A PopWatch PSA for 'Ugly' virgins

Admit it: You made a terrible mistake. Back in September, you took a pass on Ugly Betty, foolishly choosing to put your money on some unfortunate freshman series that didn’t quite pan out — like Justice, or Six Degrees, or (heaven help you) Twenty Good Years. Now, when friends greet you by shouting "Hoe-lah!" or text-message you lines like "Did you just gesture at me when you said Kwanzaa?", all you can do is plaster on your best fake grin and pretend you have some idea what they’re talking about. Well, the good news is you still have time to make amends — before the new year arrives. ABC Family is presenting an all-day Ugly Betty marathon on Sunday, December 31st (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM). I’ll be DVR-ing it myself — the better to hone my delivery on Vanessa (L. Yeah) Williams’ zingers, like "Poor people are so…cheap." — and I implore you to do the same. In fact, on the off chance you’re still not convinced the show’s for you, I’m going to ask PopWatching Betty fans to compile some of the show’s other addictive catchphrases in the comments section below. If they don’t deliver, I’ll be "hellaciously upset."

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  • meb3q

    You are done dialing Nancy!

  • junior

    What Daniel is trying to say is kiss your loved ones goodbye and expect to come home to dead pets!

  • Ellipsian

    Alright, Slezak, I’ll be marathon-ing…but only for you! My gut and other (albeit lesser…sorry!) EW critics tell me that “Betty” is harmless-yet-overrated, but I’ma do it for you.
    Sometimes you just have to be willing to be underwhelmed for the ones you love!

  • The Other Kyle

    Die Ugly Betty, Die!

  • Fer Fuchal

    “I spent the day waiting by the phone checking my email every two minutes. It’s like I’m this close to splitting a Cobb Salad with Sarah Jessica Parker talking about shoes!”

  • AR

    Daniel to Betty: “Now she thinks I’m an unqualified himbo who got the job because of my father. DON’T SAY ANYTHING!”

  • chelsea

    “I was the only pilgrim with jazz hands.”

  • NineDaves


  • aa

    if you’re too busy getting ready to watch ABCfamily on the 31st, soapnet is running a betty serial bowl on the 1st from 10a-8p. btw aren’t those manolo’s from last season?

  • Chad

    The quote is: “OMG Manolo Blahniks from 2004!”

  • Dave

    “Admit it: You made a terrible mistake.”
    No, I did not. As long as Ugly Betty is on at the same time as the funniest show on TV, The Office, Betty will always lose.

  • carigirl

    it is also on ABC.COM

  • Allison Mack fan

    I record both Ugly Betty and The Office. Sometimes out of residual devotion to Allison Mack, I’ll watch “Smallville” but until they start treating her better, I’m sticking to the comedies with The Office being priority #1, but UB is a close second.
    Some fav Ugly Betty quotes:
    “They don’t call him ‘the Tripod’ because he’s a photographer, if you catch my drift.”
    Wilhemina: “Did you just point at me when you said Kwaanza?”
    “That is the absolute CRUELEST thing I’ve ever seen…someone’s getting a raise!”
    “We know the virgins in Accounting didn’t do it. Let’s hope the sluts in Beauty did.”
    “Fat Carol hates her job, would she eat so many grilled cheeses if she cared? “ & just plain “Fat Carol!”
    “It’s like a bizarro version of ‘Sex In The City’.”
    Marc: Be nice.
    Christina: I’m always nice.
    Marc: You’re NEVER nice.
    Christina: I know. I must have been thinking about someone else.
    Henry’s “Just one of those things I know” is adorable.
    FashionTV’s “Can the notorious…*manwhore*…translate his talents for bedding women into dressing them?” &
    “We only make others feel bad, so that you can feel good.”

  • kathy

    “that baby fell off the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down!”

  • Ed

    This is not a catch phrase but I love the fact that the sister sells “Herbal-Lux” for a living!

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