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

Lorelai: Wait, close your eyes and breathe. I smell snow.
Rory: Ah, it's that time of year.
Lorelai: Can't you smell it?
Rory: You know, it's like dogs and high-pitched noises. I think it's something only you can smell.
(Rory sits down next to Lorelai and pulls a blanket over the both of them)
Lorelai: I love snow.
Rory: Really, I had no idea.
Lorelai: Everything's magical when it snows, everything looks pretty. The clothes are great. Coats, scarves, gloves, hats.
Rory: Thermal underwear, wool socks, ear flaps.

(on the phone) But she's supposed to start Monday. It just doesn't give me a lot of time to pull a bank job. (pause) Well, never mind. I was just kidding. (pause) No, a bank job is robbing a bank.