In S1E4, Rory tells Lorelai that she kept her bad grade a secret from Lorelai because it was too humiliating. Lorelai puts her hand on Rory’s arm and says, “Oh honey… you once told me that you loved ‘Saved by the Bell.’ What could be more humiliating than that?”
“Saved by the Bell” is an NBC television show that ran from 1989 to 1992. It follows a group of students at Bayside High School. The show is a comedy but occasionally deals with heavier issues. It currently has a rating of 7.0/10 on IMDb.