Between Betty doing her best to be fearless with the sexy Adam Rodriguez and—seriously, I’m crying here—everything with Justin and his amazing Homecoming Queen acceptance speech, Ugly Betty had its best episode of the season last night. No question about it. Maybe everyone who’s been so down on the sweet comedy should give it another chance? Well, whether you give it a chance or not (but you should!), enjoy my round up of the best lines, quips, and jabs from last night’s delightful hour:
“Those hems have not been brought up since 2003. They might as well just be cheering in burkas.” —Justin, about the cheerleading uniforms he’s working on at his high school
“It just so happens that Justin has the moves of a young Mexican Beyoncé, and he would be happy to choreograph it for you.” —Marc, telling the head cheerleader that Justin will create their Homecoming routine
“Well, I’m glad that’s cleared up—now I won’t spend the afternoon texting and worrying about boys.” —Claire, after Matt apologized after nearly calling her “a girl”
“I do not appreciate blackmail calls in the middle of the work day!” —Willy, on the phone with the detective who’s blackmailing her“Well, if you have one fault, it’s that you love too much.” —Marc, in a mocking moment to Willy
“I mean, look at you—no bangs, right?” —Daniel, after Betty asks him if she’s fearless
“This kid is a star—it’s like he was born to yell at girls!” —Marc, about his new buddy Justin, who’s working wit the cheerleaders on their Homecoming routine
“Now, Hot Flash is just an insert, so you might have some staples in your face. Oh, but you’ve had that before.” —Claire, joking about Willy showing up on the cover of old-lady mag Hot Flash
“Well I’m not here because Matt came in two of the last four Saturdays, if that’s what you’re implying. But since you brought it up, do you see Matt and I as a couple?” —Amanda, not doing a very good job of hiding her affection for Matt
“Thanks. I feel better. And at least I’ll always have that cold sore.” —Amanda, about what Daniel gave her in their relationship
“I don’t know about you, but I am stoked for this weekend, and yes, I just said stoked.” —Natalie, to Daniel, talking about the coming weekend conference of their cult
“Hey, Natalie! I’m doing it, too. I’m gonna get cured or whatever!” —Amanda, about joining Daniel and Natalie for their weekend healing conference
“So far I am loving everything—except for these beads. I don’t love the way they frame my chesticles.” —Amanda, while at the healing conference, where, like everyone, she has to wear some ugly beads
“For God’s sake, Nico, lower your voice! Angela Lansbury lives next door, and she’d love to rat me out to the co-op board.” —Willy, when Nico raises her voice during a conversation about where the blackmail is going to come from
“So what! You’re a chewer! I’m a yeller! We all got something!” —Hilda, after Betty derides the guy she’s supposed to be dating, Larry, because he’s a “sniffer”
“I quit!”—Willy, in a shocking moment, to Claire
“What’s level five? Is that where you touch each other’s junk and call it a massage? I wanna do it.” —Amanda, while not taking the healing conference very seriously
“Now, I know that over the years, the press has had a lot of fun at my expense. You’ve called me the ‘meaner Hitler.’ You’ve said that I’m completely bald and my wigs were made from orphan hair. You’ve had me sleeping with everyone from Madonna to JFK—only one of which is true.” —Willy, in her resignation statement to the press
“I’d say off with your heads, but for some of you, that might not matter.” —Justin, addressing his high school, after they rudely crowned him Homecoming Queen
What’s your favorite line? Did I miss a gem you’d like to share in the comments below? What’d you think of the episode overall?
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