The year is 2007, Gossip Girl is the hottest show on television and onscreen couple Serena van der Woodsen and Dan Humphrey are every teen girl’s IRL ship.
In a recent trip down memory lane, in true Dan Humphrey fashion, Penn revealed to his GG co-star, Chace Crawford — in an interview for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series — that Blake, much like her onscreen character, gifted him with an expensive present that he didn’t want.
Back in Season 1, Serena tried to gift Dan a $20,000 watch, which he didn’t accept because it was, you know, 20 racks.
Well, apparenly during that very season, Blake bought Penn an iPhone — the iPhone 1, before they were even cool!
But Penn’s reaction to getting it can only be described as peak Dan Humphrey:
I remember back in ’07, all I wanted was an iPhone. But alas, maybe Penn was good with just a regular ol’ flip phone?
IDK, I thought this was a hoot. Hopefully you enjoyed this lil’ tidbit.
Take a trip down memory lane that’ll make you feel nostalgia AF