John Oliver Should Make A 'Gilmore Girls' Cameo

by Michelle Lulic

Luke Danes, you better act fast. The release of the first trailer for Netflix's Gilmore Girls revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life, made it clear that a new man is on Lorelai's mind. The single mom has her sights set on none other than HBO's Last Week Tonight host, John Oliver, in the non-canon look at the upcoming series. "Do you think John Oliver would find me hot?" Lorelai dreamily asks Rory, which begs the question of whether or not a Lorelai Gilmore and John Oliver fling could ever be a thing. If John Oliver appears in Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, such a thing could be plausible — but is it plausible that he would show up?

"Lorelai, the answer is yes, I do find you hot," John Oliver responded during an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. "And I'll tell you what, I'm a red-blooded male with an inbuilt heat detector and my heat detector registers you at en fuego." As flattering his response may be, John did seem a tad bit surprised by the show's mention of his name. Considering there was also an Amy Schumer nod thrown in the mix, I'm leaning toward the statement being nothing more than one of Lorelai's famous pop culture references. Sorry, fans, but I don't think we can expect John Oliver to appear.

However, I'm still holding out for the chance with a little bit of hope. Because, if anything, Lorelai's Sunday night viewing schedule is sure to include an episode of Last Week Tonight. With the permission of HBO, the Netflix series might quickly flash to John Oliver on Lorelai's television (or computer) screen, and that may just be what we'll need to hold us over for now.

As far as the chances of John actually appearing in person go, those odds are a whole lot smaller. Last Week Tonight films in New York and Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life filmed in California, so it doesn't seem likely that their schedules were able to match up. We're just going to need yet another Gilmore Girls revival to get him on the set. You hear that, Amy Sherman-Palladino?

Either way, I totally ship the idea of Lorelai and John. Let the #TeamLorelohn tweets begin.