Is Blair a Happy Girl? Can Idol Work Its Makeover Magic? Did Smash Cheat? And More Questions!

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, here are some queries we are going to throw at you, from shows including American Idol, How I Met Your Mother, Parenthood, Revenge and Happy Endings!

1 | Did anyone else predict that Fringe “switched” Ninas on us, when the “bad” one came across so genuinely bewildered and innocent?

2 | While we appreciate the need for dramatic conflict, doesn’t anyone within The Walking Dead‘s survivor group like each other? Even Lost had its moments of bonding.

3 | Not to get all Miley Cyrus on you, but… since every Oscars telecast, without fail and despite annual critiques, is so engorged, can we assume the Academy forces producers to meet a quota of montages and pre-taped segments heralding the “magic” of moviemaking? And, who else could’ve lived without Billy Crystal’s weak, borderline-offensive ageist jokes aimed at Christopher Plummer and Max von Sydow’? And while the “Wizard of Oz focus group” skit may have fallen flat, wasn’t Jennifer Coolidge’s bit about “hatchet faces” and “long chins” one of the funniest parts of the night?

4 | Was anybody else thrown off by the rare sight of Blair smiling so happily at the end of Gossip Girl? Also, how do two people who look like William and Carol create a very blonde Lola?

5 | Was there some kind of hidden meaning or reference with the penguin mobile on How I Met Your Mother? Or was it just supposed to be cute?

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6 | Who rocked the Snuggie better: Cougar Town‘s Cul-de-sac Crew or the HIMYM gang?

7 | Did the 2 Broke Girls‘ celebration give anyone else a craving for Carvel cake?

8 | Smash‘s ever-attentive Ellis knowing the words to “I Never Met a Wolf Who Didn’t Love to Howl”? Absolutely. The cater waitress who had earlier revealed herself to be a dancer? Yep, by all means she can go for a twirl. But how did Nick Jonas’ character magically know the lyrics to join in on that impromptu performance?

9 | Who else is OK with Ellis’ existence on Smashonly as long as Julia gets a chance to unleash some bitchery on him every time he appears?

10 | Didn’t Castle kind of tip its hand by casting one of The Vampire Diaries‘ werewolves in an episode about the hunt for Little Red Riding Hood’s stalker?

11 | The River, White Collar, The Secret Circle and now Castle. What’s up with TV’s recent obsession with creepy dolls/totems?!

12 | Anybody else think Parenthood‘s Braverman clan should start a family-run wedding planning business? That was the best-looking quickie ceremony ever! But are they really going to leave us hanging on the Mark/ Sarah engagement?! And was there really no happy medium between Adam and Crosby selling The Luncheonette for millions and tearing up the offer wholesale?

13 | How did White Collar‘s Mozzie stash away half the U-boat treasure without any of those who examined the manifest noticing a shortage?

14 | Can we all begin a prayer circle that American Idol‘s styling team will lead the Season 11 women out of the fashion wasteland and into the land of chic and fierce? These ladies need help — stat!

15 | To Jack Porter, postmark Revenge: Dude, why didn’t you burn the hoodie?! Speaking of murrrrder, did the whole “Takeda bashed Daniel over the head and then killed Tyler” reveal seem a little convenient/obvious? Lastly, Ashley — the same gal who, like, helps Victoria get dressed — is the family’s spokesperson at as critical a time as a murder scandal? (We get that she wanted it, but the Graysons allowed it?)

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16 | Was Penny’s “whore bath” gaffe/misunderstanding on Happy Endings the funniest 40 seconds of television all week? And while we’re talking about the underrated comedy, which pal had the greatest sex dream about Dave: Jane or Brad… or maybe his conflicted crush, Penny? (We vote Brad!) Also, who can we contact about getting our own “Grant + Max 4eva” tees ASAP?

17 | Did Modern Family‘s Leap Day insanity upstage the 30 Rock celebrations?

18 | Who’s worse: Revenge‘s Tyler or Top Chef‘s own, eliminated-in-first-round-but-came-back-to-ruin-the-finale Tyler? And we totally get that being named Top Chef runner-up has to be a bummer, but was Sarah the sorest loser the competition has ever seen in nine seasons?

19 | Can NBC please order to series Good Looking, the Jenna Maroney-fronted crime procedural?

20 | How awesome was it to see Chuck Bartowski back on NBC this week? No matter that it was via a cardboard cutout on The Office — Chuck is Chuck is Chuck!

21 | Up All Night‘s grieving Ava was very funny, but is it too much to ask for an actual breakup scene with Kevin? Or at the very least a more cohesive reason for their sudden (off-screen? skipped episode?) split? We  hope that’s not the last we’ve seen of Jason Lee.

22 | Any guesses as to which male Grey’s Anatomy co-star(s) Ellen Pompeo suggested she was, um, less than thrilled to hop in bed with, during her Chelsea Lately interview?

Hit the comments with your answers — and any other questions you care to throw out there!

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126 Comments
  1. Mel says:

    Actors who say their costar is their brother or sister always end up having an affair.

  2. Sara says:

    <3 happy Blair. Dan makes her happiest she's ever been!!

    • jane says:

      Yes he does. Unlike the moody, depressed Blair we have to deal with when she is with Chuck. Blair/Dan not only gives us happy Blair and witty banter but also scenes with 2 good actors and not just 1.

    • Liz says:

      See it wasn’t just the DAIR fans that noticed the biggest smile on Blair’s life since season 2 finale

  3. Bruno Ferreira says:

    Nick Jonas didn’t know the lyrics, he sang something that “came to his head”… it’s supposed to look like he created

    • Annie says:

      Sorry, but that’s reaching way too far, even for this show.

    • jennrae says:

      In theater, especially when you’ve been doing it since you were a child, you learn to ad-lib. You have to roll with the punches on stage or you will fall flat on your face. Actors get bored and mix it up, or something unexpected happens–someone trips, forgets their lines, etc–and you have to react accordingly. Having said that, I rolled my eyes, too.

  4. Jacob says:

    That’s a big no on number 17. I’ll take Leap Dave Williams over a botched birthday party any day.

    • Sarah says:

      And I’ll take Sue’s forgotten birthday on “The Middle” =) I liked all 3 episodes, and I wore my yellow and blue on Leap Day!

  5. Lauren says:

    Who couldn’t be happy with a Dan Humphrey in her life?

  6. Judy says:

    I hope there is something planned for Nate/Serena <3 they are the premise of the show, it's a shame that the writers seem to forget about it.

  7. sora says:

    Yeah that’s the first time I have seen Blair smile that way, she was so happy ! Dan and Blair are just perfect for each other

  8. sasha says:

    Blair smiling because her heart choose and choose Dan who love her for her and be there, let her make her own decisions! Their relationship is simple, lovely, healthy, funny and with respect, no game, no cheat…

    And I like HIMYM but lately is not funny as before, the earlier saisons and I don’t see them as gang non while the Cul de Sac Crew is really a gan of friends, always together for each other, making fun, drinking wine…They are absolutely fantastic, she show is si underrated! people watch Cougar Town! (not about cougars)

  9. Dr. C says:

    In response to #4: It’s called recessive genes….

    • Vita says:

      Exactly. My mom is a German/native American mix and my dad is Polish/Italian. Both are very dark and two out of three of us kids are also very dark haired, but my younger sister is like a poster child for Aryan breeding. I may not remember much about biology but recessive and dominant traits are pretty basic.

    • Lucy says:

      Yes it is possible, but still unlikely. The chances are 1 in 4, but only if each of the dark-haired parents had a parent with blond hair.

      • Dr. C says:

        Also wrong: You can have a recessive gene passed down for generations without expression. Since there is a 1 in 2 (i.e. 50-50) chance of being a carrier, it’s actually pretty common for people to carry recessive genes and be completely unaware of them. You do not need to have a blond parent at all. You just need the right combination for expression and viola! random blond or redheaded child!

        My family in fact has a number of blond of redheaded children and cousins- all with brunette parents.

    • Ms. Chanandler Bong says:

      Or Garnier! Look at her eyebrows it’s obvious she’s not a real blonde.

  10. dan says:

    Nick Jonas was ad-libbing.

    I wonder how okay we’ll be with Ellis when he finally drops the bomb to Julia’s husband that she cheated, resulting in the punch we’ve seen him thrown in the teasers? Oooh, maybe he punches Ellis? That would be great.

  11. Gabi says:

    Blair needs to be with Chuck. Not with Dan.

  12. Sally says:

    4 | Was anybody else thrown off by the rare sight of Blair smiling so happily at the end of Gossip Girl?

    YES! Never seen her so happy for all 5 seasons!
    (oh! remebmer wnen Dorota said to her :”You look too happy and contented”? hint!)
    She find her true real love
    She finally “kissed someone for her”

    She looks realy lucky

  13. lunatika7 says:

    I see blair happier than ever =)

  14. Manu says:

    Blair’s happy smile was amazing :D Both of them were radiant!

  15. Emily says:

    Dan and Blair are the perfect couple, she will always be happy with him.

  16. XYZ says:

    4) Blair looked exactly like at the end of Season 2, when Chuck said I love you too. Her relationships seem to start with the smile. We all have seen how they end.

    13) The manifest was only partial.

  17. Sarah says:

    Oh, Ausiello, at some point is going to finish the story between Dan and Blair, so enjoy it, because this show can not live without Chair and you know well. Blair happy? sure, sure. Stop feeding the fights!!!.
    Chair will return soon and that day I will return!.

  18. dair! says:

    Blair is soo happy with Dan ♥

  19. Pam says:

    My favorite Fringe theory is that Peter is already back in his world, he just doesn’t know it!

  20. Emma says:

    Dan knows how to make Blair happy.

    • Natali says:

      Does not agree. Bad sex no one likes.

      • Sally says:

        we know nothing yet about it
        and how it ends

      • justine says:

        You might remember another little show created by Josh Schwartz called the OC where a couple had a bad first few times and ended up solving those problems to become one of the greatest couples of all time called Seth and Summer.

        • Natali says:

          This is the last hope of dair? Maybe you forgot that there is Chuck. Remember 1.07 the best series. And good sex.

          • Sierra says:

            1.07–Isn’t that the one when Chuck took advantage of Blair’s depression and insecurities over breaking up with Nate in order to sleep with her? I don’t seem to remember her smiling in the aftermath of that episode, to be honest.

        • susan says:

          Don’t even compare the revolting Dan&Blair to Seth&Summer. They are two completely different couples on two different shows. But good to know that you think bad sex equals true love.

          • andrea says:

            oh yeeeaaah, sold for a hotel, emotionally drained and mentally abused, that’s what you called true love? and you called dan/blair revolting *rolling eyes*

  21. Lila says:

    Blair on the top of her happiness !! DAIR FTW !

  22. Jenn says:

    #4 I agree, I don’t think I’ve ever seen Blair look so happy and content. She’s looked miserable for so long, it’s nice to see this side of her, and I love that Dan is the one who brings it out. Love Dair!

  23. Rob says:

    The way I read that Smash moment was that, before the performance started, Julia or Eileen told him to expect to get pulled into the song at some point, and what his line would be.

    And, if not, I can much more willingly suspend my disbelief that he was able to know that one line unprompted than the Glee kids being able to do a perfect performance of complicated music and choreography before an audience with no rehearsal.

  24. hera21 says:

    Blair looked soo happy!! And I totally not surprised she is finally with Dan after all!! The guy who loves her for just being her!! <3

  25. Carmichael says:

    3 wasn’t Jennifer Coolidge’s bit about “hatchet faces” and “long chins” one of the funniest parts of the night?

    I swear I’m one of the few people who can’t stand Jennifer Coolidge and I haven’t liked her since 1999

    5 | Was there some kind of hidden meaning or reference with the penguin mobile on How I Met Your Mother? Or was it just supposed to be cute?

    I noticed that as well. But in the end, penguins are awesome, so I don’t care either way

    16 | Was Penny’s “whore bath” gaffe/misunderstanding on Happy Endings the funniest 40 seconds of television all week? And while we’re talking about the underrated comedy, which pal had the greatest sex dream about Dave: Jane or Brad… or maybe his conflicted crush, Penny? (We vote Brad!) Also, who can we contact about getting our own “Grant + Max 4eva” tees ASAP?

    Well, considering this week was rather light, I’ll give that to you. Props for two weeks in a row the funniest moments coming from Happy Endings. And yeah, totally Brad’s dream.

    17 | Did Modern Family‘s Leap Day insanity upstage the 30 Rock celebrations?

    No. There wasn’t anything special about what Modern Family did that hasn’t been done by other shows, including some THE VERY SAME NIGHT. Like, you know, Sue’s birthday on the middle. And Jerry’s birthday on Parks & Rec (Is it sad I know he was born on the same day as Roy Biggins?)

    19 | Can NBC please order to series Good Looking, the Jenna Maroney-fronted crime procedural?

    No. Too many crime procedural already.

    20 | How awesome was it to see Chuck Bartowski back on NBC this week? No matter that it was via a cardboard cutout on The Office — Chuck is Chuck is Chuck!

    That was quite good, would have loved to see Jim trying to pass himself off as Zach Levi to that crowd.

  26. dee says:

    For #13, if I remember correctly, it wasn’t a complete manifest. So the real question is how did Mozzie separate the on-the-manifest stuff from the not-on-the-manifest stuff?

  27. KD says:

    13. That’s the first thing I thought of when Mozzie said he had Neal’s half. You mean NOBODY noticed half of it missing? Wasn’t there an inventory list? Other than that great episode.

  28. lolo says:

    Rare sight? I can’t stand when writers are unprofessional feed fan wars. Blair has been VERY happy in the past. I’m not gonna start an argument in the comment section, but enjoy this time now ban fans, the GG Writers don’t write happy couples for long.

  29. Laney says:

    You forgot the creepy dolls on Pretty Little Liars. “I used to like dolls…”

  30. Danielle says:

    Blair smiling and so trilled she couldn’t get her words out properly was great to see. She is falling in love with Dan and it’s the best thing GG has ever done. She always looks different around Dan anyway, at ease. They bring out the best in each other. Chuck wanted to keep her locked up with Louis if she wasn’t going to be his, vile disgusting excuse of a man.

  31. Elena says:

    THANK YOU for mentioning jason lee totally disappearing! i had to hop on wikipedia to make sure i didn’t accidentally miss an episode where they had an epic breakup! their tiff at the alanis wedding didn’t seem permanent… and she was fine at the 1st birthday… so i thought i was totally missing something :\

  32. Mary says:

    #19 – Nah, I’m still waiting for “The Good Looking Detective” starring Eric Matthews.
    (Though I haven’t actually watched 30 Rock yet…)

    • Dash says:

      He’s the GOOD LOOKIN GUY! Lol, I’ll never forget his theme song he wrote for himself. Oh Eric Matthews.

  33. Sarah says:

    Blair and Dan make each other so happy :’)

  34. Cla says:

    Her heart belongs to Dan! ♥ Blair is happy! They’re perfect! <3

  35. Anna says:

    My mom and love #9. We can’t stand Ellis!

  36. Allison says:

    The Smash song was predictable and after a few seconds of it, you can match the rhyme and repetition and sing along if you have a musical ear. I was singing along with the chorus about halfway into it.

  37. Heather says:

    13. The manifest only listed certain items, the not the entire treasure. That is why the show spent so much time on Neal and Mozzie trying to get their hands on the manifest, so that they would know what they could fence and what they couldn’t.

  38. kste says:

    I love Dan & Blair together! And it seems Blair is happy (RARE) Best thing the GG writers have done in awhile.

  39. Merry says:

    I hope you are implying that Blair’s smile indicated that something deeper is coming. In the span of a few weeks, she proclaimed her love for one, married another and is now hopping into bed with someone who has tried to isolate her from her friends. Is Blair headed for a breakdown? Will she finally deal with the loss of her baby? The most OOC moment for her this year was going to the hospital to be with Serena as CiCi was dying and then being tacky and giving Dan a kiss in front of Serena. Really? Dan and Blair are living as Dylan and Claire.

    • Ari says:

      Yes I don’t understand how Blair has gone so quickly from being happily engaged to Louis, to in love and running away with Chuck, to marrying Louis, to being in Love with Dan in a matter of weeks. I’d be ok with the whole Dair SL if it happened slowly but the way it went down is just ridiculous.

      • Jenn says:

        First of all, I don’t think Blair was ever really happily engaged. She was in love with the idea of being a fairy tale princess, she was never in love with Louis. She cheated on him with Chuck while they were engaged, thought she was pregnant with Chuck’s baby, planned on running off with him. If anything, her feelings were for TWO men, Chuck and DAN. Whether Chair fans want to admit it or not, these feelings she’s had for Dan have been under the surface for a very long time. It has not just appeared out of nowhere, and to say that it didn’t happen slowly? Really? This has taken an entire YEAR to get to this place.

        • Leo says:

          Too true. The chair fans seem unable to comprehend the fact that Dair has been in waiting for a long time. At least, since the Townie episode. They are just angry because they can’t believe that their are people out there who got bored with this constant back and forth between Chuck and Blair and seeing Blair so emotionally trapped in a bad relationship. Louie was an attempt to get out of this rut, but he just wasn’t the type of person that Blair needed. Dan makes her happy, and that is what life is all about. It is a journey to find your inner happiness. And Blair has found it with Dan.

        • Liz says:

          Thank you Jenn you set them straight. Those where some pathetic reasons to back up CHAIR. It’s true about Blair being in love with the idea of being a princess. In her head that is always what she wanted so it had to be true love because it was a fairy tale come true. And she did cheat with Chuck so she never did love Louis. And the most annoying of all the statements is the point as to it happened so fast. Like you said it has been going on for a year now. The only reason it went by so fast these weeks was because Blair being deceived by Louse just opened a can of worms as to how she felt about everyone and forced her to come to term on why she chose to marry him that day.

  40. Mark says:

    Here’s my question: Are we really supposed to believer that Ellis on Smash is straight?? Every time he comes on screen — even when he is making out with his “girlfriend” — all I can think is that this guy is G.A.Y. gay!

  41. dani says:

    Right now Blair is the happiest she’s been in a long, long time. That smile at the end of the last episode speaks for itself.

  42. Russ says:

    11. Personally I think it started with Pretty Little Liars when A had those creepy talking dolls.

  43. Lena says:

    12. Beautiful wedding on Parenthood! Sarah has to say YES to Mark and County has to go away.

  44. TheDude says:

    #13 | How did White Collar‘s Mozzie stash away half the U-boat treasure without any of those who examined the manifest noticing a shortage?

    Because The FBI only had a manifest for the paintings contained within the treasure, not all the other various different kinds of art.

  45. Alisha says:

    Yes, Blair is a happy girl… with Dan! ♥

  46. Angel says:

    I really love this happy Blair.

  47. Jill says:

    SMASH: how about the other ensemble members teaching Karen to stop pulling focus, yet everything about the Rumour Has It performance was her pulling focus… Seriously?!?

  48. Morgan says:

    #3: Actually, the best part was, “Cut the rainbow song.”

    • bkwrm says:

      That whole skit was amazing and the best part of the night(that had nothing to do with the actual awards). There was nothing flat about!

  49. maureen says:

    Neal had the manifest and Mozzie knew, so I assume he used it to weed out the flagged items.

  50. Dalr Sullivan says:

    #13 There was only one page of the manifest.

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