When Michael suspects that George Michael has been smoking marijuana, he enlists the help of a one-armed man his father used to scare them as children. GOB and Buster participate in the bust, which ...
While Buster looks for ways to get out of serving in Iraq, Lindsay's quest to score a date at the Bluth Company Christmas party backfires after GOB's sexual harassment speech. Michael and Maeby get ...
Meet the wildly dysfunctional Bluth family. This family was once at the height of real estate development in Orange County, California. But when the family business - the Bluth Company - goes bust, they're suddenly found penniless with their assets frozen. They move into their last remaining asset - the model home left over from their latest housing tract. Their luxury vehicles are replaced with a reminder of the family's former wealth - the stair car that accompanied their private jet. The patriarch of the family is George Bluth - he's now in prison, and loving every minute of it. His wife Lucille and daughter Lindsay are spoiled socialites who can't handle getting kicked out of family restaurants. His son Buster is in his mid 30's and lives at home. His son George Oscar Bluth is a magician who started a group to get magicians to be taken seriously - and gets kicked out when his own tricks are revealed. Lindsay is married to a man named Tobias Funke, once a psychiatrist, who decides ... Written by
The Arrested Development writers were known for using a lot of foreshadowing. One such plot development that the writers started to foreshadow but never followed through on was about Tobias being revealed to be a black man with a rare skin condition. Fox cutting the second and third seasons short might have had something to do with this plot line being dropped, but there are references to Tobias being a black man sprinkled throughout the show. Here are a few: Tobias: I am surprised that she's going after somebody so similar to my own type. (in reference to Lindsay flirting with Ice the Bounty Hunter, from the episode "Good Grief") Lindsay: People hear the name Tobias, they think 'big black guy.' Tobias: Well, obviously, I'm not a big guy. I'm not a Carl Weathers, par example. (from the episode "Afternoon Delight") The writers seem to have continued this into the fourth season. Tobias is looking into a mirror when he says, 'Tobias, what are you doing?' and then turns around to see a black person there. (from the episode "Smashed") Finally, Tobias's book cover for 'The Man Inside Me' shows a black man hiding behind a white man resembling Tobias. See more »
During the time George Sr spends in the attic, storage boxes in the background are marked with either "Tracy" or "Tracey." These are boxes of old clothes belonging to Michael's late wife. See more »
What Dave Attell was trying to portray was the fact that Tobias was never able to be completely naked, but it was lost on the audience due to the narrator's shoddy delivery.
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this comedy is smart where so many others are not. its one of the few shows on today that you find DO NOT have a laugh track which alone makes it unique, but with the excellent writing and acting make it a refreshing and hilarious change. after a few episodes, it all makes sense and is that much funnier once you know the characters and their very individual quirks.
this show deserved all of the awards it won plus a few more just to make sure it gets noticed. its been voted TV-lands "future classic" after only a single season if thats any clue to those who haven't seen it yet. the dry acting of jason bateman and the voice over by ron howard are both stellar and add greatly to the shows overall style.
watch this show as soon as it begins again (nov 7, 2004 after the simpsons) you wont be sorry.
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