Arrested Development: Season 2, Episode 13

Motherboy XXX (13 Mar. 2005)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
8.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.9/10 from 757 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Lucille recruits George Michael to take Buster's place at the annual mother son dinner dance. While Michael and GOB are busy tracking down the seal that ate Buster's hand, Tobias signs away... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by), , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 27 Feb 2011
 
a list of 18 titles
created 15 Apr 2012
 
a list of 18 titles
created 02 May 2013
 
a list of 30 images
created 26 Jun 2013
 
a list of 445 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Motherboy XXX" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Motherboy XXX (13 Mar 2005)

Motherboy XXX (13 Mar 2005) on IMDb 8.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Arrested Development.
« Previous Episode | 35 of 68 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Himself
...
...
...
...
Announcer at Dance
Edit

Storyline

Lucille recruits George Michael to take Buster's place at the annual mother son dinner dance. While Michael and GOB are busy tracking down the seal that ate Buster's hand, Tobias signs away the family's life rights in order to get a part with his former acting coach Carl Weathers. Written by halo1k

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Release Date:

13 March 2005 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At some point Tobias is seen being depressed over TV/film roles he auditioned for but didn't get. He already made vanity license plates for these roles, one of them is for Dr. House (House M.D.) where the actor David Cross in real life auditioned for. See more »

Goofs

When Buster is zip lining across the hotel, the end of the zip line can be seen at the bottom of the balcony, much lower than the window. After the hook is let go by Buster, it crashes through the middle of the window, even though the end of the line would be much too low to crash through the middle of the window. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [about the Motherboy dance] Motherboy was also the name of a heavy metal band that used to rock pretty hard during the '70s. We are legally obligated to make this distinction.
See more »

Connections

References House M.D. (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

End Credits Theme
Composed by David Schwartz
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Man-eating seals, badly named mother-son dances and other oddities
29 March 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When Buster loses his hand to a seal bite in the episodes Out on a Limb and Hand to God, it was unclear whether this would be a permanent development or temporary; indeed, in this episode, the Bluths think they can track the seal and restore Buster's hand with a transplant. In the mean time, what one thinks of the hand storyline might be mixed- I've heard of fans who liked it and didn't like it, but got used to it. I fall into the second category. Motherboy XXX is a good enough episode that, when I realized the hand would not be reattached, I nevertheless accepted the hand loss story (which isn't to say Out on a Limb and Hand to God are bad, just that the storyline is odd at first). Part of how Motherboy XXX does justice to the storyline is by tying it in with a previous episode: The Bluths remember being psychologically tormented by a one-armed man growing up (see the episode Pier Pressure), and are thus a little afraid of Buster. But they eventually accept him.

From a comedic perspective, this episode is good, complete with some Ann jokes, George going crazy in the attic, and a mother-son dance badly titled Motherboy XXX (as in 30). It's an episode that utilizes the odd characters Buster, Lucille and Michael well. Nominated for an Emmy for editing.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hints and clues in AD MuppetFan1997
Pls give me reasons why I should continue watching this andrenmathers
should i watch it ? ooodimamas
The Ocean Walker tjg2723
All time best shows? averywetfrog
Best chicken dance? andrew-gillespie5000
Discuss Motherboy XXX (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?