LORELAI: Who are all these people?
RORY: It’s the 6 am crowd.
LORELAI: I officially recognise nobody in this place.
There’s a whole section of Stars Hollow society that only comes in at 6 am on Saturday, so people like Lorelai who get up later on weekends never see them. (They like standing up to talk to each other while other people are sitting down, too). Weirdly, these people never get up early on weekdays, as Lorelai does – she and Rory routinely have early breakfast at the diner on weekdays before Rory goes to school. Despite saying she doesn’t know anybody there, she soon encounters Miss Patty and Kirk.