Kirk Gleason (Episodes 44 - , recurring previously)
In the beginning, when Lorelai and Rory are sitting in the diner, the woman sitting next to them leaves twice.
In this episode, Michel acquires his two dogs Chin Chin and Paw Paw, which will be mentioned every now and then throughout the show.
This is the last time Rory and Jess kiss until the 6 season.
Before the party Rory puts her coat on and pulls her hair out. During that scene while she's talking to Lorelai, her hair goes back into her coat a few different times.
At the end of this episode, Luke and Nicole are spending the night at the Inn, ready to leave for their ski trip the next morning. In the next episode though, Luke says he received an early morning phone call about Jess' fight but says nothing about Nicole, being at the Inn, the ski trip, any of it. In fact, he implies that he was at home when he got the call.
The camera, as many inanimate objects in the land of Gilmore girls, is given a name 'Digital Dan'.
(Lorelai takes a picture of Luke)
Luke: Was that necessary?
Lorelai: Oh man, you do not photograph well.
Lorelai: You've been getting some sleep, brother? 'Cause that's forty miles of bad road.
Luke: I wasn't ready. Plus, it was a bad angle. Plus, this is a harsh light. A soft light would help with the thing with the eyes.
Lorelai: Look who knows what light he looks best in.
Luke: You ready to order?
Lorelai: (showing Rory how to tuck her key in her belt so she doesn't have to take her purse) You'll put your house key through the metal thingy on your belt. You'll only lose it if you take off your belt, and if you're taking off your belt for any reason at the party, I'm not sure I want you coming home.
Lorelai: Oh, I know... How about... No.
Rory: NO! No, you can't keep doing that! You can't just start a thought and then say "No". Finish them or don't start them at all.
Lorelai: You're very totalitarian today.
Rory: No it just drives me crazy. It's like if you do Shave and Haircut without the last part, ya know?
Lorelai: Come on do it.
Rory: Will you stop giving me half-finished thoughts?
Lorelai: I promise. Come on do it.
Rory: Two bits.
Lorelai: Thank you
Lorelai: Say cheese. (takes a picture) I love my little digital camera. I wanna marry it.
Rory: Do you ever wanna put it away?
Lorelai: Oh, you'll hurt little Digital Dan's feelings.
Rory: Sorry, D.D.
Lorelai: (takes another picture) Gotcha! Oh, no, wait. Oh, missed. (to customer next to Rory) Got a good one of you, though. Nice cheekbones.
Rory: Guys, that was amazing. Really, it was awesome.
Zach: Dude, you did good, you really did. But you got a little too close to me when you were singing into the mike.
Brian: I got as close as I had to.
Zach: Your nose touched my cheek, man. That's too close.
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.
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.
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: I'm not gonna attack you?
Max: I'm not worried about you, I'm worried about me.
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 three.
Paris: Having grad night on a yacht is the worst idea since Neville Chamberlain told the people of England, "Hey, don't worry about Hitler. He's a stand up chap." Forget the inconvenience of being at sea with guests unable to leave if the party is dull or if the band, which'll inevitably be composed of accountants with semi-mullets, decides to do a half-hour tribute to Kenny G. The seasickness factor alone, abettgo by snuck-in flasks and badly cooked food could lead to an epidemic alone.
Lindsay: You used to go to our school.
Rory: He still does.
Dean: Really, cause I haven't seen you around much.
Jess: What are you the attendance monitor?
Richard: Your Grandmother would come to the phone but she's in the next room dancing with Lloyd Sandstone. (Richard shouts out into the crowd) Watch where you put those hands, Lloyd.
Rory: A guy named Lloyd is feeling up Grandma?
Lorelai: Uh, Michel, are you okay?
Michel: Do I look okay?
Lorelai: Are those people waiting for a bellman?
Michel: No, they're waiting for a unicorn to sing to a rainbow. Yes, a bellman.
Brian: If I back up anymore, my extension cord might damage the miniature date palm.
Lane: The what?
Brian: It's what that's called. My aunt's got one.
Zach: Dude, don't call plants by their specific names, it's very not rock and roll.
Lorelai: Do not eat chips out of a communal bowl. You might as well stick your hand in a toilet.
Lorelai: If you're desperate, offer to be the person who replenishes them with new bags and grab a handful out of the new bag and dump the rest in the communal bowl.
Rory: Got it.
Lorelai: And keep in mind that getting up on a table and performing a song of any kind will haunt you for the rest of your life. Trust me. Been there, done that.
Rory: I wasn't planning on doing that.
Lorelai: Hm, those things are never planned.
Lorelai: I had to lay off Frank, too, but I just couldn't do another one, so Michel offered to do it.
Sookie: Did he say he'd be nice?
Lorelai: Yes, and then he skipped off to do it.
Jess: Ah, yes, I almost forgot about the prom.
Rory: No, you were trying to forget about the prom.
Jess: I agreed to go and I am a man of my word.
Rory: How's that arm I twisted?
Jess: I got the feeling back in it.
German episode title: "Eine wilde Nacht", meaning "A Wild Night".
French episode title: "Ça Passe Ou Ça Casse", meaning "It's All Or Nothing".
This is Scott Cohen's final appearance as Max.
Sean Gunn (Kirk) and Kelly Bishop (Emily) don't appear in this episode.
During the filming of the fight scene, Jared Padalecki was slightly injured when one of Milo Ventimiglia's punches connected.
"Magic Moments" by Perry Como
"La La" by Shark Quest
"Fell in Love with a Girl" by The White Stripes (sung by Lane's band)
"White Riot" by The Clash (sung by Lane's band)
"Calling All Enthusiasts" by Radio 4 (party music)
"Saccharine" by Sunday's Best
"Why" by North Green
"Dance to the Underground" by Radio 4
Lorelai: With Lorelai Gilmore, it's trust but verify.
"Trust but verify" was a signature phrase of the American president Ronald Reagan. He used it in public, although he was not the first person known to use it. When Reagan used this phrase, he was usually discussing relations with the Soviet Union.
Lorelai: It's getting very Cinemax at night in here.
Cinemax is a cable television network that shows movies and original shows during the day, and erotica at night.
Paris: Who decided to do a half hour tribute to Kenny G.
Kenny G is an American soprano saxophonist.
Zach: We vetoed the Harry Potters.
Harry Potter is the fictional hero from a series of seven fantasy novels, written by J.K. Rowling.
Lorelai: But this is where you start paying - in sweat!
Nicole: Fame, right?
Lorelai: Yeah, Debbie Allen. In sweat. I just loved how she said that.
Lorelai quoted Lydia Grant, a character from the 1980 drama movie and a 1982 drama series titled Fame, played by Debbie Allen.
Rory: No it just drives me crazy. It's like if you do Shave and Haircut without the last part, ya know?
Shave and A Haircut (the proper title) is a short musical phrase which has permeated American culture, though comparatively few know its name. It is a seven or eight note musical couplet which goes with the lengthy tune, "Shave and a Haircut, two bits!" ("...six bits!" is also a common variant). The notes themselves are usually the part people know, often as merely a knock on a surface -- Duh dah dee duh duh (short pause) Duh-Duh! Rory's reference is to that last "Duh-Duh!".
"Two bits", by the way, refers to an old slang for a quarter (and four bits to fifty cents, etc.).
Sookie: When I was like, 10, I was sooo into Leif Garrett.
Leif Garrett was a pretty-boy singer and actor of the late 70s and early 80s. Like many child stars, he has become notable for his many run-ins with the law over drug possession and assorted other problems in and out of jail and rehab.
Zach: Don't forget that the hair and fingernails on John Entwistle's body were still growing when they brought in his replacement.
Entwistle was the bassist for the rock band The Who. He died near the start of a North American tour and was replaced with almost no shows missed or delayed.
Rory: Hello Cleveland.
A reference to This Is Spinal Tap where the lead singer yells the wrong city at a concert.
Dave: (About Zachs decision to jump around on stage)It sounds a little too Milli Vanilli, Zach.
Milli Vanilli was a group of the late '80's/ early 90's that was found out to be lip synching and never actually singing on records or at concerts.
Jess: Tuxes are also James Bond, that's not geeky.
Reference to the British super spy who was always sharply dressed in a tuxedo.
Rory: The Gilmore house is partying like it's 1999.
Lorelai: And here, it's at home with The 700 Club.
Rory's comment is a reference to the Prince song 1999.
Lorelai is referring to the conservative Christian talk/news show hosted by Pat Robertson.
Lorelai: It was not an illusion, Doug Henning.
Doug Henning (1947 - 2000) was a stage magician, escape artist, and illusionist. He and David Copperfield had an unofficial competition going on in the early 80s to see who could do "biggest" magic trick as each one topped the other until Copperfield magicked away an airplane. Henning was one of a then-new crop of magicians trying to escape the "standard" of top hats and formal wear, instead wearing colorful casual clothes and sporting a giant mop of 70s-style long hair, while maintaining a casual, light-hearted demeanor. His act was more about having fun with magic than being "serious" about it.
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