Ugly Betty

2006, TV Show

Ugly Betty Episode: "Zero Worship"

Season 2, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: Amanda seeks help from a clairvoyant (Annie Potts) in the search for her father's identity; a visit to the magazine by Justin and his classmates prompts Betty to coax Daniel to change the image of Mode's models; a new twist develops in Wilhelmina's designs on the Meade empire. Rappers Bow Wow and Omarion appear as themselves.
Original Air Date: Jan 10, 2008
Guest Cast Wendy Benson: Veronica Christopher Gorham: Henry Grubstick Carol Ann Susi: Mrs. Galeano Juliette Goglia: Hillary Annie Potts: Linda Alec Mapa: Suzuki St. Pierre Rob Brownstein: Dr. Weiss Hannah Marks: Taylor Derek Riddell: Stuart Omarion: Himself Bow Wow: Himself David Blue: Cliff Elizabeth McLaughlin: Lindsay
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Season 2, Episode 11
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Zero Worship Season 2, Episode 11

Welcome back all you UB fans out there! It looks like we've got a few more glorious weeks to enjoy with our homely heroine before the writer's strike takes hold. Lets try and make the best of the short time we have with her. First off, I should explain that though I'm a first time blogger for this show, I've been a fan since day one and I've been known to comment on here every so often. I think I've got what it takes to keep this blog going though I hope nobody holds it against me that I'm rooting for Betty and Gio over Betty and Henry. Anyway, here goes.In Betty's first outing of the new year, fashion week was underway once again at Mode which means two things: Loads of stress for the Mode employees and plenty of guest stars for us viewers at home. Remember Katherine McPhee's cameo from last year? While Betty was helping Daniel prepare for the Mode fashion show, she also played the cool aunt for Justin and his classmates by guiding them on a tour of the office. As she led the kiddies around, it became apparent to her how seeing size zero models everywhere was starting to affect the impressionable young minds. Recalling her own weight issues as a child, Betty set out on a mission to prove that being skinny isn't the only way to be beautiful. Betty seemed to gain support from Daniel who was eager to prove his abilities as a leader. When Alexis quickly shot down his idea, he resorted to rigging the scale at the weigh-in to appease both Betty and Alexis. When Betty figured it all out, she convinced him to go behind his sister's back and cast real women in the fashion show. Although the show was a success, Betty wasn't quite as successful at getting through to the girls in Justin's class. In the mean time, Wilhelmina and Marc continued on their quest to get Bradford's bun in Willie's oven. Unfortunately, Willie's doctor informed her of her hostile womb which causes her to be infertile. Time to find a surrogate! At first, it seemed that Willie's manicurist was the perfect woman for the job until Marc and Cliff uncover her big secret while perusing the porn section of their local video store. With the manicurist no longer an option, Willie needed to find someone who was so desperate for money they'd do anything. Enter Christina...who had just received word that Mode's health insurance would not cover her husband's experimental procedures. Poor Christina always seems to end up in these situations! However, it looks like we'll be getting more on that storyline next week. Over at the reception desk, Amanda continued her search for her father. Even with a private detective on the case, she was no closer to finding out her father's identity and was about ready to give up hope. As a last resort, she takes up Marc's offer to visit with a psychic (played by Annie Potts) whom he swears by based on the fact that she knew he was gay when he met with her for the first time. I loved Amanda's response to that: "Is that the doctor who delivered you?" Annie Potts did an amazing job with the role leading Amanda on a scavenger hunt trying to find the clues that she mentioned in the reading. The whole thing amounted to Amanda finding a picture of Gene Simmons from Kiss and believing him to be her father. While I'm sure it won't end up being true, the very idea of it made me cringe. They better get us someone so much better to fill those shoes. I'd rather not see some cast-off from Celebrity Apprentice. By the end of the hour, Betty walked the runway during fashion week, Bow Wow and Omarion performed a song from their new album, and it looked as though Willie found herself a surrogate. Did I mention how glad I am this show is back? Even if its just for a little while. This show is a perfect blend of over-the-top drama and hilarious one-lines which makes it pretty tough to catch everything and fit it into one little blog. As I've stated in previous comments on this blog, I love any scenes that pair up Marc and Amanda and this episode is no exception. I was completely content with the minimal screen time given to Ignacio though a little more Hilda would have been nice. Betty and Henry's relationship has run its course for me and I'm waiting for Henry to leave so Betty can have other love interests (even if it's not Gio.) Before I go, I also need to mention how much I miss Judith Light as Claire. I'm so psyched for next week when her trial for Fey's murder begins. It's gonna be a great one folks! I leave you this week with a few of my favorite little tidbits from this week's show. -The cheesecake/heroin diet -Amanda feeling close to Jimmy "JJ" Walker, Dy-no-mite! -Marc turning everything into sexual "inenendo": "Dick Tracy" was "shooting blanks" -"They're New York teenagers. If they can sorta read and they don't kill me, I'm happy!" -Bow Wow likes em freaky -Amanda's dog is a little racist (but adorably ugly) -Marc wanting to watch "Bring It On" or "Bring It On 2: Bring It On Again" -The secret fashion show code names: Princess Daisy/Betty, Black Dragon/Henry, Falcon/Daniel -Willie referring to Christina as a Scotch on the rocks show less
Welcome back all you UB fans out there! It looks like we've got a few more glorious weeks to enjoy with our homely heroine before the writer's strike takes hold. Lets try and make the best of the short time we have with her. First off, I should explain that though I'm a first time blogger for this show, I've been a fan since day one and I've been known to comment on here every so often. I think I've got what it takes to keep this blog going though I hope nobody holds it against me that I'm rooting for Betty and Gio over Betty and Henry. Anyway, here goes.In Betty's first outing of the new year, fashion week was underway once again at Mode which means two things: Loads of stress for the Mode employees and plenty of guest stars for us viewers at home. Remember Katherine McPhee's cameo from last year? While Betty was helping Daniel prepare for the Mode fashion show, she also played the cool aunt for Justin and his classmates by guiding them on a tour of the office. As she led the kiddi... read more

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Premise: A bright but ordinary-looking woman is a fish out of water working at a glitzy fashion magazine. Adapted from a Colombian telenovela.

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