In S1E12, Lorelai is hiding from Rune by talking to Luke at the counter of the diner. She sips her coffee and exclaims, “Luke! That is an exceptionally good batch of coffee!” Luke says, “Really? I added a little nutmeg.” Lorelai responds, “That’s very ‘Richard Simmons’ of you.” Luke says “Well, what can I say? Chick dig a man with a feminine side.”
Richard Simmons is a fitness guru, known for his motivational skills as well as for wearing bedazzled shirts.