“Gilmore Girls” fans were in for a treat Wednesday morning when Scott Patterson, who portrays the series’ sardonic diner owner Luke, arrived to join in on the fun at a Luke’s Diner pop-up at Comoncy Cafe in Beverly Hills.
To commemorate the series’ 16th anniversary, “Gilmore Girls” teamed up with more than 200 participating locations to transform into Luke’s Diner, complete with “No cell phones” signs and all. With hundreds of fans lined up around the block to get their coffee fix, many were dressed in flannels and baseball caps, as well as t-shirts with quotes from the series, to pay homage to the hit show. The baristas themselves wore branded aprons and caps with the fictitious diner’s emblem printed on front.
Patterson arrived to a sea of ecstatic fans ready to pose with Stars Hollow’s most iconic restaurateur. Patterson posed with as many fans as possible before heading inside to distribute coffee himself.
When asked about the success of the series, Patterson expressed his joy regarding the enormous fanbase “Gilmore Girls” has accumulated over the years.
“I was always hopeful about the show,” said Patterson. “I’m glad we got to give the fans what they truly deserve.”
The revival, titled “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life,” will feature four 90-minute episodes taking place over the course of one year. Patterson was careful to not give away any crucial plot points, though he confirmed that Luke will be as cynical as ever.
“All I can say is that Luke is Luke,” Patterson said. “I think the reason why fans love him so much is because he doesn’t change. He’s kind of a rock that way, so fans are going to get more of that.”
Patterson was certain about one thing: Fans will not be disappointed come Nov. 25.
“It’s going to be something they really recognize, but there is going to be a lot of unexpected surprises for them,” Patterson said. “Fans are going to be very surprised, and I think they’re going to love it.”
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” premieres on Netflix Friday, Nov. 25 at 12:01 a.m.