Ugly Betty

Season 3 Episode 10

Bad Amanda

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 04, 2008 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Amanda and Betty are forced to work together for an article called "How I Blew Ten Grand Without Spending a Dime."

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  • A very interesting episode, with storylines developing rather well.

    This episode brought back the storyline of Wilhelmina's baby being born and we discover the gender, which is male. I really loved the scene where Wilhelmina and Christina are discussing the name of the child, and all those ridiculous names come out! That was really funny!

    The episode was also really interesting as it followed the adventures of Betty and Amanda, who had to write an article, about 'doing free things in New York'.

    Overall, the episode was thoroughly entertaining. In my opinion, it was well constructed and the episode was very funny.

    A great episode! Keep up the magic, Ugly Betty! I highly recommend this episode!moreless
  • Amanda Rocks.... again.

    Another fine ep of Ugly Betty Season Three. In this one, Betty and Amanda are forced to work together on an article. Cue fun, mayhem and upsets! Surprisingly Amanda is an intelligent person with untapped potential. She knows how to get around town and get what she wants for free. Of course, this does eventually lead to trouble, especially with Betty and her rent saga. But this is soon fixed.

    As much as I adore Betty, it was Amanda who ruled this episode. That's not say Betty didn't have her moments - the ending especially when Amanda comes home from her second job to see Betty has prepared dinner and brought her a new wallet was rather uplifting and pleasing to see. Betty has grown into Mode now, meaning all the horrible comments from Amanda have been left behind, for the time being.

    Christina and Wilimenia also bond over the baby (funniest moment? Christina's pregnancy cravings) and it appears Daniel is playing with fire.....moreless
  • After weeks of the quite random adventures of Betty, things finally get back on track as the main storylines come back, make their appearances and move forward.

    This episode still might have been part of a "random" Betty adventure, like the past handful of episodes have been, but things are different this time around. For one, the storyline involving Wilhelmina, Daniel, Connor and Molly develops quite a bit, especially between Daniel and Molly; the bit between Willie and Connor is just too funny!

    One thing that made me like this episode was that the storyline involving Christina and Bradford's baby comes up, which it hasn't done in two or three episodes. Christina finally looks pregnant in this episode! And we also learn the gender of the baby, as well as other stuff that Wilhelmina has planned for it (or perhaps hasn't planned!).

    The episode is a nice mix of Betty following her dreams and the more soapy storylines. Can't wait to see what happens next!moreless
  • Betty and Amanda work together.

    This was a really nice episode which gave us quite an insight into Amanda's character beyond her usual slapstick antics. Alhough she normally uses and abuses Betty, here, at least she felt sufficiently bad about it and got a second job in a fast food restaurant to help pay her half of the rent. There were quite a few nice scenes with the two of them and also between Christina and Wilhelmina. In this episode it was confirmed that Christina/Wilhelmina's baby not only has just 2 months before making an appearance but also that the baby is a boy! There was a lovely moment where the two of them are discussing potential names. This was a nice episode to finish this half of the season on.moreless
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Guest Star

Aaron Lazar

Aaron Lazar


Guest Star

Matt Wilkas

Matt Wilkas


Guest Star

Grant Bowler

Grant Bowler

Connor Owens

Recurring Role

Sarah Lafleur

Sarah Lafleur


Recurring Role

Nathanael Maini

Nathanael Maini

Photo Editor

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Wilhelmina: I was thinking about naming him Abelard.
      Christina: Oh my god, I hope you're joking.
      Wilhelmina: Well, what would you suggest?
      Christina: I've always been quite fond of Hamish.
      Wilhelmina: Lovely. Why not Angus?
      Christina: Nothing wrong with Angus. I had a lovely tussle in the hay with an Angus once.

    • Hilda: (talking about Amanda) Is juice-moocher pitching in?
      Betty: Well, I've been dropping hints all week.
      Hilda: Yeah, have you tried 'where's my rent, bitch'?

    • Amanda: A gift? For me? (she opens it)
      Betty: You know, 'coz yours got stolen, and you need somewhere to keep your rent money.
      Amanda: Betty, this is Prada.
      Betty: Actually, it's Plada.

    • Wilhelmina: You see the way Daniel's looking at her? The way Betty looks at a cheeseburger.

    • Amanda: Betty, last night wasn't all your fault. Well, it was a little bit your fault, but it was mostly my fault. I don't know, I would say it was more like seventy-forty, me.

    • (Amanda fakes a really loud snore as Betty talks about museums)
      Amanda: Oh, I thought your pitch was how to have fun in the city, not put yourself into a coma.

    • Betty: As we all know, living in Manhattan can be expensive.
      Wilhelmina: Really? I hadn't noticed.
      Daniel: Uh, there's no need to be sarcastic Wilhelmina.
      Wilhelmina: No, I honestly never noticed.

    • Betty: Which would have worked, if Amanda wasn't eating all my ramen, yet she denies it. She says there's an old crazy man who lives inside my walls and comes out at night to eat my food. She calls him 'Bad Ronald'.
      Christina: I've seen your apartment, she might be right.

    • Claire: ... And given your weakness for having sex in public places-
      Daniel: That was only once, and it wasn't a public place, mom. Until they moved the truck.

    • Wilhelmina: Christina, I've got a lot on my mind at the moment. And one of the reasons I hired you as my surrogate was for the fierce independence of the Scottish people. Your entire country would be insulted if I held your hand at the doctor's office. You're our braveheart.
      Marc: Our brave uterus.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Air Dates:
      Norway: March 18, 2009 on TVNorge
      Sweden: April 28, 2009 on Kanal 5
      Australia: January 5, 2010 on 7TWO
      The Netherlands: February 2, 2010 on Net5
      Latin America: April 21, 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television (a.k.a. Canal Sony)

    • For the first 10 episodes of this season, the show was nominated for the 2009 People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy.

    • Featured Music:
      'Fashion' by Heidi Montag
      'Dirty Basement' by Elektrons
      'Elle' by Sebastian Tellier


    • When Betty takes Amanda to task for eating her food, Amanda blames it on 'Bad Ronald' who she says lives in the walls.

      This is an obvious reference to the 1974, made-for-TV movie Bad Ronald, where the title character lived in the 'walls' (actually, a special room behind the pantry) and came out to steal food from the family living in the house.

    • Wilhelmina: (to Christina) You're our braveheart.

      Braveheart is a movie starring Mel Gibson as William Wallace, a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks. The 1995 movie is the story the Scots' fight for their country's freedom from English rule around the end of the 13th century.

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