Arrested Development: Season 3, Episode 4

Notapusy (7 Nov. 2005)

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To prove he's a man to Rita, Michael and his nephew Steve Holt compete in the Church And State Fair's annual triathlon. George Sr. tries to scare some at-risk youth, and Tobias tries to ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Buster Bluth / British Soldier
Justin Grant Wade ...
Rev. Bob Patterson


To prove he's a man to Rita, Michael and his nephew Steve Holt compete in the Church And State Fair's annual triathlon. George Sr. tries to scare some at-risk youth, and Tobias tries to help George-Michael's girlfriend Ann to compete in the fairs' "inner beauty" pageant. Written by halo1k

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Rita is seen exiting the men's bathroom after the triathlon is finished. See more »


When George Sr. is watching a baseball game is his bedroom, the batter is wearing a helmet with a Chicago Bears 'C' logo. The Chicago Bears are an American Football team. See more »


Narrator: Meanwhile, at the Church And State Fair, Maeby was signing up for the inner beauty pagaent.
George-Michael Bluth: So why are you doing this, Maeby?
Mae "Maeby" Fünke: It's Shirley. I'm just here to show that all these pagaents care about is looks.
George-Michael Bluth: What's with your nose?
Mae "Maeby" Fünke: Isn't it cool? It's the same one Nicole Kidman wore in "The Hours".
Narrator: It had been purchased for her by Jamie Kennedy who was hoping to land a part in Maeby's film.
Jamie Kennedy: Ten thousand dollars!
Mae "Maeby" Fünke: You're such a dear, but I'm not putting you in my remake.
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References Octopussy (1983) See more »


Balls in the Air
Written by David Schwartz and Gabriel Mann
Performed by Gabriel Mann
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Not the worst episode
13 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

All episodes of AD have ratings here on IMDb, and as of this writing, with a 7.9, Notapusy is ranked the lowest among the 53. Is it the worst episode? To imitate Ron: It isn't. Not even close. Notapusy is a highlight of season 3, including a hilarious bit where George Michael turns his back to anything thrown at him. Falling short when it comes to sports is something I think a lot of men can relate to, and both George Michael and Michael represent that here. Season 3 is known for its callbacks to earlier episodes- mostly it imitated the first two seasons- but by the end season 3 imitates itself by showing George Michael turning away from keys thrown to him. Good stuff.

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