Gossip Girl Round Table: "Dan de Fleurette"

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As fans sound off in our Dan de Fleurette" include memorable lines, guest stars, the glory that is Chair, the reign of Jenny and next week's wedding ...


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

DANdy: Did Chuck really cite Dumbo at the end? That clearly wins.

Gossip Guy: Look, I live in Florida so pretty much all I wear is sandals, but I'm sorry, every line related to this by Chuck and and Blair was priceless. Chuck: "What do you expect from a place where men wear sandals?" Blair: "By the way, sandals are not shoes!" Good stuff.

Mister Meester: I loved Chuck's overdramatic, inspiring pep talk to Jenny, the girl from Brooklyn "who went toe-to-toe with Blair Waldorf and actually won her respect. You can't tell me that girl still isn't there ... Now that the dream is real, you owe it to her to live it." Barack Obama would be proud.

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2. Tyra Banks and Hilary Duff: Good fun or cheap stunt?

DANdy: Good fun, for this reason: by starring opposite these dramatically-challenged stars, the acting skills of Blake Lively were actually on greater display than her cleavage. It was a welcome change. For one week at least.

Mister Meester: At least Tyra provided unintentional comedy with her overacting. I actually found much-maligned Hilary's character kind of cute with Dan.

Gossip Guy: Tyra Banks was beyond painful to watch. Now maybe it's because I've never seen Hilary Duff in her prior work, but I absolutely loved her. Maybe it's stunt casting to those Lizzie McGuire fans, but to me? It's was just an adorable girl I can't wait to see with Dan. Yeah, I said adorable.

3. Who did you miss most last night: Bree, Georgina, Carter, or Serena's cleavage?

Gossip Guy: Unfair. You can't put Serena's cleavage into that question an expect a serious answer out of Gossip Guy. If we removed that option, which we can never remove from my mind, I'd go with Carter. I really dig him and Serena together, unlike her publicity plot line.

Mister Meester: I missed all four, in the reverse order of how they are listed above. Girl was way too covered up last night thanks to her "job." On a serious note, I'm psyched to see how Bree and Carter know each other, and for more G drama.

DANdy: Bree. Unlike Lively, the less Chace Crawford has to act, the better. He - and viewers - are best served when he wears little clothing, which only happens these days when Bree is around.

4. What will Jenny's reign as Constance queen be like?

DANdy: Mostly like that of Latifah, minus the singing, body type, skin color and Oscar nomination.

Gossip Guy: Not sure if the annual Humphrey sleepover in the loft is going to have the same style as Blair's. Let's hope Rufus and Lily get married (see bonus question).

Mister Meester: It'd be wild if J, for all her talk of freedom and sunshine, became the biggest b!tch ever and ruled with an iron fist with Eric as her right-hand man.

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Jenny tried to institute egalitarianism at Constance. For like 15 seconds.

5. Are Chuck and Blair more entertaining together than apart?

Gossip Guy: OMG are you still watching these two together? Still way entertaining. Chuck's whole motivational speech about how she's letting him down by giving up on winning over NYU? So amazingly narcissistic and something only Chuck could pull off. This couple proves they can still be themselves, entertaining, and in a relationship.

Mister Meester: It's close. Sometimes the heat of episodes like "The Dark Night," when their chemistry was still untapped but palpable, is lacking. But that's also normal. You can't deny that Chair as a couple has already provided some great moments without any will-they-or-won't-they drama.

DANdy: Yes. It's more impressive for the writers to come up with ways for the pair to face off, while still together and in love, than it is for them to be constantly fighting.

BONUS QUESTION: There's big drama coming up in next week's wedding episode. Will Lily and Rufus actually get married?

Mister Meester: I'm gonna say based on the promo that Georgia wrecks this for all involved and Rufus will not become Lily's fifth husband ... yet.

Gossip Guy: Maybe it's just the hormones from the pregnancy, but Lily's become a real #$%&. Why the hell is she blaming everything on Rufus while she's the one that disappeared on maternity leave... er, to take care of her mom? Let's hope Rufus can calm her down and lock this woman down.

DANdy: Lily and Rufus aren't married?!? Living in sin alert! Living in sin alert!


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I think this episode was quite entertaining, Tyra's bad acting made it really funny. Hilary was alright, she and Dan make a cute couple. My favorite part of the episode was no carter! Next episode looks really good!


in the past episdoes, vanessa, did have some part of substance..
in yesterday's epi, she was useless!!! chuck and blair are stil cute imo.. and bree..i really wanna see how she knows carter..is seems really interesting..


Quote: "Dorota! These Martinis Taste like tap water!, Quit being stingy with the gin"
Tyra was ok
Love Olivia (I admit I was a huge Lizzy Fan)
Missed Carter (love his chemisty w/Serena)
Love Love Love Chuck and Blair together...I think writers down the line should explore Blairs intelligence and have her make some of her own deals (without chucks knowlege) Maybe even at Bass industries (kinda of a back up plan if the Hotel don't work out) and then chuck would see that she can be there for him as well. by the way...he did not call her Dumbo! He said "Dumbo always could fly...he just needed a feather to prove it. something like that ...it was a metaphor. and his speach was just about her giving up on herself so easy when she didn't give up on getting him.
Rufus and Lily will not get married...I just don't feel it I MISS BART!


dan and venesa are soo boring....


LOL this whole story about Lily's marriages has caught your attention!
She married a little too much! :p It's time to stop with RUFUS!!! lolol


Lily was married to Keith one of the klaus guys an Islamic guy and Bart and now rufus


Haha DANdy. Scary Tyra DID almost make Blake Lively look like she had talent (and by talent I do not mean her breasts). That is a mean feet in anyones book.
Kudos Tyra. Kudos.


sorry I ment NONE**


I thought this episode was mediocre, Tyra and Hilary were a waste of time. I'd rather see Scott and Vanessa's bad acting for a complete hour than those two. I'm just saying. Can't wait til they actually show more of the "NON Judging Breakfast Club" aka Nate, Blair, Chuck, and Serena.....maybe even Dan minus "Lizzie McGuire"


Chairplay && :) he said something like..
"Dumbo could always fly, he just needed a magic feather"
something on the lines of tht anyways :)

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