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

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Set in a storybook Connecticut town populated with an eclectic mix of everyday folks and lovable lunatics, Gilmore Girls is a humorous multigenerational series about friendship, family and the ties that bind. This unique mother-daughter team has been growing up together.

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Kirk Gleason is a quirky and good-hearted but emotionally stunted, very odd man who until later seasons lives with his mother (when he's not sleeping on park benches or in other people's RVs). By the end of the fourth season, Kirk reveals that he has night terrors that cause him to go streaking through the town naked when they attend the dry run of the Dragonfly Inn. In Season 2, Ep. 13, Kirk tells Jackson Belleville that he was one of thirteen children (and, it is implied, his mother's least favorite).

Sean Gunn appeared in early episodes as different characters. In Season 1, Ep. 2 "The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton", Sean Gunn was the DSL installer, named "Mick" and in Season 1, Ep. 3, he is credited as the "Swan Man". Season 1, Ep. 5 marks the first appearance of Kirk as he is known throughout the rest of the series. In that episode, Kirk is introduced as a new citizen of Stars Hollow (Miss Patty, who knows everyone in Stars Hollow, asks who he is, when meeting him in Doose's market). However, in Season 2, Ep. 14 Mrs. Kim says: "I know you’re Kirk. I’ve known you since you were two". There are several implications telling that Kirk has lived in Stars Hollow for years.

Kirk has had dozens of jobs, such as assistant manager of Doose's Market, cashier at the beauty supply shop, various delivery men, waiter at Weston's coffee shop, various entrepreneurial activities, photographer, assistant at various town functions, DJ, mailman, employee at the Star's Hollow movie theatre, and realtor-in-training.

He had a crush on Lorelai for a while, and asked her out in Season 3, but was gently rebuffed.

He started dating Lulu, his brother's ex-girlfriend in Season 4. Kirk bid on the historic Twickham house in hopes that he and Lulu might someday raise a family there, but the town elders decided to sell the house to Luke (who later reconsidered and revoked his bid). Kirk later on tells Luke he's thinking of breaking up with Lulu, and Luke threatens to beat him up (Luke's way of saying that Kirk has a great thing going with Lulu, and that breaking up with her would be a stupid thing to do). Kirk and Lulu remain together throughout the rest of the show.

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07x22 - Bon Voyage
Season 7, Episode 22
07x05 - The Great Stink
Season 7, Episode 05
04x06 - An Affair to Remember
Season 4, Episode 06
02x16 - There's the Rub
Season 2, Episode 16
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