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My Mother the Car 

Michael loses his short-term memory after he and Lucille have a car accident. George-Michael and Maeby want to see an R-rated movie about cousins in love.

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Michael cannot remember anything about the car accident he and Lucille were in. While he's trying to piece together the accident, GOB thinks Michael is planning to escape to South America with his father. Meanwhile, Lindsay makes repeated visits to the prison in hopes of scoring a date. Written by halo1k

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14 December 2003 (USA)  »

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When Michael returns after the first surprise party, G.O.B. and Lindsey are watching television. The theme to the television series My Mother the Car (1965) is playing. See more »

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While Buster and Lucille Two are on a date on Lucille Two's balcony, Buster sees his mother on her own balcony, presumably across a courtyard or air shaft. Since the Lucilles' apartments have already been shown to be across the hall from each other, this would be physically impossible. See more »

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Usher: Sir, we will not be starting with "Less Cousins Dangeroozies" until you leave.
Lucille Austero: I'm sorry, I was under the impression my AARP card was good for one and a date.
Byron "Buster" Bluth: I knew society wouldn't accept this. And they never will.
[Buster bolts for the curtains, not realizing there's a cinder block wall behind it. He collides and collapses]
Lucille Austero: Buster... Buster...
Usher: We just need the three extra bucks.
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References My Mother the Car (1965) See more »

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My Mother the Car
Performed by Paul Hampton
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Brilliant insight into Jessica Walter's character
5 January 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

My Mother, the Car is a good, solid episode of Arrested Development that explores the relationship between Michael and his mother Lucille (Walter). In it, Lucille wants to have a "surprise" birthday party held in her honour and Lindsay and Michael agree to have one. However, the party is ruined when only Lucille and Michael actually go. Michael confronts his siblings and asks them to come to another party- but once again, Michael and Lucille are the only ones there. When they leave, Lucille crashes their car- and makes it look like Michael was the driver.

Lucille, typically the series' villainess, is at her most evil in this episode, but it's a brilliant episode for still having some sympathetic moments for Lucille- no one goes to her party and she explains why she framed Michael. Also on the side are a good subplot for George Michael and Maeby, Lindsay with a hilarious shirt, and one of the best "On the next" segments. Arrested Development is doing what it does best in relying on its wonderful characters for laughs.


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