It's hard to believe it's been four years since Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, but it's even harder to believe that Gilmore Girls is turning 20. That's older than Lorelai (Lauren Graham) was when she gave birth to Rory (Alexis Bledel)! But perhaps instead of focusing on how old we all feel right now, we should focus on the fact we've been watching Gilmore Girls wrong for the last two decades.
We've all been so focused on Lorelai and Rory and arguing about which one of Rory's boyfriends was the best (we figured that out, by the way), that we were blind to the fact none of it mattered, because the one true star of Gilmore Girls is actually Kirk Gleason (Sean Gunn). If you don't believe us, here are all the times he out-shined the rest of Stars Hollow, which is a town with multiple stores dedicated to peddling porcelain unicorns, so that's really saying something.
Be honest, you couldn't look away, could you?
... about finding the rotting eggs in the town square.
Honestly, we've never felt closer to Kirk.
Which was later followed by Naked Kirk.
Look, he saw a need and he filled it, just like Chuck E. Cheese.
And he ran around the dance floor to the theme from Rocky.
Wait, maybe this makes Cat Kirk the real star of Gilmore Girls...
Thank you, Kirk. Thank you.
Gilmore Girls is streaming on Netflix.