George is declared dead in Mexico and the Bluth family holds a wake for their dead family member. Meanwhile, George isn't dead and has returned to the USA, only to be found by a newly dumped George Michael.
Did You Know?
At about 6 minutes 30 seconds George Michael can be seen walking in front of a red dog house with a beagle sleeping on the top of it. This is an obvious reference to the Peanuts character Snoopy who is a beagle that spends a great deal of time on top of his red dog house. The "sad" version of the song "Christmas Time Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas
(1965) plays whenever anyone in this episode does the "sad walk". The first time this leitmotif makes an appearance, we see the beagle on the doghouse. Other references to Peanuts in this episode include a sign on the banana stand which reads "The frozen banana maker is currently 'IN'" (a play on the sign hung on Lucy's psychiatric help stand), the music which plays as various characters sulk dejectedly after being humiliated or rejected, and of course the title of the episode itself. See more
When the family goes to the attic after the funeral, the blue screen outside the window is clearly visible. It appears that an exterior animation was left out in post production. See more
Michael remembered what Buster did to what he thought was Rosa's favorite toy to what he thought was Rosa's car.
[Young Buster throws a vacuum cleaner at the bus
References A Charlie Brown Christmas
The Final Countdown
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