10 Favourite Pop Culture References in 'Gilmore Girls'


I love Gilmore Girls. If I could only watch one television show for the rest of my life, I wouldn't hesitate to choose Gilmore Girls, that's how much it means to me. Aside from the main reasons I love it, like the quirky loveable characters and the mother-daughter relationship that reminds me so much of my own relationship with my mum, one of the things I love most about it is the witty dialogue. There is no other show I've seen before with a script so fast-paced and cheeky as Gilmore Girls. Something that really adds to the script is the massive amount of pop culture references made by the characters - particularly Lorelai. A lot of the references they make are about tv shows, movies, and books that I know and love - which makes me relate that much more to the characters! Today, I thought I'd do a fun little post where I share with all of you my favourite pop culture references in Gilmore Girls, from both the original series and the revival!

1. Season 3, Episode 8 - Reference to George Michael's 1998 scandal

EMILY: What can we do in a bathroom?

LORELAI: Meet George Michael.

2. Season 5, Episode 13 - Reference to J.Lo's dating history

LORELAI: Mom, it's just a pretend wedding. J.Lo has them all the time.

3. Season 1, Episode 5 - Reference to Angelina dating Billy Bob

LORELAI: You can't always control who you're attracted to, you know? I think the whole 'Angelina Jolie, Billy Bob Thornton' thing really proves that.

4. Revival, Winter - Reference to the pilot episode of 'Twin Peaks'

RORY: That's my piece. Wrapped in plastic.

5. Season 5, Episode 13 - Reference to Uma Thurman in 'Pulp Fiction'

LORELAI: We're doing the one from Pulp Fiction. Do you want to be Uma, or should I?

6. Season 4, Episode 2 - Reference to Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot'

LUKE: We've been here before.

LORELAI: I recognize that tree.

7. Season 4, Episode 22 - Reference to the 1988 film 'Heathers'

RORY: What's your damage, Heather?

8. Season 1, Episode 1 - Reference to the 1961 movie-musical 'West Side Story'

LORELAI: Look, Officer Krupke, she's right over there.

9. Revival, Fall - Reference to Kiefer Sutherland

LORELAI: He knows Kiefer Sutherland!

RORY: The real one?

LUKE: There's only one.

RORY: 'I'm agent Jack Bauer. This is the longest day of my life. My wife and mistress have the same face and haircut.' That one?

LORELAI: Yes! 'Dammit!'.

10. Revival, Winter - Reference to Ben Affleck's portrayal of Batman

LORELAI: There's a debate about taking the phone booth out.

RORY: Where would Superman change when he comes to save our town from Ben Affleck?

I hope you enjoyed this fun, different sort of post today! What are your favourite Gilmore Girls references/jokes? I'd love to hear 'em! Let me know in the comments :)

Felicia x

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