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Gilmore Girls: Lorelai's Graduation Day

Rory invites Emily and Richard to Lorelai's graduation from business school but misses the graduation when she gets a call from Jess and cuts school to visit him in New York. Lorelai forgives Rory after she sees that Rory has fallen for Jess.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x21
Production Number: 227471
Airdate: Tuesday May 14th, 2002

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Jun 04, 2004

  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
David Sutcliffe
As Christopher Hayden
Seth MacFarlane
As Zach
Chuck E. Weiss
As Proprietor
Esther Friedman
As Graduation Announcer
Mark Colson
As Western Shirt Man
Main Cast
Lauren Graham
As Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel
As Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy
As Sookie St. James
Scott Patterson
As Luke Danes
Edward Herrmann
As Richard Gilmore
Kelly Bishop
As Emily Gilmore
Yanic Truesdale
As Michel Gerard
Keiko Agena
As Lane Kim
Liza Weil
As Paris Gellar
Jared Padalecki
As Dean Forester
Milo Ventimiglia
As Jess Mariano
Episode Notes
Rory and Jess walk down the street that was used by Spiderman for the upside-down kiss.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The B-52s52 Girls 
The B-52sDance This Mess Around 
PixiesMonkey Gone to Heaven 
Yoko OnoO'oh 

Episode Quotes
Lorelai: Oh, I'm so excited! Isn't this exciting?
Man: I've been doing this for eight years.
Lorelai: Oh. Not so exciting for you, then.

Lorelai: You are my favorite eldest child. You get to stay by my side.
Rory: I feel privileged.

Rory: What does a stroke feel like?
Lorelai: I dunno. Bad?

Episode Goofs
When Rory is on the bus headed back to Hartford, the cast on her arm is gone. However, when she's back in Stars Hollow, the cast is back on her arm.

While Lorelai and Rory are celebrating with the music on, Jess calls. She tells her mother that it's Lane and she goes to her room to talk. When Rory is walking to her room, you can still hear the phone ringing.

The shadows of the crew can be seen when Lorelai is on the staircase talking to Rory.

Cultural References
Lorelai: Thanks for coming, Sook, Marcus Shenkenberg.

Marcus Shenkenberg is a Swedish male model.

Lorelai: I ended up in a career that apparently Jessica Hahn would think was beneath her.

Jessica Hahn is a church secretary who made a claim that famous televangelist Jim Bakker raped her, leading to his downfall as a preacher and televangelist. Later, Jessica Hahn posed for Playboy and had a softcore porn career.

Lorelai: Now say, I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

"I can't believe I ate the whole thing" is a line from a series of Alka Seltzer commercials.

Lorelai: Oh look it's Michael Landon.

Michael Landon is an actor who starred in Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, and Highway to Heaven.

Rory: Oh yeah, right after they stoned the woman who won the lottery.

In the short story The Lottery, a town holds a lottery in which the winner of the lottery gets stoned by the townspeople.

Rory: John Bonham had that same problem.

John Bonham is the drummer for Led Zeppelin.

Warning: Gilmore Girls season 2 episode 21 guide may contain spoilers
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