Ugly Betty

Season 1 Episode 13

In or Out

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jan 18, 2007 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The karaoke scene and the walk across the bridge featuring Betty and Daniel followed the same storyline setting as Betty la Fea, but the outcome was different in the original version.

    • When Amanda placed a picture of herself on the "In" part on Wilhelmina's "In or Out" board, she placed it on the right of Marc. A couple of scenes later, when Wilhelmina was on the phone to "The Mystery Woman" she looks at the board. It can be seen from this camera angle that the picture of Amanda is back on the "Out" section, and the space next to Marc is no longer occupied by Amanda.

    • The restaurant where Betty was "chip chick" was El Coyote on Beverly Blvd. near Hollywood.

    • The song Betty and Daniel sing at karaoke is "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher.

  • Quotes

    • Marc: Because you need to show your loyalty to Wilhelmina- Oops, did I just say that out loud?
      Amanda: ...... What?

    • Marc: And when Wilhelmina takes over, these are the people who get to stay, and these are the people who get the Jimmy Choo.
      Amanda: What?
      Marc: The boot.
      Amanda: What?
      Marc: Gone.
      Amanda: (gasp)

    • Betty: I'm gonna get Daniel a new horse to ride. That didn't sound as dirty in my head.

    • Marc: You have to prove your loyalty to the queen.
      Amanda: You?
      Marc: Awww. No, Wilhelmina!

    • (Upon seeing Daniel's orange tan)
      Betty: Now can we discuss this Cheeto tan?
      Daniel: What? I was supposed to be in Rio for two weeks.
      Betty: You look like an Oompa Loompa.

    • (Discussing a casting session for swimsuit models)
      Daniel: Wilhelmina can take that.
      Betty: Daniel, no, you love casting sessions. Hotties. Big boobs.
      Daniel: Please, don't ever say "boobs" again.

    • (Hilda is wearing a revealing dress for her job interview)
      Betty: Hilda, nipple.
      Hilda: I know!

    • Betty: Fashion Week is next week, and the magazine needs you.
      Daniel: Look at you. Fashion Week. Five months ago, you thought Cavalli was a brand of pasta.
      Betty: So did you.

    • Marc: I am not sitting in Betty's old chair. This bum don't slum.
      Wilhemina: That's not what I heard.

    • Betty: I should never have taken that stupid job at Sofia's magazine. I should have just stayed at Mode.
      Justin: Yeah, Betty. I miss the swag.

  • Notes

    • First appearance by Rebecca Romijn. She was added to the main credits and this episode marks one of the few times that a post-operative trans gendered character (Alexis) has been a full-time regular in a TV series.

    • International Airdates:
      Norway: March 28, 2007 on TVNorge
      Bulgaria: November 6, 2007 on Nova TV
      The Netherlands: November 12, 2007 on Net 5
      Belgium: April 17, 2008 on VijfTV
      Greece: July 17, 2008 on ANT1

    • Featured Music:
      'Because I'm Awesome' by The Dollyrots
      'Lovely 2 C U' by Goldfrapp
      'Volare' karaoke
      'I Got You Babe' by Sonny and Cher karaoke

  • Allusions

    • Oompa-loompas are characters from Roald Dahl's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which has also been made into two movies - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) starring Gene Wilder and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2005 starring Johnny Depp. In this episode, Daniel's face resembles the oompa-loompas in the earlier movie.

    • Marc: The bitch is back.

      "The Bitch Is Back" is a song from Elton John's album Caribou.

    • Christina: Call her representative and arrange a dinner date.
      Betty: Celebrities do that?
      Christina: Where do you think Tom and Katie hooked up, church?

      Katie Holmes was raised Catholic but she converted to the controversial Church of Scientology after becoming involved with Tom Cruise, a devoted Scientologist. Tom reportedly "auditioned" several young actresses to be his girlfriend before Katie.