Only Someone Who's Seen "Gilmore Girls" 1,000 Times Can Pass This Quiz!



By: Zoe Samuel

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About This Quiz

"Gilmore Girls" is one of those cult favorites that never produced monster ratings, but instead enjoyed a fanatical and devoted fanbase determined to keep it on the air. The show centered primarily on a single mother from a fancy-schmancy family, as well as her feisty and witty teenage daughter, who attended an elite high school in their small Connecticut town. One of the great advantages of the show in connecting to its overwhelming female audience is that it was created and then run by a female showrunner working with a writing staff of her own choosing. However, it suffered from the fact that it came of age right before streaming and cable services with their data-driven algorithms, that typically enable shows with very hardcore fans to stay on the air even longer, one example being HBO's "Gilmore Girls."

While never achieving the sort of eight-figure audience reach of shows such as "The Big Bang Theory" or "The Simpsons," "Gilmore Girls" managed to stay in syndication ever since its eventual cancelation in the middle of the "noughties." This kept the show alive in the memories of its fans and offered those who were not as familiar a chance to catch up. A revival followed in 2016, and now the question is whether the show will continue again. In the meantime, dedicated fans can only hold onto the memories and re-watch over and over again. If you're one of them, this is the quiz for you! Let's see how well you remember the show!

Who created "Gilmore Girls"?

Today, Amy Sherman-Palladino is behind a new show which, like "Gilmore Girls," is leaving its mark. She produces "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" for Amazon, which has finished its first season. This show follows a similar female lead to "Gilmore Girls", as a single mother navigates life as a divorced comedian in 1950s New York City. As of this writing, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has many Emmy nominations this year, but we don't know yet if it will in.


Who played Lorelai Gilmore?

Hawaii native Lauren Graham is still active today, with 49 IMDB credits, the most recent of which is voicing a character on an animated show.


In what state does "Gilmore Girls" take place?

"Gilmore Girls" takes place in a fictional town near Hartford, Connecticut.


What is Rory's full name?

Yes, apparently Lorelai decided to name her daughter Lorelai. Why? Your guess is as good as anyone's.


Who played Rory Gilmore?

Alexis Bledel is still hard at work in the film world, starring in the acclaimed Hulu series, "The Handmaid's Tale," in which she plays a physician who was forced into being a handmaid for failing to live up to the rules of the theocracy under which she lives. "The Handmaid's Tale" is up for several Emmys in 2018.


How many episodes are there of "Gilmore Girls"?

Gilmore Girls lasted eight seasons, and 153 episodes, a fantastic run by any measure.


Where was "Gilmore Girls" filmed?

The Warner Brothers lot has been the scene for many shows and movies. If you look closely in certain exterior shots of "Gilmore Girls," you can see the fountain from "Friends," the Daily Planet from "Lois and Clark," and the back of the hospital from "ER."


Who played Lucas Danes?

If you think you've seen Scott Patterson recently, it's because he plays Agent Peter Strahm in the Saw franchise, Saw IV, V, and VI respectively.


What actor from "Gilmore Girls" went on to play the sibling of a character with the same name as his character from "Gilmore Girls"?

Jared Padalecki, who played Dean Forester, went on to play Sam Winchester in "Supernatural," a character whose brother is named Dean Winchester.


Who played Michel Gerard?

Yanic Truesdale is a French-Canadian actor who is still in the business, acting in English and French language films. If you think you've seen him recently, it was probably when he appeared on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" a couple of years back.


How many TV shows have made direct reference to "Gilmore Girls"?

Eight TV shows other than "Gilmore Girls" and its direct relations have made explicit references to 'Gilmore Girls,' including 'Family Guy' and many others.


Who played Emily Gilmore?

Kelly Bishop's career is a long and venerable one, with highlights outside of "Gilmore Girls," including "Dirty Dancing" and "Wonder Boys," based on Michael Chabon's novel. She has 43 IMDB credits.


What was the title of episode 13?

In Concert Interruptus, Rory goes to a concert​ and befriends Paris, while Lorelai accidentally freaks out Luke by buying and wearing a shirt which turns out to be one owned by an ex of his.


Who played Richard Gilmore?

Edward Herrmann was one of the 20th century's greatest character actors. He played FDR in "Annie" (1982) and appeared in films you might know, including "The Lost Boys," "Intolerable Cruelty," and "The Wolf of Wall Street." He died in 2014.


Which of these books is fake?

Gilmore Girls Meet Sam and Dean (Worlds Collide) is indeed a fake book. It would be hard to imagine a mashup of Supernatural and Gilmore Girls, even though they share a cast.


How does Rory figure out what's going on in Lorelai's head in the episode Red Light on the Wedding Night?

In this episode, Lorelai speaks with Rory's father on the phone, and she realizes that Max isn't the man for her. Later on, Rory realizes she saw the signs beforehand.


Who played Sookie St. James?

Remember when Melissa McCarthy was just another jobbing actor in Hollywood? Since "Gilmore Girls," Melissa McCarthy's career has exploded, starring in numerous feature films and TV shows. Her name is synonymous with comedic success, and these days, Sean Spicer.


Who played Kirk Gleason?

If Sean Gunn looks even more familiar now, it's because of a certain family connection. His brother, James Gunn, who first made films for Troma like "Tromeo And Juliet," directs the "Guardians of The Galaxy" franchise, and casts his brother in every film.


What male actor from the show went on to star in a TV show that has really defined him as a star?

Jared Padalecki is one of the stars of "Supernatural," which by all accounts, will be on television forever. As of 2018, "Supernatural" is in its 13th season.


Where do Lorelai and Christopher get married?

Lorelai and her high school boyfriend (not to mention Rory's father) get married in Paris, but quickly realize it was a bad idea and put an end to the marriage.


Where did Rory meet Lucy?

Lucy first appeared in season 7, when Rory met her at Yale. She and Rory had it out over relationships, but they ultimately reconciled, and everything was OK. Today, Krysten Ritter, who played Lucy, is the star of Marvel/Netflix's hit show, "Jessica Jones."


What is Rory's relationship to Christopher Hayden?

Christopher Hayden is Rory's father. He and Lorelai Gilmore were intimate in high school, and shortly after Lorelai gave birth to Rory, she ran away from home.


Who directed the most episodes of "Gilmore Girls"?

Jamie Babbit has been directing for a long time, having made episodes for "Gilmore Girls," "Silicon Valley," "The Orville," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia," "Supergirl," and many, many other shows. She directed 18 episodes of "Gilmore Girls."


Who played Lane Kim?

Keiko Agena's career has continued nicely since "Gilmore Girls." With 61 IMDB credits to her name, Keiko Agena's most recent turn in a top show was in "13 Reasons Why" as Judge Pam Bradley.


Other than the show's creator, who has writing credits on the most episodes?

Daniel Palladino is married to Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of the show, and wrote 44 episodes. He and Amy Sherman-Palladino work together​ and have put their heads together on all the major shows they've created.


Who wrote the music for the series?

Sam Phillips is credited for the whole series! She's still working with the producers on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," but she also wrote music for "Crazy Heart," "Ladder 49," and "Die Hard With a Vengeance."


What unique role did James Fredburg fill on the show in 2007?

James Fredburg is a special effects artist whose credits include "Inner Space," "The Abyss," "Firestarter," and "The Scorpion King." When "Gilmore Girls" needed special effects, they turned to a master.


What was the plot of episode 87?

Episode 87, the season 4 finale, and 22nd episode of that season, is especially notable because Lorelai and Luke finally kiss, and Rory has her first sexual experience.


How many homes do the girls visit in A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving?

In this episode, Lorelai and Rory visit four homes for Thanksgiving, sampling all the different ways people make dinner for the occasion, including a Korean Thanksgiving.


What side hustle do the girls take up in The Hobbit, The Sofa and Digger Stiles?

The girls have to work a Lord of The Rings party when Lorelai and Rory become caterers to cover the costs of opening the inn.


What request does Lorelai make of someone in The Nanny and the Professor?

In The Nanny and the Professor, Lorelai asks Jason not to tell her parents about their relationship, Rory does not approve of Paris' boyfriend, and Luke doesn't find working with Lane is the easiest thing.


Which show has not made direct reference to "Gilmore Girls"?

Indeed, "BoJack Horseman" is the only one of these shows not to make a reference to "Gilmore Girls." In episode 2 of "Greek," Cappie makes a reference. In episode 5 of "Six Feet Under," Claire and Ruth watch an episode, and "Scrubs" references the show in two episodes.


Which of these "Gilmore Girls" books is not fake?

While The Gilmore Girls Coloring Book is very much a real book you can buy on Amazon, we can't recommend it. Its reviews are terrible, mostly because it's not images. It's just a bunch of quotes from the show, rendered in peculiar fonts, as the available video review will show.


Other than "Rory," how many nicknames does Rory have?

Rory's nicknames (other than Rory, which is of course a nickname) are: Doogie, Rorino, Little Lorelai, Ace, Mary, Droopy Drawers, Rebecca, Scab Nose, Kid, and Sabrina.


What was the release date of the Netflix sequel to "Gilmore Girls"?

On November 26, 2016, Netflix released a new series of "Gilmore Girls" that picked up the series in the years following the end of the original series run.


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