Emily: Where are you going?
Rory: To the dance.
Emily: You do not go running out the door when a boy honks.
Lorelai: Mom, it’s fine.
Emily: It certainly is not fine. This is not a drive through. She’s not fried chicken.
Rory: But I told him to honk and I’d meet him out there. We agreed.
Emily: I don’t care what you told him. If he wants to take you out, he will walk up to this door, and know, and say ‘good evening,’ and come inside for a moment like any civilized human being would know to do.
Lorelai: Now, Mom, this is silly, I have met him already.
Emily: Well I haven’t.
Lorelai: Yeah, but–
Emily: We will wait until he comes to the door.
Rory: He doesn’t know he’s supposed to.
Emily: He will figure it out.
(They wait in silence. Dean honks again.)
Emily: He’s not a very bright boy, is he?
Gilmore Girls – Season 1: Episode 9 – “Rory’s Dance”