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    15 Celeb Appearances On "Gilmore Girls" That Made Me Say "How The Heck Did I Miss That?"

    I could 100% see Nick Offerman living in Stars Hollow, tbh.

    1. Mädchen Amick

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    You probably recognize Mädchen Amick as Shelly Johnson from Twin Peaks or Betty's mom on Riverdale, but she also played Sherry Tinsdale — Christopher's ex-fiancé and Gigi's mom — on Gilmore Girls.

    Episodes: "It Should've Been Lorelai" (S2 E14), "Take the Deviled Eggs... " (S3 E6), and "Dear Emily and Richard" (S3 E13)

    2. Rami Malek

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    Long before Mr. Robot or his Oscar-winning performance in Bohemian Rhapsody, Rami Malek got his start on Gilmore Girls. While he only had a few lines in his appearance as Lane's classmate Andy, he paid a $2,000 fee to join the Screen Actors Guild for it.

    Episode: "In the Clamor and the Clangor" (S4 E11)

    3. Nick Offerman

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    Before he became the Ron Swanson that we know and love on Parks and Rec, Nick Offerman guest starred on Gilmore Girls as Jackson's older brother. Beau Belleville.

    Episodes: "The Festival of Living Art" (S4 E7) and "Always a Godmother, Never a God" (S6 E4)

    4. Melora Hardin

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    You probably recognize Melora Hardin as Jan Levinson from The Office or Trudy Monk on Monk, but she also guest starred on Gilmore Girls as Carolyn Bates, a woman who Richard and Emily try to set Christopher up with.

    Episode: "Partings" (S6 E22)

    5. Krysten Ritter

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    The Breaking Bad and Jessica Jones star played Lucy, a recurring character and friend Rory met at Yale in the last season of the show.

    Episodes: Season 7, Episodes 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 19, and 21

    6. Jon Hamm

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    Way back at the beginning of his career, Jon Hamm played Peyton Sanders, who Lorelai met at an auction and went on a bad date with.

    Episode: "Eight O'Clock at the Oasis" (S3 E5)

    7. Max Greenfield

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    Before he became the icon that is Schmidt on New Girl, Max Greenfield made an appearance in Stars Hollow as Lucas, who was one of Dean's drunk friends that showed up at Luke's Diner.

    Episode: "Chicken or Beef?" (S4 E4)

    8. Seth MacFarlane

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    The Family Guy creator made ~appearances~ in two episodes over the years. In the first, he guest starred as one of Lorelai's fellow graduates from Hartford Business College, while in the second he voiced a lawyer that Lorelai speaks to on the phone.

    Episodes: "Lorelai's Graduation Day" (S2 E21) and "I Solemnly Swear" (S3 E11)

    9. Nasim Pedrad

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    Three years before she joined the cast of SNL, Nasim Pedrad made one of her first TV appearances as a waitress at a bar near Yale.

    Episode: "Bridesmaids Revisited" (S6 E16)

    10. Adam Brody

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    The OC star was in nine episodes of Gilmore Girls, where he played Lane's bandmate and boyfriend, Dave Rygalski.

    Episodes: Season 3 Episodes 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 15, 19, and 20

    11. Leslie Odom Jr.

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    Before he ~blew us all away~ as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. appeared as Quentin Walsh — a Princeton student speaking at the Young Voices of Journalism panel at Yale.

    Episode: "Bridesmaids Revisited" (S6 E16)

    12. Jane Lynch

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    Before she was Sue Sylvester on Glee, Jane Lynch appeared on Gilmore Girls as a nurse who took care of Richard while he was in the hospital.

    Episode: "Forgiveness and Stuff" (S1 E10)

    13. Danny Pudi

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    You probably recognize Danny Pudi from his time on Community, but he also appeared on four episodes of Gilmore Girls as Raj — a fellow writer for the Yale Daily News.

    Episodes: "Friday Night's Alright for Fighting" (S6 E13), "You've Been Gilmored" (S6 E14), "Go, Bulldogs!" (S7 E6), and "French Twist" (S7 E7)

    14. Carole King

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    Aside from her song "Where You Lead" being the Gilmore Girls theme song, Carole King also made recurring guest appearances as Sophie Bloom, who owned a music store in Stars Hollow.

    Episodes: "Help Wanted" (S2 E20), "To Live and Let Diorama" (S5 E18), "He's Slippin' 'Em Bread... Dig?" (S6 E10)

    15. Victoria Justice

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    One of Victoria Justice's first TV appearances — long before she starred as Tori Vega on Victorious — was on Gilmore Girls. She appeared as Jill #2, a guest at the kid's party Lorelai and Sookie catered.

    Episode: "The Hobbit, the Sofa, and Digger Stiles" (S4, E3)

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