[S1E3] Who You Calling Ugly
America Ferrera was cast as the titular character, after Hayek approached her about the role. Ferrera said she read the script and "fell in love with the character". Ferrera compared Betty to Bridget from Bridget Jones's Diary, calling her an "underdog". In February 2006, Christian Toto from The Washington Times reported that Eric Mabius had joined the cast as Daniel Meade, the son of the publisher who was made editor-in-chief of MODE. Actress Charlotte Ross was originally cast as Wilhelmina Slater, but she pulled out before filming to join the pilot for ABC comedy show Pink Collar. Vanessa L. Williams replaced Ross.
[S1E3] Who You Calling Ugly
Horta had a specific idea of what Betty's world and the MODE offices would look like. He compared his vision to the directorial style of Pedro Almodóvar, calling it "a bit of heightened reality, but a real sort of grounded, emotional factor". Richard Shepard was chosen to direct the pilot, after Horta saw his work on The Matador (2005). He thought the bright colors and the balance of comedy and emotion that Shepard set in the film was also the right tone for Ugly Betty. The pilot was shot in early 2006 on location in New York City and at the Silvercup Studios. The Woolworth Building in Manhattan stood in for the headquarters of Meade Publications, while Betty's home in Queens was shot on-location in the borough. After the pilot was filmed, production for the rest of the season was moved to Los Angeles as filming in New York was believed to be too expensive at the time.
House goes to Cuddy to get excused from clinic duty. Cuddy is making him do it so he will have to deal with people. She threatens to make him more miserable if he tries to keep calling her in for consults.
Foreman: Occam's Razor. The simplest explanation is always the best.House: And you think one is simpler than two.Cameron: Pretty sure it is, yeah.House: Baby shows up. Chase tells you that two people exchanged fluids to create this being. I tell you that one stork dropped the little tyke off in a diaper. You going to go with the two or the one?Foreman: I think your argument is specious.House: I think your tie is ugly. Why is one simpler than two? It's lower, lonelier... is it simpler?
Dr. Cameron: I'm uncomfortable about sex.Dr. Chase: But we don't have to talk about this.Cameron: Sex... could kill you. Do you know what the human body goes through when you have sex? Pupils dilate, arteries constrict, core temperature rises, heart races, blood pressure skyrockets, respiration becomes rapid and shallow, the brain fires bursts of electrical impulses from nowhere to nowhere and secretions spit out of every gland, and the muscles tense and spasm like you're lifting three times your body weight. It's violent, it's ugly, and it's messy, and if God hadn't made it unbelievably fun... the human race would have died out eons ago... Men are lucky they can only have one orgasm. You know that women can have an hour-long orgasm? Hey, Foreman. What's up?
Myōjin Yahiko gives Kamiya Kaoru a very difficult time, disobeying her, calling her "ugly" and refusing to take his training seriously, saying that he simply wants to learn how to beat people up and doesn't care much about the idealism of the Kamiya Kasshin-ryū (i.e. Katsujinken, or "the sword that gives life"). He also gives her a hard time about the infamous meals she prepares. Both he and Kaoru are annoyed at Himura Kenshin for having joined them together as student and teacher. 041b061a72