7x13 I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia
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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- Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Richard's doctor says he got a BA from Yale before going on to Harvard Medical School. A BA is a Bachelor of the Arts and it's unlikely to be what his undergraduate degree is. He would have earned a BS (Bachelor of Science).
- 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."