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Gilmore Girls: Keg! Max!

With graduation approaching, Rory is happily looking forward to attending the Stars Hollow High School prom with Jess, but he gets some surprising news from Principal Merten. Lane's band makes its debut at a big party, but the evening ends on an ugly note when the long-standing animosity between Jess and Dean finally erupts into a fist fight. Meanwhile, Lorelai gets roped into serving on the parents' committee for the Chilton graduation party, putting her back in contact with a very uncomfortable Max Medina.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x19
Production Number: 175019
Airdate: Tuesday April 29th, 2003

Director: Chris Long
Writer: Daniel Palladino

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Jul 05, 2004

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Adam BrodyAdam Brody
As Dave Rygalski
Recurring
Arielle KebbelArielle Kebbel
As Lindsay Lister
Recurring
Chase PennyChase Penny
As Rick Bloomenfeld
Recurring
Chauncey LeopardiChauncey Leopardi
As Kyle
Recurring
John CabreraJohn Cabrera
As Brian
Recurring
Lawrence Hilton-JacobsLawrence Hilton-Jacobs
As Principal Merton
Recurring
Nathan FunkNathan Funk
As Marshall
Recurring
Samson YiSamson Yi
As Young Chui
Recurring
Scott CohenScott Cohen
As Max Medina
Recurring
Todd LoweTodd Lowe
As Zach
Recurring
Tricia OTricia O'Kelley
As Nicole Leahy
Recurring
Caroline MaceyCaroline Macey
As Girl in Audience
James CoffeyJames Coffey
As David
Richard BolksRichard Bolks
As Piano Player
Susan GraceSusan Grace
As Barbara Epstein
Susan M. CarrSusan M. Carr
As Vocalist #1
Suzanne FordSuzanne Ford
As Vocalist #2
Main Cast
Lauren GrahamLauren Graham
As Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis BledelAlexis Bledel
As Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthyMelissa McCarthy
As Sookie St. James
Scott PattersonScott Patterson
As Luke Danes
Edward HerrmannEdward Herrmann
As Richard Gilmore
Kelly BishopKelly Bishop
As Emily Gilmore
Yanic TruesdaleYanic Truesdale
As Michel Gerard
Keiko AgenaKeiko Agena
As Lane Kim
Liza WeilLiza Weil
As Paris Gellar
Sean GunnSean Gunn
As Kirk Gleason
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Dean Forester
Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia
As Jess Mariano
Episode Notes
Jared Padalecki was injured during the shooting of the fight scene.

This episode marks Scott Cohen's last appearance as Max Medina.

This is the first appearance of Chase Penny as Rick Bloomenfeld since season 1's "Love and War and Snow".



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The ClashWhite Riot 
The White StripesFell In Love With A Girl 


Episode Quotes
Dave: What we need is a name.
Brian: I made my suggestion.
Zach: Yeah, and we vetoed "The Harry Potters". Next.
Brian: So yours is better?
Zach: "Follow Them to the Edge of the Desert" is memorable and classy.
Brian: I run out of breath every time I say it.
Zach: You've got asthma, dude. You run out of breath saying your name.
Dave: Yeah, Brian, we can't work our name around your respiratory illnesses.
Brian: Even without an inhaler, "Follow Them to the Edge of the Desert" is too long.
Zach: Yeah, but when we get famous, our fans will shorten it to F-T-T-T-E-O-T-D.

Lorelai: Why did you treat me so weird at the last meeting?
Max: I treated you with respect and kindness.
Lorelai: That's why it was weird. It's how you treated Terry and Joan too. I mean, did you also kiss Terry and Joan?
Max: Yeah, I did and Doug too. He was the best of the 3.

Max: Wait ... wait ... wait. 10 feet.
Lorelai: 10 feet?
Max: That's a safe distance for us. And the more furniture in between the better.
Lorelai: Do you think I'm gonna attack you?
Max: I'm not worried about you, I'm worried about me.

Lorelai: No, Luke, thanks for doing this. It's exactly what the contractor said. We just wanted a guy with a good butt's opinion.
Sookie: Yeah, Tom has a terrible butt.
Luke: Please stop that.



Cultural References
Lorelai: It was not an illusion, Doug Henning.

Doug Henning was a popular magician who performed his illusions and tricks across the country.

Rory: The Gilmore house is partying like it's 1999.
Lorelai: And here, it's at home with The 700 Club.

Rory's line refers to a line from the Prince song "1999". Lorelai is referring to The 700 Club, a conservative Christian talk show on ABC Family.



Episode References
Several references are made to "The Big One" in which Lorelai and Max shared a passionate kiss.



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