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)

1.19 Fembot

Lorelai justifies her interference in Luke and Rachel’s relationship to Rory although she wants to avoid any blame should things go wrong.

Lorelai: So if Rachel turns out to be an evil fembot and murders Luke in his sleep I’m not responsible. 

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (Jay Roach, 1997)

1.19 Rachel’s Nose

Rachel tells Lorelai that she plans to stay in Stars Hollow and asks Lorelai to convince Luke that she means it.

Lorelai: She seems sincere.
Luke: How do you know.
Lorelai: Her nose didn’t grow.

Pinocchio (Hamilton Luske and Ben Sharpsteen, 1940)

1.19 Boo Radley

Sookie suggests to Lorelai that she should let Rune live in the Independence Inn’s potting shed to get him out of Jackson’s apartment.

Lorelai: That’s where Rory and I lived when she was a baby. It has memories and little rosebud wallpaper. I don’t want Boo Radley touching my rosebud wallpaper. 

To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan, 1962)

1.19 Rune: As Fun as a Hangover

Lorelai complains to Sookie that Rune is loitering annoyingly in the lobby of the Independence Inn.

Lorelai: I thought he was just here for the weekend.
Sookie: Yeah. The Lost Weekend.

The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, 1945)