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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 Brody
As Dave Rygalski
Arielle Kebbel
As Lindsay Lister
Chase Penny
As Rick Bloomenfeld
Chauncey Leopardi
As Kyle
John Cabrera
As Brian
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
As Principal Merton
Nathan Funk
As Marshall
Samson Yi
As Young Chui
Scott Cohen
As Max Medina
Todd Lowe
As Zach
Tricia O'Kelley
As Nicole Leahy
Caroline Macey
As Girl in Audience
James Coffey
As David
Richard Bolks
As Piano Player
Susan Grace
As Barbara Epstein
Susan M. Carr
As Vocalist #1
Suzanne Ford
As Vocalist #2
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
Sean Gunn
As Kirk Gleason
Jared Padalecki
As Dean Forester
Milo 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".

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.

Warning: Gilmore Girls season 3 episode 19 guide may contain spoilers
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