Lorelai's cell phone goes off, so Stanley can immediately cancel. Emily begins to nag Lorelai, saying she's told Lorelai a hundred times not to leave that thing on at dinner. Lorelai makes up a lie about Michel (Michel! I miss you! Why were you not dancing? You would have been the perfect partner!) being all alone at the Inn on a Friday night with roofers, which makes no sense. Emily asks Rory if Lorelai is lying, and Rory says she'll leave this one for the potato to answer. So, of course, Stanley has told Lorelai that he can't be her partner because his wife saw a picture of her. Lorelai, in the fastest one-sided conversation we've ever heard, tells Stanley that she doesn't want to sleep with him. She says it a couple more times. Stanley gets insulted and hangs up.
Lorelai pouts back to the table and explains that Stanley bailed because Miss Patty showed his wife a picture of Lorelai. Mrs. Appleman thinks Lorelai looks like Elizabeth Taylor, "which makes her Debbie Reynolds and Stanley Eddie Fisher." Rory thinks that's crazy. Lorelai: "Especially if you've seen Stanley. He's no Eddie Fisher. Trust me. Fisher Stevens, maybe." Emily says it's nice to be told you look like Elizabeth Taylor. Lorelai pouts that she has to find another partner. Rory says she's sure Lorelai will find another one. Emily points out that Elizabeth Taylor always did. She hands Lorelai more chicken and says that she'll let Lorelai make her asparagus talk later if she'd like. Lorelai pouts, "No, maybe next week."
Chilton. Lockers. Paris wants to discuss working on Saturday, since the 75th annual issue of The Franklin is coming out. Behind Rory, Louisa and Fraulein are making out with boys. Rory says she's got some great cover art for it, a collage-style thing with sepia tones. "Time!" Paris says as she checks her watch, and the two girls stop making out with their boys. Fraulein asks what they're talking about. As they walk down the hallway, Paris tells them that they're going to work Saturday on the upcoming issue. Fraulein says she's sure they already have some decent stuff picked out. Paris asks if she can call Fraulein "Spicoli." "If you have to," she answers. Paris explains that this is the only 75th anniversary issue and it's on their watch. If they screw this up, they've basically ruined a part of history. "Is that what you want?" she asks. "To BA history?" Heh. Fraulein says that last year was the 74th anniversary issue and it wasn't such a big deal. Louisa points out that the cover art was a deep-fried Mars bar. Paris says that nobody cares about the 74th anniversary issue. "I bet the person that worked on it seventy-four years ago does," Fraulein counters. Paris says they're working Saturday and stomps off. By the way, Francie got her petition passed -- the skirts are way shorter than they used to be.