Melissa McCarthy Explains Why She's Stopped Watching 'Gilmore Girls'

Melissa McCarthy Explains Why She's Stopped Watching 'Gilmore Girls'

Remember back in the days of yore when Melissa McCarthy was most famous for playing Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls? Cool, well while some of us do a re-watch every fall for peak cozy vibes, Melissa does...not.

The Little Mermaid star revealed on Today that she doesn't watch Gilmore Girls for an extremely specific reason: her fear of being caught.

"I watched it with Vivian once, my oldest, and we watched the pilot, and I was watching her watch it," she explained. "I'm also always afraid somehow, something’s going to happen, and I’m going to be found in a room watching my own thing. So I have a super paranoia about. I can’t watch my own stuff in the house. For some reason I’m always like, what if I pass out and paramedics come in and the takeaway is like, 'she was watching her own stuff, pretty weird.' It's all I ever think about when we're watching TV, like, ‘Oh god do I feel lightheaded. I don’t want to pass out in a room where my stuff’s playing.'"

I mean, being caught watching Gilmore Girls sounds completely reasonable, but okay!

Either way, Melissa has nothing but love for the show, saying “Young people that watched it, now that they have kids, and they watch it with their kids, and now their kids are watching it with their own friends. It has had legs on it that I didn't expect. It was a really fun little world that Amy created. And was really fun to do, it was working with such nice people. And just to have a regular job, I mean no one was more shocked than me. Maybe my parents."

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