WARNING: The following article may contain spoilers, so please don't read until you've watched "Gilmore Girls" all the way through — unless you're a glutton for punishment, in which case I tell you: DON'T BE A HERO.
Insert the inevitable I-binge-watched-"Gilmore Girls"-because-it's-on-Netflix-and-was-my-favourite-show-in-high-school phrase here. And during my re-watch of the beloved WB dramedy, I noticed several individuals whom I hadn't noticed during my first time through.
For instance: Ron Swanson was Jackson's super weird, deadbeat brother? ABED worked at the Yale Daily News?! SCHMIDT goes to Dean's bachelor party and is also named Luke?!! It was too much to handle; I had to tell the world. And so, after browsing Google Images for the best, non-pixelated photos of these characters that I could find and making the occasional Netflix screenshot, I give you the 22 best celebrity cameos in Amy Sherman-Palladino's classic, "Gilmore Girls:"
1. Chad Michael Murray (Lucas Scott from "One Tree Hill") as Tristan, Chilton High's resident douchebag
2. Adam Brody (Seth Cohen from "The O.C.") as Lane's first boyfriend, Dave
3. Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester from "Glee") as a sassy nurse at the hospital
4. Jon Hamm (Don Draper from "Mad Men") as Peyton Sanders, Lorelai's self-absorbed date
5. Seth MacFarlane (everyone from "Family Guy") as Lorelai's smartmouthed community college classmate
6. Masi Oka (Hiro from "Heroes") as a Harvard student
7. Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson from "Parks and Recreation") as Beau, Jackson's creepy brother who thinks Lorelai is a nymphomaniac and consequently tries to woo her with witty one-liners
8. Max Greenfield (Schmidt from "New Girl") as a guy named Luke from Dean's bachelor party
9. Ralph Ahn (Tran from "New Girl") as the Korean wedding officiant who marries Lane and Zach
10. Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne from"Twin Peaks") as Anna Nardini, April's mother, and as Sasha, Jess's father's girlfriend
11. Madchen Amick (Shelly Johnson from "Twin Peaks") as Sherry, Christopher's girlfriend-then-wife
12. Danny Pudi (Abed from "Community") as Raj, a Yale Daily News staffer
13. Norman Mailer (famous author) as himself
14. Marion Ross ( from "Happy Days") as Lorelai 'Trix' Gilmore the First and as Marilyn, Richard's kleptomaniac of a cousin
15. Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe O'Brian in "24") as a weird town troubador
16. Carole King (famous musician who wrote the "Gilmore Girls" theme song) as Sophie, the grumpy, washed-up music shop owner
17. Krysten Ritter (from "Breaking Bad" and "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23") as Rory's Yale friend, Lucy
18. Melora Hardin (Jan Levinson in "The Office") as Carolyn Bates, whom Emily tries to set up with Christopher
19. Paul Anka (famous singer) as himself in Lorelai's dream
20. Madeleine Albright (former U.S. Secretary of State) as herself in Rory's dream
21. Nasim Pedrad (various characters from "Saturday Night Live") as a waitress
22. And, saving the best for last, Christiane Amanpour (famous overseas correspondent) as herself in the very last episode of "Gilmore Girls"
Sources: Decider, Netflix