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Lorelai goes on a 'casual date' with Paul, one of the students in her business class. When Paul comes to the diner, Luke and the rest of the town make fun of Lorelai for dating someone so young. Sookie tells Lorelai that Luke has a crush on her and seeing her dating other guys makes him jealous. Meanwhile, Rory has to perform the final scene of Romeo and Juliet with Tristan, making Dean angry. At the performance, Tristan is pulled from school after a prank and Lorelai lets Luke know that that he'll always be a very important part of her life.
This is the final appearance of Eddie Shin (Henry Cho, Lane's first boyfriend) and Chad Michael Murray (Tristan DuGrey).
Jim Jenkins, who guest stars as Tristan's father, had a minor role in "The Deer Hunters
" as Man #2.
Kelly Bishop (Emily), Edward Herrmann (Richard), Yanic Truesdale (Michel) and Milo Ventimiglia (Jess) do not appear in this episode.
Lorelai: How often do you get to see teenagers speak iambic pentameter and kill themselves?
Sookie: (about Luke) He has had to watch you go from one guy to another, and then the engagement, and then the engagement was off, and patiently he's waited. And now in walks this kid and he says, 'My God, will she date anyone else in the world before she'll date me?'
Lorelai: (on the phone)Uh huh, uh huh, really? The Bible said all that, huh? Did it, did it mention me by name? I'm just...okay, I'm just kidding. So, um, judging by your Billy Graham impression, I am guessing that you didn't send me an ice cream maker, so maybe you could just give me Aunt Clarissa's phone number? Oh no, I hadn't heard. That's terrible. Uh huh. Well, then I guess she had it coming, didn't she? Hey, listen, I'd love to chat about who else is the family is currently or soon to be headed for hell, but I've gotta run, so I promise to call in the next twenty years, okay? Bye bye. (to Rory) How scary is it that my parents are turning our to be the normal ones in the family?
Lorelai: Screen tests?
Rory: 24 takes.
Lorelai: Ah, I so want a copy.
Rory: Forget it.
Lorelai: Sell it on the Internet, make a fortune. First we brought you Pamela and Tommy Lee, now prepare yourselves for the crazy antics of Rory and the Bard!
Lorelai: Okay, clearly this is shaping up to be one of those moments that St. Peter's gonna show on the big video screen when I die, and I for one do not wanna see the three of us staggering around with cider ice cream slathered all over our faces while my soul hangs in the balance, so until I can find out who sent this, no one goes near it.
Lorelai: So, um, judging by your Billy Graham impression, I am guessing that you didn't send me an ice cream maker.
Billy Graham is a popular evangelist from the southern United States.
Madeline: It's very 'On the Town'.
On the Town is a musical about three sailors on leave in New York.
The Actor's Studio will go nuts. You'll have James Lipton asking you what your favorite swear word is.
Inside the Actor's Studio
is a TV show in which host James Lipton interviews actors, directors, and writers.
Lorelai: Neither God's law nor Emily Post allows me to keep this.
Emily Post came out with the definitive book on etiquette in 1922.
We're the Monkees.
"Hey, hey, we're the Monkees" is a line from the theme song to the TV show, The Monkees
Louise: What's with the cast from Cocoon?
Cocoon is a movie about senior citizens who feel younger after swimming in a pool containing alien cocoons.
Lorelai: Plus, he's outdoorsy. Remember that Meryl Streep movie where she and her family take a rafting trip and then psycho Kevin Bacon forces them to take 'em down the river?
The movie Lorelai is referring to is The River Wild.