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Eight O'Clock at the Oasis is the 5th episode of Season 3 of Gilmore Girls.


Lorelai is attracted to a man, a son of high society, she meets at an auction, but her parents fear if Lorelai dates him her behaviour could jeopardise their own status. Meanwhile, Rory needs Jess's help when she has trouble turning off a neighbour's sprinkler system.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano
and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
special appearance by
Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore
Guest starring
Judy Geeson as Natalie Swope
Jason Kravits as Dwight[1]
Jon Hamm as Peyton Sanders


  • While on the phone with Peyton Sanders, a voice-over has Lorelai saying that his jet just got back "from Maui," while her lips appear to say "from Bali." This episode aired ten days after a car bomb attack in Bali left 202 dead and 209 injured.
  • The book that Jess is reading when Rory runs into him is "Visions of Cody" by Jack Kerouac. (1993 Penguin edition.)


midnight at the oasis | MARIA MULDAUR
space oddity | DAVID BOWIE
escape (the piña colada song) | RUPERT HOLMES






Lorelai – No one asked for the Norton Critical Edition.
Dwight – If I would have asked somebody back where I used to live to water my lawn, I would've gotten a much more HBO kind of answer.
Lorelai – We called him Shamu.
Lorelai – Apparently, Dwight's last home was Oz, and not as in The Wizard of.
Lorelai – If we walk in there and his dead mother is sitting in a rocking chair, not a bit surprised.
Lorelai – I love David Bowie, I would love to go…
Rory – How come we don't have a tiki bar?
Lorelai – We are not two wild and crazy guys.
Lorelai – Pretend I'm Antonio Banderas.
Doris – I should call Erin Brockovich to bring a lawsuit against your parents, you steaming lump of toxic waste!
Rory – Damn you and your Unabomber tendencies!
Jess – I like the new look. It's very Blue Crush.

Notes and references[]

  1. First and only appearance of Dwight