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The Festival of Living Art is the 7th episode of Season 4 of Gilmore Girls. This episode is also titled Love Me or Louvre Me.[1]

Synopsis

When Stars Hollow puts on the "Festival of Living Art," an event in which the townspeople stage famous paintings, Rory (Alexis Bledel) appears in "Portrait of a Young Girl Named Antea," Lorelai (Lauren Graham) plays the beauty in Renoir's "The Dance at Bougival," while Kirk is Jesus in "The Last Supper." Meanwhile, Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) panics about going past her delivery date and Lorelai calms her down with stories of the night Rory was born. Nicole (guest star Tricia O'Kelley) tells Luke (Scott Patterson) she wants to hold off on the divorce and give their relationship a chance. Lane (Keiko Agena) finds a great guitarist (guest star Sebastian Bach of the band Skid Row), but he is a good deal older than everyone else in the band.

Starring

Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason

Special Guest Star

Sebastian Bach as Gil[2]

Recurring cast

Liz Torres as Miss Patty
Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville
Todd Lowe as Zack Van Gerbig
John Cabrera as Brian Fuller

Guest starring

Michael Winters as Taylor Doose
Sally Struthers as Babette Dell
Nick Offerman as Beau Belleville[2]
Tricia O'Kelley as Nicole Leahy
Grant Lee Phillips as Town Troubadour
Mike Gandolfi as Andrew
Rusty Schwimmer as Bruce

Co-Starring

Brian Berke as Joe
Rini Bell as Lulu Kuschner
Lynda Scarlino as Buff Otis
Gabriel Brock as Chinese Acrobat

Trivia

  • The episode won an Emmy for Outstanding Make-Up For A Series[3].
  • Lane invites Gil to join the band.
  • Kirk and Lulu are now dating.

Music

the entertainer | SCOTT JOPLIN

Photos

Paintings

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG GIRL NAMED ANTHEA
Girolamo Parmigianino
THE LAST SUPPER
Leonardo da Vinci
Anthea1
Supper1
THE REAPER
Nicolas Poussin
DANCE AT BOUGIVAL
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Reaper1
Renoir1

Gilmorisms

MUSIC

LITERATURE

  • The Bible
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Oscar Wilde, general author reference

FILM

POP CULTURE

Sookie – Leave Oscar Wilde here to his reading.
Lane – I've already figured out that our Spin cover should be against a blood-red backdrop with a skull hovering over us.
Lorelai – Well, very Norman Rockwell.
Lorelai – You better do what John Ashcroft says or they may just follow us home.
Lane – We could dress him up like Angus Young in AC/DC, that school boy outfit.
Brian – He could have seen AC/DC with their original lead singer.
Zack – And 1980 is when that guy choked on his own vomit.
Lorelai – The magazine I was reading that night with a special feature on who's hotter Andrew McCarthy or Emilio Estevez.
Lorelai – You might want to check that Gumby-Pokey watch, Kirk.
Taylor – ... of our former ally France
Rory – You ready for your close-up, Miss Desmond?
Lorelai – I'm a Weeble, and Weebles wobble.
RoryClose your eyes and think of England.

Notes and references

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