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 speciality.
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.
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.
The food? Delicious. Like, I wish I had personal chefs who could make food that good.
SPECIFICALLY, the dessert. More specific than that? The 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.
A few more looks, because why not.
Enough about the accoutrement, lets get onto the main course: THE DRAMA!
If you think you family has drama, you’ve never met the van der Woodsens. In season one, we had the tea with Serena and Dan dating…without knowing that their parents also used to date!
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!
Season three is a bit calmer…SIKE! TBT to Serena’s affair with Congressman Tripp.
But also, this comes with some good news — finally — and that’s Dorota’s pregnancy!
The following season involves an overdosed Serena laying 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 five TG episode — sad! — but that’s to make way for the jam-packed season six saga! Which involves A LOT, including Nate punching Dan square in the face.
There’s also nothing I love more than a themed clapback:
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*.
And if NONE OF THAT CONVINCED YOU, I shall leave you with these two words: ~Whatcha Say~.
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!