In S1E17, Paris tells Rory that her mom is making her stay at Madeline’s party until 10:30. Paris says, “She thinks I’m not enough of a people person. Shocking, huh?” Rory responds, “I’m floored.” Paris adds, “Yeah, well, I doubt highly that Madame Curie was voted most likely to dress like Jennifer Lopez.”
Marie Curie was a Polish and French scientist known for her breakthrough research in radioactivity, including the discovery of polonium and radium. She won Nobel Prizes for both physics and chemistry. She died in 1933 from an illness caused by radiation exposure.
Jennifer Lopez is an American singer and actress. She was a dancer on the show “In Living Color” in the 90s, played Selina in the 1997 film “Selina,” and released a chart-topping single, “If You Had My Love” in 1999. Her romantic comedy “The Wedding Planner” was released in January 2001, a few months before this episode of Gilmore Girls aired.