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Not Without My Daughter 

Police attempt to pin Kitty's disappearance on Michael. Meanwhile, Michael brings Maeby along with him for "Take Your Daughter To Work Day."


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. / Oscar Bluth
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Henry Winkler ... Barry Zuckerkorn
Jay Johnston ... Officer Taylor
Jonathan Penner ... Detective Fellows
Kevin McDonald ... Detective Streudler
Justin Lee Justin Lee ... Annyong Bluth
Charlie Hartsock ... Ted


Michael decides that it's time to retire a long-running joke involving George-Michael and "Take Your Daughter To Work Day", so he brings Maeby along for the ride instead. The police get involved in the disappearance of Kitty Sanchez, the company's former secretary, and Michael discovers shocking video evidence of Kitty's last known whereabouts. Written by halo1k

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David Cross (Tobias) & Jay Johnston (Officer Taylor) also worked together on Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995). See more »


One of the police officers makes reference to having daughters who seem to have run off somewhere. In the next season, the same officers are a couple and hire Maggie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) to be a surrogate mother so they can finally have children. Their next appearance completely disregards the fact that they already have kids. See more »


George Michael Bluth: Three guys hanging out together... what could be more butch than that?
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »


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Take Your Daughter To Work Day!
10 January 2019 | by gab-14712See all my reviews

One of the things I love about Arrested Development is how the show won't hold back against certain political or social notions. We have seen and will continue to see the show rip off things like the idea of controlling corporations, the Iraqi War, and the media just to name a few. This episode tackles one of my favorite childhood memories-Take Your Child to Work Day, or Take Your Daughter to Work Day in AD's case. The episode incorporates this event to often wildly hilarious moments. The slight visual gags that explain this event is funny- when the girl shadowing her prison guard father shouts, "No Touching!," I knew this would be a very funny episode!

In the past, Michael took George-Michael to work on "Take Your Daughter to Work Day," but he decides to take Maeby to act as a proper role model for her unlike her parents. They even decide on a pact to not lie to each other. That pact so happens to be on the same day where the police decides to question Michael on Kitty Sanchez's disappearance. Lindsay decides to take on responsibility by working at a clothing boutique and Tobias decides to get a job at that same boutique as a security guard. Finally, Buster is jealous over Lucille's interest in Annyong's soccer game.

Each storyline in "Not Without My Daughter" delivers many funny moments and dialogue. I will just describe my favorites in no particular order. Lindsay actually purchased her new clothing with her money, but she is afraid to tell her family she used money to purchase the clothes, so she just said she shoplifted them. Watching the scenes with George-Michael as Michael's "daughter." That one creepy quote from George-Michael, "Hey, Dad, you're out of sanitary napkins in the ladies' restroom." Listening Buster trying to discuss sports with George Sr. was great! I really liked how the episode tied up loose ends together, especially regarding the case of Kitty. That was played off as dramatic with a hint of amusement. I really enjoyed this episode.

My Grade: A

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25 April 2004 (USA) See more »

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