I am going to be so cool in there, you will mistake me for Shaft.

In S1E7, Lorelai and Rory are standing outside Doose’s market, and Rory doesn’t want Lorelai to go in and meet Dean. Lorelai, trying to convince Rory that she’ll be fine, says, “I am going to be so cool in there, you will mistake me for Shaft.”

John Shaft is a fictional private detective from the 1971 film “Shaft,” as well as subsequent remakes and sequels. Considered super cool and suave, he is probably best described by the “Shaft” theme song (lyrics don’t begin until abut 3:00):

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