1.21 Jedi Home Maintenance

Luke breaks into Lorelai’s through the back door in order to mend the lock.

Lorelai: You have crossed over to the dark side Luke.

Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)

1.21 Bullet Time Cheerleading

Lane is telling Rory about Janie, a cheerleader she sees as a vacuous bimbo and finds particularly annoying.

Lane: I almost went full matrix on her.

The Matrix (Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski, 1999)

1.20 I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK

As well as the gifts for Rachel Lorelai reveals that she also bought some clothes for Luke to wear.

Lorelai: It’s not like the lumberjack look will ever go out. It won’t. But just once wouldn’t it be nice not to be dressed like an extra from Seven Brides for Seven Brothers?

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Stanley Donen, 1954)

1.20 African Present

Lorelai has gone to the mall to buy presents for Luke to give Rachel. She is at Luke’s going through all her purchases for him to choose.

Lorelai: Last week we were talking about Meryl Streep and the whole accent thing and Rachel said that she loved Out of Africa.

Out of Africa (Sydney Pollack, 1985)

1.20 General Kim

Dean is at Lane’s to work on a school project together. Mrs Kim is stern with him and scares him a little.

Dean: So…that’s your mom.
Lane: That’s my mom.
Dean: Has she seen Patton?

Patton (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1970)

1.19 Professional Footwear

Emily meets Rory for a tour of Stars Hollow. Rory insists on walking around town so lends Emily a pair of white trainers and socks that will be more comfortable than her heels. Emily arrives at the Independence Inn to visit Lorelai in her suit and the white trainers.

Lorelai: What’s up working girl?

Working Girl (Mike Nichols, 1988)

1.19 A Bloody Conversation

Rory suggests that Lorelai should try and talk to Emily about their past issues.

Lorelai: It would be like the first 15 minutes of Saving Private Ryan but at least those guys got to be in France.

Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998)