6 Pop Culture References That Didn’t Age Well


In addition to its unique brand of fast-talking wit, Gilmore Girls is known for one other element: its pop culture references. As OG fans who owned the DVD sets may recall, the discs came with booklets explaining each season’s many “Gilmore-isms.” These most often included mentions of classic music, films, and television. However, Gilmore Girls also had some modern (well, at the time) pop culture references that weren’t so timeless. Here are a few references that didn’t age well.

Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore and Scott Patterson as Luke Danes in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Saeed Adyani/Netflix

The slow DSL days

Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) didn’t have the most technologically advanced household. In season 1 episode 2, “The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton,” Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop) pays for a DSL…

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