Taylorville

LUKE: He’s systematically buying up the town. He’s gonna turn it into Taylorville where everyone’ll wear cardigans and have the same grass height.

A possible allusion to The Andy Griffith Show, previously discussed. It is set in the small town of Mayberry (one of the models for Stars Hollow). One episode of The Andy Griffith Show explained that Mayberry was almost named Taylortown in honour of Colonel Taylor, an early settler. Andy Griffith’s character himself is named Andy Taylor.

There is a real-life Taylorville in Illinois, a city of around 11 000 people. (In the US, the designation of “city” does not seem to be dependent on achieving a minimum population size; Taylorville is barely bigger than “small town” Stars Hollow).

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