Emma Crist
October 25, 2016

The next chapter of the Gilmore Girls' official Netflix trailer came out today, and the girls (and some guys) on our staff are collectively losing our minds.

 

 

In case you've been hiding under a rock, Netflix announced last year that everyone's favorite mother-daughter duo from Stars Hollow is back for a special Netflix 4-part event that airs on Friday, November 25, called "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life." (That's one month from today, people!!!)

With that in mind, I've been binge-watching from the first season to get caught up. (Truthfully, I'm still in Season 1, so I clearly have some very important after-hours work to do in the next 30 days.)

Since the release of the trailer earlier today, numerous sources have been trying to figure out what's been going on in Stars Hollow for the past 9 years--based on the 2 1/2 minute video clip.

Here are a few things we learned:

  1. Lorelai and Luke changed their relationship status to, "It's complicated."
  2. Rory's journalism career in New York is at a standstill.
  3. Emily is struggling with Richard's untimely passing.
 

But on a lighter note, there are still Pop Tarts.

 

And coffee from Luke's Diner.

 

 

And, of course, Sookie's signature clumsy antics in the kitchen.

 

 

While reading this post from Entertainment Weekly, our staff couldn't help but take notice  of Lorelai's retro fridge. Seriously, where are you getting one of those in 2016?

 

See, old fridge:

 

Even 'older' new fridge:

 

A staff-wide debate quickly ensued, and we argued back-and-forth over the origin of the Gilmores' new-old kitchen appliance. Here's how it went:

"My theory is that Gypsy made the fridge as a wedding gift to Luke & Lorelai (note red bow on front)."

"Did you see the snow earlier? It's Christmas--that's just a decoration."

"I bet Lorelai inherited it from Emily when she was trying to get rid of all the things that no longer bring her joy."

"It's a left-handed fridge! Do they still make those? Wait, is Lorelai a lefty?"

"I'm sure this was a shop project just for the show--it's a custom piece."

We collectively went into a Internet research frenzy to find the true origins of this rather dope retro kitchen appliance. We queried our way into the deepest pits of random knowledge . . . but even Reddit users didn't know. That's a first.

But then, we returned to the source (0:33-38) and looked a little closer, and we found it . . .

 

Behold the discovery:

 

It's a Heartland Classic Refrigerator with a top-mount freezer. It's probably a custom piece due to the flashy chrome edges (they typically have a narrower nickel trim) and left-hinged opening.

So there you have it, folks. If you're a true Gilmore Girl fanatic and are dying to get your hands on this custom piece, it can be yours for the low price of just 4K. Yikes. Seems Lorelai has really made something of herself over the past 9 years.

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