In S1E7, Lorelai and Rory are teasing Dean by making up embarrassing secrets for him. Lorelai says, “Ooh, I’ve got one. Um, at the end of ‘The Way We Were,’ you wanted Robert Redford to dump his wife and kid for Barbra Streisand.” Dean replies, “I’ve never seen ‘The Way We Were.'”
“The Way We Were” is a 1973 romantic film starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford. It takes place from the 1930’s to the 1950’s; Streisand plays a Jewish activist who supports the Soviets, and Redford plays a privileged All-American writer whose lives intersect several times.