Lorelai names Rory's bird Stanley, but when Rory reveals it is a girl, Lorelai renames it Stella, because "Stella was married to Stanley". In a later scene, Lorelai imitates Stanley's "Stella!" cry when the bird goes missing.
Lorelai says, "Do I pull a Lucy Ricardo?"
Taylor Doosie, talking about fading paint to Luke, says "You got trouble, my friends". Lorelai continues "Right here in River City"
Sookie says, "That's very 'Wild Kingdom' of you."
Babbette mentions the four main characters in passing
Rory and Lorelai are watching the show at the beginning of the episode.