Arrested Development: Season 1, Episode 2

Top Banana (9 Nov. 2003)

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Michael suspects that George Sr. is running the business from inside prison. George Michael is made manager of the banana stand, and Michael gives GOB a letter to mail after Lucille suggests that he be included in the business.

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After getting some unexpected help at the family's frozen banana stand, Michael suspects that George Sr. has been running the business from inside prison. His suspicions are confirmed when he follows his mother's house keeper to the family storage unit, which has been burned to the ground. Michael and his son decide to teach their father a lesson by burning the stand to the ground. Meanwhile, GOB deals with a pet store who refuses to give him a refund, and George-Michael has a hard time adjusting to his new roommate. Written by halo1k

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After a shopping trip, Lindsay takes a bag to the kitchen counter and pulls a flower bouquet out of it. After a few cuts in the scene, the flowers are back in the bag and she reaches in for them again. See more »

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[voice over]
Narrator: [Michael gave Gob a letter to mail] Gob had not mailed the letter, but rather, as an act of defiance, dramatically threw the letter into the ocean.
[Gob is attempting to throw the letter in the ocean but it keeps getting blown back because of the wind]
Narrator: This proved to be a slightly more difficult gesture than he had anticipated.
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The second episode of Arrested Development is a dandy. It takes the information from the first episode and brings it to another level. There is some deeper characterization as we learn more about Michael and his family. There are some funny jokes and I like how they take offensive taboos and turn them into something funny. An example of this would be the animal cruelty which I definitely don't condone.

This episode has Michael under the impression that his father George Sr is running the business from inside prison. He also promotes his son George Michael as manager of the banana stand. Meanwhile GOB has a dead dove and wants to return it to the pet store.

Overall, this is another incredibly funny episode after the magnificent pilot. The acting is wonderful and shows why this show will be good for seasons to come. I rate this show 9/10.


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