It’s like Fergie all over again

In S1E18, Gran is scolding Lorelai and Emily for arguing. Gran says, “Raising your voice during high tea, who ever heard of such a thing? It’s like Fergie all over again.”

CORRECTION: As several lovely commenters have noted, Gran is certainly referring to Fergie, Duchess of York. I don’t know why I had Fergie, the musician from the Black-Eyed Peas, in my head (I think it’s because Gran talks about Korn and how nice they are, so I had musicians on my mind).

Anyway, Fergie is also known as Sarah, Duchess of York. She was married to Prince Andrew in 1986, but they separated in 1992. Later that year, tabloids released photos of Fergie sunbathing topless with another man, and the Duke and Duchess officially divorced in 1996.

Thanks for keeping me on the right track, readers!

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2 thoughts on “It’s like Fergie all over again

  1. Pretty sure this is related to Sarah, Duchess of York, whose nickname is Fergie, not the singer whom GRAN wouldn’t have known, neither would anyone else for that matter.

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  2. Actually it’s about Sara Ferguson, Dutches of York. In 1992, the year she divorced the Duke of York , the Daily mail published a picture of her topless with a man who was licking her feet.

    She’s been involved in tabloid scandals ever since and was -for many years- a huge headache for the Royal Family of England.

    “It’s like Fergie all over again” implies being appalled by someone’s scandalous behaviour

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