Episode 5.05: We Got Us a Pippi Virgin
Airdate: October 19, 2004
This charmingly eccentric comedy-drama is back in top form, with an episode built around an awkward double date for Lorelai and Luke, and Rory and Dean (whose wife kicked him out after he strayed with Rory in last season’s finale). There are jokes about panic rooms and bathtub gin, a sing-along to the “Pippi Longstocking” theme, the discovery of a Petunia Pig plate, and a line of dialogue some of us have been waiting years to hear: “You want to de-Mensa that reference?” You won’t find a more blissfully entertaining hour.
Lorelai decides to thaw her frosty relations with Dean by inviting him and Rory to double-date with her and Luke; the strain of separation wears on Richard and Emily; Lane is frustrated with her inability to connect with Zack (Todd Lowe).
Feeling bad that her relationship with Dean has become awkward, Lorelai suggests that she and Luke double-date with Rory and Dean, but the evening turns ugly when Luke is unable to disguise the fact that he thinks Dean isn’t good enough for Rory. Meanwhile, Emily and Richard are lonely and a little lost without one another, but neither can take the first step toward reconciliation. Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena and Sean Gunn also star. Daniel Palladino wrote the episode directed by Stephen Clancy.
There is a funny scene regarding Lorelai getting free food at Luke’s now and the notion of tipping.
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