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

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Gilmore Girls

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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Edward Kirk Herrmann was an American actor, director, and writer, best known for his portrayals of Franklin ...

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Richard Gilmore, played by Edward Herrmann, is the father of Lorelai and grandfather to Rory. He has a relatively more comfortable relationship with Lorelai than his wife, Emily. He is an alumnus of Yale and plays a pivotal role in persuading Lorelai as well as getting Rory admitted there.

He and Rory have an adorable grandfather-granddaughter relationship which serves to ease the frequent tension between Emily and Lorelai at the Friday Night Dinners. Emily and Richard themselves have a very conventional husband- wife relationship which has often served as an example of up tightness of Lorelai's previous social circles. However towards the end of 4th season they get separated but get reconciled midway through 5th season.

Richard works as an top level executive in an insurance company until the second season, when he becomes frustrated after noticing that he is gradually being phased out. After a brief flirtation with retirement, Richard quickly becomes bored and goes back into insurance work for himself, before taking on Jason Stiles as a business partner, returning to his company in the 5th season, and finally returning to Yale to teach an economics course in the 7th season.

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01x05 - Cinnamon's Wake
Season 1, Episode 05
03x07 - They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?
Season 3, Episode 07
04x20 - Luke Can See Her Face
Season 4, Episode 20
07x04 - 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous
Season 7, Episode 04
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