Gilmore Girls alum Scott Patterson was ‘p***ed off’ while filming ‘objectiveying’ butt scene in 2003

Gilmore Girls alum Scott Patterson ranted about how upset he got over filming a ‘demeaning, objectifying’ scene on The WB hit show back in 2003 during Sunday’s episode of his iHeart rewatch podcast, I’m All In.

In the season three episode – titled ‘Keg! Max!’ – the camera lingered on diner owner Luke Danes’ (Patterson) rear end in blue jeans while fixing the stove at his on/off love interest Lorelai Gilmore’s (Lauren Graham) Dragonfly Inn.

Dragonfly Inn co-owner and chef Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy) confessed to Lorelai that she accidentally rested her hand on Luke’s behind and it had ‘a nice shape to it.’

Still angry: Gilmore Girls alum Scott Patterson ranted about how upset he got over filming a ‘demeaning, objectifying’ scene on The WB hit show back in 2003 during Sunday’s episode of his iHeart rewatch podcast, I’m All In

'Keg!  Max!'  In the season three episode, the camera lingered on diner owner Luke Danes' (Patterson) rear end in blue jeans while fixing the stove at his on/off love interest Lorelai Gilmore's (Lauren Graham) Dragonfly Inn

‘Keg! Max!’ In the season three episode, the camera lingered on diner owner Luke Danes’ (Patterson) rear end in blue jeans while fixing the stove at his on/off love interest Lorelai Gilmore’s (Lauren Graham) Dragonfly Inn

Luke angrily told the ladies to stop talking about his butt and Lorelai proceeded to playfully compliment his behind another three times during the conversation.

‘I realized it wasn’t okay, and it didn’t make me feel comfortable at all. It made me feel really embarrassed, actually,’ the Philly-born, Jersey-raised 63-year-old blasted.

‘It’s infuriating to be treated that way. It is infuriating because you’re being treated like an object. It’s disturbing and it’s disgusting, and I had to endure that through that entire scene and many takes. It was all about the butt, the butt, the butt, the butt.

‘When we weren’t filming, we were sitting down [and] people were still talking about the butt, the butt, the butt. It was the most disturbing time I have ever spent on that set, and I couldn’t wait for that day to be over.’

Dragonfly Inn co-owner and chef Sookie St. James (R, Melissa McCarthy) confessed to Lorelai that she accidentally rested her hand on Luke's behind and it had 'a nice shape to it'

Dragonfly Inn co-owner and chef Sookie St. James (R, Melissa McCarthy) confessed to Lorelai that she accidentally rested her hand on Luke’s behind and it had ‘a nice shape to it’

'We just wanted a guy with a good butt's opinion': Luke angrily told the ladies to stop talking about his butt and Lorelai proceeded to playfully compliment his behind another three times during the conversation

‘We just wanted a guy with a good butt’s opinion’: Luke angrily told the ladies to stop talking about his butt and Lorelai proceeded to playfully compliment his behind another three times during the conversation

The Philly-born, Jersey-raised 63-year-old blasted: 'I realized it wasn't okay, and it didn't make me feel comfortable at all.  It made me feel really embarrassed, actually.  It is infuriating because you're being treated like an object.  It's disturbing and it's disgusting...It was the most disturbing time I have ever spent on that set, and I couldn't wait for that day to be over'

The Philly-born, Jersey-raised 63-year-old blasted: ‘I realized it wasn’t okay, and it didn’t make me feel comfortable at all. It made me feel really embarrassed, actually. It is infuriating because you’re being treated like an object. It’s disturbing and it’s disgusting…It was the most disturbing time I have ever spent on that set, and I couldn’t wait for that day to be over’

Scott then specifically called out Gilmore Girls and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, whose husband Daniel Palladino wrote the ‘objectying’ episode.

‘This is how the creator of that show sees that character – that you can humiliate him and take away his dignity that entire scene and that’s okay,’ Patterson seethed.

‘And it wasn’t okay with me, and I hated that scene. I had to go to work and shoot that. I had to learn those lines. I had to rehearse that scene. I had to shoot that scene many, many, many times. We had to do that scene at a table read with the entire production present – the crew, the cast, all the executives.’

The Scotty P’s Big Mug Coffee CEO said it’s ‘just as disgusting for women to objectify men as it is for men to objectify women.’

Showrunner: Scott then specifically called out Gilmore Girls and The Marvelous Mrs.  Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (L, pictured in 2004), whose husband Daniel Palladino wrote the 'objectying' episode

Showrunner: Scott then specifically called out Gilmore Girls and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (L, pictured in 2004), whose husband Daniel Palladino wrote the ‘objectying’ episode

Patterson seethed: 'This is how the creator of that show sees that character - that you can humiliate him and take away his dignity that entire scene and that's okay.  And it wasn't okay with me, and I hated that scene'

Patterson seethed: ‘This is how the creator of that show sees that character – that you can humiliate him and take away his dignity that entire scene and that’s okay. And it wasn’t okay with me, and I hated that scene’

The Scotty P's Big Mug Coffee CEO continued: 'And I never said anything, so I was angry at myself for never saying anything.  But I had this job, and I didn't want to make waves and all that'

The Scotty P’s Big Mug Coffee CEO continued: ‘And I never said anything, so I was angry at myself for never saying anything. But I had this job, and I didn’t want to make waves and all that’

'I got over it [laughs]... apparently maybe I haven't': Patterson (L) couldn't have been that upset considering he played the lucrative role for all seven seasons spanning 2000-2007 and then reprized Luke in Netflix's 2016 reboot Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

‘I got over it [laughs]… apparently maybe I haven’t’: Patterson (L) couldn’t have been that upset considering he played the lucrative role for all seven seasons spanning 2000-2007 and then reprized Luke in Netflix’s 2016 reboot Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

‘It’s never okay, and I didn’t feel comfortable doing it, and it p***ed me off,’ Scott recalled.

‘And I never said anything, so I was angry at myself for never saying anything. But I had this job, and I didn’t want to make waves and all that.’

Patterson wondered what ‘TV Academy members [are] gonna say when they see this scene’

‘”Oh, we’ve got to nominate him. That butt scene was amazing. Best butt,'” the Surrender singer continued.

'#behindthescenes': (pictured July 7)

‘#behindthescenes’: (pictured July 7)

‘You don’t want to be treated like you’re some kind of meat stick. It’s awful. I really questioned why I was doing the show at the time, why am I involved here. I got over it [laughs]… apparently maybe I haven’t.’

Scott couldn’t have been that upset considering he played the lucrative role for all seven seasons spanning 2000-2007 and then reprized Luke in Netflix’s 2016 reboot Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

Last month, Patterson was hard at work filming his role as Sully Sullivan on the Nova Scotia set of CTV and Fremantle’s 10-episode romantic drama Sullivan’s Crossing, which premieres in February.

The series – based on Robyn Carr’s five-book series – centers on neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan (Morgan Kohan) reconnecting with her small-town past after a scandal causes her to leave the city.

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