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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 »

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Robert Berlinger (as Bob Berlinger)

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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 / Himself (pretending to be Emmett Richter) / Himself
Bob Einstein ... Larry
Tannis Vallely 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The short-lived FOX show, Kitchen Confidential, based on Anthony Bourdain's memoir, that debuted after the third season premiere of Arrested Development. The show was about waiters and cooks working in a restaurant. All the references in this episode about waiters were in reference to this show. See more »

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While Michael is giving his speech, there's a reaction shot of George Sr. without his glasses on in between clips where he's wearing glasses (the one after showing him taking them off). See more »

Quotes

Donnie Richter: We dont have grades here. A student either learns and gets an "L" or they fluctuate.
George Michael Bluth: What do we get for that?
Donnie Richter: An "F".
[Mr. F music plays]
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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End Credits Theme
Composed by David Schwartz
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pull out all the stops..
14 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 03

The third act is actually more of a final act and hence the makers did put all the eggs in the basket, which delivers this ultimate culmination of plot revelations, dramatic sequences, morale conflicts and hilarious but more importantly non-sketchy sequences, claiming once again their throne which they deserve to be sat upon.

S.O.B.s.

The guest appearance is worth the time that it is allowed where Andy's multiple characters are equally hilarious and is supportive to the Bluth family despite of being somewhat a threat which by this point is a regular day to them.


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