Please hear me. If I want your input in my life in any way, shape or form, I will ask for it. Until then, do us all a favor and SHUT UP!
—Lorelai finally tells Emily off

Pulp Friction is the 17th episode of Season 5 on Gilmore Girls.


MOTHERS AND MOTORHOMES – Rory (Alexis Bledel) regrets her agreement with Logan (Matt Czuchry) that they can date other people after she sees him out on the town with another girl. Later, at a party where everyone dresses as a character from a Quentin Tarantino film, Rory shows up with Logan's friend Robert (guest star Nick Holmes), forcing Logan to admit his jealousy. Meanwhile, now that Lorelai and Luke are happily reunited, Emily can't understand why Lorelai still refuses to show up at Friday night dinner. Emily's second visit to the diner to speak to Luke leads to a bitter mother/daughter confrontation. Finally, Michel (Yanic Truesdale) appears on "The Price is Right" and wins a motor home.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard
Liza Weil as Paris Geller
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
special appearance by
Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore

Recurring cast

Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger
Rini Bell as Lulu Kuschner
Alan Loayza as Colin McCrae
Tanc Sade as Finn
Nick Holmes as Robert

Guest starring

Rachel Specter as Whitney


  • Kirk 'moves out'.
  • The Dragonfly Inn has been named on of the 'Top 10 Inns in Connecticut'.




  • He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo


Finn – Who's drunker than I am?
Colin – No one since Spencer Tracy died.
Lorelai – It’s the Reno 911 short shorts. Ooh, disturbing.
Zack: What’s with being all Chilean dictator dude?
Zack [to Lane]: His eyes. Red, like the fires of Mordor.
SOOKIE: No, not right now, but eventually. And when I do, I’ll have to have all the menus made out, and a food order put in, and a backup plan, in case there’s a bad tomato crop, or if Oprah decides to get mad at beef again.
LORELAI: I Netflixed all three ‘A Star is Born’s (in 2005, when this episode was released, streaming had not been introduced so Lorelai meant she had all 3 DVDs delivered to the house).
SOOKIE: Janet, Judy and Babs.
LOGAN: I actually worked on this thing. It goes from my hand to the professor’s.
RORY: Like I'm going to lose it.
LOGAN: I saw you with your coins, plus let's remember Hemingway.
RORY: What about him?
LOGAN: Trusted that wife of his with the only copy he had of the novel he was working on. The silly woman lost it.
RORY: Not so. I know the story. Hemingway left it on a plane. His wife had nothing to do with it.
LOGAN: That's not the way I heard it.
RORY: Well, you heard it wrong.
RICHARD: Leaves of Grass in Greek. A hundred years old, some beautiful engravings.
SOOKIE: Dancing! Yes! [sings and starts the car] I’m a brick – da-da-da-da house.
Zack – I threw some up against the wall to tell if it was done. Made a shape like Peter Gabriel’s big bloated head. It’s still there if you want to see it.
RORY: Woman Under the Influence.
RORY: Soap marathon.
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