1.7 No Paul Thomas Anderson

Dean wants to make a suggestion for Movie Night.

Dean: Boogie Nights maybe?
Rory: You’ll never get it past Lorelai.
Dean: Not a Marky Mark fan?
Rory: She had a bad reacton to Magnolia. She sat there for three hours screaming “I want my life back”.

Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1997)
Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999)


1.7 Dean’s Secrets

After embarrassing themselves divulging their secret crushes Rory and Lorelai decide to guess what secrets Dean has.

Rory: The theme from Ice Castles makes you cry.
Lorelai: At the end of The Way We Were you want Robert Redford to dump his wife and kid for Barbra Streisand.

Ice Castles (Donald Wrye, 1978)
The Way We Were (Sydney Pollack, 1973)

1.7 Peculiar Crushes

While watching Willy Wonka Rory informs Dean of Lorelai’s dream about oompa-loompas. 

Lorelai to Rory: At least my crushes were live; you liked a cartoon.
Lorelai to Dean: Rory had a thing for Prince Charming.
Rory: It was a long time ago and not the Cinderella one, the Sleeping Beauty one.

Cinderella (Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske, 1950)
Sleeping Beauty (Clyde Geronimi, 1959)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971)

1.7 Cool Like Shaft

Lorelai is going into Doose’s and Rory is concerned that she will embarrass her in front of Dean.

Lorelai: I’m going to be so cool in there you’ll mistake me for Shaft.

Shaft (Gordon Parks, 1971)

1.7 Oodles of Chocolate

Lorelai and Rory are on the way to Doose’s Groceries and Rory hesitates as she is concerned about bumping into Dean.

Lorelai: You can’t watch Willy Wonka without massive amounts of junk food. I won’t allow it.

This is the film watched at the first Movie Night at the Gilmore’s we see in the show. Rory, Lorelai and Dean are present and there are many more references and clips from the film throughout this episode.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971)

1.7 Gossip About a Kiss

Rory is upset that everyone knows about her first kiss with Dean.

Lorelai: You didn’t expect it to remain a secret did you?
Rory: It was just a kiss.
Lorelai: By the time it gets to Miss Patty it’s a scene from Nine 1/2 Weeks.

Nine 1/2 Weeks (Adrian Lyne, 1986)