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How to Succeed in Bassness 

Serena helps Chuck open his club, but Blair feels left out; Dan is unnerved watching one of Olivia's sex scenes with a former co-star.


Joe Lazarov


Josh Schwartz (developed by), Stephanie Savage (developed by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Blake Lively ... Serena van der Woodsen
Leighton Meester ... Blair Waldorf
Penn Badgley ... Dan Humphrey
Chace Crawford ... Nate Archibald
Taylor Momsen ... Jenny Humphrey
Ed Westwick ... Chuck Bass
Jessica Szohr ... Vanessa Abrams (credit only)
Kelly Rutherford ... Lily van der Woodsen
Matthew Settle ... Rufus Humphrey
Chuck Cooper ... Horace Rogers
Hilary Duff ... Olivia Burke
Connor Paolo ... Eric van der Woodsen
Deanna Russo ... K.C. Cunningham
Zuzanna Szadkowski ... Dorota Kishlovsky
Matt Doyle ... Jonathan Whitney


Chuck decides to move up his hotel nightclub's opening and enlists Serena's help to get the word out to her celebrity clients for publicity reasons. Feeling left out of the planning, Blair attempts to win Chuck's approval by secretly helping him with a problem concerning opening night. Meanwhile, Dan is unnerved when he finally watches one of Olivia's infamous simulated sex scenes in one of her movies with co-star and real-life boyfriend at the time, Patrick Robinson. Jenny is forced to choose between her friendship with Eric and her new role as Queen Bee of Constance Billiard since she and the Mean Girls are not required to have any friends, except the ones their own vicious and cynical circle. Elsewhere, Rufus gets Lily into the Halloween spirit by taking her out to a costume party. Written by matt-282

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

26 October 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The dress Lily holds up to Jenny and asks if it still fits is Jenny's school uniform from season 2. It looks similar to the dress she made when she quit working in Gossip Girl: Pret-a-Poor-J (2008). You can tell by the the upper part of the clothes. The school uniform has straps and the dress has pink on the sleeves as well as the bottom. See more »


When Jenny is throwing out her old clothes to make room for her new queen clothes, Jenny throws the clothes on the floor. One dress remaining after she picks up the first group of clothes is seen thrown on the floor with said group of clothes. See more »


Nike Town
Performed by Son of Dave (aka Benjamin Darvill)
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