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The Best Gilmore Girls Episodes

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List of the best Gilmore Girls episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Gilmore Girls episodes of all time are. Your votes can help determine which episode is number one on this list, ultimately deciding which is the best and only leaving us to wonder who we would pick: Jess or Dean?

Fans of Gilmore Girls are extremely passionate about the show. You knew Melissa McCarthy back when she was Sookie. You fell in love with Dean and saw yourself in Rory. You hated Paris so, so much. Take a moment to remember your favorite Gilmore Girls episodes and the many wonderful stories that took place in Stars Hollow. After you've gone down memory lane, don't forget to check out these other shows like Gilmore Girls!

This list is made up of episodes like "They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They," "Keg! Max!" and "There's the Rub." What is the best Gilmore Girls episode of all time? Look below and find out. 

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  • 1

    They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?

    Nov 12 2002
    232
    37

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 3

    Episode Number7

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Lorelai is determined to win the Stars Hollow Dance Marathon and wrest the trophy from four-time champion Kirk, but has trouble getting a partner until she finally convinces Rory to help her dance
  • 2

    The Bracebridge Dinner

    38
    2
    Season 2 Episode 10: While Rory struggles to keep the budding rivalry between Dean and Jess under control, Lorelai invites most of the citizens of Stars Hollow to an elaborate feast...
  • SeasonGilmore Girls Season 4

    Episode Number21

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    As Stars Hollow prepares for the Renaissance-themed wedding of Liz and T.J., Kirk feels slighted when Miss Patty chooses someone else as the maypole dance captain; Lorelai discovers an equine visitor  ...more
  • SeasonGilmore Girls Season 3

    Episode Number22

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Rory finally learns her mother can't afford to buy the Dragonfly Inn since financial aid for Yale didn't come through. She decides to take matters into her own hands with a quick visit to her  ...more
  • 5

    Written in the Stars

    Oct 05 2004
    154
    25

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 5

    Episode Number3

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Luke and Lorelai go on their official first date at a restaurant owned by old friends of Luke's parents. Luke reminds Lorelai of how they met, shows her a horoscope she gave him for good luck that
  • Oct 05 2000
    162
    28

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 1

    Episode Number1

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Rory is accepted into an elite prep school, which leaves her mother to deal with the large fee associated with her attendance. Lorelai is forced to ask her wealthy and snotty parents, who accept on  ...more
  • 7

    Raincoats and Recipes

    May 18 2004
    211
    41

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 4

    Episode Number22

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Momentous changes are in the air as: the Dragonfly Inn approaches opening day by having a shakedown weekend; Rory and Dean take a major step forward in their relationship, to Lorelai's dismay; Emily
  • 8

    Luke Can See Her Face

    39
    4
    Season 4 Episode 20: Depressed over the failure of his marriage, Luke resorts to a self-help tape and suddenly realizes that he already knows who his soul mate is.
  • 9

    A-Tisket, A-Tasket

    Feb 05 2002
    165
    33

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 2

    Episode Number13

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    The annual Stars Hollow charity picnic basket lunch auction sparks controversies among couples throughout town; Jess outbids Dean for Rory's basket, causing Dean and Rory to quarrel when Rory abides
  • 10

    The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton

    46
    6
    Season 1 Episode 2: A T-shirt, shorts and cowboy boots clad Lorelai accompanies Rory on her first day at school, drawing disapproving stares from the other mothers and from Lorelai's own mother, Emily.
  • 124
    25

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 1

    Episode Number6

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    It's Rory's birthday, and her grandmother and mother each plan a party representative of their respective styles; Emily's elegant party so discomfits Rory that they argue; to make peace, Emily and  ...more
  • 12

    A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving

    Nov 26 2002
    140
    31

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 3

    Episode Number9

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    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 tofurkey; Luke's, where Luke and Jess
  • 13

    Wedding Bell Blues

    Feb 08 2005
    131
    31

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 5

    Episode Number13

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Emily and Richard renew their vows in front of 100's of their closest friends with Lorelai as Emily's Maid of Honor, and Rory as Richard's Best Man. Luke gets in a fight with Christopher over
  • 14

    The Big One

    Feb 25 2003
    100
    24

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 3

    Episode Number16

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Rory and Paris compete for the honor of speaking at Chilton's Bicentennial; Sookie and Jackson get some very good life (and diaper) changing news; Paris and Rory reconcile; Lorelai runs into Max and
  • 15

    Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days

    Sep 24 2002
    95
    23

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 3

    Episode Number1

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Amidst her sadness about Christopher, Lorelai has an intriguing dream about Luke; Rory returns from Washington to realize that she still may have feelings for Jess, but a chance encounter at the
  • 16

    The Lorelais' First Day at Yale

    Sep 30 2003
    136
    38

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 4

    Episode Number2

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    While Luke is willing to lend Lorelai his truck to help Rory move into her dorm, he's not too thrilled when the project turns out to take all day to accommodate Lorelai's last minute shopping trips
  • 17

    I Can't Get Started

    May 21 2002
    107
    29

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 2

    Episode Number22

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Sookie's wedding draws near, and both bride and groom are getting frazzled, to say nothing of Michel, who Lorelai has placed in charge of the preparations at the Inn. Lorelai finally relents and goes
  • 18

    You've Been Gilmored

    20
    3
    Season 6 Episode 14: Wanting to get to know her future son-in-law better, Emily asks Lorelai to invite Luke over for dinner. In order to avoid an argument, Lorelai purposely fails to mention that the wedding has been postponed.
  • 19

    Kiss and Tell

    Nov 16 2000
    113
    34

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 1

    Episode Number7

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Dean gives Rory her first kiss; fearful of her mother's disapproval, Rory decides not to tell Lorelai for a little while; Lorelai gets stressed when she hears about the kiss from Mrs. Kim instead of
  • Dec 20 2000
    102
    33

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 1

    Episode Number9

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    During dinner at her mother's, Lorelai finds out that not only is there a formal dance at Chilton, but that Rory doesn't want to go. On the way home, Lorelai convinces Rory that she needs to have  ...more
  • 21

    Driving Miss Gilmore

    9
    1
    Season 6 Episode 21: Temporarily unable to see after minor eye surgery, Emily enlists Lorelai's help as her driver and companion, finally revealing a surprise that catches Lorelai completely off guard.
  • 22

    Afterboom

    9
    1
    Season 4 Episode 19: When Jason reveals that he is no longer in business with Richard, Lorelai has an ugly confrontation with her father about his treatment of Jason. Later, after an extremely uncomfortable Friday night family dinner, Lorelai and Rory spy on Emily and make a shocking discovery about the state of the elder Gilmores' marriage. Meanwhile, Luke tells Lorelai that he and Nicole are getting a divorce.
  • 74
    23

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 1

    Episode Number10

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Things are still chilly between Rory and Lorelai; Lane gives Rory advice about the right Christmas gift for Dean; Emily and Lorelai have a tiff about Christmas dinner, leaving Rory to go by herself;  ...more
  • 24

    Friday Night's Alright for Fighting

    Jan 31 2006
    89
    29

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 6

    Episode Number13

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Friday Night's Alright for Fighting is the name of an episode for the American comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls.
  • 25

    I Get A Sidekick Out of You

    Apr 18 2006
    92
    31

    SeasonGilmore Girls Season 6

    Episode Number19

    SeriesGilmore Girls

    Lane and Zack's wedding is coming up and since Luke is busy, Michel is Lorelai's first choice as a date for Lane and Zack's wedding, but he gets Celine Dion tickets and bails. Rory suggests that