MISS PATTY: Okay, now, for those who just arrived, I’m trying out some material for my one-woman show and I need some feedback. You are my randomly picked audience.
DEAN: Randomly shanghaied.
Shanghaied, previously discussed.
Both Dean and Rory are among the crowd who are forced to watch Miss Patty try out her material for her one-woman show. Note the older woman sitting behind them who seems to be observing them closely. This could be a sign the Stars Hollow rumour mill is at work.