Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 9: We Break The Code! Secret References Revealed
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Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 9: We Break The Code! Secret References Revealed

One of our favorite things about Gossip Girl is all the show’s random celebrity cameos and frequent references to real pop culture. Miss out on any of the real world tie-ins from this week’s Season 5, Episode 9: “Rhodes to Perdition”? Take a look:

That tiny, no-nonsense woman berating Blair (Leighton Meester) at the end of the ep is Sylvia Weinstock, the Queen Of Cakes. She is the wedding cake designer for NYC's elite, so it's no surprise that Blair brought her in.

Good thing, too – Sylvia's amazingly intricate buttercream sculptures are out of this world, and her skills may come in handy, because at this rate she's going to have to squeeze two or three miniature grooms on top of the cake.

Studio 54

Gossip Girl Season 5, Episode 9: We Break The Code! Secret References Revealed
Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW 2011 The CW Network    

We're not sure what anniversary Studio 54 was meant to be celebrating during this episode. The famous nightclub – the epicenter of the 70s disco scene – opened its doors as a club in September 1977, making this roughly the it’s 34.2nd anniversary.

Maybe that's why no one made it to the party there. Or maybe it's because they remembered that Studio 54 hasn't actually been a dance club since 1991.

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11.30.2011 / 08:30 PM EDT by Melinda Taub
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