Gilmore Girls (2000)

‘Gilmore Girls’ Trivia For Dedicated Fans

By: Domonique Salberg

Homes were introduced to Gilmore Girls 20 years ago, and for many viewers, they have since made it a mission to unpack its boundless references with multiple viewings. Thus, for those who have embarked on the Gilmore journey and have dedicated hundreds of hours to Stars Hollow, this trivia list should be fun and a piece of cake.

Let’s begin!

1.) Who speaks the first line of the series?

Lorelai
"Please, Luke. Please, please, please!"
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2.) How old was actress Keiko Agena when she began playing Lane Kim?

Twenty-six
Lane is 15 in the first season.
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3.) Which journalist does Rory idolize?

Christiane Amanpour.
Rory meets her in the final episode.
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4.) Which of the Gilmore Girls actresses hates coffee in real life?

Alexis Bledel
She drank Coke instead.
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5.) Which musician sings the Gilmore Girls theme song?

Carole King
She guests stars in season 3.
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6.) What is the name of Babette's cat that dies in Season 1?

Cinnamon
Lorelai and Rory help plan the wake.
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7.) Which Glee star appears as a nurse in Season 1?

Jane Lynch
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8.) What is the population of Stars Hollow?

9,973
Season 1 Episode 2 reveals this information.
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9.) Which actress also appeared in Dirty Dancing?

Kelly Bishop
She played Marjorie Houseman.
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10.) Which actress had a part written specifically for her?

Liza Weil
The part of Paris Geller was written for Weil after she tested for the role of Rory.
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11.) What does Rory shoplift after her first kiss with Dean?

Cornstarch
By accident of course.
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12.) Which actress was originally tapped to play Sookie, but has a different role in Season 1?

Alex Borstein
She guest stars as the harp player, Drella, instead.
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13.) Who was Richard engaged to before Emily?

Pennilyn Lott
Emily was the "other woman" until Richard eventually broke it off with Pennilyn.
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14.) Which character is referenced but never appears on the show?

Lane Kim's father
He lives with Lane and her mother.
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15.) Which major character was originally scripted as a woman?

Luke
The producers rewrote the role because they thought the show needed more testosterone.
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16.) Who has the last line in the series' original run?

Rory
"I guess so."
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17.) To earn extra credit, Chilton students sang the school song in what language?

Latin
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18.) What was Luke's nickname in high school?

Butch
He did not approve.
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19.) Which real-life town is Stars Hollow based on?

Washington Depot, Conn.
Gilmore Girls writer Amy Sherman-Palladino stayed there once when she took a trip to see Mark Twain's wallpaper at the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, Conn.
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20.) What is the name of the secret society of women that Rory joins?

The Puffs
Sandra Day O'Connor is said to be a member.
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21.) Which classic film has a character named Lorelei Lee?

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Rory's middle name is spelled "Leigh."
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22.) Which day of the year is Luke's "dark day"?

November 30
It's the day his father passed away.
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23.) What item does Lorelai constantly have to borrow?

A pen.
It becomes a running joke.
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24.) What was the last team that actor Scott Patterson played for during his professional baseball career?

Columbus Clippers
He wears the team's hat in Season 7.
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