1. Nathan Wetherington was originally cast to play Dean, instead of Jared Padalecki.
2. And Alex Borstein was originally cast to play Sookie, instead of Melissa McCarthy.
3. But Borstein guest starred many times and is married to Jackson Douglas, who played Jackson Belleville (Sookie’s eventual husband) on the show.
4. The entire town of Stars Hollow is the Warner Bros Studios backlot set called “Midwest Street” built in 1946 for the film Saratoga Trunk.
5. Due to the fast-paced speech in the show, the average script for an episode runs 75–80 pages, as opposed to 45–50 for a standard hour-long television show.
6. Lane’s father lives with Lane and her mother, but never appears in the show.
Perhaps he’s hiding under the floor boards with Lane’s forbidden rock n’ roll CDs.
7. Sean Gunn, who plays Kirk, made his first appearance in episode 1.2 (“The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton”), but not as Kirk.
His character was named “Mick” and he was installing a DSL server at the Lorelai’s home.