Warning: If you have not seen Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life in its entirety, STOP READING NOW. The below is filled with spoilers.
With pretty much all the major players from the original Gilmore Girls coming back for the Netflix revival, we knew we were in for a treat. But Amy Sherman-Palladino and team also surprised us with a few outstanding cameos.
1. Sutton Foster
Foster hails from AS-P’s short-lived Bunheads, but her appearance in the Stars Hollow Musical was a non-stop laugh and even gave us an unexpected jolt of the feels.
2. Mae Whitman
We already knew GG superfan Whitman, who played Lauren Graham’s other TV daughter in Parenthood, would be guesting, but she was just too cute interacting with Lorelai and Rory. Oh how we wish it could’ve lasted longer.
3. Jason Ritter
The fact that Ritter was Graham’s longtime love interest on Parenthood made this cameo all the sweeter.
4. Peter Krause
Okay, at this point it’s just a backdoor pilot for the Parenthood reunion, but we would watch Graham argue with her on-screen brother/off-screen boyfriend for HOURS.
5. Famous chefs everywhere
Rachael Ray is just one of many celeb chefs who tries to fill in at the Dragonfly in Sookie’s absence.
6. The real Paul Anka
The real Paul Anka returned to haunt Lorelai’s dreams again—this time in sunglasses.
7. Louise Goffin
In the revival, she’s the town troubadour’s sister. IRL she’s Carole King’s daughter, who sings on the show’s theme song with her mom. GG is known for its dynamic mother-daughter duos, after all.
8. Not Chad Michael Murray
How hard would it have been to get CMM back for that super short bit at Chilton that launched Paris into full-on meltdown mode? Whoever you are, you’re a poor man’s Chad Michael Murray, you Tristan Dugray wannabe.
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