Ugly Betty

Season 3 Episode 9

When Betty Met YETI

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 20, 2008 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Marc and Betty compete against each other for the Young Editors Training Program but only one spot is available. Daniel learns he is drawn towards Molly. Wilhelmina attempts to get Connor to notice her.

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  • Betty and Marc go head to head.

    This was another nice episode of Ugly Betty. The opening scene with Amanda in the bath bossing Betty around was really funny and nicely done. The competition with Marc over their presentations was also done well and funny. I felt sorry for Justin that things didn't work out with Randy. Hilda didn't have much to do this week, though, which was sad because she usually has some great scenes. Daniel was really sweet when he went to Molly's school and talked to the children. He seemed genuinely touched by their thank you notes. The season is still going nicely and I'm looking forward to the next episode.moreless
  • Another rollercoaster of events!

    In this episode we see something truly amazing; the talents of miss Betty Suarez. She is really intelligent and really strong-minded. Her proposal at YETI was truly inspired and I wish we knew how impressed the judges were. But instead the judges picked Betty because of her race, leading to a nice moment of racial diversity and Betty struggling with her innerself. In the end, she does a noble thing and lets Marc take her place, though thanks to Daniel Betty is in anyway.

    Speaking of Marc, it was great to see him and Betty go head to head. The use of Lady Gaga's Pokerface as he showed up at Yeti was well done, but in the end he and Betty made peace. Love the celebratory ending.

    Other characters that were great were Daniel's fatherly side coming out; Willie making advances at Connor (the bit where she congratulates Marc was well acted by Vanessa Williams) and Justin learning how hard life can be. Fortunately, Hilda was there for her son when he needed her the most.moreless
  • A very enjoyable episode!

    This episode of Ugly Betty had me excited just by the title of it, which is awesome! We finally got to see Betty realise her dreams and apply for the Young Editor's Training Initiative, aka YETI!

    I really loved the storyline to this one, and I also enjoyed one scene in particular, which was when Marc was walking into the YETI building, and the Lady GaGa song was on. That had me laughing!

    Overall, this episode really isn't a significant one, but it is one that I think is very enjoyable, and I recommend it highly.

    Great work by the show, and this is a great episode! Keep it up!moreless
  • Warning! Rant on the missing of Cliff's character from the show and how he just was kinda pushed aside.

    I'm disappointed to see that Cliff's character played by David Blue is gone from the show. At least from this episode it seems like that. All was that mentioned of him was that Amanda had said Marc was engaged, but then he got dumped. I love Marc's character, but I wish I could have seen a little more hurt from him. Cliff character was definitely my favorite because he didn't play the stereotypical gay guy. He also was hilarious and thinking back to previous episodes, he's just a good guy. He didn't have corruption following him and was just the well-rounded character the show needed. I can just hope that they bring him back in some future episode because I just can't picture Marc with someone else. To the actual episode. It was funny and I thought it was interesting to say that Betty met their "quota." In my class, we've recently been discussing this, and I think it's quite sad that things like that has be done. As a person of color, I would hope that I'm looked at for my abilities rather than the color of my skin. I'm glad that Betty saw this herself. She definitely has the skill and the talent to make it far.moreless
Mark Badgley

Mark Badgley


Guest Star

James Mischka

James Mischka


Guest Star

Max Ehrich

Max Ehrich


Guest Star

Sarah Lafleur

Sarah Lafleur


Recurring Role

Grant Bowler

Grant Bowler

Connor Owens

Recurring Role

Max Greenfield

Max Greenfield

Nick Pepper

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Betty is looking at Daniel's recommendation letter, we can see that while the first and the last pages contain real text, the second one reads: 'ing em faccummy (...) do4bore te cugoero' etc.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Connor: Should we go out and celebrate?
      Wilhelmina: Yes, absolutely. Although the restaurant we passed on the way in had a sign in front that says 'We've got crabs'.

    • Betty: Look, Amanda, I'm really glad that you're getting so comfortable living here these past couple of weeks, really I am. But I think it's time you and I had a talk about something that really has been bothering me.
      Amanda: Is this about that sixty dollars that you left out for anyone to take in your bottom drawer? It's time to let that go, Betty.

    • Hilda: (to Justin) No, sweetie listen to me. You, are perfect. But you're going to meet a lot of stupid people in your life and they're just not gonna get you. Screw 'em. All that matters is that you never, for a second, change who you are.

    • Marc: Betty, are you crazy? I have been discriminated against my whole life. If I was given an advantage like you, I'd take it and run with it.
      Betty: Marc, you're a gay man in a fashion industry, you have plenty of advantages.
      Marc: That gets me nothing.
      Gay Man: Madonna tickets, backstage passes.
      Marc: Thanks bitch. (Betty gives him a look) Okay, but outside the fashion world, it's a different story.

    • Betty: Hi Marc.
      Marc: Marc isn't in right now, but if you'll leave your name and number, he'll never speak to you again, you odious sea-cow Betty. Beep.

    • Daniel: I knew I was in trouble when I asked if any one of them wanted to be an editor when they grow up and little Emmy said, (mimics her voice) "Um, I want to be a dancer/monkey/Chinese person."

    • Christina: Betty's magazine is going to kick your magazine's arse!
      Marc: Oh really? What's it called? "Clashing Patterns Digest"?

    • Amanda: Betty, you know fashion means clothing, right?

    • Wilhelmina: Well, it's always good to have a plan B.
      Marc: Or a plan 34-C, ha ha.

    • Wilhelmina: (talking about Connor) He is ambitious, he's shrewd, he's competitive, he's hot. He's... he's me.
      Marc: He's the male-helmina.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Episode Title: When Betty Met YETI

      This is a reference to the 1990 film When Harry Met Sally which starred Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.