What could the producers of Gossip Girl buy if they didn’t spend all their money on clothes?
This weeks game is hosted by “Consumerism, isn’t it grand.”
1) Blair Waldorf’s standard dress-bag-shoes ensemble costs between $1,850 to $4,800. The headbands she wore in the first few seasons cost upwards of $200 each. (all prices come from buddytv.com)Let’s say, on average, she wears 2.5 ensembles per episode. There were 121 episodes. So, in total, GG spent ~$1,005,812 on Blair’s costumes. What could they buy with that money?
–348,032 Crunchwrap Supremes from Taco bell
–3,364 iPhone 6s (64 GB) from the Apple Store
–112,130 copies of Fifty Shades of Grey from Amazon
–41 Students’ In-State tuition at Indiana University
2. Serena van der Woodsen’s standard outfit combination costs between $800 and $6000 (information from wornontv.net). On average, it would seem like her clothes cost ~$1800. Just one of her dresses in a “casual clothing” scene cost $895. Let’s say on average, she wears 2.5 ensembles per episode. So, in total, GG spent ~$544,500 on her clothes. What could they buy with that money?
–1364 50 inch RCA flat screen TVs from Walmart
–108,900 foot long Subway tuna sandwiches
–22 Students’ In-State tuition at IU
3. Lily van der Woodsen spent on average $2,234 on her dress-bag ensembles (information from buddytv.com). Lily also appeared in all 121 episodes (according to IMDB). So on average (not including shoes or jewelry), GG spent ~$675,785 on her clothes. What could they buy with that money?
–4,223,656 slices of Kraft American Singles from Walmart
–2,252 Bose Noise Cancelling headphones from bose.com
–27 Students’ In-State tuition at IU
Don’t have that type of money? Me neither. But, you can still come down to M&RS to check out movies for free. Why not check out Boardwalk Empire or Freaks and Geeks to see how people used to dress. Or check out Heathers, the original insiders/outsiders high school movie (that last sentence is probably not a fact, but it is still a great movie!).