Are You a True 'Gilmore Girls' Fan?

by Meredith Lepore

It is hard to believe that this Thursday marked seven years since Gilmore Girls aired its final episode. (And yes, we're still in mourning.) The show, though never a huge ratings hit, still has a devoted following — and rightly so. Gilmore Girls depicted some of the most dynamic female characters we have ever seen on television.

Created by Roseanne writer alum Amy Sherman-Palladino, Gilmore Girls presented the world with a relationship television hadn't seen before: a mother and a teenage daughter who actually got along. And not in the simplistic way Carol and Marcia Brady got along — these were serious, dynamic best friends who were smart as hell, addicted to caffeine, stubborn (which made for an epic fight in the sixth season as we all know), and could outtalk anyone. (Seriously, while scripts for most TV shows of that length are 40 – 50 pages long, Gilmore Girls scripts were known to hit 80 pages.)

Throw in-waspy-but-hilarious parents, a smoking hot diner owner to provide seasons of sexual tension, a bunch of eccentric townies, and voila! You've got yourself a show worth obsessing over.

If you wish Stars Hollow was real, would eat Chinese food from a pancake house, have a dog named Paul Anka, (and light a candle everyday in hopes of a Gilmore Girls movie), then you just may be a fellow diehard. Here's how you know you're a true GiImore Girls superfan.

when you visit small towns, you're disappointed if everyone doesn't know each other

(And if there aren't events involving baskets.)

You forget that Carole King sang other songs besides 'Where You Lead'

(Probably best to hit play and listen while you read the rest of this.)

You're also a B-52's fan

You're always craving pop tarts

You knew that Melissa McCarthy was a comedic genius long before Bridesmaids

and that Adam Brody was adorable long before The O.C.

and Chad Michael Murray was pining for Rory Gilmore before Peyton Sawyer

You freaked out when you saw Francie Jarvis on Shameless

And when Paris Gellar, Lane Kim, and Mitchum Huntzberger all appeared on Scandal

And when you realized that THIS is what Miss Patty looks like now

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You've wanted to shoot and hug Paris Gellar at the same time

Most of us have a great friend that kinda annoys us all the time.

"Remind me to tell you about the time when my Mom wore a rhinestone penis on her shirt and my Grandma towed her car"...

Is always a good ice-breaker.

You love coffee

no, But, seriously, you love coffee

Like, too much

You've said thank you when someone kissed you

you sometimes hear Mrs. Kim judging you

though this is pretty much your relationship mantra

You've had epic arguments over whether Rory was better with Dean or Jess

But we all know Jess was the sexy one

That kiss was hot.

until Logan threw everyone a major curveball

And, oh, Max. Maaaax Medina. He can teach us English anytime.

oh, and Christopher was a total DILF

You will never trust girls named Sherri

Or Lindsay

you believe "Oy with the poodles already" often perfectly sums up most situations

You watch Parenthood just because Lorelai Gilmore is on it

And Gypsy. Don't forget about Gypsy!

But you had trouble watching little Rory Gilmore sex it up on Mad Men (with creepy Pete no less)

And then they went and got together in real life.

Oh! And remember that time Lorelai went on a date with Jon Hamm?!

You will never understand how Lane had that much music knowledge without MTV

You desperately wish your town had a dance-a-thon

you'd pick emily to have your back in any bar fight

That woman can put anyone in their place.

You're still mad about Season 7. Why did you leave us Amy?

You joined the letter writing campaign to keep Bunheads on the air

just because it was close enough to get your fix

no Starbucks barista will ever fill your Luke Danes void

Despite your attempts at witty banter.

You will sit down and watch three episodes in a row anytime they're on ABC Family

even though you have every season on DVD

and most of all, you know this much is true...

...life is short, talk fast

Gotta love this show.

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