Episode Thirty-Eight: “Dead Uncles and Vegetables”
Original Airdate: April 16, 2002
Bride and Doom. While Emily meddles in Sookie’s wedding plans, Luke has to arrange a different kind of ceremony. His disagreeable Uncle Louie died, and no one in Stars Hollow wants to come to the funeral.
Two parts I loved about this episode. Luke doing his uncles’ bird impression and Rory calling Jess a little punk for not being around when Luke needs him (watch the first 2 min of this teaser). I love how Lorelai takes over the diner, and her “diner talk” makes for some laughable moments like two scrambled eggs on toast is “Adam and Eve on a boat and wreck them” or “a hot blonde with sand” is a coffee with cream and sugar.
Taylor also seems to be having a bad day when he faces off against a man who opens of a farmer’s market across from his grocery store.
(After Lorelai and Rory walk into the town meeting late.)
Taylor: You really have to work on your punctuality, Lorelai. I banged the meeting in half an hour ago.
Lorelai: Uh, dirty!
(Lorelai and Rory show up late at a town meeting)
Taylor: Late again, are we?
Lorelai: Yes, I hope I’m not pregnant.
Michel: Nine rooms for Luke from Luke’s Diner?
Lorelai: That’s right.
Michel: French fry convention?
Lorelai: No, just personal.
Michel: Milkshake symposium?
Lorelai: No Michel, it’s something personal and I’m vouching for him.
Michel: Soda pop seminar?
Michel: Pickle party?
(Jess stumbles down the stairs)
Lorelai: Oh, you’re very graceful.
Jess: She pushed me.
Rory: Sue me!
Jess: I could’ve broken my neck!
Rory: (hands him a pot) As long as it’s not your arm, we need your arm.