Arrested Development: Season 3, Episode 9

S.O.B.s (2 Jan. 2006)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
8.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.9/10 from 781 users  
Reviews: 3 user

George Sr. suggests a last-ditch effort to save the family by holding a fund raiser to raise money to pay their legal expenses. Michael suggests to Lindsay that she take over the house work... See full summary »

Director:

(as Bob Berlinger)

Writers:

(created by), , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 447 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 07 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 135 titles
created 17 Nov 2012
 
a list of 971 titles
created 01 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 13 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "S.O.B.s" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: S.O.B.s (02 Jan 2006)

S.O.B.s (02 Jan 2006) 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 | 49 of 68 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Donnie Richter / Chareth Richter / Rocky Richter-Wang / Himself (pretending to be Emmett Richter) / Himself
...
Tannis Vallely ...
Casting Director
...
...
Mrs. Van Skoyk
Anne Bellamy ...
Woman at Country Club
Edit

Storyline

George Sr. suggests a last-ditch effort to save the family by holding a fund raiser to raise money to pay their legal expenses. Michael suggests to Lindsay that she take over the house work, and he sends George-Michael to an expensive boarding school. Meanwhile, Maeby has trouble with a snowboarding film and Tobias tries to be a "discipline daddy". Written by halo1k

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

2 January 2006 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Andy Richter has been on the show multiple times before. He can be seen in episode #2.7 - "Switch Hitter" (dropping his sandwich on the way out of the parking lot), episode #2.8 - "Queen For A Day" (being confronted by Tobias at the movie studio) and episode #3.5 - "Mr. F" (in the background while Michael and Rita are on the Tantamount Studios tour). See more »

Goofs

In the end, Buster's thumb is shot off. However, you can clearly see that he is holding his thumb down, trying to hide it for the camera. See more »

Quotes

Donnie Richter: We dont have grades here. A student either learns and gets an "L" or they fluctuate.
George Michael Bluth: What do we get for that?
Donnie Richter: An "F".
[Mr. F music plays]
See more »

Connections

Spoofs I Love the '70s (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Arrested Development
Composed by David Schwartz
(opening theme)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
S.O.B is a story within a story much like the Blake Edwards movie
15 January 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of this show and was so sad that during its heyday, I didn't watch TV. So, I missed the full impact of this episode which was a last ditch ploy by the producers of AD to keep the show going after an unsatisfactory performance in ratings and lots of criticisms about the characters not being relatable.

The previous reviewers got the jist of the episode, I love that they tried adding 3d elements and a suspenseful death to make it more sensational "TV" . What I wanted to add to this review was the extent to which the episode SOB Save our Blutes also blatantly refers to a movie of that same name by Blake Edwards - an I spurring Hollywood comedic director of "Shot In the Dark" ( which is a line quoted in the next episode by Tobais). SOB was a scathing rebuke of the Hollywood film industry that goes for glitz over content and forces good creators to beg for money and pander to the lowest common denominator and the latest fad - hence the 3D parts and the Live stream section. SOB is an anagram for Standard Operational Bulls..t.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The better Ann? cjames2412
Pls give me reasons why I should continue watching this andrenmathers
Hints and clues in AD MuppetFan1997
So Sally Sitwell has Alopecia? WingsOfWax
Does releasing Season 4 on Netflix TibetteSharmen
All time best shows? averywetfrog
Discuss S.O.B.s (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?