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    "Gilmore Girls" Is Now 16 Years Old, Just Like Rory Was When The Show Started

    (Give or take a few months.)

    On Oct. 5, 2000, the first episode of Gilmore Girls aired on The WB and brought Stars Hollow into our lives forever.

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    And while 2016 may be fraught in a lot of ways, this Oct. 5 marks something beautiful: The year the show that brought us Rory and Lorelai Gilmore is the same age as Rory was throughout the first season.

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    (Technical note: Rory turned 16 in the 6th episode of the series, aka Oct. 8 in show-time.)

    It’s been 16 years since Gilmore Girls entered our lives, and it’s only a handful of weeks until it’s back in our lives with the revival on Netflix.

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    Sixteen is a very powerful number in the Gilmore universe.

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    And it often leads to some pretty good parties.

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    How blessed are we, really, to have gotten to spend so much time with them???

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    That fateful day in 2000 brought us so many gifts.

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    Here’s to another 16 years of this show living large in our hearts.

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    Stars Hollow forever.

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