In S1E12, Lorelai and Sookie take a break from their double date with Jackson and Rune to discuss. Sookie tells Lorelai that she’s too nervous to talk to Jackson. Lorelai responds, “You’re nervous?! You don’t have some guy staring at you like he’s Cher and you’re that kid from ‘Mask!'”
“Mask” is a 1985 film based on the true story of Rocky Dennis. Cher stars as the mother of a teenage boy with a severe skull deformity called lionitis.