7 Unexpected Facts About Gilmore Girls

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Who knew?!? Were you aware of these seven surprising facts about Gilmore Girls?

1. Fooled You!

Fooled You!
Neither Keiko Agena (Lane Kim) nor Emily Kuroda (Mrs. Kim) are Korean. They faked their accents on the series.

2. The Real Life Stars Hollow

The Real Life Stars Hollow
Stars Hollow is based on Washington Depot, a small town in Western Connecticut. Producers Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband fell in love with the real-life village during a trip prior to filming.

3. A Different Sookie

A Different Sookie
Alex Borstein was originally selected to portray Sookie. But she had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with MadTV and Family Guy.

4. THAT'S Why He Wore a Baseball Hat!

THAT'S Why He Wore a Baseball Hat!
Scott Patterson (Luke) played in the minor league systems of the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Dodgers.

5. THAT's Where I Know It From!

THAT's Where I Know It From!
Does the Dragonfly Inn looks familiar? The show used the same exterior as the one used for the Waltons' house on The Waltons.

6. A Favorite Lane

A Favorite Lane
Lane is based on Amy Sherman-Palladino's best friend, Helen Pai, who served as a producer on the show. Moreover, Lane's band's name, Hep Alien, is an anagram for Pai's name.

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Gilmore Girls Quotes

Luke: Me? Raising a kid? I don't even like kids. They're always sticky like they've got jam on their hands. Even if there's no jam in the house, somehow, they've always got jam on their hands! I'm not the right guy to deal with that. I have no patience for jam hands!
Lorelai: First of all, Jess is 17 so I think he's probably pass the jam hands stage by now. Second of all, you can do this. If you want to you are totally capable.

Emily: (about Lorelai's shade of lipstick) That's a pretty color. What's it called?
Lorelai: "Vicious Trollop."
Emily: Now why do you say things like that? (Lorelai shows her the lipstick tube). Now why would you name a lipstick that?
Lorelai: Because "Dirty Whore" was taken.