By "The Basics", most people (including me) mean ditch the bodypart split, and start doing compond lifts that use the biggest muscles in your body.
The thing is, the biceps, while you might think big arms impress the chicks, doing bicep curls won't help you grow much. Doing deadlifting and squatting, (and to a lesser extent, bench-press and rowing/pull-ups) involve WAYYY bigger muscles, and will get you much more bang for your time in the gym. This isn't to say you can't or shouldn't do bicep curls, but that you should only do them after you deadlifted your ass off, and you still have time/energy to lift more.
A good way to split this up is a Push/Pull split:
Weighted Abdominal crunches (or whatever ab work you like to do)
Feel free to swap-out equivalent exercises for those listed, i.e. Push-ups instead of Bench-press, or rowing instead of Chin-ups. Once you've hit each of these exercises hard, then do some bicep curls if you feel the need. Do each workout 1-2 times per week, get plenty of rest, and eat lots of good, healthy food. Look on this site for tips on how to do these lifts with good form.
Those 4 exercises per workout will maximize your results from a small amount of time in the gym. (This is mostly taken from "The New Rules of Lifting" by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove. Good book for beginner/intermediate lifters)