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40 Gilmore Girls Facts That’ll Make You Say “Oy With the Poodles Already!”

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Melissa McCarthy was not the original Sookie.

Gilmore Girls Sookie

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It is very hard to imagine anyone else playing Sookie St. James besides Melissa McCarthy. Like pretty much everything she does, the funny lady totally made the part come to life. So, it is interesting to hear that the role was originally meant for Alex Borstein of Family Guy and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel fame. (She’s the voice of Lois Griffin on the animated series and she plays Susie Myerson on the latter show.) Alex had to turn down the role of Sookie after appearing in an unaired pilot of Gilmore Girls because of her part on MadTV. That’s when Melissa stepped in.

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