‘Gilmore Girls’: Season 1 Stars Celebrate 20 Years Since the Series Premiere

by Jeremy Spirogis
(L-R): Yanic Truesdale, Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, and Scott Patterson of

On October 5, 2000, the collection Gilmore Girls premiered on the WB (later the CW). The dramedy targeted on Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, a mom and daughter dwelling in a small Connecticut city. The present aired for seven acclaimed seasons, and later returned for a four-part revival season on Netflix, titled Gilmore Girls: A Year within the Life.

(L-R): Yanic Truesdale, Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, and Scott Patterson of 'Gilmore Girls' at the 17th Annual TCA Awards held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Huntington, CA., Saturday, July 21, 2001.
(L-R): Yanic Truesdale, Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, and Scott Patterson of ‘Gilmore Girls’ on the 17th Annual TCA Awards July 21, 2001. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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Two many years later, and the collection is extra standard than it was when it first started airing. In celebration of the present’s 20th anniversary, a number of Gilmore Girls stars took to social media to thank followers and mark the event. Discover what they wrote on the massive day.

Scott Patterson

Scott Patterson portrayed Luke Danes in Gilmore Girls. The diner proprietor begins the collection as Lorelai and Rory’s shut friend, who provides them with their each day espresso. However, he and Lorelai all the time had a particular connection, which grows romantic in later seasons. Patterson starred in all seven seasons and got here again for the revival.

“To have fun today’s 20th Anniversary of Gilmore Girls please depart me a remark in your favourite Gilmore Girls second AND why the present means a lot to you,” the actor wrote on Facebook. “I will go first….I got lucky the day I was cast as Luke but the unexpected joy for me has been interacting with the best fans on the planet.”

Keiko Agena

Keiko Agena portrayed Lane Kim in Gilmore Girls. Lane is Rory’s greatest friend, and although they’ve ups and downs within the friendship, stays that manner all through the collection, whilst Rory goes to personal college and, finally, Yale. Lane is a drummer who initially hides her love of music from her strict mom.

Agena tweeted in regards to the anniversary, thanking viewers and celebrating the event alongside them. “The pilot was 20 years ago,” she wrote. “Thank you #GilmoreGirls fans for keeping us in your hearts. You are the true stars of Stars Hollow. Glad to be part of this video clip with some of my favorite cast mates!”

Yanic Truesdale

Yanic Truesdale portrayed Michel Gerard in Gilmore Girls. Michel is an worker on the Independence Inn who works alongside Lorelai and Sookie. When they begin the Dragonfly Inn collectively, they create him alongside. Like Agena and Patterson, Gerard remained on the collection all through its run and returned for the revival.

“Happy 20th anniversary Gilmore Girls,” he tweeted. “You have been a gift that keeps on giving. A little heartfelt show that became iconic and changed my life. From day one, you guys have been so loyal and wonderful, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU.”

Lauren Graham

Finally, the collection’ top-billed star, Lauren Graham, commented on the anniversary. Graham portrayed Lorelai Gilmore, Rory’s mom and proprietor of the Dragonfly Inn. The actor wrote on Twitter to her followers, “Your kindness and devotion to this show have brought me so much joy over the years. I’m so grateful, to say the least, and I love you all.”

Later, Graham shared a message from the present’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino. “So many nice 20th Anniversary messages today, thank you again,” she wrote. “Spoke to Amy tonight and the Twitterless Sherman-Palladinos wanted me to express their thanks and appreciation as well. We love you, @GilmoreGirls fans.”

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