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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.

Director:

Lee Shallat Chemel

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Mitchell Hurwitz | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 ... Annyong Bluth
B.W. Gonzalez B.W. Gonzalez ... Lupe
Andrew Hill Newman ... Drug Rep
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Pool guests can be heard playing Marco Polo at the hotel. See more »

Quotes

Tobias Fünke: As you may or may not know, Lindsay and I have hit a bit of a rough patch.
Michael: Really? When did that start?
Tobias Fünke: Well, I don't want to blame it all on 9/11, but it certainly didn't help.
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Featured in Loose Canon: 9/11 (2016) See more »

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End Credits Theme
Composed by David Schwartz
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you are out of the band..
10 July 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee 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 01

The first act in here is somewhat of an introductory section for the character development is handled well enough if not evolved entirely (there is no need to grab the whole bite too). It is also fast paced and evenly distributive among the characters that shares their screen time and factors in with a greater impact than the protagonist.

Best Man For The Gob

The emotional drama does communicate among the viewers and the primary reason is Jason Reitman's performance along with a brilliant execution and a whole lot of amusing plans and tactics before bringing in the big guns.


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