The townies get into a side discussion about the delicious pies Sookie is cooking up, causing Taylor to do his usual shrill routine. Well, what's a town meeting if it doesn't get on my nerves? Why should the last one being any different? SOB! Taylor tries to put his foot down, saying Luke doesn't have the proper permits to barbecue on the square, but the crowd will have none of it. "Hey, Taylor," Babette yells. "If this meetin's unofficial, then whatever you say is unofficial. Luke's barbecuin'." They discuss the arrangements -- Kirk will be the DJ and Lulu will bring balloons -- and all of it stresses Taylor right out. "This is highly irregular," he screeches. At this, Zach stands to be counted. "DUDE," he says, forcefully. "You're who's highly irregular." Finally, somebody says it. Luke joins in. "I don't know what your problem is," he says, "but the town wants to throw this party, and you're either gonna join us, or you're gonna stay home and comb your beard." HA! Well, I don't know why you had to drag his beard into it, but okay. With rousing cheers, Luke tells them all to meet in the square after dark to get started.
That evening, Rory and Lorelai seem to have finished up their shopping for the day, and Rory is preparing to go over to Lane's. Rory tries to get Lorelai to come along, but her mom says she needs to have some Lane-time. "Yeah," Rory says, "but it's cutting into our you-and-me-time, which there just isn't enough of." Lorelai says there's plenty of time. "Thirty-six hours is not plenty of time!" Rory insists, but Lorelai says it is. "Imagine if you had a 36-hour flight," she says. "That would seem like a long time, right? Plus, I have to go to Sookie and Jackson's and get you that fanny pack." Rory: "You honestly think I'm gonna wear a fanny pack?" Lorelai says all she knows is that a fanny pack is on the list (why?), and if it's on the list, she's getting it. Rory tries to argue, asking when in her right mind she'll be wearing one. "Perhaps the senator might like a piece of gum, and no one has any," she says, "and then they say 'what about that girl with the lime green fanny pack?'" As Rory tries to accept a reality in which she might wear a lime green fanny pack, we see the townies sneaking up to the square en masse with all their party supplies. Lorelai and Rory are oblivious and continue to argue. "And then, BAM," Lorelai is saying. "You're Gum Buddies with the future President of the United States." Her "BAM" alerts the sneaking crowd, and as Rory makes fun of being somebody's gum buddy, the townies sneak silently back from whence they came. It's awesome.