Gilmore Girls

Season 2 Episode 18

Back in the Saddle Again

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Apr 23, 2002 on The WB



  • Allusions

    • Paris: Chess boards for the Bobby Fischer freaks.

      Former World Chess Champion who became a Cold War hero by beating Russian Boris Spassky for the World Chess Championship in 1972. He went into seclusion and didn't play again until 1992, where he met Spassky in a series of matches in Yugoslavia. Since the U.N had placed economic sanctions on Yugoslavia due to the Balkan war, the U.S. government warned him he could be prosecuted if he participated and returned to the U.S. He spit on the warning/order and he could be jailed for up to 10 years and fined 100,000 dollars if he ever returns to the U.S.