A normal “hello,” not like a “here’s Johnny” kind of “hello?”

In S1E11, Rory tells Lorelai that Madeline and Louise said “hello” to her at school the other day. Lorelai says, “Really? Like a normal ‘hello,’ not like a ‘here’s Johnny’ kind of ‘hello?'”

“Here’s Johnny” is an iconic line from the film “The Shining.” Jack, the main character,  breaks through a door with an axe and shouts “Here’s Johnny!” The line is actually a reference to Ed McMahon’s introduction of Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” Lorelai was undoubtedly referencing “The Shining,” as “The Tonight Show” line didn’t have any sinister undertones.


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