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“This Is Us” Made A Joke About “Gilmore Girls” Because Of Course

Team Jess forever.

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For the past couple of weeks, television fans have been getting to know the fictional family at the center of NBC's This Is Us.

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Mandy Moore (Rebecca) and Milo Ventimiglia (Jack) play the parents to triplets...

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...who grow up to be played by Sterling K. Brown (Randall), Chrissy Metz (Kate), and Justin Hartley (Kevin).

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Everyone who loved these two in the early '00s is obviously *THRILLED* to see Moore and Ventimiglia together in the show.

And as if their mere presence hasn't been enough of a reminder of the greatness that was Ventimiglia in the early '00s...

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...This Is Us also made a quick reference to Gilmore Girls in its most recent episode.

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~Minor spoilers~ for anyone who hasn't seen it yet...

In Season 1, Episode 2, "The Big Three," Kate and her boyfriend, Toby, tag along with her brother, Kevin, to a fancy Hollywood party.

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After the party's over, Kate and Toby have a heartfelt conversation that begins with Kate talking about how drunk she is, to which Toby replies:

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Lol.

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It only took a collective 79 minutes for This Is Us to make a Gilmore Girls joke!

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Bless the TV Gods.

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