Emily mentions that Richard and her are visiting antique shops in different towns including Washington Depot. Amy Pallandino has stated that Washington Depot was the inspiration for the town of Stars Hollow.
Richard and Emily say that they are parked on Peach Street but in Episode 6 Taylor changed all the street names back to their historical names.
This is Milo Ventimiglia final appearance as Jess
Taylor claims to be town mayor, but in the past, he's only town selectman. The only time a mayor (named Harry Porter) has been seen or mentioned was in episodes 1.8 "Love and War and Snow" and 1.16 "Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers."
This is the first time Rory and Jess have kissed since the season 3 episode "Keg! Max!".
Rory and April meet, officially, for the first time.
Luke: Meet your cousin Jess. He's my sister's kid.
Jess: Hey. (long pause)
April: Men in this family aren't chatty.
Luke: By the way, that is your cousin.
Jess: Right, Liz filled me in on all that, Daddy.
Luke: She just calls me Luke. Total brain.
Jess: You confirm paternity?
Luke: Don't be a wise ass.
Luke: (holding book) This is yours, right?
Luke: I wanted to get it but I couldn't find it.
Jess: Well, it's not exactly The DaVinci Code
Rory: I couldn't even cheat on him the way he cheated on me.
Jess: Who? Who cheated on you? That--that guy? (pauses in disbelief) You're still with him?
Jess: I thought everything was fixed.
Rory: Everything but him.
Jess: I hate this!
Rory: You should. I'm sorry.
Jess: You came here alone, to Philadelphia!
Rory: He was out of town.
Jess: I don't deserve this, Rory.
Rory: No, you don't. You don't deserve it. I just--I'm in love with him. Despite all the bad he's done, I can't help it. I'm in love with him.
Jess: (long silence) I guess I'll call Matthew's poet and ask him to explain love to me. Poets know all about it, right?
Logan: Hey you
Logan: Did you get in late last night?
Rory: I was studying.
Logan: Hmmm....I missed my class this morning.
Logan: Clock didn't go off, I thought I set it right.
Rory: Oh, I reset it. I had to catch up on some sleep.
Logan: It's an honest mistake.
Rory: Maybe we should get a second clock.
Logan: Might be wise. So will you available to grab a bite later?
Logan: Can't see that far into the future?
Rory: It's crazy right now.
Logan: I'll check in with you later.
Rory: We'll see how it goes.
(Rory turns around to leave, Logan grabs her arm and kisses her)
Logan: Have a good day.
Rory: You too. (Rory leaves and Logan looks upset because he knows something is up with her)
(Rory comes into the living room where Logan is putting things in his bag)
Logan: I guess I'm going.
Logan: I'll be out of cell phone range for a couple of days.
Rory: I know.
Logan: I'll see you.
(Logan slightly pauses and leaves without looking at Rory)
Colin: We BASE jump off a cliff whose hight is...
Robert: Exactly thirty-six hundred and twenty-four feet. Unless that's a two.
(talking about Jess' book)
Jess: You know, you don't have to read it again.
Rory: I know I don't.
Jess: God, there are so many things I would change in it.
Rory: Like what?
Jess: I'd keep the back cover. Everything else goes.
Jess: So, you fixed everything?
Rory: Yeah. Everything's fixed.
Jess: I'm glad you're here.
Rory: Yeah, me too.
Richard: You should talk to your mayor about all these issues Lorelai.
Lorelai: You mean Gropy McGee. I cannot, will not ever put myself in that position again.
April: Hey Luke!
April: Some people in here are wondering who you are.
Luke: Oh well, go ahead and tell them.
April: That's Luke.
Rory: I'm so sorry I came here.
Jess: I'm not, it's what it is ... you ... me ...
Luke: What the hell is that?
Jess: It's an abstract painting.
Luke: But what is it supposed to be?
Jess: Check the title.
Luke: I did. It's called untitled.
Jess: There you go.
Luke: I give up.
Jess: If it makes you feel better you can tell him that we did something.
Rory: Thanks, Jess
Kirk: I could run the place if you want, Luke.
Luke: Hmm, let me search down to the very depth of my being to see if there's even the slightest inclination that I would want that. Nope.
Kirk: Just checking.
Caesar: If the cell dies, is there a phone in Gettysburg I could reach you at?
Luke: Yeah, the one Grant used to call Lincoln. The number's in the book.
April: That's Frank. Always rubbing our faces in the fact that he knows the first 300 digits of pi.
Paris: I took a "delete boring answers" pass at my interview with Professor Whittington and ended up with a tidy 16-word piece. His wife must want to suck a tailpipe every night.
Logan: Past performance is no indication of future performance.
Rory: Wise men call that a sucker's maxim.
Logan: Is it your life mission to embarrass me at every opportunity you get?
Rory: It's Robert, Colin and Finn, Logan. I've seen them all dance naked with their underwear on their heads. There's no embarrassing you in front of them.
Logan: Even when we're together, you're someplace else. You leave and you don't kiss me goodbye. We're at dinner and you're on your cell phone the whole time. You never leave notes anymore about where you're gonna be, so I have no idea where you are. You haven't forgiven me.
Rory: What are you talking about?
Logan: For the girls I was with when we were separated.
Rory: I said I forgive you.
Logan: Yeah, you said it, but you haven't, though. You haven't! I'll be at the pub.
Lane: It's every girl's dream. To hear the woman altering her wedding dress say, "I'll remove the pants".
French episode title: "Le Vrai Paul Anka", meaning "The Real Paul Anka".
This episode drew 4.13 million viewers.
"The Elements", which was sung on the bus, was written and performed by humorist Tom Lehrer and is on his 1959 album, More of Tom Lehrer.
"The Elements" by Tom Lehrer
"Angst in my Pants" by Sparks
Melissa McCarthy (Sookie) and Yanic Truesdale (Michel) do not appear in this episode.
Girl 1: I heard he lives with his mother.
Girl 2: I heard he plays a trombone for fun.
Freddy: He's a liar too. He says he's a Red Sox fan but he didn't even know they traded Damon.
Luke: Really? He didn't know Damon was with the Yankees now?
Luke: You see Steinbrenner made him cut his hair?
Freddy: Yeah, he looks way less scary.
Luke: Yeah, less intimidating to pitchers. It's going to shave 20 points off his batting average.
Johnny Damon, a baseball player known for his long hair and huge beard, left the Boston Red Sox for their rivals the New York Yankees. Damon switched teams as a free agent (he wasn't traded), and his batting average the first year with the Yankees in 2006 did go down 31 points from the previous year (.316 to .285), but he hit more home runs.
Steinbrenner is the principal owner of the Yankees, and is known for taking a strong role in many aspects of the team.
Matthew: We need a public place where the next de Kooning can run into the next Franz Kline and diss the next Jackson Pollack while the next Charlie Parker shoots up in the corner. We can call it Cedar Bar Redux.
Willem de Kooning (1904-1997), Franz Kline (1910-1962), and Jackson Pollack (1912-1956) were abstract expressionist painters.
Charlie Parker (1920-1955), known as "Bird", was an influential jazz musician.
The Cedar Tavern in New York's Greenwich Village, as portrayed in the 2002 documentary The Cedar Bar, was a gathering place for artists and other creative types.
Jess: There's a definite "Jess Mariano, This Is Your Life" vibe here today.
This Is Your Life was a 1950s TV show which brought on celebrities and surprised them with people from their past.
Jess: Its no DaVinci Code.
The DaVinci Code is a bestselling novel written by Dan Brown that is also a movie.
Lane: It's all about the Hamiltons baby!
This is a reference to the movie/song It's all about the Benjamins.
It is also a reference to the Lazy Sunday digital short on SNL which became an Internet phenomenon.
Title: The Real Paul Anka
A pun on Eminem's song The Real Slim Shady.
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