In S1E8, Emily calls Lorelai to warn her about the bad road conditions but still expects Lorelai to make it to Hartford for dinner. Lorelai says, “Well, uh, gee Mom, I don’t know, let me see. Black ice, treacherous roads, I guess I’ll just put on my red, white, and blue leotard, grab my golden lasso, and fly the invisible plane on over?”
The leotard, lasso, and invisible plane belong to Wonder Woman, a superheroine created by DC comics. The gold lasso, also called the “Lasso of Truth,” forces anyone caught it in to obey its wielder. The invisible plane was initially used by Wonder Woman frequently, but once she gained the ability to fly, the plane rarely appeared.