Lorelai's parents expect the girls for Thanksgiving dinner … and so do Lane, Luke, and Sookie. How to handle four enormous dinners? Skip the rolls. Kirk adopts a cat with an attitude.
It's Thanksgiving, and Lorelai and Rory have dinner at four different places: the Kim's, where Lane has managed to get Dave invited and Lorelai is forced to eat Tofurky; Luke's, where Luke and Jess make it a foursome with Lorelai and Rory; Sookie's, where Jackson and his family have deep-fried the turkey, the lawn, and just about everything else; and Emily and Richard's, where, to Lorelai's horror, Rory reveals that she has applied to Yale.
Kirk gets a cat, with disastrous results. Dave asks Lane out, and then kisses her. Paris is afraid her difficulty with getting a volunteer position at a shelter for Thanksgiving will impact her acceptance to Harvard. Dean faces off with Jess and lets him know that it's no more "Mr. Nice Guy" for Mr. Forester.
- Dave and Lane kiss for the first time.
- Dean threatens Jess.
- This episode is set two weeks after Let The Games Begin
- "Man Who Sold the World" by David Bowie
- "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- "Lady Marmalade" by Lil Kim
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss
- Paris – Madeline, you should point out to the faculty that their annoying custom of teaching is distracting you from more important things like nail-filing and daydreaming about marrying Ryan Phillippe.
- Louise – We have it for about two hours, then one of the Manson girls gets it.
- Paris – My Thanksgiving is turning into a Wes Craven movie.
- Lorelai – We're not Michelle Kwaning this!
- Jess – Yeah, or we can wear Three Stooges masks all the time, that way no one will know who we are.
- Rory – I can be Curly.
- Jess – I’ll be Moe.
- Lorelai – My arms are too short to box with Mrs. Kim.
- Claude – Well, it’s all Mickey Mouse this and Mickey Mouse that, you know. They want to die.