Lorelai – Is that Condoleezza Rice?
Kirk – Yes, it is. I'm a fan, and her big mouth is perfect for shoving mail in

An Affair to Remember is the 6th episode of Season 4 of Gilmore Girls.


Emily plans a launch party for Richard's new business and hires Lorelai and Sookie to be the caterers for the party. And Kirk prepares - extensively - for a date. But neither affair goes quite as expected.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
Liza Weil as Paris Geller
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
Chris Eigeman as Jason Stiles
and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
special appearance by
Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore

Recurring cast

Biff Yeager as Tom
Olivia Hack as Tanna Schrick
Katie Walder as Janet Billings
Ethan Cohn as Glenn Babble

Guest starring

Jason Widener as The Tree Guy


George Bell as Professor
Aris Alvarado as Caesar
Carolyn Wilson as Woman
Rini Bell as Lulu Kuschner[1]
Soren Hellerup as Helmut
Mary Faulkner as Secretary
Melissa Jones as Maid


  • Lorelai is furious at Jason for hurting Emily's feelings.
  • This is the first time we hear anyone, in this case, Jason, call Lorelai by her camp nickname – Umlauts.





  • Hans Christian Andersen, general author reference
  • Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories by Ernest Hemingway



Emily – Find out what Jason's going to wear. I don't want the two of you showing up looking like the Bobbsey twins
Tom – Well, the roof's about to cave in so I can stay within our budget, but then I'd just call 'em all Trigger
Lorelai – Is that Condoleeza Rice?
Paris – You'd think he was already President. I don't want to be Hillary.
Lorelai – That's a good story. Hans Christian Andersen?
Emily – Shame on you for swearing there's a flier. That's the worst possible thing you could do.
LorelaiLiv Tyler grew up her entire life thinking Todd Rundgren was her real father. You think that might knock this out of first place?
Rory – My dorm room has turned into a Three Stooges movie.
Kirk – Say I was Tom Cruise. Where would you seat me?
Luke – In an acting class
Rory – It's quiet but not Unabomber
Lorelai – Every family has a Fredo.

Notes and references

  1. First appearance of Lulu
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