Gossip Girl Round Table: "It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World"

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Welcome to the Gossip Girl Round Table, where the illustrious TV Fanatic panel reflects on the events of "It's a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World" and previews what's to come.

Below, DANdy, Gossip Guy and Mister Meester take on Monday's top lines, Jenny and Serena's feud, Blair's comeback, Rufly's marriage, Eric's awesomeness and more:


1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote last night?

DANdy: Not sure if I can repeat it here, but it involved Rufus, the neighbor downstairs and a differently spelled, gerund version of the verb "to come."

Gossip Guy: Definitely Blair threatening her new Columbia frenemies, "Oh you wanted to see a Blair Waldorf takedown? Cross me again and you'll experience one first hand." I don't want to see Blair mature, I want the Queen B back.

Mister Meester: What Gossip Guy said, followed by Dan's list of acceptable topics (Jersey Shore and food) and anything out of William's mouth. If you close your eyes and imagine it's Alec Baldwin and they're 30 Rock quotes, it's hysterical.

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2. Unintentional comedy of the night: Serena wanting respect from her dad while wearing drool-enducing dresses, Chuck openly snorting coke, or Jenny Binging "cancer"?

DANdy: If this type of question is asked again for as long as Gossip Girl is on the air, even if it's not an option, I shall always choose Jenny Binging "cancer."

Gossip Guy: I'm sorry, I was reading this question and got distracted by my mental picture of Serena.

Mister Meester: Serena trying to command respect is unintentional comedy, for sure, but I have to go with Chuck. No one even bats an eye at his endless bender of champagne, cocaine and call girls ... it's just Chuck Bass being Chuck Bass.

3. Team Serena or Team Jenny?

DANdy: Jenny has a team?!? Is its owner Sarah Palin and its GM Spencer Pratt? Who would ever cheer for this team? What would it be called, The Brooklyn Self-Obsessed Whiners? Go Serena.

Gossip Guy: Can't believe I'm saying this, but definitely Team Jenny. It's a scary world when little Humphrey has the better head on her shoulders.

Mister Meester: I wouldn't go so far as to say I'm on Team Jenny, but let's not ignore Serena's ridiculous behavior just because of J's meddling with Nate. Between riding her moral high horse and chastising J to her inexplicable, instant adoration of William, this wasn't your best week, S. Get a clue.


Was last night the beginning of the end for Rufus and Lily?

4. Sweeter gesture: Blair or Chuck?

DANdy: Blair. Chuck helped Blair transfer schools; Blair helped Chuck become a better person.

Gossip Guy: Without a doubt, Chuck. I can't believe this guy took the time to fill out a college application while running the Empire. Do you know how much work those things were? Essays, etc. Thanks Mister Meester for bring up bad memories. I'm going to have nightmares tonight.

Mister Meester: You have to hand it to Chuck for that effort, but Blair wins here, given the deeply personal stakes and the fact that he was naked with Nadine 10 minutes before. You have to really care about someone to ignore that. Blair was awesome in this episode, blending her compassionate, mature side with the start of her comeback at Columbia. Dare I say the *itch is back and better than ever?

5. How much do you love Eric?

DANdy: As much as Eric loves Elliot. I'm twice Eric's age and barely possess half his confidence, maturity and temperament.

Gossip Guy: Even more than Elliot. So bad ass when he stood up to his father for not being there during his suicide attempt. I just keep thinking, what the hell is wrong with Serena? Then I see her in that dress. Then I keep thinking... I am so going to those CW upfronts if Blake Lively is gonna be there.

Mister Meester: More than ever. At least someone had the guts to stand up to William, but also give him a chance after that gesture (ulterior motives notwithstanding).

6. Will Rufus and Lily's marriage survive?

DANdy: It might take all the strength it has not to fall apart, it might be scared and it might be petrified. But, yes, both Rufus and Lily have all their life to live and all their love to give. This union will survive.

Gossip Guy: When Rufus still had Eric on his side, maybe. Now thanks to stupid, selfless Rufus' advice, he's got Eric on team manipulative Van Der Woodsen. I'm scared for Rufus and everyone else involved.

Mister Meester: Here's the thing. For weeks, Gossip Girl spoilers have hinted at Jenny being a home-wrecker. Serena and Nate may be smoldering, but there's no home there. I wouldn't be surprised if things go from bad to worse for Lily and Rufus, and a bitter J is somehow responsible for driving them apart.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments!

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Team Jenny! I think Jenny was the better person this episode.


HAHAHAHA dauunnmm that was reseached and hilarious, i agree with every fraeking think, the worst is that its so OBVIOUS and yet so many people dont even see it. It's painful, how could you not see Serena threw her mask after about 65 episodes! Great job even though its a little obsessive (you wrote an essay :P)


They're fictional characters, you know.

I am xoxo

i hate serena. selfish slut. owh...i forgot, like father like daughter...1 whole selfish family. great!


Anybody know where the party scene was filmed? Didn't look like anywhere at Columbia. Was that St John the Divine or some other church?


DANdy: Jenny has a team?!? Is its owner Sarah Palin and its GM Spencer Pratt? Who would ever cheer for this team? What would it be called, The Brooklyn Self-Obsessed Whiners? Go Serena. . . .
LMFAO bahahaha team serena. wait. jenny actually binged cancer? seriously?
does gossip girl have to mention bing like every episode now?


Did anyone else notice that in season 1 Serena mentioned to Dan that her parents graduated from Harvard and Brown, and in this episode Will was honored as an "alumni" from Columbia? Haha!


1. just the begging gossip girl intro i thought was good but the whole blair waldorf takedown like classic :)
2.jenny binging cancer
3.team serena though jenny makes some good storylines and i love her :)
4.chuck he applied to columbia for blair thats amazing man :)
5. love him so much


Best quote is Columbia girl's:
"You´re Blair Waldorf! Fashion icon, queen Bee and probably the future president of the United States...or Chanel" not so much for her saying it, but definitely for Blair´s face and smile when she said it...that´s was SO the old Blair I love and adore! :D


"The difference is that Serena genuinely regrets and apologizes for screwing things. Unlike Jenny." Let me laugh. Serena never feels sorry, her apologizes start like "And I'm sorry..." and then she continues ".... but I'm not sure that's all my fault" or something else in same style. Jenny, on the other hand, is still a teenager, she tries to fix when she screws up at least most of the time. I don't even know why i explain, everyone ever been teenager and now adult should see, how not realistic is this Jenny hate

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Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 20 Quotes

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Gossip Girl Season 3 Episode 20 Music

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