3 ‘Gilmore Girls’ Pals That Are Quietly Friendship Goals

Gilmore Girls might have been about a mother and daughter duo, but the friendships formed in Stars Hollow and Hartford added an extra dimension to the series. Not every friendship pair was perfect, though. Still, the series had at least three friend groups that aregoals, and they probably aren’t who you think.

Paris Geller and Rory Gilmore fell into a friendship that balanced each of them out

Sure, Lane Kim is a great pal to Rory Gilmore, but Rory hasn’t always been a great friend to Lane. As they aged, it became obvious that the duo had less and less in common. For that reason, Lane and Rory aren’t friendship goals, even though they have been best friends since childhood. Instead, Paris Geller is Rory’s perfect friendship match.

Liza Weill as Paris Geller and Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore in 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Liza Weill as Paris Geller and Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Netflix

Paris and Rory didn’t get off to a great start, but they fell into a friendship that served both of them over time. Rory found a way to deal with Paris’s abrasive personality and helped to mellow her out. In kind, Paris pushed Rory and showed her how to self-start instead of simply doing what people expected. Paris’s one-side competition with Rory in high school made her do more, and she guided Rory toward success at Yale, too. In the revival, Paris was still pushing Rory to do better.

Miss Patty and Babette had the strongest bond on Gilmore Girls

As far as friendships go, no one has more in common than Miss Patty and Babette. Both lived adventurous lives before settling down in Stars Hollow. Miss Patty spent her time on Broadway and married multiple times. While Babette never revealed exactly what she did before coming to Stars Hollow, it is safe to say it was adventurous. After all, someone once threw her from a moving car. Once in Stars Hollow, the pair bonded over their shared love of gossip, and there was no looking back.

Liz Torres as Miss Patty and Sally Struthers as Babette in 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'
Liz Torres as Miss Patty and Sally Struthers as Babette in ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ | Netflix

Fans point to the chemistry between the two as the reason that they are friendship goals, and there is a good reason for that. According to Vanity Fair, Liz Torres and Sally Struthers, the actors who portrayed Miss Patty and Babette, go way back. The pair worked together long before Gilmore Girls and struck up a real-life friendship that translated well on-screen.

Gilmore Girls fans rarely saw Rabbi Barans and Reverend Skinner, but they were still great friends

Rabbi Barans and Reverend Skinner didn’t have a ton of screen time on Gilmore Girls, but when they were in a scene together, it was obvious that their friendship was one of deep respect and a shared sense of humor. Their mutual distaste for Taylor Doose and his bureaucratic red tape endeared them to fans.


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Sure, Gilmore Girls viewers didn’t get to see a ton of them together, but what they did get to see was hilarious. You can argue that more of the Rabbi and the Reverend would have only enhanced Gilmore Girls, and for that reason, they are friendship goals.