‘Gilmore Girls’: The Show’s Most Unrealistic Moments

Gilmore Girls, a show about a mother and daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut, ran from 2000 to 2007. In the years since it went off the air, Lorelai Gilmore and Rory Gilmore’s antics continue to keep fans entertained. Still, as more fans watch the series, they can’t help but notice some truly unbelievable moments in the show. Did you catch these completely unrealistic situations during a binge-watch session?

Rory’s appointment of valedictorian at Chilton made absolutely no sense

Rory Gilmore struggled mightily at Chilton early on. The curriculum proved to be pretty difficult, and she even got a D on a paper. Three years later, though, she was somehow valedictorian. It seems pretty unlikely that Rory would have had a better GPA than someone like Paris Geller, who promptly freaked out over an A- on an unimportant quiz. Add in all of Paris’ other achievements, and it seems weird that she wouldn’t have been the top student at Chilton.

A lot about Rory’s academic achievements didn’t make a ton of sense, though. Rory’s acceptance into three ivy league schools, for example, seems a bit farfetched. Sure, her acceptance to Yale makes sense. Her grandfather attended the school, which naturally granted her preferential treatment. Harvard and Princeton, though? Rory made good grades, but she didn’t have a ton of extracurricular activities, she never volunteered, and she played no sports. It seems unlikely that her grade point average and an essay would have been enough to beat out thousands of applicants with similar grades.

The fact that Sookie St. James had no backup chef is questionable

When Sookie St. James was ordered to go on bed rest, the Dragonfly Inn faced a massive problem. Out of everyone who worked in the kitchen daily, not a single one of them could step up and take her place. Luke Danes had to show up to cook in her absence, much to her chagrin.

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in a promotional poster for 'Gilmore Girls; A Year in the Life'
Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in ‘Gilmore Girls; A Year in the Life’ | Netflix

Sure, everyone knows Sookie was a super talented chef who fed the likes of Billy Joel, but she never trained anyone to take her place? Considering how accident-prone Sookie was, it seems highly unlikely that she never missed a day of work. At some point, you would think a sous chef would be trained to step in to take care of things if an emergency arose. That wasn’t the case, which is simply unbelievable.

Perhaps the most unbelievable element of Gilmore Girls was Richard and Emily Gilmore’s reaction to Lorelai’s teen pregnancy

Gilmore Girls fans may remember that Lorelai got pregnant with Rory when she was just 16 years old. Richard and Emily Gilmore often discussed the disappointment Lorelai’s unplanned pregnancy caused. In fact, 16 years later, they were still holding a grudge. Sure, they loved Rory, but they still had a problem with what happened.


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Somehow, in all of it, they never blamed Rory’s father,Christopher Hayden, for the pregnancy. Richard and Emily both seemed to adore Christopher, even though he got their daughter pregnant and then skipped out on his responsibility when Lorelai wouldn’t marry him. It seems highly unlikely that Richard and Emily would hold such a grudge against Lorelai but not hold the pregnancy against Christopher.