Top 5 Surprising Facts About Gilmore Girls
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Top 5 Surprising Facts About Gilmore Girls

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Script written by Michael Wynands.

You've waited for it and it's finally here, the ultimate Gilmore Girls reboot! The ladies of Stars Hollow will be reunited in this long awaited revival of our favourite mother-daughter pair. Lorelai and Rory Gilmore will once more grace our television screens as we count down 5 surprising facts about Gilmore Girls.

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Top 5 Surprising Facts About Gilmore Girls

You’ve watched the series multiple times, you get a warm fuzzy feeling when you hear the theme song and you pretty much died when Netflix announced a reboot. Join MsMojo as we count down our picks for the Top 5 Surprising Facts About Gilmore Girls.

Since fans just can’t get enough of Stars Hollow’s favorite mother-daughter pair, we’ll be looking at the five most interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about “Gilmore Girls.”

#5: "Gilmore Girls" Scripts Were Way Longer Than the Average TV Script

One of the things that makes “Gilmore Girls” so special is the rapid fire dialogue, especially in scenes between Lorelai and Rory. Both of them talk at about a mile a minute, throwing in pop culture references that viewers barely have time to digest. If you have a hard time keeping up, don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Typically, scripts for an hour-long TV episode are around 55 to 60 pages long–or about a page per minute–but because of all the fast-paced back and forth, “Gilmore Girls” scripts typically ran up to 70 or even 80 pages. It definitely couldn’t have been easy to memorize all those lines!

#4: Liza Weil Originally Auditioned to Play Rory

You may not be able to picture anyone else playing the high-strung but lovable Paris Geller, and there’s a reason for that– the role was created especially for actress Liza Weil. Liza originally auditioned to play the part of Rory, but the producers didn’t think she was the best fit. That being said, they liked her so much that they created the character of Paris in order to give her a role in the show. We’re so thankful they did, because Paris provides some of the best, and funniest, moments on the show. Who else would Rory have competed with for seven seasons?

#3: A Jess Mariano Spinoff Almost Happened

Did you know that Stars Hollow’s resident bad boy could have had his very own show? The WB considered giving Jess his own spinoff after he left the idyllic Connecticut town. In the end, though, filming in Venice Beach was just too expensive. If you want to know about the premise of the show, just re-watch the season 3 episode: “Here Comes the Son,” which was a backdoor pilot for what could have been “Windward Circle.” Regardless of whether you loved or hated Jess, Alexis Bledel was clearly taken with the actor behind the character, Milo Ventimiglia, as they actually dated in real life for over three years. We knew that chemistry seemed real!

#2: Luke Was Almost a Woman

Did you know that the ultimate “Gilmore Girls” couple almost never existed? When the show was initially conceived, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino had imagined the town cafe to be run by a woman named Daisy. After some further consideration, though, she decided that the show needed a little more testosterone. “Gilmore Girls” just wouldn’t have been the same without Luke or his namesake diner. Another fun fact: there’s a reason he always wears a backwards baseball cap. It’s a nod to the fact that Scott Patterson, who plays Luke, was actually a minor league baseball player before becoming an actor.

#1: We’ve Never Heard the “Real” Last Line of the Show

The concept for “Gilmore Girls” is a simple one: it’s about a mother and daughter who are more like best friends. This description was enough for studio execs to pick up the show, even though creator Amy Sherman-Palladino didn’t have so much as a pilot written. From early on, though, Palladino has claimed that she knew what the final words of the series would be, but because she left the show after season 6 due to contract issues, her characters never got the chance to say them. Not only that, Palladino says that she’s never even watched the 7th and final season of the show. Luckily, fans will be able to hear that “real” last line in the 2016 Netflix reboot.

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