Keg! Max! is the 19th episode of Season 3 on Gilmore Girls.


With graduation approaching, Rory (Alexis Bledel) is happily looking forward to attending the Stars Hollow High School prom with Jess (Milo Ventimiglia), but he gets some surprising news from the principal (guest star Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, "Welcome Back, Kotter"). Lane's (Keiko Agena) band makes its debut at a big party, but the evening ends on an ugly note when the long-standing animosity between Jess and Dean (Jared Padalecki) finally erupts into a fist fight. Meanwhile, Lorelai (Lauren Graham) gets roped into serving on the parents' committee for the Chilton graduation party, putting her back in contact with a very uncomfortable Max Medina (Scott Cohen).


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore[1]
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
Liza Weil as Paris Geller
Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester
Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
and Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
special appearance by
Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore

Guests starring

Tricia O'Kelley as Nicole Leahy
Adam Brody as Dave Rygalski
Samson Yi as Yiung Chui
Arielle Kebbel as Lindsay Lister
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs as Principal Merton
P.B. Hutton as Terry
Chauncey Leopardi as Kyle Gibson
Todd Lowe as Zack Van Gerbig
John Cabrera as Brian Fuller
Scott Cohen as Max Medina[2]


Young Chui, you should probably stay away from the band area, we've got a lot of chords and stuff, and I don't want you to get electrocuted and die


  • Lane gets drunk for the first time.
  • Jess has missed 31 days and has flunked out of senior year for the second time.
  • Michel adopts Chin-Chin and Paw-Paw.
  • Richard & Emily's guests are singing Perry Como's magic moments accompanied by piano
  • Suggestions for band names include:
    • The Chops
    • Follow Them to the Edge of the Desert
    • The Harry Potters
    • Devil's Advocate
  • the band performs:
    • fell in love with a girl | THE WHITE STRIPES
    • white riot | THE CLASH


calling all enthusiasts | RADIO 4
saccharine | SUNDAY'S BEST
Rory goes upstairs to find Jess
dance to the underground | RADIO 4






Rory – No it just drives me crazy. It's like if you do Shave and a Haircut without the last part, ya know?
Rory – The Gilmore house is partying like it's 1999
Lorelai — And here, it's at home with The 700 Club
Lorelai – You've been getting some sleep, brother? 'Cause that's forty miles of bad road
Lane – Kyle's parents are going to Marriage Encounter for the weekend
Zack – We vetoed the Harry Potters
Jess – Tuxes are also James Bond, that's not geeky
Lorelai – It's getting very Cinemax at night in here
Sookie – You were both James Deaning it, trying to keep it professional
Lorelai – It was not an illusion, Doug Henning
Sookie – When I was like, 10, I was sooo into Leif Garrett
Dave – It sounds a little too Milli Vanilli, Zach
RoryHello Cleveland
Rory – You and Springsteen: The working-man's hero
Zack – Don't forget that the hair and fingernails on John Entwistle's body were still growing when they brought in his replacement.
Paris – If the band, which will inevitably be composed of accountants with semi-mullets, decides to do a half hour tribute to Kenny G
Lorelai – With Lorelai Gilmore, it's trust but verify
Lorelai – You mean, you weren't living like a Trappist monk while you were over there?

Notes and references

  1. Last mention of Alex Lesman
  2. Last appearance of Max Medina on the series
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