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Off the Hook 

Buster tries to make it on his own without his over-bearing mother, but finds it quite difficult.

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Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Paul Rust (story editor) | 4 more credits »
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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.
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Henry Winkler ... Barry Zuckerkorn
Terry Crews ... Herbert Love
Andy Richter ... Rocky Richter
Martin Mull ... Gene Parmesan
Peter Jason ... Storage Dave
Ian Roberts ... Literal Doctor
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Buster tries to make it on his own without his over-bearing mother, but finds it quite difficult.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Dr. Fishman (Ian Roberts), also known as The Literal Doctor, tells Lucille (Jessica Walter), "Your son went down while piloting a plane over Afghanistan. He deserves a big hand for that and we gave him one." Buster (Tony Hale) actually fell out of his seat while piloting a drone plane and received a large robotic hand to replace his hook. See more »

Goofs

When Buster is using Lucile's sewing machine, you can hear the noise of the machine going, but the thread is not turning. The machine only makes noise when it is sewing, so the thread would have to be turning for it to be making that noise. See more »

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References The Blind Side (2009) See more »

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End Credits Theme
Composed by David Schwartz
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i am glad you are having a hand..
15 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 04

The fourth and unexpected act of the series is a piece of masterwork in its own way, where the convoluted plot is edited brilliantly with a keen observation of the characters' characteristics and the parallel sub-plots that fuels in, this craft which is not easy to explore but is certainly worth.

Off The Hook

Hale's portrayal is appreciative and is clearly visible for even though it fails to draw in the anticipated laughs, but is expressive on dramatic aspects where it also makes the audience to chuckle every now and then.


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