Oct. 05, 2000
Returning Series
60 min.
The CW TV Network

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Gilmore Girls - 07x13 I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia

7x13 I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia

5/5 (3 votes)
First Aired: Feb. 06, 2007 on The CW

Summary: Richard is admitted to the hospital and Lorelai, Rory and Emily nervously wait for news on his condition. Logan hears about what's happened and borrows a helicopter in order to be there for Rory. Lorelai, however, cannot reach Christopher, who is still angry over their fight, to tell him…
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Main Characters in this Episode


Guest Stars

Dr. Goldstein played by Austin Tichenor
Nurse played by Terryn Westbrook
Middle Aged Woman played by Jean St. James
Patient played by Samuel Sylvester

Episode Quotes

Emily Gilmore: Some overused sayings are true, like children should be seen and not heard.
Lorelai Gilmore: Mother knows best.
Emily Gilmore: If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.


  • The episode title refers to a quote attributed to W.C. Fields. It's said that Fields joked that his epitaph should read, "On the Whole, I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia", a play on an old vaudeville joke that comedians would rather be dead than play Philadelphia. Later, Ronald Reagan made the same joke in his hospital room after an assassination attempt against him. He was scheduled to visit Philadelphia on the day of the shooting and told his nurse, "All in all, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."
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