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6.18 - The Real Paul Anka (127) (April 11th, 2006)

Title: The Real Paul Anka
Air Date: April 11th, 2005
Written by: Daniel Palladino
Directed by: Daniel Palladino

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"The Real Paul Anka" - (TV-) (HDTV) - Tuesday, April 11 2006 - 8:00 - 9:00 PM
SHOWBIZ LEGEND PAUL ANKA GUEST STARS / RORY VISITS JESS IN PHILADELPHIA — Lorelai (Lauren Graham) has a bizarre dream in which singer/songwriter Paul Anka has a cameo role. Meanwhile, although Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Logan (Matt Czuchry) are back together, Logan is miserable knowing that Rory hasn’t really forgiven him, and he takes off with his friends for another stunt with the Life and Death Brigade. Rory accepts Jess’ (guest star Milo Ventimiglia) invitation to attend an open house at his new book store/art gallery/publishing house in Philadelphia. While there, she is surprised to run into Luke (Scott Patterson), who is accompanying his daughter April (guest star Vanessa Marano) on an academic field trip. Back in Stars Hollow, Lorelai is horrified to find that Richard (Edward Herrmann) and Emily (Kelly Bishop) have been looking at real estate in her town. Keiko Agena, Liza Weil and Sean Gunn also star. The episode was written and directed by Daniel Palladino (#2T6318).

TV Guide
Luke travels with April and her math team for their contest in Philadelphia, where he drops in on Jess (Milo Ventimiglia), whose new bookstore is having an open house; Rory also stops by for the grand opening after she and Logan have a fight and Logan leaves for a trip with his friends; and Lorelai spots her parents house hunting in Stars Hollow and tags along, making up stories to dissuade them from moving there. Paul Anka has a cameo.

Tv.com Summary

Luke is one of the chaperones for April's school trip to a math contest held in Philidelphia. At the inn, Lorelai takes care of a couple who plan to go horseback riding. Logan and Rory are still a couple, however things are somewhat tense. Luke stops by where Jess works/lives in Philidelphia while he's there.

Casting Sides for Episode 6.18 Released - Link (Jet1945 - FF)
Casting Sides for School Children have been released. They are for epsiode 6.18, however, that actual audition material is from an earlier epsiode.
If you will remember Megan and Tillie from the soccer game and Luke's Diner scenes - that is what they are using.
As a matter of fact, they are using the Megan portion to also audition the boys.
All of the children are in the 12-13 year-old range for the character.

Jet1945 - The Casting Side for Earl has been revised and published today. There is no specific Lorelai info in the revsion - there is a secene fragment that is new between Jess and Rory that infers a great deal on why Rory is there with Jess

Casting Notice for 22 Feb 2006 - Link (Jet1945) - FF
For Episode 6.18 - The Real Paul Anka
Producer: Amy Sherman-Palladino/Daniel Palladino/David Rosenthal
Director: Daniel Palladino
SINGING KIDS - Co-Star / MALE OR FEMALE / 12 TO 13 / All Ethnicities - Age 12/13, very charactery looking. PLEASE SUBIT PROFESSIONAL SINGERS ONLY. no "special skills" singing....PROFESSIONAL SINGING. the song is very difficult. it's THE ELEMENTS SONG by Tom Lehrer

  • NEW - Lorelai packs Luke's new bag from Anna and gets mad, taking it out on the bag.
  • Paul Anka the person does guest staring in this episode in a dream sequence that Lorelai has!
  • Luke goes with April on a field trip, at one point there is somr Star Trek talk.
  • Lorelai is in Stars Hollow with Emily and Richard.
  • Emily "talks" to who she thinks is April, then goes to the diner and "yell" at Caesar for makeing her think it was April.
  • Lorelai has a cough.
  • Lorelai gets written up by Taylor for something.
  • Lorelai packed for Luke.
  • April and Luke listen to some guy doing poetry.
  • Jess knows Rory is back at Yale and in the YDN editor.
  • Milo Ventimiglia guest stars in this ep.
  • School Boy - Mark.

Edited February 17th, 2006 - The sides start with Luke taking April on some kind field trip somewhere, Later they're at Jess's place for a poetry reading so are there two trips or one long one? Rory is also in a scene with Jess but thet sides don't say if the she goes to Philly with Luke and April or not. I spec that there are two trips, at the start of the eps with April's school class, some kind of advanced class maybe. Then maybe Luke has April for the week and they go with Rory to be with Jess in Philly. Lorelai is in Stars Hollow withher parents, I think Lorelai is not with Luke because of either work or wedding plans, which explains why Emily and Richard are in town.

While Luke is in Philly Lorelai has a dream about Paul Anka, the Human! Paul Anka meets Lorelai's dog in the dream. It might mean that Paul Anka the dog, which represented Rory earlier and Lorelai's need to care for someone/something. Might now represent her need for a baby with Luke.

The sides for this episode are out, thanks Genevieve also Jet1945