12/22/2014 09:10 am ET Updated Dec 22, 2014

The 21 Best 'Gilmore Girls' Guest Stars You Totally Forgot About

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Ever since all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls hit Netflix this fall, we've been watching and rewatching and falling in love all over again with one of the Internet's absolute favorite mother-daughter duos.

But there's more to life in Stars Hollow than the titular Girls, of course. Arguably, the show wouldn't be the cult hit it is today without the impossibly strong recurring castmates like Melissa McCarthy (now married to one-time guest star Ben Falcone), Sally Struthers, and Liza Weil; character actors like Sean Gunn; and beloved boys Adam Brody, Chad Michael Murray, Matt Czuchry, and Milo Ventimiglia. (Indeed, each of Rory's exes went on to become a star in a well-respected show on his own: Jared Padalecki (Dean) became Sam Winchester on Supernatural, Ventimiglia was Heroes' Peter Petrelli, Czuchry is now Cary Agos on The Good Wife.)

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