Interrogation Lamp

EMILY: So are you living together?
LORELAI: Mom, get out the interrogation lamp, why don’t you.

Lorelai refers to the trope in 1950s police and detective TV shows/movies where the police or detective shines a bright lamp into a suspect’s face to make him confess. It was parodied in Get Smart, earlier mentioned, and these days is usually used humorously, if at all.

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