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"Arrested Development" The Ocean Walker (2005)

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Arrested Development: Season 3: Episode 6 -- When Michael decides to marry his new British girlfriend, Rita, his family scoffs at the idea - until they find out she's worth millions of dollars.
Arrested Development: Season 3: Episode 6 -- Michael lets his father know that Lucille intends to sleep with Warden Gentles and then realizes that it is part of another escape jail plan.
Arrested Development: Season 3: Episode 6 -- The Bluths head into the black-tie gala, which descends into chaos when the attendees realize that the cause is a scam.
Arrested Development: Season 3: Episode 6 -- The Bluths try to figure out a cause for their charity dinner, instead of TBA.
Arrested Development: Season 3: Episode 6 -- As he prepares for his wedding with Rita, Michael asks Gob to be a witness at his wedding.

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Original Air Date:
5 December 2005 (Season 3, Episode 6)
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Plot:
Michael plans to marry Rita, but that's not before her uncle Trevor intervenes, and Michael discovers Rita's handicap. When the family learns that Rita has millions of dollars, they try to speed up the wedding process. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Paul Feig 
 
Writing credits
Mitchell Hurwitz (created by)

Jake Farrow (writer) &
Sam Laybourne (writer)

Karey Dornetto  staff writer

Produced by
John Amodeo .... supervising producer
Richard Day .... co-executive producer
Brian Grazer .... executive producer
Ron Howard .... executive producer
Mitchell Hurwitz .... executive producer
Dean Lorey .... co-executive producer
Diane Mercer .... co-producer
David Nevins .... executive producer
Tom Saunders .... co-executive producer
Maria Semple .... consulting producer
David Shafer .... co-producer
Tiffany Sipantzi Moore .... associate producer
Chuck Tatham .... co-executive producer
James Vallely .... co-executive producer (as Jim Vallely)
Ron Weiner .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
David Schwartz 
 
Cinematography by
Greg Harrington 
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Bass 
 
Casting by
Steven Jacobs 
Allison Jones 
 
Production Design by
Dawn Snyder 
 
Makeup Department
Marie Larkin .... department head hair stylist
Gary J. Perticone .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Barbara Black .... unit production manager
Mark S. Glick .... unit production manager (as Mark Glick)
Terri Murphy .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ronald Chong .... first assistant director (as Ronnie Chong)
Jennie O'Keefe .... second assistant director (as Jennie O'Keefe Mills)
Aaron Penn .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Craig T. Currie .... propmaker
Brad Elliott .... property master
Greg Hamlin .... construction coordinator (as Greg "Tiny" Hamlin)
Stella Starlight .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Carlie Bergman .... adr recordist
Susan Cahill .... supervising sound editor
Preston Connor .... second boom
Chato Hill .... assistant sound editor
Frederick Howard .... sound effects editor
Douglas Murray .... adr mixer
Chris Quilty .... boom operator
Tom Stasinis .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
John P. Cazin .... special effects coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Elizabeth Algieri .... camera assistant
Steve Galvin .... gaffer (as Stephen Galvin)
Chris Hathaway .... best boy electric
Joe Kelly .... key grip
Robert Knouse .... camera operator (as Robby Knouse)
Stuart T. Lillas .... camera operator (as Stuart Lillas)
Gene Abel Soto .... grip (as Abel Soto)
 
Casting Department
Tarquin Alexander .... casting associate
Deborah Barylski .... original casting
Dorian Frankel .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina DeMasi .... set costumer
Rachel Hill .... costumer
Kate Samhat .... costume supervisor
Phil Wayne .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Ted Brady .... colorist
Luyen H. Vu .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jason Tregoe Newman .... music editor
Jason Tregoe Newman .... music mixer
Jason Tregoe Newman .... music recordist
 
Transportation Department
Malcolm Mazer .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Andrew Avner .... assistant to executive producer
Sherry Brooks .... head production accountant
Freddy Fogarty .... production assistant
Kevin Funston .... location manager
Abraham Higginbotham .... executive story editor
Jen Mayo .... production coordinator
Edward Mazurek .... location manager
Jesse D. Miller .... production assistant
Michael Percival .... assistant location manager
Sean Russell .... assistant to writers
Scott Thomas Towler .... production assistant
Christopher Davis .... production assistant intern (uncredited)
Tom Goodrich .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Stacey Levin .... head publicist (uncredited)
Duffy Taylor .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Music Department
Wende Crowley .... music consultant
David Schwartz .... composer: theme music
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
Argentina:30 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Buster moves his arms robotically while singing along to Styx's "Mr. Roboto". Tony Hale, who plays Buster, previously did the same thing in a Volkswagen commercial in the USA.See more »
Quotes:
Michael:Tell me, at what point did you realize that you and Tobias had no chance at a physical relationship?
Lindsay:...Oh, my God! Tobias and I have no chance at a physical relationship?
Michael:...So, just now?
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Movie Connections:
References Monster (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
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5 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
7.5-8/10, 20 March 2008
Author: gizmomogwai from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This is the fifth of five episodes of Arrested Development to feature Michael's love interest Rita, a British woman who, unbeknownst to Michael, is mentally disabled. In The Ocean Walker Michael and Rita are planning to marry so Rita can stay in the country, and Michael begins to worry he and Rita won't have a physical relationship. However, his son figures out Rita's condition and tells an astonished Michael. Meanwhile, George and Lucille learn Rita is worth millions and on those grounds approve of the marriage, even though they know Rita's mentally challenged. Michael calls off the wedding and discovers his parents nearly let him go through with it.

The Rita episodes are sometimes mentioned whenever the question is raised as to whether the show jumped the shark. I wouldn't consider myself anti-Rita per se (and I certainly don't think the show jumped the shark), but nevertheless I'd include three Rita episodes, For British Eyes Only, Mr. F and The Ocean Walker, in my bottom five. And The Ocean Walker is the weakest of those, and the second weakest episode in the series. (Forget-Me-Now was good and Notapusy was the best Rita episode, though she was hardly in it). The idea of pairing Michael up with a mentally disabled woman is ludicrously tragic, and thus true to Arrested Development, but the execution isn't as good as the idea. The problem appears to be two new writers (who, like Mitch Hurwitz himself, appear to have started out as writers' assistants) who recycle way too many jokes from previous episodes. Apparently they lack the self-confidence to come up with new material. Whenever we get new jokes, they're good, and I liked the flashback sequence when Michael realizes Rita's mentally disabled, but generally this episode isn't a standout. As for Michael's parents nearly letting him go through with the marriage, although that isn't a stretch for their characters, ending the episode without any kind of reconciliation between Michael and his parents leaves The Ocean Walker feeling somewhat incomplete. (Buster also knew and nearly let Michael go through with it, and Lindsay, though smiling at the wedding and thus possibly aware of Rita's millions, still seems surprised when the disability is revealed). Nominated for an Emmy for editing.

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