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Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

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 George Bluth Sr. / ... (70 episodes, 2003-2018)
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 Michael Bluth (69 episodes, 2003-2018)
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 George-Michael Bluth / ... (69 episodes, 2003-2018)
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 Maeby Fünke / ... (69 episodes, 2003-2018)
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 Tobias Fünke / ... (69 episodes, 2003-2018)
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 Buster Bluth / ... (69 episodes, 2003-2018)
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 Lucille Bluth (69 episodes, 2003-2018)
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 Narrator / ... (69 episodes, 2003-2018)
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 Lindsay Bluth Fünke (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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 Gob Bluth (68 episodes, 2003-2013)
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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 halo1k

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Trivia

The events of season four culminate with several incidents at the Cinco de Quatro celebration, which takes place the day before Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo means "5th of May", however, Cinco de Quatro translates to "5th of 4th", instead of replacing the word for "5th", they replaced the word for "May". See more »

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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 »

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George Michael Bluth: I came to talk to you about the softball game. We need some girls on the team this year.
Michael Bluth: It's a league requirement.
Narrator: One that was difficult to keep, given GOB's behavior in the third inning of last year's game.
[shows GOB lying on top of a woman]
Narrator: And in the fifth.
[shows GOB following one of the female players]
Narrator: Oh, and before the game.
[shows GOB pouring water over the female players]
Michael Bluth: We lost our entire outfield and a couple of court cases.
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Christmastime Is Here (Instrumental)
Composed by Vince Guaraldi Trio
[Sad walking song]
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Nice... very nice
13 January 2005 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

During the show's debut in 2003-2004, I would quickly turn off my television set when that ukulele started to strum at the opening credits.

I was dead wrong at what I would eventually envision.

After viewing several episodes, I found this to be a witty, and sometimes delightfully funny program. Droll, hardworking, and recently widowed Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) has to endeavor with his father's (Jeffrey Tambor) imprisonment (in part to his real-estate company trading practices) his pampered mother Lucille (Jessica Walter), twin sister Lindsay, younger brother Byron "Buster" Bluth and his out-of-work oldest brother magician GOB. (or George Oscar Bluth II, pronounced "Jobe"). After George Sr. is sent to prison, the unbearable family members turn to Michael to head the corporation and handle their funds. Through it all, Michael has a son, George Michael, a timid and rather confounded young man who idolizes his daddy, has a mild infatuation with his only cousin, Maeby (Lindsay's daughter), and is in charge of the semi-popular Bluth frozen banana stand at Newport Beach's Balboa Island.

Not to mention the unexplainable Carl Weathers guest appearances, Ron Howard's uncredited narration, and brother-in-law Tobias' acting attempts, this program deserves its merit.


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