Gossip Girl

It's A Wonderful Lie

Season 2, Ep 12, Aired 12/1/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Chuck and Blair make a bet to choose the perfect date for each other for the annual Snowflake Ball. Lexi has her sights set on Dan leaving Serena confused with her feelings. Nate and Vanessa are forced to be together leaving their emotions and friendship in danger of being burnt.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Leighton Meester

    Blair Waldorf

  • Natalie Knepp


  • John Patrick Amedori

    Aaron Rose

  • Blake Lively

    Serena van der Woodsen

  • Taylor Momsen

    Jenny Humphrey

  • Fan Reviews (12)
  • It could have been better.

    By Stonebites, Jun 10, 2009

  • 212

    By Canogaparkcindy, Mar 29, 2011

  • Wow what an episode.

    By Jenn93, Dec 01, 2008

  • Read my review before agreeing or disagreeing.

    By thefanof, Dec 02, 2008

  • Sweet.

    By lioncore, Jun 25, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Blair: So where's my prince un-charming? Chuck: Sandbox rules: I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

    • Aaron: Lexi likes to sleep with guys on the first date. She claims it's a political statement against a male-dominated sexual hypocrasy... or something. Serena: Can't she just vote?

    • Blair: Andy Clark. Chuck: Outscored your verbal on the SAT. Blair: I like an intelligent man; he can whisper mellifluous nothings in my ear. Chuck: You only think you like an intelligent man. The moment he gave you a history of the word mellifluous, you'd rip out his sweetly flowing tongue.

    • Blair: And Elizabeth Philips is somewhere between mormon and moron! How did you come up with these?? Dorota: Facebook. I joined a few groups.

    • Chuck: Dance with me. Blair: What's the point, Chuck? We're never gonna be them. You said so, remember? It's not for us. Chuck: Maybe, but I wouldn't change us, not if it meant losing what we have. Blair: Well, what do we have, Chuck? You tell me. Chuck: Tonight. So shut up, and dance with me.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Báječná lež (Wonderful Lie)

    • Original International Airdates: Latin America: February 25, 2009 on Warner Channel Norway: March 25, 2009 on TVNorge Philippines: April 21, 2009 on ETC Greece: May 2, 2009 on Star TV Denmark: August 9, 2009 on Kanal 4 Turkey: November 24, 2009 on CNBC-e Poland: December 13, 2009 on TVN7 Czech Republic: March 20, 2010 on Prima COOL Australia: March 24, 2010 on GO! Slovakia: May 30, 2010 on Doma

    • Music in the episode: "Lady Jesus" by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour "Sexual Riot" by The Metros "Steady" by Alain Whyte "The Sun Ain't Shining No More" by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour "Breakdown" by Deerheart "Saturday Morning (After The Funeral)" by Afternoons "Hero" by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

    Trivia (3)

    • It's revealed that Dorota is from Poland.

    • At the Snowflake Ball, Blair is wearing the necklace Chuck gave her on her 17th birthday.

    • Goof: As in previous episodes, MMS messages were faked and played back (can determined by the Pictures & Videos title at the top of the screen which indicates it's a picture of a made up MMS)

    Allusions (10)

    • Title: It's a Wonderful Lie It's a Wonderful Life is a 1946 movie directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.

    • At one point during the episode, Lily calls Bart and speaks with his secretary, whom she names "Mrs. Landingham". This is most likely a reference to President Bartlett's tough, amicable secretary Mrs. Landingham on The West Wing.

    • Serena: How long is the Enforcer going to be with us? The Enforcer (1976) refers to the third 'Dirty Harry' film starring Clint Eastwood as a tough cop who must foil a terrorist organization.

    • Vanessa : "You didn't just pull a Janet Jackson at the snow flake ball" Refers to Janet Jackson's involuntary public nudity scene during the halftime of the superbowl 38 (2004)

    • Blair: But in the meantime Dan is going to be taken a ride in the Lexi-coaster. Lexi-coaster is combined by the roller coaster, which is a popular amusement ride in the amusement parks, and Lexi, who is Aaron's ex.

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