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Am I Crying Or Laughing? Sookie Is Back On Gilmore Girls

Melissa McCarthy confirms her return to Stars Hollow

Lucy and Ethel. Laverne and Shirley. Lorelai and Sookie. Kirk and Cat Kirk.

Some TV duos are so iconic, we couldn't imagine a world without them sharing a screen. And yet, Melissa McCarthy's return to Gilmore Girls has seemed unlikely. Until now.

In an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Friday, Melissa McCarthy, a.k.a. our favorite chaotic-good chef Sookie St. James, finally confirmed the news we'd all been waiting for: She'll be returning to Stars Hollow in the show's forthcoming Netflix revival.

“There has something I’ve been asked about so, so many times, and it hasn’t worked out," McCarthy told DeGeneres of her Gilmore Girls return. “There was a whole thing, and then I was going to be out of the country, and literally about an hour and a half ago, we figured out that I’m going to go back and do it, and I am so excited!"

We're excited too. Because Lorelai without Sookie is like a margarita without salt.