|"The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton"|
|Episode no.||Season 1|
|Directed by||Arlene Sanford|
|Written by||Amy Sherman-Palladino|
|Original air date||October 12, 2000|
"The Lorelais' First Day At Chilton" is the second episode of the first season of the American comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls. It originally aired on the WB in the United States on October 12, 2000. The episode was written by series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and directed by Arlene Sanford.
Lorelai oversleeps on Rory's first day at Chilton and discovers that all her good clothes are in the cleaners. She throws on a tie-dyed top, Daisy Mae shorts, and cowboy boots to the dismay of Rory, the Chilton headmaster, and Emily, who has shown up for Rory's first day. Lorelai and Emily leave after some awkward moments in the headmaster's office, bickering the entire way out.
Rory's day goes downhill from there. She is handed a three-inch binder containing one week's worth of notes from one class and meets some insufferable classmates including Paris, who sees Rory as a rival and tells her that she is the smartest student, and Tristan, who teases Rory by incessantly calling her "Mary." Later, Rory ruins Paris's class project as she tries to open her locker and begins to answer questions Paris would usually answer, further provoking her rage.
Meanwhile, in Stars Hollow, Luke chastises Lorelai for her wardrobe choice. Later Ian, a man Lorelai met that morning at Chilton, comes by the Inn to ask her to dinner, but she declines because he is a "Chilton Dad."
At the end of the day, Lorelai picks Rory up from Chilton with coffee in hand, and they commiserate about their bad days.