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Motherboy XXX 

Lucille recruits George Michael to take Buster's place at the annual mother son dinner dance. While Michael and Gob are busy tracking down the seal that ate Buster's hand, Tobias signs away... See full summary »

Director:

Joe Russo

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), James Vallely (as Jim Vallely) | 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.
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Henry Winkler ... Barry Zuckerkorn
Dave Attell ... Himself
Amy Poehler ... Bride of Gob
Michael Paul Chan ... Judge Lionel Ping
Carl Weathers ... Carl Weathers
Timothy Brennen ... Announcer at Dance
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Storyline

Lucille recruits George Michael to take Buster's place at the annual mother son dinner dance. While Michael and Gob are busy tracking down the seal that ate Buster's hand, Tobias signs away the family's life rights in order to get a part with his former acting coach Carl Weathers. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Barry Zuckerkorn (played by Henry Winkler) says, "I missed breakfast, so I'm on my way to Burger King" and then jumps over the dead shark on the pier. This is, of course, a reference to Henry Winkler's character in Happy Days (1974) jumping over a shark while on water-skis, signaling the moment when that show lost its relevance. The phrase "Jumping The Shark" was made popular in the 1990's as a metaphor for when a television show reaches its creative nadir. See more »

Goofs

When Lucille's zipper (shown unzipped) is closed by Michael in the beginning, it was already closed prior to it even though it should not have been. See more »

Quotes

Michael: [Michael catches George-Michael and Maebe in the attic] What are you kids doing up here?
George Michael Bluth: Looking for the camping stuff. Where do we keep the mattress pumps?
Michael: I had to take all pumps out of here a long time ago.
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References I Dream of Jeannie (1965) See more »

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End Credits Theme
Composed by David Schwartz
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how he zips..
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.

Motherboy XXX

Another creepy plot track with cringe worth moments that can easily be inedible for the audience but the way how things work out in the end is something that the audience can feed itself off along with some humor here and there.


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