Did you know 'Gilmore Girls' DVDs came with pop culture reference books?

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Did you know 'Gilmore Girls' DVDs came with pop culture reference books?

What do Jack Kerouac, RuPaul, Macy Gray, and Officer Krupke from West Side Story have in common? They’re all referenced in the Gilmore Girls pilot, of course.

On Oct. 5, 2000, Gilmore Girls debuted on The WB and caffeine-fueled single mom Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) came into our lives for the very first time. As “There She Goes” by The La’s played onscreen, Lorelai strolled down an idyllic Connecticut street in the fictional town of Stars Hollow and entered a diner called Luke’s. There, she and her 15-year-old daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) proceeded to make all four references listed above before the show’s theme song even began. It was the first of many truly impressive verbal feats on the show, but it was also the start of a riveting pop culture masterclass. Read more…

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