In S1E1, after Rory spends the whole day being sassy and rude to Lorelai, Lorelai finally pleads with her, “Okay, look, I know you and me are having a thing here and I know you hate me but I need you to be civil. At least through dinner, and then on the way home you can pull a Menendez.”
Erik and Lyle Menendez brutally shot and killed their parents in their Beverly Hills home in 1989. The brothers were 18 and 21 years old. After almost a year of lavishly spending their deceased parents’ money, Erik confessed to his psychologist, and both brothers were arrested. They were convicted in 1994.