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Would You Watch a Musical "Ugly Betty"?

Would You Watch a Musical "Ugly Betty"?

First "Buffy" did a musical episode, then "Scrubs," now ... "Ugly Betty"? The show's cast and crew said this week that a singing, dancing "Betty" is in the works.

Cast members have been talking about doing a musical on the show's podcast for a while now, but I always assumed it was a joke. Earlier this week, though, star America Ferrera told an audience at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences that the cast had been begging to do a musical episode since day one — and the show's executive producer confirmed that a musical is being planned.

While I have mixed feelings about gimmicky TV in general, "Ugly Betty" might be the rare show that can pull off a musical. We've already heard Justin (Mark Indelicato) belt one out in the subway, and Vanessa Williams was a singer first. "Betty" is pretty campy already, and I'm not sure characters breaking into song would even feel out of place.

Meanwhile, the lucky folks in the audience when ABC announces its fall schedule this month will get a bit of a preview: Michael Urie, who plays Marc, has said that he, Mark Indelicato and Becki Newton will be performing a song-and-dance number.

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LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I'm sure they could pull it off...I mean look at Justin! The kid has got some pipes! (Based on that one episode when he went to see Hairspray) But I always feel like shows do the musical bit when they run out of other ideas or have just gotten old and stale. Ugly Betty is FAR from that.
joyofadventure joyofadventure 9 years
o and btw- i LOVED the buffy musical episode!
joyofadventure joyofadventure 9 years
most def!! id watch it, i love this show, i read the other day that some critics think that it is over rated, but i think its smart and funny!!
JulieBall JulieBall 9 years
I would, it'd be fun
Classy-Amelia Classy-Amelia 9 years
I would watch it. I watched the Buffy one and the Scrubs one. Why not Ugly Betty. I'm sure it will be quite amusing.
SaraSmile SaraSmile 9 years
I will watch this show in any formation. I love it.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
The cast is perfect for this. If it were a stand-alone episode, more character than plot driven, it would be great!
lilren lilren 9 years
I love this show, but I'm not sure if I would enjoy a musical version. Doing something like that always takes away from the plot a bit too much. It almost becomes annoying to watch.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
Ummm....no. No musical for me.
wiggy wiggy 9 years
i could see myself loving it or hating it. there isn't an inbetween.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
I think it would be a great show to do a musical version.
Jessstin Jessstin 9 years
Seems like it would be another version of Hairspray
yiddidea yiddidea 9 years
YES! This show could pull this off and I bet it would be hilarious!
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