom. Your last name's Bloom.
Sophie Bloom: Thanks for the info.
Lane: I was looking through some old vinyl I have. I don't have much, because I was born right on the cusp of the CD revolution. But I originally had a record player. A Snoopy record player. Boy, I love this record player. And shutting my door and listening to music on it-
Sophie Bloom: Oh, my God, Garrison Keillor, what is your point?
Lane: I saw the name "Sophie Bloom" on this album - the one non-Christian one my mother allowed me to have. It just popped out at me and I was wondering...
Sophie Bloom: Oh, this thing.
Lane: So, it's you. You wrote these songs?
Sophie Bloom: Long time ago.
Lane: I think this is amazing! Because I want to do more than just drum. I would like to write and compose and I was wondering if we could sit down sometime and just talk about music, because I think you have so much you can pass on to me. Woman to woman. Really, just coffee sometime. My treat.
Sophie Bloom: Well, I suppose sometime when I'm not working or out of town, if my boyfriend's busy and my laundry's done, and I'm not sick and there's nothing on TV, we could maybe meet up for a couple of minutes.
Lane: It's a date.


Quote from Lorelai

Sandra: That's what you feel here. Support, family, homeyness, warmth. It must reflect your upbringing. [Lorelai scoffs] No?
Lorelai: I am just happy I wasn't sipping coffee when you said that, it would have come out my nose.
Sandra: Oh. Childhood wasn't so warm and fuzzy?
Lorelai: You know Superman's fortress of solitude? A Jamaican beach, compared to my mother's house.
Sandra: So I'll cross your mother off your list of inspirations.
Lorelai: No, I actually did pick up some valuable lessons on running a staff from my mother.
Sandra: How so?
Lorelai: Well, I consider what my mother would do in a given situation, then I dial it back, and I have what Mussolini would do, then I dial it back, and I have what Stalin would do, and then I dial that back and then it starts approaching what a sane person would do.
Sandra: [laughs] Ouch.
Lorelai: You're right. Let's find a topic happier than my relationship with my mother. Basically that would be anything short of famine. [Sandra laughs] Okay. I will tell you one story about my mother on a family vacation. Jimmy Carter was there. And he had a bigger room...

Quote from Paris

Paris: I packed my bags and was on the road before I remembered that parents don't own property in the United States anymore.
Rory: Since when?
Paris: Since the IRS red-foxed my father. The place in Asylum Hill, the Nantucket cottage - even the crack-house in Harlem that we converted into a co-op was sold to one of the Queer Eye guys.
Rory: Where'd they go?
Paris: They're going to wire me when they're safe.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: My interviewer was really cool. Sandra. It was more like friends chatting than being interviewed. She loved the inn, and she asked some good questions, and she loved, loved my Emily stuff.
Rory: Your Emily stuff?
Lorelai: Yeah, she asked me questions about my background. I gave it to her, unplugged.
Rory: You didn't.
Lorelai: She asked.
Rory: But you couched it, right?
Lorelai: What do you mean?
Rory: I mean, you described it in so many words, colorful but unemotional?
Lorelai: I called her the female Pol Pot.
Rory: Mom, you didn't.
Lorelai: She laughed, for like, a minute.
Rory: That's so harsh.
Lorelai: Harsh, but true.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: Ugh, raisins. What are the pruney red things?
Sookie: Dried cranberries.
Lorelai: What's this?
Sookie: Carob.
Lorelai: Adios.
Sookie: Okay, why do we buy trail mix if you're going to pick everything out?
Lorelai: Well, they've ruined trail mix. Used to be simple. Now they put too much stuff in it. Your mouth doesn't know what to expect with any given bite. Will it be fruity? Will it be granola-y? Will it be chocolate substitute-y? What's this?
Sookie: Soybean.
Lorelai: Bah, squirrel food.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: [on the phone] The man is gone.
Rory: I don't believe it. I mean, are you sure?
Lorelai: There's no breath left in him. The light's gone out of his eyes. He smelled the burnt almonds. He's feeding the worms. He's chatting up his grandpa. He is the old man formerly known as Twickham.
Rory: Wow. I can't believe he's gone. I mean, he's been dying my whole life.
Lorelai: And I just got my good-bye in. He was about to close shop for the day we got in, told him good-bye and that we'd miss him, we left and then apparently he just closed his eyes. Muttered something about Lori Loughlin and that was that.

Quote from Kirk

Kirk: I'll just sleep outside in the gazebo. I would ask, though, that if I die from exposure, don't just dump me in the landfill.
Miss Patty: No one's dumping you in a landfill, Kirk.
Taylor Doose: It's against regulations.

Quote from Rory

Rory: So you attribute any war crimes to Grandma? Any environmental disasters?

Quote from Lorelai

Rory: Then it's fair game, so she can print all of it.
Lorelai: Including the limerick?
Rory: You did your limerick?
Lorelai: I am very proud of it. I found two dirty words that rhyme with Emily.
Rory: Oh, boy.

Quote from Lorelai

Lorelai: Okay, well, you know what? Fine. Let her. It's all true. I'm tired of protecting people, of being polite, of worrying about other people's feelings. Let her get all Condoleezza Rice to my Barbara Boxer if she wants.

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