Despite the increasing chatter that ABC’s Ugly Betty has gone the way of shoulder pads—that’d be out—last night’s episode was still loaded with some of the best one-liners anywhere on TV. And how about Betty and Marc dressed as a hot dog and a bun? Classic. But back to those great lines from last night. Here are my faves:
“Wow, look at that giant pile!” —Amanda, talking about the load of files that Betty was toting around the office
“I know, and it’s carrying all those papers.” —Marc, referring instead to Betty as a pile
“Oh I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you over your loud shirt.” —Betty, getting sassy after Marc continues to insult her
“Oh my God, Mandy, you were like five seconds from flipping his omelet right here on the desk! You love him!” —Marc, after Amanda flirts away with Matt
“Please! He’s tainted. Kissing him would be like kissing Betty.” —Amanda, to Marc’s claim that she wants to kiss Matt
“Lexi. Like sexy!” —Daniel’s new assistant Lexi, introducing herself to Betty
“I’m Betty, like confetti!” —Betty, with a cheeky, fitting response
“Yah, you have mastered email. Welcome to 1993!” —Hilda, making fun of her father Ignacio, who just figured out email
“Great pep talk! Everyone looked real scared.” —Marc, to Willy after she chewed out some of her staff
“Speaking of things you hatched, Nico is here.” —Marc, to Willy about her daughter being in the Mode office
“Don’t be sorry. Being sorry takes time. Just spit it out.” —Willy, after Betty comes up to her and starts apologizing before getting to her point
“I can’t believe you dragged me down here. What kind of sad people eat in cafeterias?” —Willy, while having lunch with her daughter Nico in the Meade cafeteria
“I would bust a rib if I hadn’t had them all removed!” —Willy, trying to show her enthusiasm for the Meade cafeteria
“I’m not giving away the whole fruit basket, Betty, just the nectarines!” —Hilda, convincing Betty that her sexy photo for her boyfriend isn’t quite that scandalous
“Please don’t eat in front of the customers. A hot dog eating a hot dog? It freaks them out.” —Hot dog cart owner, to Betty, who’s in a hot dog costume
“Don’t you have enough blood on your hands?” —Willy, to her daughter Nico, who spills fake blood all over her hands at Mode’s vampire photo shoot and is also on the lam after murdering an ex-boyfriend
“As much as I like giant wieners flying at me, this is a little outside my comfort zone.” —Marc, to the hot-dog-suit-wearing Betty
“Whatever that is, it’s cut.” —Willy, upon Betty’s arrival to the Mode editors meeting in a hot dog costume
“Seems a little dry. Maybe it could use a little mustard.” —Willy, making a joke about Betty’s story, which the young editor was telling her about while wearing a hot dog costume
So, PopWatchers, I rounded up my faves, but what did you love? Which great zingers did I miss? What’d you think of the episode overall?
More on ‘Ugly Betty’ from EW.com:
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