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Key Decisions 

Determined to not be upstaged by his actress girlfriend, Gob decides to pull an elaborate escape at the Orange County Prison, where George Sr. is being held. Meanwhile, Michael falls for Gob's girlfriend Marta.

Director:

Anthony Russo

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Brad Copeland | 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 (credit only)
Jeffrey Tambor ... George Bluth Sr.
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Liza Minnelli ... Lucille Austero
Leonor Varela ... Marta Estrella
Clint Howard ... Johnny Bark
John Beard ... John Beard
David Reynolds David Reynolds ... White Power Bill
Rocky McMurray ... Warden James Buck
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Storyline

Determined not to be upstaged by his actress girlfriend Marta, GOB goes to the Orange County Prison where his father is being held to stage an elaborate escape. Michael solves the family's transportation problems by selling their private jet, and escorts Marta to the Desi Awards, given for outstanding performances in Spanish language television. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Reporter Trisha Thoon (Stacey Woods) refers to the Bluth homes as "Mini-mansions" for the first time in this episode. See more »

Goofs

During the Desi Awards, when Michael is comforting Marta, the audio and video are not synchronized when she says "you know, commitment." This may only be visible on the wide screen version as Marta's lips are on the very left edge of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Lindsay Funke: You know, we're not the only ones destroying trees. What about beavers? You call yourself an environmentalist, why don't you go club a few beavers?
Johnny Bark: You don't really get nature, do you?
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Connections

Referenced in Chikara Key Decisions (2015) See more »

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Arrested Development
Composed by David Schwartz
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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.

Key Decisions

A not-so-humorous, but well written and connected in the end where even though the rendezvous point was visible far before it even hits, it is undeniably entertaining and electrifying when it hits on screen along with plenty of jokes.


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