“You Jump, I Jump, Jack” - The Translation of Humour and Cultural References in the Dutch Subtitles of Gilmore Girls
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The dramedy Gilmore Girls is known for its references to popular culture. For subtitlers, it can be a difficult task to formulate fitting subtitles for these references, all the while adhering to the technical constraints of this particulier field of translation studies. This thesis will discuss the choices a subtitler has to make in the translation of cultural references, and the humour they contain, in the Dutch subtitles of Gilmore Girls. After a theoretical framework and a discussion of the broadcast subtitles of Gilmore Girls, several excerpts from an episode of the Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be subtitled, accompanied by footnotes. After that, the choices which have been made in the practical part of this research will be discussed.