Betty a La Mode

  • The outside of the modern art museum shown is actually the outside of the New England Aquarium in Boston, with some computer-generated differences.
  • The pearl “B” necklace Betty wears is a replica of the famous necklace worn by Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s 2nd wife and mother of Elizabeth I.
  • Mark’s name in “Fake Plastic Snow” is Mark Saint-James but in “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” his name is Mark Weiner. (From a deleted scene from “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, Betty asks Marc: “Your real name is Weiner?” Marc answers: “I had to change it. A gay kid named Weiner? I wanted to beat myself up.”)
  • There was an actual fashion publication titled MODE, geared toward plus-size women. The magazine ceased publication in 2001.
  • Although Fashion TV is mentioned in the series, it is not connected to the real-life TV series or the French channel of the same name.
  • Despite being set in New York and it’s pilot being filmed there, the remaining episodes have been filmed entirely in Los Angeles. Much like other television programs, stock footage is used to establish that the show is set in New York.
  • On Betty’s nightstand sits a copy of the book The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. America Ferrera plays Carmen in the film version of the book.
  • Patricia Field created all of the costumes in the pilot episode. Field, a resident of New York, left the show when production permanently moved to Los Angeles.

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