A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving is the 9th episode of Season 3 on WB drama Gilmore Girls.


Lorelai's parents expect the girls for Thanksgiving dinner … and so do Lane, Luke, and Sookie. How to handle four enormous dinners? Skip the rolls. Kirk adopts a cat with an attitude.


It's Thanksgiving, and Lorelai and Rory have dinner at four different places: the Kim's, where Lane has managed to get Dave invited and Lorelai is forced to eat Tofurky; Luke's, where Luke and Jess make it a foursome with Lorelai and Rory; Sookie's, where Jackson and his family have deep-fried the turkey, the lawn, and just about everything else; and Emily and Richard's, where, to Lorelai's horror, Rory reveals that she has applied to Yale.

Kirk gets a cat, with disastrous results. Dave asks Lane out, and then kisses her. Paris is afraid her difficulty with getting a volunteer position at a shelter for Thanksgiving will impact her acceptance to Harvard. Dean faces off with Jess and lets him know that it's no more "Mr. Nice Guy" for Mr. Forester.


  • Dave and Lane kiss for the first time.
  • Dean threatens Jess.
  • This episode is set two weeks after Let The Games Begin.


the man who sold the world | DAVID BOWIE
free bird | LYNYRD SKYNYRD







Sookie – And that’s the thing. They still say, "And now the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather."
Paris – Madeline, you should point out to the faculty that their annoying custom of teaching is distracting you from more important things like nail-filing and daydreaming about marrying Ryan Phillippe.
Louise – We have it for about two hours, then one of the Manson girls gets it.
Paris – My Thanksgiving is turning into a Wes Craven movie.
Lorelai – We're not Michelle Kwaning this!
Jess – Yeah, or we can wear Three Stooges masks all the time, that way no one will know who we are.
Rory – I can be Curly.
Jess – I’ll be Moe.
Jess – I'm Frank at the Sands.
LorelaiMy arms are too short to box with Mrs. Kim.
Lorelai – Where's Quasimodo?
Rory – What's the oil for?
Lorelai – For pouring on Visigoths.
Claude – Well, it’s all Mickey Mouse this and Mickey Mouse that, you know. They want to die.