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    Boom goes the dynamite

    In Gossip Girl, which is an American TV series, Archibald was playing tennis game via video with two girls, and later he said, " Oh, boom goes the dynamite".

    I did the Google research and found the definition from Urban Dictionary as follows:

    Popularized by a video of a radio broadcast at a college. A guy was asked at the last moment to fill-in for the normal sportscaster. He was given a poorly written script that did not match any part of the replay video, yet he stuck it out. The segment was so ridiculously fubared he ended with, "and boom goes the dynamite."

    Refers to being involved in a situation where everything that can go wrong, does, yet sticking it out until, inevitably, the dynamite goes off (which itself is a reference to movies where, no matter what, the bomb goes off.)
    Urban Dictionary: boom goes the dynamite

    Yet, I still don't understand it after reading the explanation above. Archibald seemed very excited and he didn't make anything wrong.

    Could someone please elucidate further?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Boom goes the dynamite

    Maybe he just won and was exclaiming such in triumph, that he blew them (the girls) up. I would not assume that he is making a reference to an event in the Urban Dictionary.

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    Re: Boom goes the dynamite

    The original broadcast is readily available on youtube.

    Boom Goes the Dynamite - YouTube The phrase occurs shortly after 2:30 minutes.

    Personally, I cannot understand how this ever got a life.

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