Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days is the premiere of Season 3 on WB drama Gilmore Girls.


Returning from her summer internship in Washington, D.C., where she mingled with members of Congress, including Senator Barbara Boxer (guest-starring as herself), Rory (Alexis Bledel) faces a dilemma in her conflict over Dean (Jared Padalecki) and Jess (Milo Ventimiglia). Lorelai (Lauren Graham) is overjoyed to have Rory home, but the news that Christopher's (David Sutcliffe) girlfriend is having a baby leaves Lorelai questioning her future.


Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
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

Special Guest Stars

Senator Barbara Boxer as Herself
Congressman Doug Ose as Himself

Recurring cast

Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville
Emily Kuroda as Mrs. Kim
Liz Torres as Miss Patty
Michael Winters as Taylor Doose
Mike Gandolfi as Andrew

Guest starring

Brandon Barash as Jamie
Jessica Kiper as Shane


  • Lane does not appear in this episode.
  • First appearances of Jamie and Shane.
  • Jess has a new fling – Shane.
  • Paris goes on a date with Jamie.
  • Taylor's invented a new festival.
  • This is the first time Sean Gunn (Kirk) appears in the opening credits.


  • "Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer" by Foster and Allen






Lorelai – We need Q-tips.
LukeI'll alert the media.
Lorelai – Hmm, cotton balls, world peace, Connie Chung's original face back.
Luke(to Lorelai's belly) Goodbye, Sid and Nancy.
LorelaiLeopold and Loeb. I changed my mind, don't tell Rory.
Rory – You had another dream?
Lorelai – Yes.
RoryThe doctor is in.
Lorelai – ...and Bill Maher is cancelled. The name of the show was Politically Incorrect, for God's sake, didn't anybody read the title? He was supposed to say those things!
Paris(talking in her sleep) Woodward... Bernstein... Harry Thomason...
Lorelai – Cool. See if you can steal me something off of Tom Daschle's fruit plate.
Paris(talking in her sleep) I did not have sexual relations with that woman.
Jackson(To Sookie) Judy, Vincente has to go to work now.
Paris – Do you really think it looks good to have the American secretary of the treasury traveling around with Bono? ...I mean, why not just send Carson Daly over to the Middle East next time Cheney goes, huh? Or hey, hook up Freddie Prinze Jr. with Colin Powell next time he meets with NATO.
Rory – I got to see Archie Bunker's chair at the Smithsonian.
Paris – They give up careers and become alcoholics, and if you're Sunny von Bülow, wind up in a coma, completely incapable of stopping Glenn Close from playing you in a movie.
Sookie(holding up a frilly lamp) What do you think? Manly?
Lorelai – In an Oscar Wilde sort of way, absolutely.
Lorelai – You're not seriously telling me the future of your marriage depends on Leon Troutsky over there. (gestures at a mounted trout trophy)
Lorelai – I thought you and Dean might enjoy a little Peaches and Herb's time together.
Rory – But for now solidariety, sister!
Richard – Did you really have pictures of Norman Rockwell family Christmases dancing in your head?
Lorelai – Maybe we could really be a family, in the stupid, traditional 'Dan Quayle, golden retriever, grow old together, wear matching jogging suits' kind of way.
Rory – Ladies and gentlemen, the Williams sisters take center stage at Wimbledon once again.