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Gilmore Girls' Constant Timing Mistakes Didn't Go Unnoticed By Fans

Created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, "Gilmore Girls" follows the lives of Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and her daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel), as they navigate school, work, relationships, family, and so on. The series is beloved by fans, even all these years after it wrapped in 2007, and it received positive reviews at the time of its original airing. One of the most notable aspects of the series is its writing, which is frequently cited as being sharp, smart, and funny. Further, the scripts are known for being longer than average, leading to the characters talking quite quickly.

The actors certainly nailed the fast pace of the show, but, according to some fans, "Gilmore Girls" has a different timing issue — they think that the general sense of time in the setting is often way off from reality. Much like Sookie and Lorelei's puzzling work schedules, this aspect of the "Gilmore Girls" just doesn't add up for many viewers.

Fans think time makes no sense in the show

In a Reddit thread asking fans to name their weirdest complaint about "Gilmore Girls," u/OneCoolPotatowedge pointed to the show's convoluted sense of time, writing, "I feel like time is always so off on the show." In response, u/polkaspotteapot gave the example of the 24-hour dance marathon in Season 3 Episode 7, "They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?" In the episode, at the end of the dance marathon (which would be at 5 am Sunday), Dean (Jared Padalecki) and Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) are still present despite being there for nearly the entire 24 hours, Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) shows up in the outfit she left in the night before, and Dave (Adam Brody) says his parents went to a bible study, allowing him to see Lane (Keiko Agena).

Another user, u/buubkittyy, wrote, "When it's night/dark out & they're making plans for 'later.' I never understood that." Other fans also noted that the Gilmores appear to have more time than the average person, with u/nuhanala, quipping, "They seem to have 3 hours of Gilmore time to every normal human hour." Another user, u/elizag19, brought up an additional example: When Jess picks up Rory from a nighttime hockey game and then they go to a concert afterward in Season 3's "Face-Off."

Meanwhile, as u/Padme1418, pointed out, the sun is always out before Lorelai and Rory have to go to work and school plus the Gilmores always seem to have tons of free time in the morning. To this point, u/OneGoodRib, responded, "I hate that, that happens on every single tv show and movie ... Usually when I was in school the sun would rise while I was on the bus and wouldn't be fully up until homeroom had started."