1.9 Emily as Phyllis

Emily and Lorelai are watching TV and discussing Barbara Stanwyck. Emily says that she likes her low, husky voice.

Lorelai: You have a Barbara Stanwyk-ey voice… you could’ve gotten Fred MacMurray to off dad if you really wanted to.

Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944)

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1.9 The Socs at Chilton

On the way to the dance Rory tells Dean about the kids from Chilton and why she hasn’t got any friends there.

Rory: Have you seen The Outsiders?…Just call me Ponyboy.

The Outsiders (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983)

1.9 Economy Dressmaking

Lorelai tells Emily that she is making Rory’s dress for the dance herself.

Emily: You’re not using the curtains are you?

The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965)

1.9 Rory’s Gentleman Caller

Rory and Lane are discussing Dean and how to define Rory’s relationship with him.

Rory: He’s not my boyfriend.
Lane: What is he then?
Rory: He’s my gentleman caller.
Lane: OK Blanche.

A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan, 1951)

1.9 Hating Dances

Rory claims to hate dances and tells Lorelai that she doesn’t want to go to the one at Chilton.

Lorelai: As you’ve never actually been to one you’re basing all your dance opinion on one midnight viewing of Sixteen Candles.

Sixteen Candles (John Hughes, 1984)

1.9 Comfortable Hostels

At Friday Night Dinner Rory talks about how an old prison in prague has been converted into a hostel so when she and Lorelai go there they can sleep in a cell.

Lorelai: Absolutely. And then we should go to Turkey and stay in that place from Midnight Express.

Midnight Express (Alan Parker, 1978)