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Gilmore Girls: The Festival of Living Art

Stars Hollow is busy gearing up to host a festival of living pictures and the town is abuzz. Luke's almost-ex-wife asks him to postpone their divorce, Land and her band find a new guitarist, and with her pregnancy due date past, Sookie is getting anxious.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x7
Production Number: 176157
Airdate: Tuesday November 04th, 2003

Director: Chris Long
Writer: Daniel Palladino

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Oct 18, 2004

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Brian Berke
As Joe
Gabriel Brock
As Chinese Acrobat
Grant-Lee Phillips
As Grant
Jackson Douglas
As Jackson Melville
John Cabrera
As Brian
Liz Torres
As Miss Patty
Michael Winters
As Taylor Doose
Mike Gandolfi
As Andrew
Nick Offerman
As Beau Melville
Rini Bell
As Lulu
Rusty Schwimmer
As Bruce
Sally Struthers
As Babette Dell
Sebastian Bach
As Gil
Todd Lowe
As Zach
Tricia O'Kelley
As Nicole Leahy
Lynda Scarlino
As Buff Otis

Steven Koller
As Terence
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
Chris Eigeman
As Jason Stiles
Episode Notes
This is the first appearance of Sebastian Bach (Gil), formerly of Skid Row, who plays the guitarist in Lane's band.

This episode won an Emmy for Outstanding Makeup for a Series (Non-Prosthetic) in 2004.

The working title for this episode was "Love Me or Louvre Me".

This episode was voted #49 on the Futon Critic's 50 Best Episodes of 2003 article.

Episode Quotes
Lane: I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but I've already figured out that our Spin cover should be against a bloodred backdrop with a skull hovering over us.
Lorelai: Oh, well, very Norman Rockwell.

Lorelai: How's your research coming along, Kirk?
Kirk: Good, although I got off to a slow start. I didn't realize Jesus wasn't in the Old Testament 'til I hit page 368.

Lorelai: I just thought of the perfect painting for Luke to be in. "Cranky Guy in Baseball Cap."
Rory: Was that Manet or Monet?
Lorelai: That was mustard on my hamburger and a side of fries, please.
Rory: She's the queen of segues.
Luke: She's the queen of something.

Sookie: Yours came out. How'd you get yours out?
Lorelai: I swallowed a map.

(to Sookie about the day Rory was born)
Lorelai: She was the most beautiful pink all over. She even smelled pink. That sounds weird. I can't describe it - that little, pink, baby smell. The first time her eyes focused on me and her little fingers reached out ... I was someone new. She had me.

Sookie: This is the position I'm going to be in for the baby. She wants me to get used to it.
Bruce: Less tearing this way.
Lorelai: Oh, smack that image right out of my head.

Cultural References
Lorelai: Oh, well, very Norman Rockwell.

Norman Rockwell was an early 20th century American painter. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, due to his patriotic homespun images.

Lorelai: Well, look at you folding your laundry all haughty and powerful.
Rory: Bada-bing all over his nice ivy-league suit.

Rory is referring to a line from The Godfather: "You gotta get up close like this ... Bada-Bing! ... You blow their brains all over your nice Ivy League suit."

Warning: Gilmore Girls season 4 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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