In S1E11, Lorelai is explaining to Max why she didn’t want any dinner until he was cleaning up. She says, “What can I say? Watching someone work makes me hungry. If I hadn’t stopped watching ‘This Old House,’ I’d be 500 pounds right now.”
“This Old House” is a television show on PBS that follows home remodeling projects. The show premiered in 1979 and continues into 2016.