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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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 strippers that Gob introduces are named Barbara and Dee. These were the names of two of Michael's past girlfriends seen in Arrested Development: Forget Me Now (2005). See more »


Michael: Are you just trying to get us at each other's throats like you did with the Boyfights videos?
Mexican Painter #1: Boyfights! Luchos de muchachos!
Mexican Painter #2: Si! Luchos de muchachos!
Mexican Painter #3: I have this video!
Narrator: Boyfights were a big hit in Latin America.
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References Land of the Dead (2005) See more »


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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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