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Gilmore Girls: The UnGraduate

Excited about catering the wedding, Sookie pressures Lorelai to set a date, but Lorelai won't commit. While completing her community service hours, Rory takes a job at Emily's DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) office. Convinced that she has a rival for the job of DAR president, Emily uses Rory as her spy. Logan returns from Europe and returns to Yale, forcing Rory to confront her true feelings about dropping out of college. Lane and her band return from their summer on the road. Luke agrees to take care of Lorelai's dog, Paul Anka, while she works late at the inn, and ends up rushing the dog to the vet. Finally, Lorelai admits to Luke her reason for putting off their wedding.

Episode Info
Episode number: 6x3
Production Number: 2T6303
Airdate: Tuesday September 27th, 2005

Alternate Airdates:

DE (Vox) Sep 12, 2006

Special Guest Stars
Sebastian BachSebastian Bach
As Gil

Guest Stars
Biff YeagerBiff Yeager
As Tom
Dana DavisDana Davis
As Althea
John CabreraJohn Cabrera
As Brian
Michael DeLuiseMichael DeLuise
As T.J.
Todd LoweTodd Lowe
As Zach

Co-Guest Stars
Alfred DennisAlfred Dennis
As Mr. Fink
Brandon NovitskyBrandon Novitsky
As Howard
Graham NorrisGraham Norris
As Timid Waiter
Sarah BuehlerSarah Buehler
As Liza
Steven MontfortSteven Montfort
As Pete
Barry AshleyBarry Ashley
As Mr. Hollister
Bolen HighBolen High
As Pastor Tim
Gregory GilesGregory Giles
As Vet (as Gregory Gifford Giles)
Jason MasekJason Masek
As Guy #1
Joel HoltJoel Holt
As Carl
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
Matt CzuchryMatt Czuchry
As Logan Huntzberger
Sean GunnSean Gunn
As Kirk Gleason
Episode Notes
Rating: 3.8/6

Hep Alien, Lane's band, performs Blonde's "Hangin' On The Telephone".

This is the first appearance of Biff Yeager as Tom since season 4's "Raincoats and Recipes".

Episode Quotes
Lorelai: Hey, check out this trick we just taught Paul Anka. Hey, Paul Anka. Pizza! (He barks) Pizza! Pizza! (He barks twice) Salad. (He sits quietly and everyone laughs except for Luke) Good boy, good boy.

Luke: Your muffins.
Lorelai: My what?
Luke: You left me an urgent message about needing muffins.
Lorelai: Oh, right! Muffins, boys!
Luke: These were for them?
Lorelai: Oh, no, they were for me. I thought I'd try to eat my weight in muffins today.
Luke: Does the dog have to sit in the chair like that?
Lorelai: Like what? His posture's perfect.
Luke: You know chairs are for people?
Lorelai: Not that chair. That's Paul Anka's chair.
Luke: Dogs are filthy. They have fleas and malaria on them. You shouldn't have fleas and malaria in the room that you're going to eat in.
Lorelai: I don't eat in here. They do.

Luke: I’ll gather up your stuff.
Lorelai: Last time you gathered my stuff you accidentally brought me 4 bras and no pants.
Luke: That could have been intentional.

Lorelai: Luke?
Luke: Yeah?
Lorelai: I don’t want to set a wedding date until things are right with Rory.
Luke: Okay.

Michel: She can't commit to a purse, much less a man.

Lorelai: Oh, now I just have to figure out what to do with Paul Anka. You know, I've never left him alone so late before, and he might start doing that howling thing the neighbors are so fond of. But, oh, that's okay. So. Oh, you know, I guess I could just leave him here and I could come back and get him after work, which will be, oh, two, three, four in the morning. Boy. Late. Or I could drop him off at a kennel for a few hours. I know there's a good one in Woodbridge, twenty miles away. Of course, I'd have to leave now and pick up some dilithium crystals on the way, to fix the warp drive in my Jeep so that I could drive there and back in time to meet the wedding party back at the inn, but that's doable. Yeah. And then of course by the time I get off work and drive all the way back there, the kennel will definitely be closed, so I'd have to break in, and that would set off some kind of security system, and then I'd be arrested, so I should probably put a nail file in my shoe, and how much longer are you going to make me do this?
Luke: I just wanted to see how long you'd go on.
Lorelai: Well, you know my babbling capabilities are infinite.

Episode Goofs
While Rory is working at the D.A.R., she answers the phone, but puts the person on hold when Emily walks in. She then has a conversation with Emily, then Paris, but never gets back to the lady holding on the telephone.

Cultural References
Episode Title: The UnGraduate

The episode title is possibly a play on the 1967 movie title The Graduate which starred Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock.

Paris: If I end up on the front page of the Hartford Courier BTK'ed to death --

Dennis Rader, known as the BTK serial killer, committed a series of brutal murders in the 1970s in the Wichita/South Kansas areas. For thirty years he disappeared, but recently resurfaced.

Lorelai: Good to the last drop.

"Good to the last drop" is the popular slogan for the Maxwell House brand of coffee.

Michel: She mocked my accent. She called me 'Canadian'.

Yanic Trusdale (Michel) is a native of Montréal, Québec, Canada.

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