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your hub for all Gilmore referenced content


  • all listed titles are concretely mentioned unless otherwise distinguished

  • all references to an author, book, or adaptation are noted with a ⓡ

  • any book or movie that is physically held or watched on screen has an *

Sadie, Sadie... (2.1)

Mencken's Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken, First Edition (Richard's present to Rory)*

Authors Generally Referenced:

Zelda Fitzgerald

Movies and Television:

Jeopardy ⓡ

All in the Family ⓡ

Not Without My Daughter ⓡ


Funny Girl

Cujo ⓡ

The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story*

The Tonight Show


InStyle Weddings Magazine, Spring 2001*

Unidentified Text, Newspaper*

Max's Bookshelf*

Hammers and Veils (2.2)

Personal History by Katharine Graham* (Rory's book)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain ⓡ

Authors Generally Referenced:

William Shakespeare

Movies and Television:

Thelma and Louise

Buck Privates ⓡ

Speed Racer

The Oprah Winfrey Show

Lassie ⓡ

Who's On First?

This Old House ⓡ


Red Light on the Wedding Night (2.3)

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis

"The Eve of Waterloo" by Lord Byron

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago* (coffee table)

The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty*

Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman ⓡ

Movies and Television:

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Billy Jack*

Electra Woman and Dyna Girl



The Brady Bunch ⓡ

Saturday Night Fever ⓡ

The Yogi Bear Show ⓡ


The Hartford Courant

The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal

The Road Trip to Harvard (2.4)

New England Travel Guide (fictional text)*

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Dark Prince by Christine Feehan ⓡ

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown ⓡ

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

The Compact Oxford English Dictionary

The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf*

Authors Generally Referenced:

Henry James


Movies and Television:

Behind the Music

Captain Corelli's Mandolin


Happy Days

Grease ⓡ

Chinatown ⓡ

Midnight Express

Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy (2.5)

The Mojo Collection: The Greatest Albums of All Time (ed. Jim Irvin)*

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain ⓡ

On the Road by Jack Kerouac (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics ed.)*

Selected Letters of Dawn Powell: 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell*

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (Jess' bed)*

Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 by Hunter S. Thompson (Jess' bed)*

Unidentified Texts, Jess' bed (1 book, 1 magazine)*

Rory's Bookshelf*

Howl by Allen Ginsberg*

Unidentified Text, Faber and Faber*

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy*

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky*

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens


Movies and Television:

Star Trek ⓡ

The Shawshank Redemption

The Godfather ⓡ

West Side Story ⓡ

Life of Brian ⓡ

Breakfast Club

The Thin Man ⓡ


The New York Times

The Washington Post

The New Yorker

Juxtapoz Magazine, September/October 2001 (Jess' bed)*

Presenting Lorelai Gilmore (2.6)

Unidentified Text, Leather Bound Book (Rory borrows from Richard)*

The Compact Oxford English Dictionary, New Edition*

Unidentified Text, (Lorelai is balancing on her head)*

Unidentified Text, Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics (Rory's reading material)*


Authors Generally Referenced:

Mark Twain

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Movies and Television:

The Sound of Music ⓡ

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? ⓡ

The Lion King

This Is Spinal Tap

Moment by Moment ⓡ

Cinderella ⓡ

Endless Love


Dirty Dancing ⓡ

The Brady Bunch

ER ⓡ

Like Mother, Like Daughter (2.7)

Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford*

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner*

The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal*

The Collected Short Stories by Eudora Welty*

Unidentified Text, Rory's French Book*

Snow White and Rose Red by The Brothers Grimm

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir*

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton ⓡ

The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells ⓡ

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo ⓡ

Unidentified Text, (Puff Initiate's lunch book)*


Authors Generally Referenced:

Anne Sexton

Movies and Television:

The Andy Griffith Show ⓡ

Fat Albert ⓡ

The Matrix

The Wizard of Oz ⓡ

Coming Home

Rainman ⓡ

Freaky Friday ⓡ

Gypsy ⓡ

The Ins & Outs of Inns (2.8)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Cather in the Rye by J.D. Salinger ⓡ

Movies and Television:

Lost in Space ⓡ

Rebel Without a Cause ⓡ

The Money Pit ⓡ

Star Trek


Run Away Little Boy (2.9)

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Richard III by William Shakespeare

Unfinished Business: Memoirs: 1902-1988 by John Houseman

The Mourning Bride by William Congreve ⓡ

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw ⓡ

Authors Generally Referenced:

William Shakespeare


Movies and Television:

The Shining

Bringing Up Baby

The Sonny & Cher Show

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ⓡ

On The Town

The Twilight Zone

Romeo + Juliet (1996)

The Wheel of Fortune ⓡ

The Actor's Studio

Mystic Pizza


Ab Fab

The River Wild ⓡ

Leave It To Beaver ⓡ

The Powerpuff Girls

Doogie Howser ⓡ


Jane Magazine, November 2001 (Madeline's magazine)*

The Bracebridge Dinner (2.10)

The Illiad by Homer

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan ⓡ

Authors Generally Referenced:

Washington Irving


Movies and Television:

The Godfather III

The Ernest Movies ⓡ

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Shining

Def Jam Comedy

Ben Hur

Invasion of the Body Snatchers ⓡ

Dr. Dolittle

I Love Lucy

Battle of the Bands

Days of Our Lives ⓡ


Architectural Digest

Secrets and Loans (2.11)

Essentials of Economics, 3rd ed. by Bradley R. Schiller (textbook)*

The Nancy Drew Mystery Series by Carolyn Keene

The Last Empire: Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal*

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago*


Authors Generally Referenced:

Gustave Flaubert


Movies and Television:

I Love Lucy ⓡ

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Purple Rain

Coyote Ugly

Fiddler on the Roof


Gone with the Wind ⓡ​

The Sopranos ⓡ

The Honeymooners ⓡ


The Big Takeover, Issue 48, 2001*

Richard in Stars Hollow (2.12)

Winston Churchill Biographies (referring to several)

Rory's Bookshelf*

Summer of Fear by T. Jefferson Parker (Rory's collection)*

The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Rory's collection)*

Contact by Carl Sagan (Rory's collection)*

The Apocalyptics by Edith Effron (Rory's collection)*

Working by Studs Terkel (Rory's collection)*

Unidentified Text, Tobias Allcott (Rory's collection)*


Authors Generally Referenced:

Gustave Flaubert, a first edition book


Movies and Television:

Bewitched ⓡ

Three Days of the Condor


The Jerk

Bull Durham

Dances with Wolves

The Postman

Harold and Maude

Rosemary's Baby


Cool As Ice

Hudson Hawk

Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo


Lifetime Television Channel

The Facts of Life ⓡ

Murder, She Wrote ⓡ

Legally Blonde ⓡ

Star Trek ⓡ





Financial Times*

The New York Times*

The Wall Street Journal*

The Washington Post*

The Lessure Prep Gazette, The Broadmouth Banner, The Richmond Heights Chronicle (all fictional school papers)*

A-Tisket, A-Tasket (2.13)

The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman*

Unidentified Texts, Rory's books from Stars Hollow Bookstore*

Unidentified Text, Rory's book in Richard's office*

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand*


Authors Generally Referenced: 

Ernest Hemingway

Movies and Television:

Sunset Boulevard


Stalag 17

The Andy Hardy Film Series (16 films) ​​ⓡ

From Here to Eternity


The Dating Game


The Boy in the Plastic Bubble


The Wall Street Journal

Jane Magazine, December 2001 (Lorelai's magazine)*

It Should've Been Lorelai (2.14)

The Mourning Bride by William Congreve ⓡ

The Holy Bible ⓡ

Authors Generally Referenced:

Marcel Proust


Movies and Television:

The Godfather ⓡ

The Twilight Zone

The Outer Limits

Harvey ⓡ

Two Fat Ladies*

Smart Jimmy, Slow Bob ⓡ

Bewitched ⓡ

Twin Peaks ⓡ

The Andy Griffith Show ⓡ

The Home & Garden Channel

Fatal Attraction ⓡ

The Ricki Lake Show

Pee Wee's Playhouse ⓡ

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The Producers


The New Yorker, January 14, 2002*

InStyle Magazine, January 2002* (seen 2x)

The New York Times Magazine

Lost & Found (2.15)

Howl by Allen Ginsberg (Jess' book stack)*

Unidentified Texts, Jess' book stack (cont.)*

Unidentified Text, Jess' bedside reading*

Unidentified Texts, Lorelai's coffee table books*

Stars Hollow's Buy a Book Fundraiser, various*

Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee*

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke (paperback)*

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (Rory's book stack)*

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir (Rory's book stack)*

Like Water for Chocolate (trans. Carol and Thomas Christensen) by Laura Esquivel (Kirk's book)*

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Notes of a Dirty Old Man by Charles Bukowski* (Jess' book)

Movies and Television:

Rhoda ⓡ

The 2000 Year Old Man

Young Frankenstein

Silent Movie

Kung-Fu ⓡ

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Autumn in New York

Fried Green Tomatoes ⓡ

Mary Poppins ⓡ

Bye Bye Birdie

Mission: Impossible


Vanity Fair Magazine

Unidentified Text, Luke's newspaper*

The Stars Hollow Gazette

Jane Magazine, February 2002*

There's the Rub (2.16)

Hamlet by William Shakespeare ⓡ (episode title)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley ⓡ


Authors Generally Referenced:

J.D. Salinger

Franz Kafka

The Beat's, general

Jack Kerouac

Charles Bukowski

Jane Austen


Movies and Television:

Risky Business

Driving Miss Daisy ⓡ

The Godfather ⓡ

Three's Company ⓡ

West Side Story


The National Inquirer

Dead Uncles & Vegetables (2.17)

The Holy Bible ⓡ

Rapunzel by The Brothers Grimm ⓡ

Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman by William Tecumseh Sherman

Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ⓡ

Movies and Television:

The Diner Guy

I Dream of Jeanie ⓡ

David and Lisa 

The Money Pit

Looney Tunes: The Goofy Gophers ⓡ

Charlie Rose

The Wizard of Oz ⓡ

Back in the Saddle Again (2.18)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Bhagavad Gita

Candide by Voltaire

The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Nikki Sixx*


Authors Generally Referenced:

Mark Twain

The Algonquin Roundtable, general ⓡ

Movies and Television:

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett ⓡ

The Andy Griffith Show ⓡ

Dr. Dolittle ⓡ

The Odd Couple ⓡ

The Untouchables ⓡ

Who's the Boss?


Teen Magazine

Young Miss Magazine

Seventeen Magazine

Spin Magazine

Rolling Stone Magazine

Jane Magazine

Teach Me Tonight (2.19)

Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut*

Unidentified Text, Rory's used textbook*

The Pageant World History (textbook on Luke's Diner table)*

Unidentified Texts, 3 textbooks*

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain

Othello by William Shakespeare*

The Emily the Strange Series by Rob Reger ⓡ

Unidentified Text, Stan Freberg Book (Rory's nightstand)*

Unidentified Texts, 3 nightstand books*

The Holy Bible ⓡ

Authors Generally Referenced:

William Shakespeare


Movies and Television:


All About Eve ⓡ

The Wizard of Oz

The Sting


Crimes and Misdemeanors

The Singing Detective


Sophie's Choice

Cabin Boy

Desperately Seeking Susan


Urban Cowboy

Arctic Flight

Killer Shark

Where Are Your Children?

Sudden Danger


Snow Dogs

Seven Samurai

Facts of Life


Babe 2: Pig in the City

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Schoolhouse Rock

The Princess Bride ⓡ

Terms of Endearment

ER ⓡ

Cinderella ⓡ

a film by kirk*

The Yearling*


The New York Times Daily Crossword Puzzles, Volume 36 by Eugene T. Maleska*

The Daily Racing Form

Help Wanted (2.20)

The Little Locksmith by Katharine Butler Hathaway*

Dawn Powell: Novels 1930-1942 (Library of America) by Dawn Powell*

Hansel and Gretel by The Brothers Grimm ⓡ


Authors Generally Referenced:

Dawn Powell (16 novels, 9 plays, Dorothy Parker jokes)

Dorothy Parker

Movies and Television:

Nanook of the North ⓡ

The Tonight Show ⓡ

Rebel Without a Cause ⓡ

Happy Days ⓡ



GQ Magazine, March 2002*

Lorelai's Graduation Day (2.21)

The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain ⓡ

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson ⓡ

Essentials of Economics, 3rd ed. by Bradley R. Schiller (textbook)*

The Life Plan Book from Hartford Community College (fictional text)*

Unidentified Texts, The Independence Inn Kitchen Bookshelf*

Unidentified Texts, Christopher's Bookshelf*

Unidentified Texts, The Independence Inn Bookshelf*

What Color is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles*

The Portable Nietzche by Fredrich Nietzche*

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Woolf*

The Emily the Strange Series by Rob Reger ⓡ


Movies and Television:

The Lone Ranger ⓡ

Bonanza ⓡ

Saved by the Bell ⓡ

The Graduate*

High Fidelity

Welcome to Scabland (fictional documentary)

Annie Hall


The Zagat Survey

The New York Post*

GQ Magazine

I Can't Get Started (2.22)

Inferno by Dante ⓡ

The Independence Inn Bookshelf*

Unidentified Text, Jess' book*

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie (Jess' bookshelf)*

Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs (Jess' bookshelf)*

Unidentified Texts, (Jess' bookshelf)*


Movies and Television:

The Miracle Worker ⓡ

Girl, Interrupted

Diff'rent Strokes ⓡ


Basic Instinct ⓡ

Cinderella ⓡ

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm


Sleepless in Seattle


Batman Comics ⓡ

Garfield Comics

The Franklin, Chilton's newspaper (fictional)

Unidentified Text, Newspaper*

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