Gossip Girl Round Table: "New Haven Can Wait"

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As fans sound off in our forum on their favorite couples and story lines, our staff members gather each week to analyze the burning questions, funny quotes and other memorable moments from the best show on TV.</p> <p><b>Welcome to the Gossip Girl Insider Round Table!</b></p> <p>Topics from ">

1. What was your favorite Gossip Girl quote from the episode?

DANdy: During the classic Serena-Blair cat fight, Blair screamed "ow, my headband!" after Serena dared to focus her (hot!) might on Blair's band. I laughed out loud at Blair feeling the pain of her favorite accessory.

Mister Meester: Nate's question to Dan, "Do you ever get tired of carrying around that chip on your shoulder?" This is the kind of zinger he probably thought up months ago and was just waiting for the right moment to (anticlimactically) use.

Gossip Guy: It's tough, but I'll give it to when Chuck Bass told the guys of Skull & Bones that they may be the future world leaders, but Chuck Bass now owns them. He didn't even want to go to Yale. He just showed up for more power. What a guy. And so glad he didn't sell out Nate! Makes me want to be his best friend even more!

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2. Worse Humphrey idea: Jenny being home schooled by Vanessa, or Dan becoming BFFs with Nate?

DANdy: No offense to Vanessa, or to baristas around the world, but home schooling so far has resulted in Vanessa earning a living by serving coffee. Letters of recommendation to one's self never look good on a resume.

Mister Meester: Dan and Nate as friends may not be likely, but it's not unrealistic. Nate's always been a nice guy and not enamored with his own social status. As for Jenny and Vanessa, give me a break - but props to the Gossip Girl writers for making V the boss of Rufus, further laying the foundation for their inevitable hookup.

Gossip Guy: Definitely Jenny being home schooled. You know why? The idea involved Vanessa. 'Nuff said.

3. More unrealistic: The Yale dean knowing/caring about Serena's rising socialite status, or half the Yale campus knowing/caring about Nate's dad?

Mister Meester: I'll give Yale a pass here, considering what Serena wore to her interview. Standards be damned! As for Nate's dad, even if you buy that he bilked the Skulls, how did they know Nate was going to be there? They're not the CIA.

Gossip Guy: Probably Yale caring about Serena. Making the assumption there's a lot of trust fund babies that lost their fortune that attend Yale isn't unrealistic. Yale caring about celebrity gossip? What's next, they're fighting to get LiLo or Britney Spears?

DANdy: The former. John Kerry, George W. Bush, Paul Newman and Edward Norton are among the famous graduates of Yale University. I don't exactly buy that Serena appearing once on Page Six would garner the dean's attention.

4. Blair or Serena: Who won Cat Fight of the Year 2008?

Gossip Guy: Isn't it whoever's wearing less clothing at the end of the fight is declared the loser? In which case I guess the loser would be Serena. But I would say the real winners were the audience. Everyone, pat yourself on the back. You got to witness the hottest catfight ever.

DANdy: I'm gonna give Serena the nod in a split decision, but we all know the actual answer: male viewers.

Mister Meester: Blair. She's giving up a good six inches and she hung tough! Then again, she was probably plotting - and just itching for a chance - to go after Serena.

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5. What's your answer to the Dean's question?

Gossip Guy: If I was trying to get into Yale, I'd go with Blair's choice of George Whatshername. But since I'd be a little creepy and old to be attending undergrad again, I'll go with Chuck Bass. A night out on the town with him seems fun! I just wouldn't wear my favorite pair of shoes.

DANdy: Serena van der Woodsen.

Mister Meester: A trendy answer like, say, Barack Obama might impress the admissions department (you know how liberal academia can be), but personally I'd go with Blair Waldorf. So witty and catty, she's a hot dinner date you'd love to hate.

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she's just tired, Blair thinks that she's in a battle, where you can play dirty, and i know it isn't an excuse but i think too she needs a close friend right now and i mean something else than Dorota ¬ ¬(she only says:miss blair eat your breakfast)
and i hope this time serena and Blair let in the past all this, it's gonna be hard but they are bff! they can do it : )

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In all honesty I dont think Serena is Yale material either. She is not an overachiever like Blair and Dan are. I was just upset when B through Petes deaths in her face. I thought B helped her with that ordeal then she used it against her. It is no joking matter.

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I KNOW! WHAT DOES SERENA RIGHT THERE ??!
SHE JUST WANNA FREAK OUT BLAIR!
MAYBE BLAIR IS INSECURE BUT, SERENA IS A IMMATURE
GROW UP!!
AND LET PEOPLE LIKE YOU EXES (YES EX-BFF BLAIR, AND EX-BOYFRIEND DAN) GET INTO YALE! >:( THEY DO DESERVE IT NOT SILLY GIRLS WITH "CHARM" LIKE YOU. JUM!

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THE FRIGGING NEY YORK TIMES, THAT HAS GOT TO COUNT FOR SOMETHING

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if Yale wanted publicity why cant they still accept Blair? she's a frigging Waldorf for crying out loud! she was in The New York Times just for a frigging debutante ball! She just has to throw another Waldorf soiree then she'll be the one who everyone is reading about again

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yeah i really agree. They make Yale unrealistic in this episode and that SUCK!

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Well the Serena and Blair thing out Yale confused the crap out of anyways. I thought they were both being pety. And about Jenny being home Schooled by Vanessa I thought that she was just helping J reason with her dad. Nothing wrong with that. I am sure Rufus trusts V. She is like another daughter to him. Besides severing coffee and working at the gallery is what she is doing right now. She did take the SATs remember. She can easily get into first choice art or film school since that is her major.

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the answer to the Dean's question would be Serena Van Der Woodsen.

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is it me or does that picture of blair and serena fighting kind of remind you of the fight between simba and scar in lion king???

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1. Dean to Dumbass Dan - "this is Yale in case u haven't noticed, we traffic in brick buildings full of professors, I suggest u put on ur walking shoes..." Go witty Dean!
2. Worse Humphrey idea: Jenny being home schooled by Vanessa (Y would Rufus even allow it? n Nate's a nice guy at heart...)
3. More unrealistic: The Yale dean knowing/caring about Serena's rising socialite status, or half the Yale campus knowing/caring about Nate's dad? This is a hard one... the former is too "legally blond" and for them to be studying about the Captain in Econ? I'll say Serena more unrealistic...'cos the Captain did prob ruin a lot of their trust funds... what was that word the Captain was described as?
4. Does it matter who won when they make up at the end? Lame. Sorry but I don't have a bloke (guy) point of view...hehe
5. Jesus Christ or is that too common?