"And I said to him," Emily is saying, as they all titter, "they've tenured Bill Sunderland? Who's next? Carmen Electra?'" Laughter erupts as Lorelai sidles up. "Good one, Mom," she says, and Emily, embarrassed by the sight of her as usual, excuses herself.
Here begins a long argument, mostly instigated by Lorelai, on who has more right to be at Parents' Weekend. Why Lorelai can't say "Glad to see you," I don't know, but she bitches and moans sarcastically about how Parents' Weekend is for parents, not grandparents. "A grandparent is a type of parent," Emily points out. Lorelai says that no, it isn't. "A grand piano is a type of piano, is it not?" Emily counters. Lorelai: "Well, you've got me there, Riddler, but I hope that logic still works when I crash Grandparents' Weekend." Emily has had enough of this. She says that they've been attending Parents' Weekend since Rory's freshman year, and that it's one of their little traditions. "It's one of your little traditions to pretend to be Rory's parents?" Lorelai asks, incredulous. What? Does she not watch this program? It's certainly not one of their traditions to pretend to be her own parents. Richard strolls up, saying it's a surprise to see Lorelai there. "Yes, it is a surprise," Lorelai says. "You know why? Because you guys aren't parents. Why are you here?" Richard, offended, says that he's an alumnus and a visiting faculty member. Emily says they have always come, for Rory's sake, and that anyway, Parents' Weekend is obviously not Lorelai's kind of thing. This is, of course, exactly what Lorelai was just saying, but now it somehow bothers her that anyone would suggest she's not all about it. She's especially bothered when she hears the G-Unit is taking Rory to dinner at a fabulous French place with to-die-for crÃ¨me brulee. Christopher arrives in time to save Lorelai, saying that the astrophysics lecture is about to start. "I know you probably don't want to..." he starts, and she jumps in to interrupt."...want to miss a minute of it! That's right" she says, and drags him away from the stunned Grandparents.