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

    Team Jess forever.

    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.

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

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

    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...

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

    ~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.

    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:


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

    Bless the TV Gods.