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Ugly Betty Recap: Episode 11, "Zero Worship"

Ugly Betty Rundown: Episode 11, "Zero Worship"

After a little more than a month off, Ugly Betty was back last night with an extra sugar-coated dose of sweetness. The actual Betty plotline was a bit too smarmy for my taste, but at least Marc and Amanda were there to balance it out. Plus, it looks like Christina is about to come to the forefront of one of the most important story lines of the season. Lucky for us, this is one of the few shows with a couple more episodes left before the involuntary writers' strike hiatus. So let's get to chatting about the episode:

  • Amanda's search for her father amongst a wall of famous faces continues on, but this time Marc was there to help . . . with a crazy psychic lady who mostly talked nonsense. Of course, Amanda found a way to make her prophecy come true, even if it involved Lil Bow Wow.
  • Speaking of which, most random cameo ever? And he was kind of in love with Betty? Um, okay!

Don't want to get too spoiler-y before the jump, so to read the rest of my thoughts just

  • So Willi is looking for a surrogate (who doesn't have a side job in dominatrix porn . . .) and it looks like it's going to be Christina. Christina, of course, needs the money to pay for her former deadbeat husband's medical bills. Is this going to end all tragic where Christina is pregnant with Willi/Bradford's baby and her husband turns out to be a jerk? How hilarious was it when the doctor said that Wilhelmina has a "hostile womb" and Marc just said "aren't they all"?
  • Betty was in charge of taking Justin and his classmates for a tour of the Mode offices, during which the middle school queen bee was your typical b*tchy Mean Girl. Of course, we all know that teenagers can totally be like that, which is the sad part. To prove a point to the impressionable youth, Betty took it upon herself to convince Daniel to change the upcoming Mode fashion week show to be more inclusive of different "everyday woman" body types.
  • The scene with Daniel on the shorter chair in the conference room rocked. So belittled. Literally.
  • Love, love, LOVE hormonal Wilhelmina!
  • Best line of the episode, Betty's response to the models being on a cheesecake and heroin diet: "I could totally stay on half that diet."
  • Second best line of the episode, Amanda talking about her maybe fathers: "Today I feel particularly close to Jimmy 'JJ' Walker, Dy-no-mite!"

  • Of course, Betty's idea won out in the end (yay) and the catwalk was full of normal sized girls, including Betty herself, also getting Mode a lot of publicity (double yay). But then the middle school mean girl said it sucked (boo), but one girl came back to say it was actually kind of great (yay again).
  • And the best part (other than conniving Willi, which I love) is that through all the twists and turns and trying to make out with Betty (utterly classic) — Amanda thinks her dad is Gene Simmons from Kiss. Another random musical cameo coming our way? We can only hope.

What did you think? Are you happy to have Ugly Betty back? Am I too hard on Betty herself? Will Christina do it? Is her husband a jerk? Has Amanda found her dad? Can we please have more Marc and Cliff? Let me know what you think.

Photos copyright 2008 ABC, Inc.

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LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
How did I not know this was on??????? I'm so sick of missing these shows! What are the networks thinking????? GAH! There was practically NO advertising for the show last week! At least none that I saw.
mrsk02 mrsk02 8 years
I love Ugly Betty!!! I do love Marc because he is such a riot.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
omg and the part where Mark was stroking Christina with the plastic arm from the model was one of my faves--I was dying!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
I loved this episode! I was seriously laughing out loud most of it--those one liners were hilarious. I also so Cliff on the Subway commercial--I thought that was weird! I didn't realize how much I missed the show until I saw it on Thursday!
scissorz scissorz 8 years
i like ugly betty partially because of its smarmy-ness. thats kinda part of why i watch it. i mean its real funny too but its always got some cheese.
popculture-whore popculture-whore 8 years
yes i saw cliff in the subway commercial! it was funny. i love marc & cliff... they need to have more scenes! i agree that bow wow being there was totally random, but he was sweet wasn't he? i swear daniel and betty are going to end up together.. like, wayyy later into the future but still
nomerz nomerz 8 years
I. Love. Marc. And. Amanda. They make the show!
LuvLeoDiCaprio LuvLeoDiCaprio 8 years
I thought it was great kind of predictable in that Ugly Betty sort of way. It's funny I was thinking the samething as divine in terms of the size extremes. None of the women on that show were "normal" sized they were just extremes. Hello where's the middle ground, I am 5'7" and a size 5 and I think I am perfectly normal :P.
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
Yeah, Annebreal, the psychic was Annie Potts who was on Designing Women. The episode was ok, not one of my favorites at all. It had it's good points, Marc and Amanda were fab as always. But the "normal" girls that were in the show were all fat not normal sized. When I go outside I see women who are size 12-7 not 12+. Going from one extreme to the other is not sending the right message. Skinny=bad, fat=good? Could they not find any women for that show that BMIs were in the normal range? Betty, however, looked very good.
annebreal annebreal 8 years
I thought the Bow Wow cameo was so random, but I busted a gut as I realized just before Amanda did that he was the "black dog". Wasn't the psychic one of the ladies from Designing Women?
skirtdiva skirtdiva 8 years
ohhh I thought that was him in Subway commercial. He is adorably funny!!!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I was so glad to have Marc and Amanda back, but I definitely agree that the plot was way smarmy. It was kinda preachy. Marc's line about the hostile womb totally made it okay though. Love him!
Adrianne Adrianne 8 years
YES. More Marc and Cliff please! And did you see Cliff in the Subway commercial? I nearly died out of laughter. :rotfl:
Adrianne Adrianne 8 years
I liked Amanda's "Hey Lady" and Marc's response "Hey Tramp" statements. :love: them two! genvessel -- I agree, so much good Daniel/Betty scenes in this episode, possibly the best D/B episode this season!
genvessel genvessel 8 years
the last ten minutes of the show might be ten of my favorite minutes of the series. love it.
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