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Melissa McCarthy Celebrates Gilmore Girls Anniversary With Sweet Posts

Melissa McCarthy shares Gilmore Girls throwback photos with Lauren Graham and Yanic Truesdale to celebrate 22 years since the first episode aired.

Melissa McCarthy looked back on her time on Gilmore Girls on her Instagram to celebrate the show’s twenty-two-year anniversary. Gilmore Girls was a hit show that ran on the CW from 2000-2007 that followed Lorelei Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her daughter Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel), a unique mother-daughter duo– due to the fact that Lorelei gave birth to Rory when she was 16 years old. The show took place in a fictional and quirky Connecticut town called Stars Hollow.

McCarthy played Sookie St. James, a prime supporting character throughout the show’s seven season run. Sookie was the cook at the inn Lorelei managed in the earlier seasons, and gradually became her business partner when the two opened an inn of their own. In the show’s more recent revival series A Year in The Life, McCarthy was notably absent, aside from a brief scene. Though scheduling conflicts were first claimed to be the root of the cause, the actress later said that she was never reached out to about a bigger role for her character.

McCarthy clearly isn’t holding any grudge, though. For the anniversary, the actress posted three pictures to her Instagram to commemorate 22 years since the show aired its first episode. McCarthy spoke highly of her co-stars, Graham and Yanic Truesdale, who played another employee at the inn, Michel Gerard. In the comments, McCarthy wrote: “I have no idea how LG [Lauren Graham] did all that dialog[ue]. She was amazing!!” and “I remember someone (randomly) saying Yanic’s French accent was terrible- we laughed so hard- he had only spoken English for like 10 months.” See one of McCarthy’s posts above.

Could Gilmore Girls Return for Another Revival?

Gilmore Girls was well-received during its initial run and remains a cult-classic to this day. Although A Year in the Life was much anticipated, it left a lot to be desired. In AYITL, many fans were upset with the lack of McCarthy– who was one of the show’s most solid characters in the original series. Another popular complaint about the show’s revival series was Rory’s lack of growth as a character. Rory, who was known to be a brilliant and hardworking student, disappointed fans when she returned at 32, jobless and having an affair with one of her old boyfriends. The revival also ends with a few loose ends– mostly regarding Rory’s character.

At the end of the final episode, Rory announces that she is pregnant and plans to write a book about her experience growing up with Lorelei. This is the ending Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show’s creator, intended for the original series, but did not see through because of her exit from the show after Season 6. This ending was unsatisfying for a lot of the Gilmore Girls fan base, but it did leave open the door for another revival series. Though McCarthy’s Instagram posts might have just been a bout of nostalgia, the continued popularity of Gilmore Girls could lead to another revival.

Source: Melissa McCarthy/Instagram

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