‘Gilmore Girls’: Kelly Bishop Reveals the Worst Thing She Had to Eat at Friday Night Dinner

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Where the Gilmore Girls lead, we will follow! It’s been nine long years since super mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore drank all the coffee in Stars Hollow, gorged on junk food and Chinese takeout, fell in and out of love, and dropped every pop culture reference imaginable in their rapid-fire banter. Now the Gilmores are back to drink even more coffee, talk even faster, and charm us more than ever in Netflix’s continuation of the series, which premieres Nov. 25.

In four 90-minute episodes, titled “Winter,” “Spring,” “Summer,” and “Fall,” Lorelai (Lauren Graham), Rory (Alexis Bledel), and grandmother Emily (Kelly Bishop) all face big changes in their lives. To get ready for the revival, we’re highlighting all the things we love about the show with our official “Return to Stars Hollow” coverage, from the wacky supporting characters to the insanely clever dialogue to the girls’ complicated love lives. Check back here every day until Nov. 25 to obsess with us over all things Gilmore.

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There are few things that say classic Gilmore Girls more than those Friday night dinners at the Gilmore manse, where the menu for the family’s formal sitdowns included everything from pudding to pancreas (a dish Lorelai thought was delicious until she was informed she was eating pancreas).

But Grandma Gilmore herself, Kelly Bishop, tells Yahoo TV that the food that cast was served wasn’t always haute cuisine.

In the video clip above, Bishop remembers the worst food she ate at a Gilmore dinner: “Marzipan! I don’t know where they got that stuff. It was literally, I swear to you, like eating soap! I had my mouth washed out with soap when I was about 5, and I’ve never forgotten the taste. It tasted just like that, and we had to do it over and over — I was just gagging.”

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Bishop, who is, of course, front and center in Netflix’s GG revival series, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, also shares some info on the continuation of Friday night dinners in the revival, including a peek at a very special guest at one dinner and the very sad reason why there aren’t more Gilmore family dinners in the new episodes.

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“Getting back into that world, getting back together with those actors, being able to say those wonderful words and really feeling very loved — everybody worked really hard,” Bishop says about the new episodes. “I think it paid off.”

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres Nov. 25 on Netflix.