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George Sr. suggests a last-ditch effort to save the family by holding a fund raiser to raise money to pay their legal expenses. Michael suggests to Lindsay that she take over the house work... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Berlinger (as Bob Berlinger)

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), James Vallely (as Jim Vallely) | 2 more credits »
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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.
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Andy Richter ... Donnie Richter / Chareth Richter / Rocky Richter-Wang / Self (pretending to be Emmett Richter) / Self
Bob Einstein ... Larry
Tannis Vallely ... Casting Director
Jack McBrayer ... Country Club Waiter
Helen Slayton-Hughes ... Mrs. Van Skoyk
Anne Bellamy Anne Bellamy ... Woman at Country Club
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George Sr. suggests a last-ditch effort to save the family by holding a fund raiser to raise money to pay their legal expenses. Michael suggests to Lindsay that she take over the house work, and he sends George-Michael to an expensive boarding school. Meanwhile, Maeby has trouble with a snowboarding film and Tobias tries to be a "discipline daddy". Written by halo1k

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Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This episode features several satires of things other shows have used to garner higher ratings. The narration often points these out. See more »

Goofs

In the end, Buster's thumb is shot off. However, you can clearly see that he is holding his thumb down, trying to hide it for the camera. See more »

Quotes

Michael: You guys are identical twins?
Donnie Richter: Identical quintuplets.
Narrator: There was Andy, the show off, Jared the flirt, Donny the sensitive one, Rocky, Andy's stunt double, and then there was Emmitt, who asked that we not show his face, although composite photography tells us that he might look something like this.
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Spoofs I Love the '70s (2003) See more »

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End Credits Theme
Composed by David Schwartz
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Why S.O.B is so called: the Blake Edwards homage
15 January 2013 | by VikenMekhtarianSee all my reviews

S.O.B whose title is meant to be a play on "S.O.B" which stands for Save Our Bluthes, besides being an obvious joke, also refers to a movie of that same name by Blake Edwards - the mega Hollywood comedic director who created the Pink Panther series with "A Shot In the Dark" ( a line which is quoted in another episode by Tobais).

S.O.B was Blake Edwards's scathing rebuke of the Hollywood film industry that prefers glitz over content and forces artists to beg for money and pander to the lowest common denominator or the latest fad. Many previous reviewers have picked up on Arrested Development's criticism of the Hollywood funding machinery and how it effects the from and content of this episode- hence the 3D scene and the Live stream ending. What the creators of this show were doing was adding another lense/layer to see the episode through. Like a fine Old Masters painting, Arrested Development is made up of layers upon layers of transparent references that can be seen and stay invisible at the same time depending on its viewer: this is Semiotics at its best folks! How Meta this show gets is as far as your knowledge and imagination can take you! S.O.B is also an anagram for Standard Operational Bulls..t. BRILLIANT!!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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