Ugly Betty

Season 1 Episode 17

Icing on the Cake

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Mar 15, 2007 on ABC
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Daniel keeps secret from Alexis the fact that he is the one who hired Grace to defend their father, something which Wilhelmina uses to bring the siblings apart. Meanwhile, when invited by Henry to Charlie's birthday party, a desperate Betty asks Dr. Farkas, her orthodontist, to be her date. Finally, Amanda catches the eye of an unusual designer who claims that she is his muse.moreless

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  • Daniel keeps a sercret about not knowing Grace.

    9.1
    More Ugly Betty drama. Daniel keeps secret from Alexis the fact that he is the one who hired Grace to defend their father, something which Wilhelmina uses to bring the siblings apart. Meanwhile, when invited by Henry to Charlie's birthday party, a desperate Betty asks Dr. Farkas, her orthodontist, to be her date. Finally, Amanda catches the eye of an unusual designer who claims that she is his muse. Betty still has feeling for Henry which everyone knows and Dr. Farkas leaves early saying he knows. Ah poor Betty. That sucks that Grace left because I liked her and Daniel together.moreless
  • Ahh 'Ugly Betty' never fails to entertain...

    8.9
    Enjoy sitting down to watch Betty every sunday night. It is fantastic. great humor, and drama and visuals (eg betty's braces at the start, amanada in that dress!)

    I'm heaps annoyed though as Charlie is too nice but Henry and Betty should totally be together! Wilamenia is also annoying me.. tho she makes the show more dramatic by wanting to take over and consequently ruin daniels life. Was a bit disappointed that there wasn't as many justin and marc comments... a whole episode of those two would do me just fine! Can't wait to see what happens with Claire, Betty and the orthodontist, Betty and Henry, Henry and Charlie, Daniel and Grace, Daniel and Alexis, Alexis and her dad!!moreless
  • If Every guy who turn into a girl ends up like Rebecca... then we've gotta a tough competition!

    9.2
    I like this series because is real, feet standind yet funny and mostly because the lead is, well, ugly! Not America, but Betty of course!



    And the interested is that i watch both versions of Betty (one from Colombia and other from Mexico) and I never saw Betty with so many guys on her.



    I mean, there's Walter, Henry and now Doctor something. But anyway, all i got eyes recently is Rebecca Romjin... ALEXIS! I mean, if every guy turn into her, then we're so gonna need help ... LOLmoreless
  • I laughed from start to finish!

    9.9
    This was so funny, all the characters are funny in this one. Every episode with Claire Meade in it is fan-frigging-tastic. Her lines are the best and I like her interaction with Betty a lot. Daniel keeps secret the fact that he is the one who hired Grace to defend their father from Alexis, something which Wilhelmina uses to bring the siblings apart. Meanwhile, when invited by Henry to Charlie's birthday party, a desperate Betty asks Dr. Farkas, her orthodontist, to be her date. Finally, Amanda catches the eye of an unusual designer who claims that she is his muse.moreless
  • that dress

    9.5
    The Rubber Dress was fantastic as was amanda's antics in said dress. the toilet scene had me giggling. The gnomey hat just topped it. Charley is the most annoying character so far and not just because i want Betty and Henry to get it together. Cameo by Lucy Lui is fanastic.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Dr. Farkas

Guest Star

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

Grace Chin

Guest Star

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer

Constance Grady

Guest Star

Christopher Gorham

Christopher Gorham

Henry Grubstick

Recurring Role

Jayma Mays

Jayma Mays

Charlie

Recurring Role

Judith Light

Judith Light

Claire Meade

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: When Betty is talking with Daniel about the special toothbrush that her dentist gave her, she is holding it with her right hand but in the next shot, it's in her left hand.

    • Goof: When Betty is talking to Henry and Charlie in front of the elevators, a girl with a pink blouse is walking in front of Henry and Charlie and behind Betty, but when the camera changes to Henry and Charlie she's coming from behind, in the next shot, she is walking behind Betty again.

    • Viewers hear Amanda's last name during this episode. It's 'Tanen'.

    • Goof: Amanda is at the office talking to the girl that she pushed at the party. She is wearing the rubber dress and the top part is pulled down right at her shoulders. The next time the camera is on her, the top part is pulled down all the way under her chest.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Dr. Farkas: Ok, Betty. All done. So now these new wires are a different gauge. So they may feel a little strange to you and to anyone who's kissing you.
      Betty: Oh, Dr. Farkas. Nobody's kissing me.
      Dr. Farkas: Aww, come on. There must be someone special.
      Betty: Well there was a guy, but, he has a girlfriend.
      Dr. Farkas: So, uh, how's it feel?
      Betty: Well it was tough at first, but, now I'm happy. We're all just friends.
      Dr. Farkas: No, I meant the braces.

    • (Alexis walks into Daniel's bedroom)
      Daniel: How did you get in here?!?
      Alexis: (jiggling keys) All those angry women, and you never changed the locks?

    • Alexis: (about Grace) Hey Danny, that person you don't know? She's in your bed!

    • Henry: (looking visibly bothered) So, you didn't say you were bringing someone.
      Betty: Oh, I thought that would be okay.
      Charlie: Oh yeah, and he's cute Betty, and a dentist.
      Betty: Orthodontist!
      Charlie: Thumbs up.
      Henry: So, how long have you two been seeing each other? I mean, just because you haven't said anything.
      Betty: Really? Oh, um well, we've known each other for a while, and he's a really terrific guy.
      Charlie: Oh, well you two are perfect together. And the chemistry is just obvious, right Henry?
      Henry: I don't know…I just met the guy.

    • Wilhelmina: So he's been lying to Alexis about helping Bradford this whole time. Boinking the lawyer is just icing on the cake.
      Marc: (in a singing voice) Yuummmmyyy!
      Wilhelmina: Ugh! Too gay. Now, I want you to follow Daniel everywhere he goes. If you can give me proof of the affair, I can put Alexis against him.
      Marc: Perfect, they'll be so busy taking each other down, they won't even notice you taking over.
      Wilhelmina: Oh, fly my pretty, fly!
      Marc: And you thought yummy was too gay?

    • Alexis: We have a big problem
      Daniel: Okay, crazy time begins at 1; we're in the middle of a meeting now.
      Alexis: It's about our Father.
      Daniel: Excuse me.
      Alexis: Grace Chin is representing him - she's never lost a case.
      Daniel: OK ah... well, is that so bad? Do you really want him to spend the rest of his life in prison?
      Alexis: He's a murderer. What's going on with you? Did you know about this?
      Daniel: No, of course not. I don't even know this Grace Chin woman. Alexis, he is still our father.
      Alexis: Before you go and buy him a set of golf clubs, let me remind you that he's the one who made you feel worthless your whole life, drove our mother to drink hand sanitizer and told me he'd rather see me dead than standing here in a dress. The man is a monster!

    • Ignacio: Mrs. Meade, what do you take in your coffee?
      Claire: Vodka and ice, hold the coffee.

    • Claire: I'm going to the airport and catching the first flight to wherever it is people go when they disappear!

    • Dr. Farkas: You snapped your wire eating a bagel?
      Betty: Yep.
      Dr. Farkas: Was the knife still in it?

    • Charlie: (to Betty, about her birthday party) You have to come. So far it's just Henry's dorky friends from Accounting, and they get drunk and talk about W2s.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Featured Music:
      'Turn To Real Life' by Shiny Toy Guns
      'You Give Me Something' by James Morrison
      'Do Right Woman, Do Right Man' by Aretha Franklin

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: May 2, 2007 on TVNorge
      Bulgaria: November 12, 2007 on Nova TV
      The Netherlands: December 10, 2007 on Net 5
      Latin America: May 1, 2008 on Sony Entertainment Television
      Greece: July 23, 2008 on ANT1

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Constance: Are you sure I'm gonna look like Beyonce?
      Hilda: Honey, when I'm through with you, Jay-Z's going to be ringing your alarm.

      This is in reference to Beyonce's song 'Ring the Alarm'. Beyonce and Jay-Z are wife and husband.

    • Betty: Oh, is that the raspberry chocolate cake from Magnolia?

      Magnolia Bakery is a famous bakery in New York and Los Angeles that is known for its cupcakes.

    • Wilhelmina said "Oh, fly my pretty, fly!" to Marc. Once again, she's quoting the Witch from The Wizard Of Oz.

    • Claire: I might as well be tied to a chair getting my ear sliced off.

      Reference to the Quentin Tarantino film Resevoir Dogs in which this exact scenario happens to one of the characters.

    • Amanda: She's one of those women who hates other women.
      Marc: Enough with the vagina monologue!

      The Vagina Monologues is a play by Eve Ensler that examines womens' feelings about their female anatomy. The play also deals with painful issues like sexual assault.

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