1.11 Old Odd Pizza

While clearing out the fridge Lorelai looks at a pizza in the bin wondering whether it is still edible.

Rory: Don’t.
Lorelai: It’s in the box…
Rory: Oscar!
Lorelai: Felix!

The Odd Couple (Gene Saks, 1968)


1.11 I’m a Rory

Rory tells Lorelai that things are changing for her at school and that Madeline and Louise had said hello to her.

Lorelai: Normal hello? Not “Here’s Johnny” hello?
Rory: Normal. No axe.
Lorelai: Wow, you’re the new Heather.

The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
Heathers (Michael Lehmann, 1988)

1.11 Rebecca and Norman

Rory and Max are being awkward with each other so Max proposes that they make up alternative names to use outside school. He suggests Rebecca for Rory and she suggests Norman for him.

Max: I look like a Norman to you?
Rory: I’m sorry. Psycho was on earlier and it’s just the first name that came to mind.

After rejecting Norman Rory suggests Alfred, clearly still thinking about Hitchcock. As Rebecca is also a Hitchcock film I have included it as a reference although it may be coincidence.

Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940)

1.11 Demonic Hamster

Lorelai and Rory are looking at puppies. Rory is trying to prevent Lorelai from getting one and tells Luke about Lorelai neglecting and abandoning their hamster Skippy.

Lorelai: [But] this was like a Damien hamster.

The Omen (Richard Donner, 1976)

1.11 Paris is Burning

The title of this episode is likely a reference to:

Paris is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990)