No, she has her Vulcan death grip on that one.

In S1E6, Sookie and Lorelai are talking about Rory’s Saturday night birthday party, and Sookie says, “It’s too bad you couldn’t get your mom to relinquish Friday night.” Lorelai responds, “No, she has her Vulcan death grip on that one.”

“Vulcan death grip” is a reference to the show “Star Trek.”  Spock, of the Vulcan race, often administers deep nerve pinches to his enemies’ necks to make them pass out. Specifically, in one episode, Spock puts his hands on Captain Kirk’s face to make him pass out so he would look dead. Reportedly, the Vulcan death grip could be lethal, though Spock does not actually use it to kill Captain Kirk.

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4 thoughts on “No, she has her Vulcan death grip on that one.

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