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Meat the Veals 

Michael thinks George-Michael has set the bar too low with his dating standards, so he sets up a meeting between Ann's ultra-conservative parents and his family, hoping that would break ... See full summary »

Director:

Joe Russo

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Richard Rosenstock | 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. / Oscar Bluth
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Ione Skye ... Mrs. Veal
Alan Tudyk ... Pastor Veal
Mae Whitman ... Ann Veal
Simon Helberg ... Jeff
Mather Zickel ... Executive
Mario Joyner ... Mario
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Michael thinks George-Michael has set the bar too low with his dating standards, so he sets up a meeting between Ann's ultra-conservative parents and his family, hoping that would break them up. But the plan backfires when Michael realizes Ann's family is just as screwed up as his. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Maeby (Alia Shawkat) had to repeat the ninth grade. See more »

Goofs

During the "On the next Arrested Development", when we see Buster and Lucielle, a cameraman is clearly visible standing on the right side of the screen. (Only in wide-screen versions.) See more »

Quotes

George-Michael Bluth: Gangy's having an anniversary party?
Michael Bluth: Seems that way.
George-Michael Bluth: Is Franklin gonna be there?
Gob: See that, Mike. Kids love Franklin.
George-Michael Bluth: I just don't want him to point out my cracker ass in front of Ann.
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Composed by David Schwartz
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no touching..
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.

Meat The Veals

Revisiting old characters brings up expectation which it fails to deliver so, but still the characteristics of the characters being utilized in a project or the so-called-mission is worth watching and also entertaining for the most part of it.


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