‘Gilmore Girls’: A ‘Godfather’ Reference From Every Season

Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham on 'Gilmore Girls'Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham on 'Gilmore Girls'
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Amy Sherman-Palladino’s known for writing pop culture references into her TV shows. Case in point: Gilmore Girls. Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) mention books, movies, and celebrities throughout the show’s seven-season run.

Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather, which features some of the most famous movie quotes ever, happens to be one film Gilmore Girls references over and over.  

Lorelai gets rid of Rory’s Dean box 

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Rory and Dean Forester (Jared Padalecki) end their relationship on their 3-month anniversary. After the split, Rory removes all of the stuff from her house that reminds her of Dean. I

n Gilmore Girls Season 2 Episode 17: “The Breakup: Part 2,” she tells Lorelai to get rid of her “Dean box,” asking her to put it “far, far away from the house.” Lorelai responds with a Godfather reference, saying, “Hey, it sleeps with the fishes,” according to IMDb.

In reality, Lorelai doesn’t toss the box in a body of water. Instead, she puts it in the hall closet where Rory later finds it.

Rory and Lorelai bond over an iconic ‘Godfather’ scene

During Gilmore Girls Season 2 Episode 14: “It Should’ve Been Lorelai,” Rory and Lorelai discuss where they should sit at Luke’s Diner. Naturally, The Godfather comes up in the conversation. 

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“Or we could sit in the corner – you know, the Mafia table so that no one can come up behind you and whack you with a cannoli,” Lorelai said.

“Whack you with a cannoli? Oh, because he left the gun and took the cannoli,” Rory replied. 

Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore and Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore | Warner Bros./Delivered by Online USA

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Lorelai tells Rory to have a ‘sit down’ with Francie 

Francie Jarvis (Emily Bergl) gives Rory a hard time in Gilmore Girls Season 3. To get Francie off her case, Lorelai suggests to Rory they have a “sit down” Godfather style. 

“We’ll have it in an Italian restaurant. You’ll get up, go to the bathroom – thanks – and come out shooting, and then I’ll send you to Italy,” Lorelai said, referencing the movie’s famous restaurant

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet


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