Ugly Betty

Season 2 Episode 10

Bananas for Betty

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 06, 2007 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Henry and Betty go on a double date with Hilda and Gio. Wilhelmina tries to change her image as the queen of mean but fails miserably.

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  • Just how far will Wilhelmenia Slater go to succeed as a fashion editor?

    Whilst I agree with the other reviews that product placement is dissapointing and takes the edge of the usually funny show, I did enjoy watching Gio take an interest in Betty. Whilst I do like the Henry/Betty relationship, Gio seems to bring out a new side of Betty. And it's clear that he's interested. For a moment I thought Alexis and Daniel's relationship was going to change and evolve into a more grown up one, but in the end Alexis still had to win. Who knows what will happen now Wilhelmenia is still plotting against Mode.

    But let's face it, Wilhelmenia is at her best when she's plotting more evil plans - love the twist at the end! Can't wait to see what happens.moreless
  • Hilarious

    It was a really funny episode, I think I laughed more times in this episode than in any other Ugly Betty episode, which is saying a lot because I often find the inside jokes really funny.

    Betty and Henry go through some problems when Gio shows up, but with Hilda. Betty finally realizes that she has very little time left with Henry and she pushes for them to do different things, but Henry just isn't feeling it.

    Alexis and Daniel try to settle who gets to be the chairman or chairwoman of MODE and they use a very creative way to settle their argument. Meanwhile, Wilhelmina is having problems getting people to invest in her magazine, but as people say, plan B is already in works.moreless
  • Pointless.

    I felt that this episode was really boring as nothing really exciting happened in it.

    Henry and Betty go on a double date with Hilda and Gio which turns out to be a pointless night, all that happens is that Hnery finds it in his heart to love Betty more, but it takes him almost the entire episode to figure that out, which gets really boring. The storyline of Gio was bring and useless - he took Hilda out on a date, but apparently likes Betty? In my words, seems pointless and effortless. I loved the fight between Daniel and Alexis fighting who was going to be in charge of Mode.... that's all that enthused me with this episode....moreless
  • Betty White gets both angry and even!

    A double date? Dull! Perhaps a painball match between brother and sister over who will control Mode. Sure Amanda fell in love with someone she hated, but I hope she made the right choice. She's one of my favorite characters. The main event of this epiosde is Wilhelmina trying to be sweet and good. Not until she push Betty White out of the way to get a cab. Betty got hurt in the process. Betty white's performance could get her an Emmy nod for best Guest Actress in a Comedy. The painball plot works very well as well. New episode in January. Remember we got this strike. "Ugly Betty" could say goodbye in January if the strike isn't settled.moreless
  • Not my favorite episode, but decent...

    Ugly Betty was really good and cute. I'm glad that Henry and Betty were all right at the end but i sort of enjoyed it when they weren't exactly getting along. Seeing him dance was funny. The whole plot with Gio was funny and I liked how at the end of the episode, Hilda told Gio that she didn't think that she was the Suarez that he liked... Wilhelmia and Marc were funny also in this episode. Slater magazine wasinteresting and it was hilarious when theie people weren't getting paid and quit. Also, Wilhelmina's feud with the other woman wassooo funny! The ending was a bit gross with her asking the medical examiner ti take sperm from Mr. Meade's body and then impregnate herself with it.moreless
Betty White

Betty White


Guest Star

John Cho

John Cho


Guest Star

Ted Lyde

Ted Lyde

Security Guard

Guest Star

Max Greenfield

Max Greenfield

Nick Pepper

Recurring Role

Alec Mapa

Alec Mapa

Suzuki St. Pierre

Recurring Role

Freddy Rodriguez

Freddy Rodriguez


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • After Betty tries eating ice cream off Henry's stomach, she has a dab of whip cream on her cheek that appears and disappears between takes.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Nick: So you have a butt load of glitter glue but not one paper clip in the office.
      Amanda: Calm down, you're hysterical. You're practically screaming like a woman.

    • Kenny: She's Alexis, big as Texas, she knows what it's like to be both sexes!

    • (Alexis and Daniel fighting over chair)
      Daniel: What, why are you so strong? Did they give you super strength when they installed your vagina?!

    • Amanda: You're gonna taste the wrath of my dog's vengeance.
      Nick: You don't even know what wrath means.
      Amanda: So? I know you're gonna taste it.

    • Henry: (to Betty) I have a big surprise for our date tomorrow night. Wear socks, 'cause they're gonna get knocked off.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Unusually, the title card appeared while the main actors were being credited, and not before.

    • Featured Music:
      'Rise And Shine' by Vanessa Williams
      'Ice Cream Man' originally by John Brim covered by Van Halen
      'If You Don't Know Me By Now' by Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes
      'Eyes Wider Than Before' by Scott Matthews

    • This episode was nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Costumes For A Series."

    • International Airdates:
      Ireland: December 06, 2007 on RTE Two
      Norway: March 26, 2008 on TVNorge
      New Zealand: April 13, 2008 on TV2
      Sweden: April 22, 2008 0n Kanal 5
      The Netherlands: June 10, 2008 on Net 5
      Denmark: June 3, 2008 on TV2
      Greece: August 14, 2008 on ANT1
      Latin America: January 29, 2009 on Sony Entertainment Television


    • Suzuki St. Pierre: The Devil donates Prada.

      It's an allusion to the Academy Award nominated 2006 movie The Devil Wears Prada. The show's general plot is loosely based on that movie.

    • Alexis: Daniel, come out and play...

      This is from the movie, The Warriors when the gang is out fighting in NYC. The rival gangs say "Warriors come out and play" as a taunt.

    • Betty: Last week we were watching Walk The Line, you know, about Johnny Cash...

      Walk The Line is a 2005 movie about legendary singer/songwriter Johnny Cash (also known as the Man in Black). It stars Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.