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Ugly Betty: Queens for a Day

Betty uses her Queens connections to lure big time photographer (and former Queens boy) Vincent Bianchi to shoot for Mode. But when Bianchi insists that Betty meet at a posh restaurant, she feels pressured to get a makeover only things dont quite turn out as planned. Meanwhile Wilhelmina primps for a big date, and Bradford tries to get his hands on Fey Sommers death car.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 103
Airdate: Thursday October 12th, 2006

Director: James Hayman
Writer: Marco Pennette

Alternate Airdates:

FI (Nelonen) Apr 30, 2007
NL (Net 5) Aug 26, 2009

Guest Stars
Elizabeth Penn PayneElizabeth Penn Payne
As The Masked Woman
Jill Latiano HowertonJill Latiano Howerton
As Model
Kevin SussmanKevin Sussman
As Walter
Michael UrieMichael Urie
As Marc
Rhys CoiroRhys Coiro
As Vincent Bianchi
Ron CanadaRon Canada
As Senator Slater
Stelio SavanteStelio Savante
As Steve
Eve MauroEve Mauro
As Assistant
Gilles G. MariniGilles G. Marini
As Jean-Luc
Greg ProopsGreg Proops
As TV Fashion Reporter
Mark HamesMark Hames
As Waiter
Ron ButlerRon Butler
As Reporter #2
Teresa HuangTeresa Huang
As Reporter #1
Thea VidaleThea Vidale
As Cholli
Main Cast
America FerreraAmerica Ferrera
As Betty Suarez
Eric MabiusEric Mabius
As Daniel Meade
Becki NewtonBecki Newton
As Amanda
Alan DaleAlan Dale
As Bradford Meade
Tony PlanaTony Plana
As Ignacio Suarez
Ana OrtizAna Ortiz
As Hilda Suarez
Ashley JensenAshley Jensen
As Christina
Vanessa WilliamsVanessa Williams
As Wilhelmina Slater
Episode Notes
Daniel mentions MODE is 50 years old.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Los Ninos De SaraLa Cubanita 
Pussycat DollsButtons 
ShakiraHips Don't Lie 
Thuggie DKeep Ya Body Movin' 
The Voodoo Trombone QuartetVoodoo Juju 

Episode Quotes
Marc: Did you see her yet?
Wilhelmina: Yes and it looks as if Queens threw up!

Betty: (Talking on the phone) Oh, I wasn't expecting this. I thought I was going to have to leave a message.
Vincent: Wanna call back, I could let the machine pick up?

Wilhelmina: Remember the yacht? Your Dad throws this party to introduce Alex to the entire fashion community, as the new editor of Hudson. He walks in with a black pinstripe Amarni jacket, white tuxedo front shirt and polka dot boxers.
Bradford: That picture ended up in almost every newspaper in the country. Circulation went up 38%. That is an editor.
Daniel: Wish you'd told me that Dad. I would gladly have dropped my pants for you.

Betty: (to Marc) I can't hit your boss but I can hit you and everybody knows I'm from Queens and I will do it!

Christina: Since when did you wanna look like one of them? They're not even real! Real women snort when they laugh, they've got fat arses, wobbly up their arms, and get PMS.

Wilhelmina: We’ll work with each other to fix it. I’ll start with the leak.
Daniel: I’ll tackle the new spread.
Wilhelmina: Perfect, we’re in this together.
Daniel: Are you as creeped out as I am?
Wilhelmina: More.

Cultural References
Justin: It's just like Top Model except no one's crying.
Top Model refers to America's Next Top Model, hosted and created by ex-model Tyra Banks.

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