‘Gilmore Girls’ Producer Says Stars Hollow Would’ve Voted For Trump
Life was always a little too idyllic in Stars Hollow, the fictional Connecticut town where Gilmore Girls is set. In an interview with Vultureâs Jen Chaney,Â co-executive producer Daniel Palladino âÂ whoâsÂ married toÂ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino â suggested that darkness lies beneath the showâs adorablyÂ quirky surface. (Some spoilers ahead if you havenât seen .)
When Chaney mentions that Luke and Lorelaiâs wedding in the fourth episode takes place just days ahead of the presidential election, Palladino says they were tempted to include some reference toÂ Hillary Clinton, whom they assumed would function as the president-elect by the time the Netflix revival came out, but decided against it. âAmy and I are dyed in the wool liberals and very left wing,â Palladino says. âBut the show, we always wanted it to be bipartisan and Stars Hollow is a â probably voted for Trump, mainly â¦â
But Sherman-Palladino isnât having it:
ASP: No. No, no, no, no.
DP: Oh, I think they did.
ASP: No, no, no, no, no.
DP: It’s rural America!
ASP: No, no, no, no, no. There isn’t any evilness in Stars Hollow. Don’t put that out there, I don’t accept that. Absolutely not.
DP: Okay, maybe itâs a …
ASP: No. No.
DP:… clean, liberal …
ASP: No. No.
ASP: No. No, no, no. The problem is the fact that if we’d known the world was being taken on by Satan we’d have needed a whole other budget for, like, dragons and demons that are flying and, you know, such as the sun disappearing in the planet. Winter is coming. It could have been expensive the way we’d have needed to do it, had we known the apocalypse was coming. Itâs good we didnât, so we didnât need to spend all that money on horns, harpies â and Minotaurs and women with snakes.
Trump in Stars Hollow?Â That certainly wouldâve altered those famous four final words.