Arrested Development: Season 1, Episode 6

Visiting Ours (7 Dec. 2003)

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Michael gets a tip about the company's international accounts, and has GOB question the office secretary Kitty about them. But that's not before Michael does the unthinkable - setting up a conjugal visit between George Sr. and Lucille.

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Lindsay meets an activist who has taken residence in one of the trees on the lot, while Michael does the unthinkable - setting up a conjugal visit between his parents. Meanwhile, Lucille has a hard time adjusting to her new status at the country club, and Michael enlists GOB to get information about the company's international accounts from Kitty Sanchez, the company's secretary. Written by halo1k

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When Lindsay and Tobias are in therapy, near the end of the session when the therapist and Tobias are role playing, a camera man's leg and the camera's lens can clearly be seen on the right side of the screen. (Only visible in the HD widescreen version.) See more »

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Gob: I fucked Kitty!
Michael: Oh, no! I only wanted you to get the information!
Gob: Michael, I got the information!
Michael: You did? About the international accounts?
Gob: [beat] Oh, I see where you're getting at. No, I didn't get the information.
Michael: Well, you just lost the touchlamp.
Gob: Michael, no!
Michael: I'll use the touchlamp to help set the mood in the trailer where Dad's nailing Mom!
Gob: You are filthy!
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18 April 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Visiting Ours may not be as loved as most other season 1 AD episodes, but there's so many wonderful things going on in this episode that it can't be ignored. Be it an allusion to how a carnival is scary or a suspicious claim that ice cream's not for kids, Visiting Ours is a shining example of why AD's first 13 episodes compose the best bit of television ever made.

One thing that really makes this episode funny is the awkwardness of it all. The story is a little awkward as Michael tries to convince his mother to visit his father in a conjugal trailer. The jokes are more awkward still- the "Daddy horny, Michael" line, the question of whether George has been in prison for a month or two months, and George Michael and Maeby's long hug. It's hilarious that prison just happens to get scarier just when George Michael visits, given his fear of prison.

One other thing that makes this episode stick out is its foreshadowing. AD rivals Lost in this category- some of the earliest foreshadowing of the Iraq and never-nude story lines occur here. George asking for George Michael's hair may also be the first reference to Oscar Bluth (George's twin who has hair), but personally I think this is too early for an Oscar reference and George just wanted some kind of disguise. Either way, Visiting Ours is a lot of fun.


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