Pop culture references in Gilmore Girls


Gilmore Girls

Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is known for using endless pop culture references in Gilmore Girls dialogue and the revival was certainly not an exception to this rule. From modern to classic to random references, there is a large array of pop culture references to choose from.

In the last episode, it is revealed that Rory's childhood crushes are Pee-Wee Herman, Edward Scissoorhands and Law & Order's Jerry Orbach.
Kirk's short film about the death of his pig is strange in every aspect, but what you don't expect is that it becomes even weirder when it uses the orchestral theme from the classic drama Terms of Endearment.
As part of her grieving process, Emily Marie Kondon's The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up. In the process, she throws away some of Rory's stored boxes and her dining room chairs because they don't bring her joy.
When Luke asks Lorelai what she is doing one night before bed, she informs him that she's arranging her magazines by Kardashian.
When Emily accidentally commissions a portrait of Richard that takes up the whole wall, Lorelai likens it to Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings by saying, “You shall not pass!”
While complaining about the Dragonfly being unable to attract A-listers, Lorelai complains to Rory: “Why can't we bag Jennifer Lawrence?”
When Emily claims she has a new boyfriend who is just as rich as she is, Lorelai twice quotes Kanye West's “Gold Digger.”
After Logan takes Rory on an extravagant night around the countryside of New England, accompanied by some of his friends from the Life and Death Brigade, she thanks him for taking her on her own private Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, from The Wind in the Willows (and Disneyland).
While everyone is excited that the lead of the town musical (Sutton Foster0 played the character of Kinky Boots in the musical Kinky Boots, Lorelai tries to explain that there's no character of that name in that musical. She is right. There's an actual Kinky Boots musical, but there's no such character named Kinky Boots.
Lorelai tells Rory, "You should be singing 'I Dreamed a Dream' with a bad haircut while selling yourself to French dockworkers," in a reference to 2012's Les Misérables.
“You've been Gooped,” Lorelai said, in a reference to a popular favorite lifestyle site.
They joke about Zoolander 2, a movie that really did come out.
In “Winter”, Lorelai tells Rory “I just hit my steps,” implying she either keeps track on her smart phone or has a FitBit.
Kirk lunches his own version of tech/ride sharing company Uber called “Ooober”, but only worse than the original because instead of an app, you have to call his mom to hire the car.
Lorelai notices that a group of nuns is selling their Stars Hollow property. She stops by as she is interested in expanding the Dragonfly Inn. There the nuns tell her that Katy Perry is also interested and she carries cash around to buy it. This is a reference to when Perry won a legal battle to purchase a beautiful Los Feliz convent over some nuns' protest.


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