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Gilmore Girls: The Real Paul Anka

Lorelai has a strange dream featuring singer/songwriter Paul Anka. Rory and Logan are back together but Logan knows that Rory still hasn't forgiven him. To cheer himself up, Logan decides to go on a stunt with the Life and Death Brigade. Meanwhile, Rory travels to Philadelphia to attend Jess' open house for his new store/art gallery/publishing house. There, Rory runs into Luke while on a field trip with April. Back in Stars Hollow, Lorelai is horrified when she finds out that Richard and Emily have been real estate shopping near her town and tries her hardest to get them to dislike Stars Hollow.

Episode Info

Episode number: 6x18
Production Number: 2T6318
Airdate: Tuesday April 11th, 2006

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Jan 09, 2007


Special Guest Stars
Paul AnkaPaul Anka
As Himself

Guest Stars
Alan LoayzaAlan Loayza
As Colin McCrae
Aris AlvaradoAris Alvarado
As Caesar
Emily KurodaEmily Kuroda
As Mrs. Kim
Michael WintersMichael Winters
As Taylor Doose
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
As Jess Mariano
Nick Holmes (1)Nick Holmes (1)
As Robert
Sally StruthersSally Struthers
As Babette Dell
Tanc SadeTanc Sade
As Finn
Vanessa MaranoVanessa Marano
As April Nardini
John SloanJohn Sloan
As Matthew

Co-Guest Stars
Hayley McFarlandHayley McFarland
As Marcia
Morgan MatzkeMorgan Matzke
As Sue
Paul MessingerPaul Messinger
As Earl
Blaine MillerBlaine Miller
As Singing Kid #5
Cameron ScherCameron Scher
As Freddy
Cathleen KaelynCathleen Kaelyn
As Mrs. Moore
J.T. KubalaJ.T. Kubala
As Singing Kid #4
Mia BernardinoMia Bernardino
As Singing Kid #1
Mikey JollyMikey Jolly
As Frank
Ray AuxaisRay Auxais
As Poet
Sarah PardoeSarah Pardoe
As Singing Kid #2
Sean Smith (1)Sean Smith (1)
As Mr. Munster
Taylor ParksTaylor Parks
As Singing Kid #3
Main Cast
Lauren GrahamLauren Graham
As Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis BledelAlexis Bledel
As Rory Gilmore
Scott PattersonScott Patterson
As Luke Danes
Edward HerrmannEdward Herrmann
As Richard Gilmore
Kelly BishopKelly Bishop
As Emily Gilmore
Keiko AgenaKeiko Agena
As Lane Kim
Liza WeilLiza Weil
As Paris Gellar
Matt CzuchryMatt Czuchry
As Logan Huntzberger
Sean GunnSean Gunn
As Kirk Gleason
Episode Notes
Melissa McCarthy (Sookie) and Yanic Truesdale (Michel) do not appear in this episode.

Rating: 5.94 million viewers

Rory and Jess's kiss marks their first kiss since "Keg! Max!" in season 3.

This episode marks the first time that Rory has met April.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
SparksAngst in my Pants 
Tom LehrerThe Elements 

Episode Quotes
Kirk: I could run the place if you want, Luke.
Luke: Hmm, let me search down to the very depth of my being to see if there's even the slightest inclination that I would want that. Nope.
Kirk: Just checking.

Jess: If it makes you feel better you can tell him that we did something.
Rory: Thanks, Jess.

Paris: I took a "delete boring answers" pass at my interview with Professor Whittington and ended up with a tidy 16-word piece. His wife must want to suck a tailpipe every night.

Caesar: If the cell dies, is there a phone in Gettysburg I could reach you at?
Luke: Yeah, the one Grant used to call Lincoln. The number's in the book.

Logan: Is it your life mission to embarrass me at every opportunity you get?
Rory: It's Robert, Colin and Finn, Logan. I've seen them all dance naked with their underwear on their heads. There's no embarrassing you in front of them.

Luke: What the hell is that?
Jess: It's an abstract painting.
Luke: But what is it supposed to be?
Jess: Check the title.
Luke: I did. It's called untitled.
Jess: There you go.
Luke: I give up.

Richard: You should talk to your mayor about all these issues Lorelai.
Lorelai: You mean Gropy McGee. I can not, will not ever put myself in that position again.

Cultural References
Jess: It's no DaVinci Code.

Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code is a #1 bestselling novel. Recently, the novel has been made into a movie that was released in May 2006.

Jess: There's a definite "Jess Mariano, This Is Your Life" vibe here today.

In the TV show This is Your Life, celebrities would appear on the show and then the host would surprise them with people from their past.

Matthew: We need a public place where the next de Kooning can run into the next Franz Kline and diss the next Jackson Pollack while the next Charlie Parker shoots up in the corner. We can call it Cedar Bar Redux.

Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and Jackson Pollack were each 20th century abstract painters. Charlie Parker was a famous jazz musician who struggled with a drug addiction until his early death in 1955. The Cedar Bar is the title of a 2002 documentary about The Cedar Tavern in New York's Greenwich Village, which serves as a meeting place for local artists.

Song on the Bus

The song that April's class sings on the bus is "The Elements" by Tom Lehrer.

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