Desperate to find money, at George Sr.'s request, Michael contacts "Uncle Jack", a man who the family has had past business relations with. Meanwhile, the family members enjoy their weekend getaways at a local spa / resort, and Michael suggests to Tobias that he buy a tape recorder to listen to some of his questionable phrasing. Written by
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's character Uncle Jack is based loosely on real-life 90-year-old fitness guru Jack LaLanne
. Speech mannerisms, style of dress, and even the dyed jet-black hair are all trademarks of LaLanne, who, unlike Short's character, remains extremely mobile and agile at the time of this episode's first airing. See more
In the "On the next Arrested Development" segment, where Tobias, at Micheal's suggestion, listens to the tape recording he took of what he says during a day, the first phrase he listens to was from an earlier episode, Queen for a Day, which occurred before he ever got the recorder. See more
[after Michael asks Tobias to buy a tape recorder to record conversations of himself speaking
You know, Michael, perhaps I should buy you that tape recorder. Do you have any idea how often you say the word "afraid"?
Well, I know I did in the jacuzzi.
And I apologize for that. I thought it was a pool toy.
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