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Best Man for the Gob 

Gob throws a bachelor party to scare the company accountant -- who's getting ready to testify against George Sr. -- into believing he killed a stripper.


Lee Shallat Chemel


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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.
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Amy Poehler ... Bride of Gob
Michael Hitchcock ... Ira Gilligan
Lauren Bowles ... Stripper
Justin Lee Justin Lee ... Annyong Bluth
B.W. Gonzalez B.W. Gonzalez ... Lupe
Andrew Hill Newman ... Drug Rep


The family accountant, Ira Gilligan, is planning to snitch, and George Sr. will do everything possible to stop him. He enlists GOB to throw a party, where he will try to make Ira flee the country to avoid testifying. Michael and his son plan a fishing trip, while Tobias wants to reunite a folk band he formed with Lindsay and Maeby to promote pharmaceuticals. Written by halo1k

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When George Michael (Michael Cera) is talking with Maeby (Alia Shawkat) about joining Dr. Fünke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family-Band Solution on woodblock, he states that the conversation lasts 28 seconds. The conversation sequence has a actual run-time of 28 seconds. See more »


Lindsay Bluth Fünke: I'm tired of trying to find happiness through lies and self-medicating. If you need me I'll be at the bar.
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »


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Composed by David Schwartz
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Merely A Good Episode!
14 December 2018 | by gab-14712See all my reviews

We are now speeding towards the end of Arrested Development's first season. It's been a season full of weirdness and comedy and every episode is memorable....even this episode. I say it like that because outside of one hilarious subplot, I was not able to recall much about this episode. What I do remember that we have a bunch of visual gags, the whole plotline where Tobias and family are in band designed to sell pharmaceuticals which had me rolling in stitches, and George Sr. entrusting GOB to set up a fake murder because he believes Michael is 'no fun." The episode also is noticeable for speeding up the wife of GOB's (played by Amy Poehler) exit. I find it funny how much he enjoys Tobias's band by saying, "It's like you knew every side effect I went through."

In "Best Man for the GOB," Michael decides to throw a post-wedding bachelor party for GOB and his still unnamed wife. The family (except for Lindsay) are all up in adoration over her (Lucille says, "I have always wanted a daughter! And a blonde! How fun!"). George Sr. decides to use this party to intimidate the Bluth's accountant, Ira Gilligan who wants to spill secrets. So George wants to use GOB to use a fake murder scheme and blame Ira for the murder so he can go into hiding. We are also introduced to Dr. Funke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution- a band with hippie clothing and a message to sell drugs.

Overall, there are quite some funny gags and I especially like the storyline involving Tobias's band. We see a rather cute flashback of the band featuring young Maeby and how Tobias is now resurrecting the band. What is really funny is how George-Michael tries to join the band with the woodblock. As for the other parts of the episode, Michael attempts to take George-Michael on a fishing trip and he thinks it is punishment and George Sr. keeps mistaking Ira's name as IRS. In a season of strong episodes, this is only a good episode.

My Grade: B

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4 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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