Arrested Development: Season 3, Episode 8

Making a Stand (19 Dec. 2005)

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Michael is tired of his father always having GOB compete with him, so Michael gets GOB his own banana stand franchise, only to find that GOB has set it up 20 feet from the old one. After ... See full summary »



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Young Gob


Michael is tired of his father always having GOB compete with him, so Michael gets GOB his own banana stand franchise, only to find that GOB has set it up 20 feet from the old one. After the two compete, they decide to teach their father an elaborate lesson, and Buster refuses to use his handicap to scare kids. Meanwhile, Maeby uses Lucille's surgery in a horror film. Written by halo1k

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The music and lyrics for the song played at the end, "Yellow Boat," was meant to mimic The Beatles "Yellow Submarine." See more »


Narrator: GOB had just opened up a new banana stand like 20 feet from the old banana stand.
Michael: Oh yeah? Me and my banana stand are going to kick your banana stands ass!
George Michael: It's just going to to back and fourth all day.
Narrator: And it did just that.
[shows a series of photos showing what happened]
Narrator: But the footage it produced was less entertaining than you might imagine, no matter what music was put behind it. It was kind of funny to "Yellow Submarine", but who could afford it?
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My favorite episode of the series!!!
11 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I believe this is the best episode of "Arrested Development". It has everything that Arrested needs; an over-the-top plot, great writing, and a wonderful way for the characters to clash. It is George Sr. at his most manipulative, Michael and Gob at their most bickering, and his most "busterish personality" (lol). it also has the best plot with j walter weatherman, who i thought was the funniest recurring character on the show. this episode also has the brilliant pace; it's practically "the perfect episode". Arrested, despite being cancelled due to terrible advertising/marketing, truly is a wonderful series and the only good comedy to air this entire century. And I believe that after the film comes out, it will become enough of a box office hit to signal the re-airing of the television series. And when that happens, I think "Making A Stand" will truly become a classic episode. Highly Recommended for both Arrested fans and those interested in being introduced to the show!!!

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