Episode Forty-One: “Help Wanted”
Original Airdate: May 7, 2002
No Post-Its, no paper clips. At Richards new consulting business, volunteer office manager Lorelai needs to hire a replacement—fast. When a music store opens, Lane hears the siren call of a shiny red drum set.
I actually like this episode, well, at least the part where Lorelai and Richard bond over getting his new office together. I wish the scene in the office supply store was little longer. Of course, this probably is because I have an addiction for walking around office supply stores. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because office supply stores promise organization.
It makes me really sad when they seem to have a little tiff moment when he expects her keep coming back and she can’t. But then they make up at his business party so it works out.
(Lorelai answers the phone at Richard’s office)
Lorelai: Gilmore Group, may I help you?
Emily: Yes, Richard Gilmore, please.
Lorelai: (in high-pitched voice) Oh, um, uh, certainly, may I ask who’s calling?
Emily: Emily Gilmore.
Lorelai: And does he know what this is about?
Emily: Well, I hope so, I’m his wife.
Lorelai: (giggles) Oh, but Richard didn’t say anything about being married.
Lorelai: (back in normal voice) Mom, relax, it’s me.
Emily: Well, you’re crude and unprofessional.
Lorelai: Well, I’d like that on my tombstone, please.
Rory: You know, there will be food there.
Lorelai: Finger food, aka snooty little balls of attitude!
Rory: Oh boy.
Lorelai: I need real food, peasant food, hearty bread, meat, cheese, little pickle chips, sauce, a special sauce. This is the food that sustains me, this is the food of my…
Rory: Oh my God, just eat the burger already!
Lorelai: How crabby!
Rory: I’m not crabby.
Lorelai: I didn’t even get through my special sauce speech. That’s crabby.
Lorelai: I’m sorry, but when my daughter comes home broken, I get to hate the person who broke her. That’s the way it works. Jess is gone, and I get to hate him forever!