Another Friday night, another great batch of one-liners from the deliciously dialogued Ugly Betty! Here were my favorite quips from the evening:
“I really liked your pitch for a green issue. Wilhelmina was wrong—it did not reek of recycled manure.” —Matt, to Betty
“And I really liked your get sporty idea. You were not ‘nothing but nose hair’ while you were pitching it.” —Betty, to Matt
“Well, what an unpleasant surprise.” —Willy, upon encountering Daniel and Betty when coming out of the elevator
“Think of the tiny baby orphans! And your public image.” —Marc, convincing Willy that she has to do the charity party for Tibetan orphans
“At Wilhelmina’s apartment? How exclusive! Can you steal me something, like a napkin, an olive—anything!” —Justin, being his hilarious self after finding out that Betty got invited to the charity bash Willy is throwing at her apartment
“No, I’m cool with it. I’m more than cool with it. I’m freezing with it! Brrrrr!” —Betty, hilariously feigning being OK when Matt said he was bringing a date to Willy’s party
“What? You’re going with Betty’s Matt? Isn’t that going to break her pudgy little heart?” —Marc, to Amanda, about her going as Matt’s plus-one to Willy’s charity party
“Oh, Mandi! You’re having real feelings! Now I am happy for you!” —Marc, after Mandi says that she feels bad for what she’s doing to Betty
“I hate feelings! Marc, when did I get so deep?” —Mandi
“Well, if you think I do my own cleaning, you don’t know me very well!” —Willy, to the detective, who accused her of cleaning up after her daughter’s murder
“The writer finished a draft of your speech. I think it’s appropriately faux-modest, but preachy.” —Marc, to Willy
“I took the job because I wanted to be a fashion editor—not a digger of dirt or, fond as I am of ascots and monocles, a junior detective. I’m sorry, I can’t spend one more moment of my life scrounging around in dumpsters looking for horrible information on people!” —Marc, initially refusing to dig up dirt on the blackmailing detective for Willy
“He has hoagie money? What’s he blackmailing me for?” —Willy, to Marc, about the supposed blackmailing detective’s wealth
“I feel so bad about what happened. I just thought you’d have a better chance at a love connection if we placed an ad for your special needs.” —Amanda, after placing a Craigslist ad for Betty that asked for men looking for plus-sized women
“Yes you can! It’s so Julia Roberts from My Best Friend’s Wedding. I love that for you.” —Justin, urging Betty to go to Willy’s charity party alone
“I need scissors, thread, and the dress you wore to Archie’s fundraiser. This is my Project Runway moment, and I’m gonna make it work!” —Justin, fixing up one of Hilda’s “fat” dresses for Betty to wear to Willy’s fundraiser
“Well, what can I say? I’m a giver.” —Willy, a faux-earnest line that no regular Ugly Betty viewer would buy
“You’re not turning yourself in. And you, you’re not killing anyone! What’s with this family?” —Marc, to Nico and Willy, who are fighting about what they should do with the murder mess they’re in
So, Ugly Betty fans, which quips did I miss? Do you have a fave?
More ‘Ugly Betty’ Bites from EW.com:
‘Ugly Betty’ Bites: 19 hilarious lines from last night’s episode!
‘Ugly Betty’ Bites: 15 great lines from last night!
‘Ugly Betty’ Bites: The best lines from Betty’s makeover premiere episode!