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Gilmore Girls: Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too

Rory and Dean find it increasingly difficult to be alone together due to their distant living arrangement and the fact that he is sharing a car with his estranged wife. Impulsively, Rory asks Dean if he only left Lynsey because she found Rory's letter, and is not completely satisfied with his response. Lorelai and Sookie run Jackson's campaign when he decides to run against Taylor for Town Selectman. Lane tells her band-mate Zach that she has feelings for him.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x4
Production Number: 2T5304
Airdate: Tuesday October 12th, 2004

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Nov 22, 2005


Guest Stars
Jackson DouglasJackson Douglas
As Jackson Melville
Jared PadaleckiJared Padalecki
As Dean Forester
John CabreraJohn Cabrera
As Brian
Julie DolanJulie Dolan
As Anna
Liz TorresLiz Torres
As Miss Patty
Lucy ButlerLucy Butler
As Maggie
Michael WintersMichael Winters
As Taylor Doose
Mike GandolfiMike Gandolfi
As Andrew
Rose AbdooRose Abdoo
As Gypsy
Sally StruthersSally Struthers
As Babette Dell
Scout Taylor-ComptonScout Taylor-Compton
As Clara Forester
Sebastian BachSebastian Bach
As Gil
Todd LoweTodd Lowe
As Zach
Bryan IrzykBryan Irzyk
As Towns Person/Coffee Shop Patron
Wylie SmallWylie Small
As May Forester
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
Episode Notes
Rating: 3.9/6

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Avril LavigneMy Happy Ending 
Guy LombardoHappy Days Are Here Again 
InterpolSlow Hands 
Joey ScarburyGreat American Hero Theme 
Rilo KileyScience vs. Romance 

Episode Quotes
Lorelai: This is the third time, Michel, the third time that bus-and-truck-tour Mussolini has rejected our permit.
Michel: And I was there for every show.

(about Luke)
Lorelai: He actually tried to make me breakfast.
Rory: Really?
Lorelai: Yeah, naked.
Luke: (stops what he's doing and starts to leave) Okay, that's it, I'm gone.
Lorelai: Oh, no, no, no. Sorry, don't, no. Rory, Luke is fully dressed. He never came in the house. He just stood outside all night playing "In Your Eyes" on a boom box.
Rory: I have to go. If you find the book, bring it to Friday Night Dinner, okay? Go back to your dirtiness.

Lorelai: Oh, hey, the night of the rally, we're gonna need a sort of backstage gathering area.
Luke: You cannot gather here.
(Lorelai gestures to the square)
Lorelai: But it's right across from the --
Luke: You cannot gather here.
Lorelai: See, the stage is right over --
Luke: You cannot gather here.
Lorelai: Do you like my hair like this?
Luke: Yes, and you cannot gather here.
Lorelai: Wow. Sleeping with you is getting me nothing.

Episode Goofs
Even though Jackson's last name has been Melville throughout the series, a banner during his campaign reads "Belville" instead.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too

The title of this episode comes from the slogan 'Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too!', which was the first political slogan in America. The slogan was used during the 1840 Presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. "Tippecanoe" was a nickname given to Harrison after troops led by Harrison destroyed a Shawnee settlement.

Gypsy: (about Taylor) He's our Papa Doc.

Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier was the dictator of Haiti from 1957 to 1971.

Taylor: You will have Taylor Doose to kick around again.

This is a play on part of a speech given by Richard Nixon after he lost the 1962 California gubernatorial election.

Zack: Yo, John Nash, enough with the numbers!

John Nash is a mathematical genius whose life was the subject of A Beautiful Mind.

Lorelai: He just stood outside all night playing "In Your Eyes" on a boombox.

In the movie Say Anything the main character tries to win a girl's heart by standing outside of her house and playing Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" on a boombox.

Paris: (about Dean) Hoss returns. Who woulda thunk?

Hoss Cartwright is a character from the long-running show Bonanza.

Episode References
Lorelai: (holding bottle) Wait, you hate champagne, don't you?
Luke: Yeah, I do.

This dates back to "Written in the Stars". During Luke and Lorelai's first date, Luke tells her that he hates champagne.

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