There are several instances of inside jokes within the Gilmore Girls, some are listed below.
- Dave Rygalski is said to have left to attend school in California. Adam Brody, who played the character, left to star in "The O.C.," which was set in California.
- When Jess shows up again, he says he is now living in Philadelphia. Milo Ventimiglia was starring in "American Dreams" at the time, set in Philadelphia.
- Brad Langford returns to Chilton after starring in "Into the Woods" on Broadway. Adam Wylie, in fact, did star as Jack in "Into the Woods" on Broadway between appearances.
- Several references are made to the movie, "Dirty Dancing." Kelly Bishop, who plays Emily, starred in that movie.