Gossip Girl

Season 3 Episode 7

How to Succeed in Bassness

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 26, 2009 on The CW



  • Trivia

    • It appears Horace the manager of Brooklyn Inn in the season 2 episode Chuck in Real Life is now the working with Chuck on his new hotel. Which means the Brooklyn Inn closed down despite Vanessa trying to save it. But Horace landed on his feet thanks to Chuck.

  • Quotes

    • Nate: I'm surprised Blair isn't here. What, are you guys in another fight?
      Chuck: A fight implies time and energy. It's more of an ongoing detached distrust.

    • Olivia: Dan, that's all acting.
      Dan: Well, reigning blog opinion seems to be that acting with your boyfriend without your clothes on... it's um, you know, it's a sex tape.

    • Serena: You're alone, Nate? What's wrong? You don't have any friends left to screw over?
      Nate: Oh, well, at least I'm on the list and not working the door.

    • Jenny: You know I have to act this way about school stuff. But I'm still your friend. I'm still your sister. We just can't let the worlds get confused.
      Eric: I'm not confused. I want nothing to do with you in either world.

    • Blair: Now do you see I'm trustworthy again?
      Chuck: Blair, you and I both know you will never be completely trustworthy. And I admit it is not my strong suite either, but it's part of what keeps things interesting between us.
      Blair: And why we make a great team...
      Chuck: No, in order to be a team we need to focus our duplicity on others.
      Blair: But what if it's my way of showing you I love you?
      Chuck: Well I can think of better ways.
      (he kisses her)

    • Blair: It's a queen's job to protect her king.

    • Blair: You're still mad from before, it's clouding your judgement.
      Chuck: This isn't about last week, it's about you Blair. It is the reason why I couldn't say I love you. It's not a game, it's because I knew I couldn't trust you.
      Blair: I did this because I love you.
      Chuck: Be that as it may, I have a club to open. And you're no longer invited.

    • Olivia: Serena, tell Dan he should be a musician, not a gangster! (To Dan) You've got no street cred!

    • Blair: Is it safe to assume this visit signals the end of my community service hours?
      Chuck: I wanted to apologise. Last week's incident took longer than anticipated to move past. But since tonight's all about new beginnings, I wanted to put that behind us, and make things right.
      Blair: With gifts...

    • Dorota: Oh Mister Chuck, my goodness! When you are mad at miss Blair, Dorota is very tired. And has to have the...foot bothering. And never sees Vanya, or movies...

    • Blair: It's not like Chuck hasn't kissed a guy before, he said so himself!
      Serena: Did it ever occur to you that maybe it's not about the kiss? Your game is based on trust, and you broke his.
      Blair: Me?! What do you call him pretending he's not mad at me, that is the most untrustworthy thing I've ever seen.

    • Nate: I'm surprised Blair isn't here, what, are you guys in another fight?
      Chuck: A fight implies time and energy, this is more of an on-going detached distrust.

    • Blair: I was thinking an 80s theme... Although shoulder pads can be overwhelming on my delicate frame.
      Chuck: This is a business, not a high school party.
      Blair: I told you I was sorry for my little transgression and you forgave me. Now either make me kiss a girl already, or let's move on!

    • Gossip Girl: Everything returns to the way it was, except for little girls who forget that Halloween only lasts one night, they wear their costumes for so long. Pretty soon, they can't even remember who they were before they put them on... XOXO, Gossip Girl

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Jak na Basse (How to Handle Basse)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Philippines: November 3, 2009 on ETC
      United Kingdom: November 18, 2009 on ITV2
      Sweden: November 27, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Latin America: December 6, 2009 on Warner Channel
      Australia: January 13, 2010 on Fox8
      Norway: February 15, 2010 on FEM
      Turkey: April 6, 2010 on CNBC-e
      Slovakia: August 8, 2010 on Doma
      Czech Republic: October 16, 2011 on Prima LOVE

    • Featured Music:
      "Stricly Game" by Harlem Shakes
      "I Saw You Walk In" by Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
      "In Transit (Revisited)" by Albert Hammond Jr.
      "Show Stopper" by Peaches
      "Freshman" by Hollywood Holt
      "Nike Town" by Son of Dave
      "People C'mon" by Delta Spirit

    • Although credited, Jessica Szohr ("Vanessa") didn't appear in this episode.

  • Allusions

    • Title comes from the 1967 movie "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying".

    • The Endless Night series is an allusion to the Twilight saga, with the lead male being played by 'Patrick Robinson', a play on the Twilighttar, Robert Pattinson.

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