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    16 Reasons Why "Gossip Girl's" Thanksgiving Episodes Are Superior To Other TV Shows


    Hey there, Upper East Siders. I'm here to tell you all the reasons WHY Gossip Girl has some of the best Thanksgiving episodes ever. After all, revenge is a dish best served cold, and that just so happens to be the GG specialty.

    Don't get me wrong, there are other shows out there that are top contenders for TG-themed episode — namely Friends. But any TRUE fan of Thanksgiving and messy drama can agree that GG edges out the iconic sitcom.

    Blair telling Serena that Thanksgiving is nothing without drama

    So allow me to explain to you why Gossip Girl is the reigning champ of Thanksgiving television:

    First of all, the episode names? I-CON-IQUE! Truly a cultural reset.

    Blair trying to keep Serena from falling off of a chair

    The food? Delicious. Like, I wish I had personal chefs who could make food that good.

    A Thanksgiving spread

    SPECIFICALLY, the dessert. More specific than that? The PIE!

    Blair looking down at an apple pie

    Like, of course the food is pretty to look at, but also the fashion! My family usually wears pajamas and sweats — more room for the food — but the GG squad dresses to the nines.

    Blair talking to her mother

    A few more looks, because why not.

    Blair in various outfits

    Enough about the accoutrement, let's get onto the main course: THE DRAMA!

    Blair confronting Dorota about tea

    If you think your family has drama, you've never met the van der Woodsens. In Season 1, we had the tea with Serena and Dan dating...without knowing that their parents also used to date!

    Lily talking to Rufus and Alison in the Humphrey kitchen

    Not to mention us finding out why Blair's dad and mom got divorced — because he left her for one of Eleanor's male models and they live together in Paris.

    Then, as if you could even top the aforementioned drama, in the second season, Nate's dad gets ARRESTED BY THE FBI!

    The Captain being escorted out by the FBI

    Season 3 is a bit calmer...SIKE! TBT to Serena's affair with Congressman Tripp.

    Serena and Tripp standing in the foyer looking gobsmacked

    But also, this comes with some good news — finally — and that's Dorota's pregnancy!

    Dorota revealing to her boyfriend that she's pregnant

    The following season involves an overdosed Serena lying in a hospital, but she didn't take the drugs! It was a coup d'etat by the world's worst trio in television (Jenny, Juliet, and Vanessa).

    No Season 5 TG episode — sad! — but that's to make way for the jam-packed Season 6 saga! Which involves A LOT, including Nate punching Dan square in the face.

    Nate punching Dan in the face

    There's also nothing I love more than a themed clapback:

    Eric telling Jenny that her sweet potatoes are bland at the dinner table

    However, despite all the drama that ensues, the episodes — usually — end with the crew putting aside their differences and enjoying time with their loved ones*.

    The Humphreys, Lily, and Vanessa sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner

    And if NONE OF THAT CONVINCED YOU, I shall leave you with these two words: ~Whatcha Say~.

    The van der Woodsen dinner table at Thanksgiving

    And there you have it, folks! My case for why Gossip Girl has the best Thanksgiving episodes, periodt. After all, I'm a messy stan who lives for the drama!