Sixteen years ago, it would have been pretty much impossible to imagine the impact that Gilmore Girls would still have today.
Even in 2007, when the series ended, we could not have predicted that nine years later, we'd not only still be talking endlessly about the show, but we'd also be anticipating four new hours of it by enjoying coffee at Luke's newly franchised (for one day only) diner.
To celebrate the show's sixteenth birthday (and to promote the revival, debuting Nov. 25), Netflix turned hundreds of coffee shops all over the country into Luke's Diner for just one day, and Luke himself (Scott Patterson) could be found at the location in Beverly Hills.
E! News' Carissa Culiner exclusively sat down with the star to do some reminiscing over the role that changed his life, and the pilot episode that many fans can still quote to this day. In fact, we quizzed him on it, from his first line to how many cups of coffee he was shown begrudgingly pouring throughout the episode. (Come on, every Gilmore Girls fan knows Luke hated coffee.)
Unsurprisingly, he did a pretty good job, as you can see in the video above.
In the second video above, Patterson opens up a bit about the show's legacy.
"Look at what it's become," he says. "I'm making tour stops now in coffee shops in Beverly Hills. It couldn't be any better."
He also could never have guessed that the show, which ran from 2000-07, would be back all these years later.
"I thought the show would go on longer actually," he tells Culiner. "And I knew it would have a little bit of a life in syndication after the show, but no one could have imagined that a Netflix would come along and do this. So pleasantly surprised."
As for his favorite moment from the series, he points to one of the very first scenes we ever saw.
"It was the first scene that I did in the diner, with the two girls," Patterson says. "It was just this electric kind of chemistry, and everybody just felt it. It was just, you know, it was so there, it was so real, and you could feel it. You could taste it. It was just really there."
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuts on Friday, Nov. 25 on Netflix.