History Series / UglyBetty

19th Dec '16 11:34:36 PM Xtifr
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'''''Ugly Betty''''' (20062010) is an Creator/{{ABC}} {{Dramedy}} and an [[CulturalTranslation Americanized version]] of the Colombian SoapOpera ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'', which already had [[MultiNationalShows dozens of versions around the world]]. The show splits its time between {{Slapstick}}, fashion industry [[SatireParodyPastiche satire]], occasional [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]], SoapOpera plots ([[IndecisiveParody kinda-sorta parodied]]) and {{Anvilicious}} [[AnAesop Aesops]] about self-esteem and whatever other issues the writers want to make points about.

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'''''Ugly Betty''''' ''Ugly Betty'' (20062010) is an Creator/{{ABC}} {{Dramedy}} and an [[CulturalTranslation Americanized version]] of the Colombian SoapOpera ''Series/YoSoyBettyLaFea'', which already had [[MultiNationalShows dozens of versions around the world]]. The show splits its time between {{Slapstick}}, fashion industry [[SatireParodyPastiche satire]], occasional [[DeadpanSnarker Deadpan Snarking]], SoapOpera plots ([[IndecisiveParody kinda-sorta parodied]]) and {{Anvilicious}} [[AnAesop Aesops]] about self-esteem and whatever other issues the writers want to make points about.
11th Dec '16 4:56:05 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Seasons one and two were filmed in Los Angeles (save for the pilot), even though the show takes place in New York City. Averted in seasons three and four (as well as the pilot) which were filmed on-location.



* FridayNightDeathSlot: When the show aired for the first half of the fourth season -- [[HopeSpot it escaped to Wednesdays]], only to get canceled anyway.



* HeterosexualLifePartners:a rare aversion to this trope, Amanda and Marc are of the opposite sex, but Marc is gay and Amanda shows no attraction to Marc, but the closeness of their friendship still fits this trope
* HideYourPregnancy: A somewhat extreme case with RebeccaRomijn; her character Alexis had to be written out of the show when the actress became pregnant, seeing as Alexis is transgender.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners:a rare aversion to this trope, Amanda and Marc are of the opposite sex, but Marc is gay and Amanda shows no attraction to Marc, but the closeness of their friendship still fits this trope
* HideYourPregnancy: A somewhat extreme case with RebeccaRomijn; her character Alexis had to be written out of the show when the actress became pregnant, seeing as Alexis is transgender.
trope.



* PlayingAgainstType: Fabia, the hilariously camp cosmetics mogul, is played by... Creator/GinaGershon???
** Also, Betty's Italian VA [[HilariousInHindsight would later go on to voice]] a character in [[PatitoFeo another show with a very similar premise]], despite it being basically more of a SoapOpera [[RecycledInSpace for kids]]; the Playing Against Type part kicks in after you realise that the same person who voiced Betty voiced the ''AlphaBitch'' of the other show, that is, ''the one harassing the main character''. Wow.



* TheOtherDarrin: Wilhelmina's daughter in season 4. Marc [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by complimenting her on her nose job.
25th Mar '16 11:36:58 AM Aruu
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* AbortedArc: The death of Fey Sommers, and subsequent hints that she is actually still alive. The [[spoiler: Bandaged Woman, who was all but outright stated to be Sommers, was instead revealed to be Alexis Meade. From that point, Sommers is brought up just enough to remind us who she was. Ultimately, she never comes back, and it's left to the viewers whether or not she truly died.]]
* ActorAllusion: Zachary Boule dated a Gossip Girl. So did his actor, canonically.
* AloofBigBrother: Alex Meade (eventually Aloof Big Sister).
* AlternateUniverse: episode 17 of season 4, see DreamSequence
* AlwaysCamp: played with.

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* AbortedArc: AbortedArc:
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The death of Fey Sommers, and subsequent hints that she is actually still alive. The [[spoiler: Bandaged Woman, who was all but outright stated to be Sommers, was instead revealed to be Alexis Meade. From that point, Sommers is brought up just enough to remind us who she was. Ultimately, she never comes back, and it's left to the viewers whether or not she truly died.]]
* ActorAllusion: Zachary Boule dated a Gossip Girl. So did his actor, canonically.
* AloofBigBrother:
AloofBigBrother:
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Alex Meade (eventually (who eventually became an Aloof Big Sister).
* AlternateUniverse: AlternateUniverse:
** The
episode 17 of season ''"Million Dollar Smile"'' (Season 4, see DreamSequence
Episode 17) has Betty hitting her head and imagining an alternative universe in which she never had braces, and was considered to be the pretty sister while Hilda was the homely one. See DreamSequence.
* AlwaysCamp: played with.AlwaysCamp:
** Marc St. James.



* BattleButler: Marc St. James

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* BattleButler: BattleButler:
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Marc St. James



* BoxingEpisode: "Kissed Off"

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* BoxingEpisode: "Kissed Off"''"Kissed Off"''



* {{Camp}}: Justin and Suzuki St. Pierre.
* CampGay: Marc St. James

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* {{Camp}}: Justin and {{Camp}}:
** Justin
**
Suzuki St. Pierre.
Pierre acts camp for his on-screen persona, but is a fairly normal father and husband behind the scenes.
* CampGay: CampGay:
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Marc St. James



* FashionHurts: In "The Icing on the Cake," Amanda receives a "dress" that is unexpectedly uncomfortable. Later, during Wilhelmina's wedding, Marc gets his average boyfriend Cliff to dress up fashionably for the occasion, which results on him complaining about how he could barely breathe.

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* FashionHurts: FashionHurts:
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In "The ''"The Icing on the Cake," Cake,"'' Amanda receives a "dress" that is unexpectedly uncomfortable. Later, during Wilhelmina's wedding, Marc gets his average boyfriend Cliff to dress up fashionably for the occasion, which results on him complaining about how he could barely breathe.breathe.
** Daniel loans Molly a designer outfit in one episode, after he spills food on her original clothes.
25th Mar '16 11:23:09 AM Aruu
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Justin Suarez. Less so, now that he has a boyfriend.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: AmbiguouslyGay:
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Justin Suarez. Less so, now that so once he has gets a boyfriend.



* BaseballEpisode: softball variety, but yeah.

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* BaseballEpisode: One episode revolves around a softball variety, but yeah.game within Meade Publications.



* BigBlackout: Season 4 episode Blackout revolves around this, having Betty, her co-workers and her neighbors trapped in their dilapidated apartment building during a karaoke party just hours after she had the landlord install an electric door; leading Amanda to believe that "Betty's voice (In the karaoke) brought darkness to the land". "-Amanda! Is that you?" "-Sorry, I thought that was MY butt."
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Wilhemina Slater and Charlie

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* BigBlackout: Season 4 episode Blackout revolves around this, having Betty, her co-workers and her neighbors trapped in their dilapidated apartment building during a karaoke party just hours after she had the landlord install an electric door; leading Amanda to believe that "Betty's voice (In the karaoke) brought darkness to the land". "-Amanda!
-->'''Betty:''' Amanda!
Is that you?" "-Sorry, you?
-->'''Amanda:''' Sorry,
I thought that was MY butt."
''my'' butt.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: BitchInSheepsClothing:
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Wilhemina Slater and Charliemanages to pull this off more times than should be possible.
** Charlie, Henry's ex-girlfriend.
10th Jan '16 5:59:20 PM Quanyails
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10th Dec '15 6:42:30 AM crazysamaritan
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* TheBechdelTest: Passes with flying colours. Despite the show being about fashion, the business setting allows women to talk about many, many other things than men or the getting thereof.
13th Oct '15 1:32:59 AM bombadilla
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first few episodes of the first season featured a much moodier Betty than we're used to, who seems to be an excitable but generally optimistic person for much of the show. Also her voice would sound quite hoarse (and somewhat fake) to those viewers who are used to the actress' naturally high-pitched voice. Just think of her sweetly shrill "Daniel!" and compare it to anything she says in the first few episodes.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first few episodes of the first season featured a much moodier Betty than we're used to, who seems to be an excitable but generally optimistic person for much the rest of the show. Also Also, her voice would sound quite hoarse (and and somewhat fake) fake to those the viewers who are used to the actress' naturally high-pitched voice. Just think of her sweetly shrill "Daniel!" and compare it to anything she says in the first few episodes.
20th Sep '15 5:32:09 AM samitv
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*DancingWithMyself: In the episode Plus None Betty dances with herself to the song ''Dancing by Myself'' by Billy Idol in a crowded dance party while Matt [[LongingLook looks on]].
7th Sep '15 1:11:17 PM nombretomado
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* NewYorkCity
* NoBisexuals: Typical in shows [[WillAndGrace which are created by and/or written by Gay people.]]

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* NewYorkCity
* NoBisexuals: Typical in shows [[WillAndGrace [[Series/WillAndGrace which are created by and/or written by Gay people.]]
6th Jul '15 6:52:27 AM Mdumas43073
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* ChristmasEpisode: "Fake Plastic Snow" (Season 1), "Giving Up the Ghost" (Season 2), "Be-Shure" (Season 4).



-->'''Christina:''' I don't know why she's holding onto that one. Somebody should take him down

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-->'''Christina:''' I don't know why she's holding onto that one. Somebody should take him downdown.
* ThanksgivingEpisode: "Four Thanksgivings and a Funeral"
** "Lose the Boss" takes place immediately after Thanksgiving.
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