Chilton. Paris is late for Chem class. The teacher can't believe it. Paris says she overslept and that it won't happen again. Rory walks over and says, "There's this big event that's happening in my town..." "Pig race?" Paris asks. "Dance marathon," Rory answers. "I was close," Paris says. My favorite part of the episode, right there. Rory explains the marathon and Paris says they'll reschedule the meeting. Louisa and Fraulein look up from their microscopes in unison. "What did she just say?" Fraulein asks. "I don't know," Louisa answers. "What did you say?" she asks Paris. "I said yes," Paris says. "She said yes," Fraulein repeats. Frantically, Louisa and Fraulein begin looking for dates for Saturday, asking out every boy in class. Rory comments that Paris must have had a good time with Jamie yesterday, since she's blushing and can't stop smiling. Paris says she and Jamie went for coffee and he talked about how great a time he had on their date. He finds her fascinating and he can't stop thinking about her. Rory says, "Wow. He likes you." "I left an impression," Paris explains. She wonders aloud why Jamie would want to date her, when she's in high school and neither blonde, tanned, nor easy like college girls. "Well, Jamie must be special," Rory concludes. "Or Ted Bundy," Paris adds. "Absolutely," Rory says. "It's either one or the other." Paris asks Rory to keep this a secret from Fraulein and Louisa, because as soon as they catch wind they'll be singing the "Trojan Man" theme song. I wish Paris and Jamie were dancing in the contest.
It's early Saturday morning (sorry, Emily!), and the girls are all dressed up in their '40s finest, walking to the marathon. Rory's practically asleep on Lorelai's shoulder. They look really pretty. "No sun," Rory moans. "Well, he's not up yet," Lorelai says, pretty damn perky for this hour. Rory says she can't open her eyes. Lorelai says there's nothing to see anyway, just Kirk in a Speedo, Taylor in a skirt, and Al in ass-less chaps. Rory moans that she'll never be able to close her eyes again. Babette tells the girls that they look terrific and tells them to go get their physicals done at the next table, sign their release forms, and go get a number. Lorelai smiles and brags that Kirk will be crying like a little, teeny girl. "So, what else is new?" Babette Struthers. Lorelai calls Rory "Snoozy," but without the "Kurtz" ending I was predicting.