Gilmore Girls Project: Season Two, Red Light on the Wedding Night

Season Two

Episode Twenty-Four: “Red Light on the Wedding Night”

Original Airdate: October 16, 2001

Red means stop. A new traffic light in front of the diner has Luke seeing red. At her bachelorette bash, a different kind of signal has Lorelai seeing clearly . . . maybe.

Okay, so I love Max and I love the thought of him and Lorelai getting married. However, her getting married so early in the TV show series would have thrown the whole show off. A married Lorelai wouldn’t have worked.

I kind of have a soft spot for this episode. I love the scene where Max is cooking dinner at the house and the girls are shocked by the broiler. Then the bachelorette scene with the whole gang, including Emily who talks about the night before her wedding and how she tried on her dress after her mother went to sleep.

And I can’t forget about my favorite of all favorite scenes where Max, Lorelai, Rory, and Dean go on a date and Dean has a man to man talk with Max about how Lorelai and Rory are. It’s no surprise that Dean knows them so well, but to hear it out loud, I just love the conversation for some reason. I also love to see how right he is!

I have to admit, I laughed so hard when Lorelai came across a naked picture of Kirk!

You know, along with Emily’s list of maids, I think I should have one with Kirk’s list of jobs. So far we have:

  • DSL Installer (Season 1, Episode 2)
  • Swan delivery man (Season 1, Episode 3)
  • Assistant manager at Doose’s Market (Season 1, Episode 5 and Season 4, Episode 21)
  • Daisy delivery man (Season 1, Episode 21)
  • Coordinator of Max and Lorelai’s engagement party (Season 2, Episode 2)
  • 6. Photographer for the historic first walk across the street (Season 2, Episode 3)
  • Attempted job: wedding photographer for Lorelai and Max — They break up before they tie the knot. (Season 2, Episode 3)
  • Mechanic (Season 2, Episode 7)
  • Server at the Bracebridge dinner (Season 2, Episode 10)
  • Termite inspector (Season 2, Episode 11)
  • Video rental clerk (Season 2, Episode 12)
  • Filmmaker (Season 2, Episode 19)
  • Attempted job: Sophie’s music shop — Despite numerous attempts from Sophie (Carole King) at convincing Kirk that she doesn’t have any job openings, he is still very persistent. (Season 2, Episode 20)
  • Hay There skincare line salesman (Season 3, Episode 1)
  • Photo delivery man (Season 3, Episode 2)
  • Spy for Taylor (Season 3, Episode 3)
  • Attempted job: Luke’s skateboard and bottle shop employee — Alas, Luke never does open this store. (Season 3, Episode 3)
  • Attempted job: Manager at Taylor’s Olde Fashion Soda Shoppe — Though Kirk does eventually get his job there, Taylor flat out ignores his pleas for employment at this point. (Season 3, Episode 3)
  • Weston’s Bakery server (Season 3, Episode 10)
  • Beauty shop clerk (Season 3, Episode 12 and Season 4, Episode 1)
  • Director of Miss Patty’s dance show (Season 3, Episode 14)
  • Hockey announcer (Season 3, Episode 15)
  • Mailman (Season 3, Episode 16)
  • T-shirt designer/salesman (Season 3, Episode 17)
  • Helps to move the world’s largest pizza (Season 3, Episode 18)
  • Mold inspector (Season 3, Episode 22)
  • Skydiver (Season 4, Episode 1)
  • Security alarm installer (Season 4, Episode 4)
  • One of a kind mailbox salesman (Season 4, Episode 6)
  • Firelight Festival planner (Season 4, Episode 13)
  • Dog walker (Season 4, Episode 15 & Season 6, Episode 8)
  • Pedicab driver (Season 4, Episode 17)
  • Easter egg hunt planner & egg finder (Season 4, Episode 18)
  • Mailbox Etc. clerk (Season 4, Episode 19)
  • Wedding DJ (Season 4, Episode 21)
  • Firewood delivery man (Season 4, Episode 22)
  • Poller for Town Selectman campaign (Season 5, Episode 4)
  • Movie theater attendant (Season 5, Episodes 5 &14)
  • Attempted job: Sookie’s kitchen staff — Kirk hopes he can slip into work in the kitchen without anyone noticing. (he can’t and they do) (Season 5, Episode 12)
  • Attempted job: Receptionist at the Dragonfly Inn — Slyness is not one of Kirk’s talents as he is eventually caught working this job, too. (Season 5, Episode 12)
  • Ribbon collector (Season 5, Episode 17)
  • Engagement ring salesman (Season 6, Episode 1)
  • Physical therapist (Season 6, Episode 1)
  • Board of Tourism representative (Season 6, Episode 6)
  • Winter Carnival coordinator (Season 6, Episode 12)
  • Hands out samples at Taylor’s Olde Fashion Soda Shoppe (Season 6, Episode 13)
  • Old Man Twickham souvenir salesman (Season 5, Episode 18)
  • Tow truck operator (Season 5, Episode 22)
  • Hands out fliers dressed as a hot dog (Season 5, Episode 6)
  • Bath and shower adhesive salesman (Season 5, Episode 10)
  • Realtor (Season 6, Episode 17)
  • Attempted job: Tries to run Luke’s — When Luke heads off to chaperone April’s field trip, Kirk is very eager to step into Luke’s role, but Luke says no. (Season 6, Episode 18)
  • Starts a company called Yummy Bartenders (Season 6, Episode 19)
  • Kirk’s Diner owner (Season 7, Episode 2)
  • Organizer Knit-a-thon (Season 7, Episode 9)
  • Wrapping paper salesman (Season 7, Episode 10)
  • Flower delivery man — Though he claims he is volunteering, Kirk does ask Lorelai for a tip. (Season 7, Episode 14)
  • Minotaur in town meeting (Season 7, Episode 18)
  • Sets up at home movie for April’s birthday party (Season 6, Episode 20)
  • Driver of the first car through Stars Hollow’s first stop light (Season 7, Episode 1)
  • Maze Guard for hay bale maze (Season 7, Episode 18)
  • Sets up Rory’s going away party — For the party Kirk hangs lights, presents Rory with a sash, and even offers to DJ. (Season 7, Episode 22)

So what are your thoughts on this episode?

Funny Quotes:

(about Max knowing his way around the kitchen)
Rory: He has much knowledge.
Lorelai: We shall form a cult around him.
Rory: Build a statue many stories high.
Lorelai: We shall grow our hair long and stop bathing.

(Max opens a drawer in the oven)
Lorelai: Wow, did you know we had that?
Rory: Not a clue.

Rory: Okay, our house is burning down, and you can save the cake or me. What do you choose?
Lorelai: Well that’s not fair. The cake doesn’t have legs.

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