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Family Ties 

Michael's quest to locate the mysterious "N. Bluth" leads him to Nellie, a prostitute who he believes is his long-lost sister, and the woman who just might be able to clear everything up. ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Berlinger (as Bob Berlinger)

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Ron Weiner | 1 more credit »
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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
Justine Bateman ... Nellie
Rob Riggle ... Congressman John Van Huesen
Bronwen Masters ... Adelaide
Charlie Hartsock ... Ted
Ben Carroll Ben Carroll ... Employee #1
Lanre Idewu ... Girl-Michael
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Michael's quest to locate the mysterious "N. Bluth" leads him to Nellie, a prostitute who he believes is his long-lost sister, and the woman who just might be able to clear everything up. Meanwhile, Buster's fake coma incurs the wrath of real doctors. Written by halo1k

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Multiple references are made to the sitcom Family Ties (1982) starring Justine Bateman, most notably the episode title and a mimicking of the show's soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

Mothers' names on marriage certificates are typically required to be maiden, rather than married names; thus, for Maeby's mother, it should have listed Lindsay Bluth, not Lindsay Fünke, and George Michael's mother Tracy would not have been listed as Tracy Bluth. Her maiden name was not otherwise revealed. See more »

Quotes

Michael: What's all this?
George Sr.: Computer stuff from the office.
Michael: No, no, no, no, pop. You're not doing another one of those Black Fridays, are you? The mass firings?
Narrator: Before firing his employees, George Sr. would be sure to clear the office of its valuables.
Ted: So when do we get to see our fancy new offices?
George Sr.: [closing the truck door] When you get your fancy new jobs. You're all fired.
Narrator: The employees never saw it coming, although their first task was to unload their equipment from a truck.
George Sr.: No, it's not black Friday although ...
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Connections

References The A-Team (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Arrested Development
Composed by David Schwartz
(opening theme)
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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2006 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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