15 TV Moments That Are Such Genius Callbacks, They Deserve A Standing Ovation

    The song Lorelai and Luke from Gilmore Girls dance to on their first date is the same song that plays when they get married in the revival.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us a time a TV show made an awesome callback. Here are the great responses.

    1. On The Office, Dwight explains his family's very specific wedding tradition, and we see it in action seasons later.

    Dwight says, "The Schrutes have their own traditions, we usually marry standing in our own graves, makes the funerals very romantic, but the weddings are a bleak affair," and then we see that's how Angela and Dwight get married

    2. Also on The Office, the George Foreman grill that Michael burns his foot on in Season 2 is in the Season 4 episode "Dinner Party". He likes to wake up to the smell of bacon, so, naturally, the grill must be by his bed.

    Michael says, "Today, I got up, I stepped onto the grill and it clamped down on my foot, that's it," and then we see the grill in the episode "Dinner Party"

    3. On Breaking Bad, Saul Goodman says his best case scenario for the future, and on Better Call Saul, we see that scenario come true.

    On Breaking Bad, Sauls says, "If I'm lucky, month from now, best case scenario, I'm managing a Cinnabon in Omaha," and in "Better Call Saul", he's working at a Cinnabon in Omaha

    4. The pilot and the finale of Lost mimic each other, with Jack laying face-up in the jungle in both episodes.

    Jack lying on the ground in the pilot and the finale

    5. The pink dress Alexis wears in the first episode of Schitt’s Creek is the same dress she takes back from Twyla in the penultimate episode.

    Alexis is wearing a dress in the pilot, then later she gives it to Twyla, but then says, "Not quite sure how that one got in there, but anything else in there is yours if you want it"

    6. On Supernatural, Castiel leaves the scar of a handprint on Dean's shoulder, and he leaves a bloody handprint in the same spot when he sacrifices himself seasons later.

    Dean has a hand print on the same shoulder twice

    7. Chidi from The Good Place talks about how he would never be able to enter a door without knowing what's on the other side, but that's exactly what he does in the finale.

    Chidi says, "I don't think I'll ever be the kind of person who just acts, I mean, I can't just open a door and walk through without knowing what's on the other side, even with eternity to try, I just don't think that can happen"

    8. This one is more of a running thing than a callback, but the full name of one of Joey's ex-girlfriends is said multiple times in different seasons of Friends.

    Chandler says, "It was fine until your breakfast adventure with Angela Delvecchio," then in Season 4 Chandler says, "What did you get for Angela Delvecchio" Joey says, "She didn't have a birthday while we were going out," and Chandler asks, "For 3 years"

    9. The song Lorelai and Luke from Gilmore Girls dance to on their first date is the same song that plays when they get married in the revival.

    The same places when Lorelai and Luke dance and at their wedding

    10. On Superstore, Cheyenne loses her green hair thingy, and she finds it again after the tornado hits the store.

    Cheyenne says, "Also, if anyone finds a green hair thingy, it's mine, I dropped it on the way in," then she finds it in a later episode and says, Guys, I found my green hair thingy"

    11. In the New Girl series finale, Jess brings out a bunch of old stuff – from the show – that's still in the loft. It's not a subtle callback, but it's still very wonderful.

    A bunch of things in the dining area of the "new Girl" loft

    12. Also on New Girl, and also not subtle but still wonderful, the glass Schmidt breaks at his and Cece's wedding is the douchebag jar.

    13. In the first season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jake tries to annoy a suspect into confessing by screaming and playing guitar at him. He does it again in Season 5.

    Jake plays guitar while screaming, he does it later again, and then he says, "Yeah, I really gotta stop trying that, it never works"

    14. On The West Wing, Josh wears the way-too-big pajamas that CJ gave him again in a later episode.

    Josh is wearing big PJs, CJ says, "Those are too big," Josh says, Yes they are" and then he wears them again

    15. And finally, in the pilot and the finale of Seinfeld, Jerry and George essentially have identical conversations.

    Jerry and George have nearly identical conversations in the pilot and the finale