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** Samantha Shelton played Libby, the girl Rory talks to at her debutante ball, and returns as Honor's bridesmaid Walker four seasons later.

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* ReferencedBy: ''WesternAnimation/Animaniacs2020'' referenced the show during their song about reboots.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Ever since the family-oriented [=UpTV=] network acquired the syndication rights in 2015; ''Gilmore Girls'' has been one of the most frequently aired shows on the channel, with several time slots during the day and periodic marathon airings, including a marathon of the entire series as a lead-up for the 2016 Creator/{{Netflix}} SequelSeries.


** InUniverse meddling was performed by Paris' dad, Terrance, to set Paris and Rory up as roommates at Yale.

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** InUniverse meddling was performed by Paris' Paris's dad, at Paris's request, on the advice of her life coach Terrance, to set Paris and Rory up as roommates at Yale.


** Cesar, one of the servers at Luke's Diner was played by a thin, tall Latino actor in the first two seasons, but was only really ever in the background and never had any lines. In the later seasons, Cesar was played by Aris Alvarado, who was chubby and didn't really look anything like the first, but he became one of the town's quirky characters and had the rare scene every once in a while. Viewers could be forgiven for not noticing the change.

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** Cesar, one of the servers at Luke's Diner was played by a thin, tall Latino actor in the first two seasons, but was only really ever in the background and never had any lines. In the later seasons, Cesar was played by Aris Alvarado, Creator/ArisAlvarado, who was chubby and didn't really look anything like the first, but he became one of the town's quirky characters and had the rare scene every once in a while. Viewers could be forgiven for not noticing the change.


* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: After Edward Hermann's death from cancer in 2014, Amy Sherman-Palladino [[http://www.cinemablend.com/television/How-Gilmore-Girls-Revival-Address-Richard-Death-115507.html confirmed that]] Richard also passed away in the TimeSkip between the revival and the final season. TV Guide [[http://www.tvguide.com/news/gilmore-girls-netflix-revival-amy-sherman-palladino-enduring-legacy/ establishes]] that he passed away six months before the revival's first episode. Though in the episode itself they say it was four months ago.



* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: After Edward Hermann's death from cancer in 2014, Amy Sherman-Palladino [[http://www.cinemablend.com/television/How-Gilmore-Girls-Revival-Address-Richard-Death-115507.html confirmed that]] Richard also passed away in the TimeSkip between the revival and the final season. TV Guide [[http://www.tvguide.com/news/gilmore-girls-netflix-revival-amy-sherman-palladino-enduring-legacy/ establishes]] that he passed away six months before the revival's first episode.

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* RoleReprise: Polish sheepdog Sparky reprises his role as Paul Anka in the revival.

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* RecycledSet: The Stars Hollow Town Square was a standing set on the Warner Bros. backlot long before this show was made, with multiple appearances in film and tv. It would later go on to be the main town square in Series/PrettyLittleLiars, and only needed a slight redressing for the revival. The Dragonfly Inn was also a redressing of the Walton's home from Series/TheWaltons.


** InUniverse meddling was performed by Terrance, Paris and Paris' dad to set Paris and Rory up as roommates at Yale.

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** InUniverse meddling was performed by Terrance, Paris and Paris' dad dad, Terrance, to set Paris and Rory up as roommates at Yale.


* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: After Edward Hermann's death from cancer in 2014, Amy Sherman-Palladino [[http://www.cinemablend.com/television/How-Gilmore-Girls-Revival-Address-Richard-Death-115507.html confirmed that]] Richard also passed away in the TimeSkip between the revival and the final season. TV Guide [[http://www.tvguide.com/news/gilmore-girls-netflix-revival-amy-sherman-palladino-enduring-legacy/ establishes]] that he passed away six months before the revival's first episode.
* DawsonCasting: At the time of filming the pilot, Alexis Bledel (19), Keiko Agena (27), Liza Weil (23) and Jared Padalecki (18) were all extremely convincing as sophomores in high school. Milo Ventimiglia was 24 when he joined the show as 17-year-old Jess.

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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: After Edward Hermann's death from cancer in 2014, Amy Sherman-Palladino [[http://www.cinemablend.com/television/How-Gilmore-Girls-Revival-Address-Richard-Death-115507.html confirmed that]] Richard also passed away in the TimeSkip between the revival and the final season. TV Guide [[http://www.tvguide.com/news/gilmore-girls-netflix-revival-amy-sherman-palladino-enduring-legacy/ establishes]] that he passed away six months before the revival's first episode.
* DawsonCasting: At the time of filming the pilot, Alexis Bledel (19), Keiko Agena (27), Liza Weil (23) (23), Shelly Cole (25), and Jared Padalecki (18) were all extremely convincing as sophomores in high school. Milo Ventimiglia was 24 when he joined the show as 17-year-old Jess.


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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: After Edward Hermann's death from cancer in 2014, Amy Sherman-Palladino [[http://www.cinemablend.com/television/How-Gilmore-Girls-Revival-Address-Richard-Death-115507.html confirmed that]] Richard also passed away in the TimeSkip between the revival and the final season. TV Guide [[http://www.tvguide.com/news/gilmore-girls-netflix-revival-amy-sherman-palladino-enduring-legacy/ establishes]] that he passed away six months before the revival's first episode.


* ChannelHop: A demented example when the series was screened in Britain; the first three seasons aired on {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} of all places ([[{{Bowdlerise}} and were prone to being censored and have episodes dropped]]), to the point of the fandom discouraging any Brit from getting into the series that way. The Hallmark Channel eventually picked it up and carried seasons four and five, before [[Creator/Channel4 E4]] gave the final two seasons their UK debut (and ultimately screened all seven), the first time they weren't subject to censor scissors across the pond.

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** By virtue of The WB merging with UPN to create The CW.
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A demented example when the series was screened in Britain; the first three seasons aired on {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} of all places ([[{{Bowdlerise}} and were prone to being censored and have episodes dropped]]), to the point of the fandom discouraging any Brit from getting into the series that way. The Hallmark Channel eventually picked it up and carried seasons four and five, before [[Creator/Channel4 E4]] gave the final two seasons their UK debut (and ultimately screened all seven), the first time they weren't subject to censor scissors across the pond.



* RealitySubtext: [[spoiler: While it's clear that Amy Sherman-Palladino had planned Rory's WhamLine from the beginning, it's a freaky coincidence that Alexis Bledel actually welcomed her first child shortly before filming the revival.]]

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* RealitySubtext: [[spoiler: RealitySubtext:
** After Creator/ChadMichaelMurray’s commitments to ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' necessitated Tristan being PutOnABus in the second season, it’s stated that his father had shipped him off to military school in North Carolina - a nod to the shooting location of ''Series/DawsonsCreek''.
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While it's clear that Amy Sherman-Palladino had planned Rory's WhamLine from the beginning, it's a freaky coincidence that Alexis [[spoiler:Alexis Bledel actually welcomed her first child shortly before filming the revival.]]

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* SpinOffCookbook: The show has an unofficial cookbook ''Eat Like a Gilmore'', particularly interesting because the main characters are most known for eating out or ordering in, but their rich family are gourmets and their close friends are excellent cooks.


* AbsenteeActor: Everyone except Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel misses a few episodes (Scott Patterson (Luke) is the most frequently seen after the two leads, appearing in all but five).



* CastingGag:
** Before Gilmore Girls, Edward Herrmann played as [[Film/RichieRich another wealthy man named Richard]].
** Several from the revival:
*** Sutton Foster, who starred in ''Series/{{Bunheads}}'' has a small part in two of the episodes as Violet, the star of the Stars Hollow musical.
*** Julia Goldani Telles, another ''Series/{{Bunheads}}'' alum, appears as Sandee of Sandee Says. Bailey De Young also pops up as a member of the Thirty-Something Gang.
*** Mae Whitman, who played Lauren Graham's daughter in ''Series/{{Parenthood}}'', is the girl Lorelai gives a doughnut to while waiting in line with Rory.
*** The second park ranger who tells Lorelai that he needs to see her hiking permit or leave? Peter Krause, Graham's actual boyfriend and [[CastIncest on-screen brother]] in ''Parenthood''.
*** The first park ranger that Lorelai meets? Jason Ritter, who played a LoveInterest to Graham's character on ''Parenthood''
** Emily Bergl and Liza Weil are the best of friends in real life dating back to their camaraderie through the New York acting scene of the late 90s, the complete reverse of Francie and Paris's hostility towards each other.
** Kathleen Wilhoite plays Liz, Luke's irresponsible, flighty sister. She has terrible taste in men and questionable parenting skills; [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling she ships her teenager off to Luke when she cannot handle him.]] This is at least the second time Kathleen Wilhoite has played this role. She spent much of the 1990's playing Dr. Susan Lewis' irresponsible, flighty sister with terrible taste in men and questionable parenting skills on ''Series/{{ER}}.''
* CelebrityParadox:
** ''Series/TheWaltons'' is mentioned a few times in the series, but no one seems to notice how much the outside of the Dragonfly Inn looks like the outside of the Walton house or how much Stars Hollow looks like the ''Waltons'' version of Charlottesville. [[HeyItsThatPlace They're the same sets on the Warners backlot, of course.]] There are also a couple references to ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'', and River City was also filmed on the same set as Stars Hollow. This makes one of the ''Music Man'' references, in which Olivia compared Stars Hollow to River City, a bit meta.
** In ''A Year In The Life'', Lorelai comments how Paul is as forgettable as Marvel movies. Sean Gunn, the actor who plays Kirk, was in ''[[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Guardians of the Galaxy]]'' and had an even more prominent role in [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the sequel]], which are both directed by his brother, [[Creator/JamesGunn James Gunn]].
** Speaking of [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse the universe where all Marvel movies are set]], there's also [[Creator/KrystenRitter Krysten Ritter]], who played in the last season of the original ''Gilmore Girls'' as Rory's new friend from Yale, Lucy, and also plays as the lead in a Marvel TV series that [[SharedUniverse shares the same Marvel movies' universe]], ''[[Series/JessicaJones2015 Jessica Jones]]''.
** Back to ''A Year In The Life'', Rory tells Jess about a spec script for ''The Mysteries Of Laura'', and asks if that's even a show (it is - and Kerry Butler, who plays Lorelai's therapist, appeared on it).

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* CastingGag:
** Before Gilmore Girls, Edward Herrmann played as [[Film/RichieRich another wealthy man named Richard]].
** Several from the revival:
*** Sutton Foster, who starred in ''Series/{{Bunheads}}'' has a small part in two of the episodes as Violet, the star of the Stars Hollow musical.
*** Julia Goldani Telles, another ''Series/{{Bunheads}}'' alum, appears as Sandee of Sandee Says. Bailey De Young also pops up as a member of the Thirty-Something Gang.
*** Mae Whitman, who played Lauren Graham's daughter in ''Series/{{Parenthood}}'', is the girl Lorelai gives a doughnut to while waiting in line with Rory.
*** The second park ranger who tells Lorelai that he needs to see her hiking permit or leave? Peter Krause, Graham's actual boyfriend and [[CastIncest on-screen brother]] in ''Parenthood''.
*** The first park ranger that Lorelai meets? Jason Ritter, who played a LoveInterest to Graham's character on ''Parenthood''
** Emily Bergl and
CastTheRunnerUp: Liza Weil are auditioned for Rory. They loved her, but she wasn't the best of friends in real life dating back to their camaraderie through right fit for the New York acting scene of character. Instead, the late 90s, the complete reverse of Francie and Paris's hostility towards each other.
** Kathleen Wilhoite plays Liz, Luke's irresponsible, flighty sister. She has terrible taste in men and questionable parenting skills; [[FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling she ships her teenager off to Luke when she cannot handle him.]] This is at least the second time Kathleen Wilhoite has played this role. She spent much of the 1990's playing Dr. Susan Lewis' irresponsible, flighty sister with terrible taste in men and questionable parenting skills on ''Series/{{ER}}.''
* CelebrityParadox:
** ''Series/TheWaltons'' is mentioned a few times in the series, but no one seems to notice how much the outside of the Dragonfly Inn looks like the outside of the Walton house or how much Stars Hollow looks like the ''Waltons'' version of Charlottesville. [[HeyItsThatPlace They're the same sets on the Warners backlot, of course.]] There are also a couple references to ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'', and River City was also filmed on the same set as Stars Hollow. This makes one of the ''Music Man'' references, in which Olivia compared Stars Hollow to River City, a bit meta.
** In ''A Year In The Life'', Lorelai comments how Paul is as forgettable as Marvel movies. Sean Gunn, the actor who plays Kirk, was in ''[[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Guardians of the Galaxy]]'' and had an even more prominent
role in [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 the sequel]], which are both directed by his brother, [[Creator/JamesGunn James Gunn]].
** Speaking
of [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse the universe where all Marvel movies are set]], there's also [[Creator/KrystenRitter Krysten Ritter]], who played in the last season of the original ''Gilmore Girls'' as Paris, Rory's new friend from Yale, Lucy, and also plays as the lead in a Marvel TV series that [[SharedUniverse shares the same Marvel movies' universe]], ''[[Series/JessicaJones2015 Jessica Jones]]''.
** Back to ''A Year In The Life'', Rory tells Jess about a spec script
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** Hal Douglas, the voice of the WB, didn't move over to the CW, thus the show lost their authoritative FatherFigure promo voice, replaced with an unknown voiceover artist who you saw more describing the wacky hi-jinks of the earlier double-shot of ''Series/{{Everybody Loves Raymond}}'' (tonight at 6:30 on [=CW67!=]) than working as the Danny Dark of the fifth network. It also sadly proved that the brain trust at Creator/{{UPN}} rather than the WB was in charge and didn't know what to do with a successful series.

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** Hal Douglas, the voice of the WB, didn't move over to the CW, thus the show lost their authoritative FatherFigure father figure promo voice, replaced with an unknown voiceover artist who you saw more describing the wacky hi-jinks of the earlier double-shot of ''Series/{{Everybody Loves Raymond}}'' (tonight at 6:30 on [=CW67!=]) than working as the Danny Dark of the fifth network. It also sadly proved that the brain trust at Creator/{{UPN}} rather than the WB was in charge and didn't know what to do with a successful series.

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