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Afternoon Delight 

While Buster looks for ways to get out of serving in Iraq, Lindsay's quest to score a date at the Bluth Company Christmas party backfires after Gob's sexual harassment speech. Michael and ... See full summary »

Director:

Jason Bateman

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Abraham Higginbotham | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jason Bateman ... Michael Bluth
Portia de Rossi ... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
Will Arnett ... Gob Bluth
Michael Cera ... George-Michael Bluth
Alia Shawkat ... Maeby Fünke
Tony Hale ... Buster Bluth
David Cross ... Tobias Fünke
Jeffrey Tambor ... George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Mae Whitman ... Ann Veal
Charlie Hartsock ... Ted
Tom Saunders Tom Saunders ... Tom
Jim Gaines Sullivan Jim Gaines Sullivan ... Bus Driver
Al Eisenmann ... Al the Maintenance Man (as Al Eisenmann II)
J.J. Wall J.J. Wall ... Uncle Paul
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Storyline

While Buster looks for ways to get out of serving in Iraq, Lindsay's quest to score a date at the Bluth Company Christmas party backfires after Gob's sexual harassment speech. Michael and Maeby get in trouble singing Afternoon Delight, but are quickly overshadowed by Oscar and Lucille's afternoon delight. Written by halo1k

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2004 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Big Yellow Joint" from episode 1.10, Arrested Development: Pier Pressure (2004), is heard repeatedly (due to this episode's use of marijuana), and in new arrangements. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene with Michael and GOB, a crewman's leg is visible on the stairway landing. See more »

Quotes

Lucille: I have a plan to stave off intruders.
Michael Bluth: What's that?
Lucille: [holds up an air horn and a fire poker] First I blow him then I poke him.
Michael Bluth: [stunned] Guy doesn't know what he's in for.
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Connections

Referenced in CHIKARA: Afternoon Delight (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Joy to the World
(uncredited)
Music by Lowell Mason
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and his life stays the same..
12 July 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Arrested Development

Arrested Development is another take on dysfunctional family; created by Mitchell Hurwitz, with lots of twists and turns and mystery that helps kick the series into another level and stand alone. The narration by Ron Howard that guides the viewers is actually a smarter concept that it actually seems, since the makers doesn't feel the need to explain the situation and momentum through cheesy and additional dialogues; a slick move.

It is short on technical aspects like cinematography, background score and art design although the camera work is plausible and is shot beautifully with pleasing, light and breezy environment.

The writing is strong in terms of the material offered especially since it doesn't feel the urge to push boundaries just to crack a smile, and instead focuses on the irony of it and lets it flow fluently with well barred structure. The amusing concept, enfolding tricks, gripping screenplay, parallel sub-plots that are well edited which later merges in brilliantly are some of the high points of the series.

There is also a lot of going on in mere 20 minutes for the audience to let it sink in which may seem overstuffed at times but it does the work which is to keep the audience tangled into it. The characters are more mature and pragmatic than the audience usually gets in a sitcom where they might not be lovable or even likable at times, but their humane-ness keeps the viewers rooting for them.

The performance is somewhat fragile in here since the protagonist Jason Bateman is in his A game but unfortunately isn't supported to that extent by its supporting cast (Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi and David Cross).

Season 02

The second act is unfortunately wafer thin on concept and is overstuffed on the distracted and inessential material and characters which aren't intriguing or funny enough to invest in it. Addition to that, it is less sensible and lacks the poetic essence which is what made the first one more layered and adaptive.

Afternoon Delight

The narration draws out more laugh than the ridiculous physical comedy. Will Arnett's track is intriguing and funny enough to invest in it along with the double entendre song and some misconceptions through character's perspective.


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