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The Grecian-style gown Ann Veal (Mae Whitman) wears to wed G.O.B. is remarkably like that of the ceremonial robe worn by members of the Masonic youth group, Job's Daughters, even down to the tasseled white cord around the yoke that is twisted between the breasts and tied in a square knot just below the waist.
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The club "and" owned by Jeremy Piven is actually an in-joke and nod to the television series Entourage (2004). During the opening credits the cast names of Entourage appear in place of the names of famous restaurants on signs in front of buildings, night clubs, and points of interest in the LA area. The last main cast members name introduced in the opening sequence is Jeremy Piven. His name is displayed on a building last as " and Jeremy Piven"
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The name of the church where GOB (Will Arnett) gets married abbreviation spells out HER even with a question mark. This is an running gag about George Michael (Michael Cera) dating Ann (Mae Whitman).
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In the opening sequence for season four, each character has a specific instrument that plays along with the title music: Michael (Jason Bateman) has a trumpet, George Sr (Jeffrey Tambor) has a guitar, Lindsay (Portia de Rossi ) has a sitar and guitar, Tobias (David Cross) has a saxophone and harp, G.O.B. (Will Arnett) has an electric guitar, Lucille (Jessica Walter) has a violin, Maeby (Alia Shawkat) has scat vocals, George Michael (Michael Cera) has a wood block, and Buster has an accordion. Although Arrested Development: Blockheads (2013) is a George Michael centric episode, all musical instruments are present.
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett) stutters on the word "should", stutters about Ann (Mae Whitman)'s $32 nightgown that he's wearing, his $6,000 tuxedo (shirt) that Ann's wearing, and a $3,400 something, ending with him saying "Come on!" multiple times. A nod to episode 2.6, Arrested Development: Afternoon Delight (2004).
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The mannequin in the tomb was missing a hand.
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When Gob (Will Arnett) is showing Rebel Alley (Isla Fisher) a magic trick, he pours a drink into her purse, causing her to exclaim "Hey that's a David Spade!" David Spade is brother-in-law to designer Kate Spade, known for her handbags.
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Alia Shawkat (Maeby Funke) & Mae Whitman (Ann) previously worked together on State of Grace (2001) as Young Hannah Rayburn & Emma Grace McKee respectively.
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Tobias (David Cross) discovers a dove wrapped up with a note instead of G.O.B (Will Arnett) when removing the body from the tomb illusion. In Christianity after Jesus ascened he sent the Holy Spirit, most commonly depicted as a dove. This also calls back to G.O.B's dead bird incident in episode 1.2, Arrested Development: Top Banana (2003).
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This is the first episode of Season Four where every main character's face appears. (In episode 4.6, Arrested Development: Double Crossers (2013), only George Michael (Michael Cera)'s shoulder and legs are seen. However, Buster (Tony Hale), Lindsay (Portia de Rossi), and Maeby (Alia Shawkat) only have repeated lines from other episodes and Lucille (Jessica Walter) and George (Jeffrey Tambor) have no lines.
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Featuring new images and narration, the introduction to each episode of Season Four varied depending on which character the episode focused on. The narration and captions depicted the relationships to the episode's focal character.
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The episode opening parodies the pilot of HBO's Entourage (2004) which focuses on a celebrity and his group of friends. The club they attend is called "And Jeremy Piven", a nod to the opening credits of Entourage, where they drive past buildings with cast members' names on the signs.
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett) hears Simon & Garfunkel's song "The Sound of Silence" (namely the lyrics "Hello darkness, my old friend") several times when contemplating how lonely he is.
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In May 2013, Mitchell Hurwitz encouraged everyone to watch the 15 episodes in season four in order. In October 2014 Hurwitz announced he was re-editing Season Four to be in chronological order. In May 2018, Hurwitz announced the re-edit would be titled Season Four Remix: Fateful Consequences and would release May 4, 2018 on Netflix. The re-edited season is more like the original pacing of the original three seasons and is comprised of 22 episodes.
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When Ann (Mae Whitman) offers G.O.B. (Will Arnett) her family, he says "I don't want these...". George (Jeffrey Tambor) said an identical line when Oscar (Jeffrey Tambor) offered to share his friends in episode 4.2, Arrested Development: Borderline Personalities (2013).
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Tobias (David Cross) asks "How'd he do dat?" about G.O.B. (Will Arnett) mice illusion. Tony Wonder (Ben Stiller) calls dumb audience members "How dey do dats" in episode 2.15, Arrested Development: Sword of Destiny (2005).
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Tobias (David Cross) continues to land characters without names and with numbers, such as Frightened Inmate Number Two and Confidence Man #2.
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On G.O.B. (Will Arnett)'s mirror, a girl wrote his name as "Joe Withabee."
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The ticker text during John Beard's broadcast in the Outwest lounge reads "Outwest Magazines available only to ticketed passengers (while in flight!) except in bulkhead seats."
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Rebel (Isla Fisher) calls her purse a David Spade. Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) bought a knockoff Kate Spade jacket in India called a David Spade.
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The singer Mark Cherry (Daniel Amerman) is a nod to the TV writer Marc Cherry, first mentioned in episode 2.18, Arrested Development: Righteous Brothers (2005).
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In the opening credits, G.O.B. (Will Arnett)'s instrument is an electric guitar.
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Flashbacks from episode 3.13, Arrested Development: Development Arrested (2006), feature the flashback technique Showstealer Pro Trial Version for Season Four.
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Steve Holt (Justin Grant Wade) was worried about balding in episode 2.14, Arrested Development: The Immaculate Election (2005), and is balding now.
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett) mentions the police boats from episodes 1.1 Arrested Development: Pilot (2003) or 3.13, Arrested Development: Development Arrested (2006), while drunk with the posse.
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At the beginning of the episode, the entourage's limo is seen driving past a sign advertising Maeby (Alia Shawkat)'s movie, Gangie 4: Face Lift.
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett)'s ringtone is Mark Cherry (Daniel Amerman)'s "Getaway".
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett)'s theme music, Europe's "The Final Countdown", plays during his Jesus' crucifixion illusion.
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett)'s limo receives an explanation in this episode.
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Anne Murray, the award-winning Canadian singer's name appears on an "Anne Murray Live!" moving truck.
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Barry (Portia de Rossi) appears in this episode but has no lines.
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Tobias (David Cross)' picture is not on a seat for G.O.B. (Will Arnett)'s wedding.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

A yellow hand print (parmesan cheese and mustard) is seen on the boulder when G.O.B. (Will Arnett) crawls back into it in the model home, reminiscent of Tobias (David Cross)' blue hand prints all over the Bluth home.
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Memento reference - G.O.B. (Will Arnett) takes Forget-Me-Nows in front of the medicine chest mirror on the bathroom, on which a woman has written a message to him that he never erases. Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), the lead character from Memento (2000) who suffers from amnesia, tries to remember things while looking at himself in the medicine chest mirror.
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett)'s religion - Although pretending to be religious to please Ann (Mae Whitman), he is not:
  • G.O.B. is frightened by a picture of Jesus in Ann's room and says "For a second I thought that was a real guy."
  • During his Jesus' crucifixion illusion he calls Jesus' resurrection a trick, then an illusion.
  • He calls himself "the amazing Jesus"
  • He fails to recognise the cross necklace in the sweat lodge, and thinks it is a "t" for Tony Wonder (Ben Stiller). Maeby (Alia Shawkat) called it a "t necklace" in episode 2.13, Arrested Development: Motherboy XXX (2005).
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Ann (Mae Whitman)'s nicknames - Several Bluth family members forget Ann or her name:
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In episode 4.3, Arrested Development: Indian Takers (2013), Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) receives and acts on advice from someone she believes to be a religious leader. Continuing this trend, G.O.B. (Will Arnett) receives advice from his Christian girlfriend Ann Veal (Mae Whitman) in episode 4.7, Arrested Development: Colony Collapse (2013). She thinks he should become a Christian, and she specifically says, "let the Holy Ghost inside you." In the next scene, he reads a Christian pamphlet she gave him, which discusses the Father-Son relationship between God and Jesus, while talking on the phone with his own son, Steve Holt (Justin Grant Wade). He misreads "God" as "G.O.D.," saying he's ready to "let the son of G.O.D. enfold me." He invites Steve to meet him at the club And Jeremy Piven where he compares himself to the Bible's Job. Steve then offers G.O.B. a job with him in "pest control." While some fans theorise that the "pest control" element will eventually, in a later season or movie, become relevant to the bees and other insects that have been mentioned during season four, some fans have another theory - that G.O.B. will eventually embrace the Holy Trinity, uniting Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and that the Ghost in question will come in the form of a Ghostbusters (1984) parody. While the bee/insect theory and the Ghostbusters theory are not mutually exclusive, some advocates of the Ghostbusters theory consider the references to bees and other insects to be red herrings.
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett) attends the Opie awards:
  • G.O.B. wedges the podium shut when he thinks Tony Wonder (Ben Stiller) is hiding inside.
  • G.O.B. witnesses the explosion at the hotel.
  • G.O.B. sees a sign for a Schnoodle keynote speech featuring Mort Meyers (Jeff Garlin) and Tony Wonder.
  • Maeby (Alia Shawkat) runs by with an Opie award.
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Tony Wonder (Ben Stiller)'s magazine article has the title "I'm here, I'm queer, now I'm over here". When performing at the Schnoodle keynote, Tony says "I'm here, I'm queer, and now I'm in a speaker". In the Arrested Development: Pilot (2003) the gay protesters chanted "We're here, we're queer, we want to get married on the ocean."
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Rebel (Isla Fisher) appears in two PSAs, first seen in episode 4.6 Arrested Development: Double Crossers (2013).
  • "Never yell fire in a crowded place."
  • "Binge drinking. Not cool."
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett) thinks Michael (Jason Bateman) stole his bee business when he learns of The Michael B. Company. He then explains the woes of his bee company to Michael. He first stole the idea from Lindsay (Portia de Rossi)'s beads business in episode 1.22, Arrested Development: Let 'Em Eat Cake (2004).
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The Take-Out Deli where G.O.B. (Will Arnett) buys his Forget-Me-Now has a sign on the right "Vendemos Olvidame-Ahorita" (We Sell Forget-Me-Now) and sign on the left "Libros Adultos" (Adult Books), referencing George (Jeffrey Tambor)'s purchase there.
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett) enters a roofie circle by taking so many Forget-Me-Nows, first seen in episode 3.3, Arrested Development: Forget Me Now (2005). He gets a prescription filled, seen previously in episodes 4.1 Arrested Development: Flight of the Phoenix (2013) and 4.6 Arrested Development: Double Crossers (2013).
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett) squirts lighter fluid in the paparazzi's eyes.
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Ann (Mae Whitman) mentions she sold G.O.B. (Will Arnett)'s tomb on Craigslist. In episode 4.2, Arrested Development: Borderline Personalities (2013), Heartfire (Mary Lynn Rajskub) buys the tomb on Craigslist.
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett)'s vow to beat Jesus' 3 days in the tomb by two weeks echoes the time he vowed to beat Michael (Jason Bateman)'s 2 month estimate by two weeks in episode 2.2, Arrested Development: The One Where They Build a House (2004).
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During his Jesus' crucifixion illusion G.O.B. (Will Arnett) clarifies the distinction between "trick" and "illusion." He attempts to do the same at And Jeremy Piven but Ben Schwartz. pays him not to. This is a reference back to the Arrested Development: Pilot (2003).
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Tobias (David Cross) appeared in several programs for The Miracle Network, namely "Father Marsala's John the Baptist", "Father Marsala's Embryo Dan: It Would Have Been a Wonderful Life", and "Father Marsala's A Jew Came to Dinner".
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett) mimics the film Driving Miss Daisy (1989) while driving the limo.
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett) makes an announcement on the religious talk show, foreign to him, similar to his announcement on Acceso Mexico in episode 1.4, Arrested Development: Key Decisions (2003).
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett) eats Parmesan cheese and mustard at the model home. A bottle of Parmesan cheese is later seen in his bed. Tobias (David Cross) and G.O.B. later dine on Parmesan cheese and mustard in episodes 4.9 Arrested Development: Smashed (2013) and 4.11 Arrested Development: A New Attitude (2013).
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett) pulls live mice from behind Ann (Mae Whitman)'s ears and later has two dead doves, a dead rabbit, and some dead mice which drowned when the RMS Queen Mary capsized.
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G.O.B. (Will Arnett) compliments Ann (Mae Whitman)'s low centre of gravity with an identical compliment George Michael (Michael Cera) gave her in episode 2.3, Arrested Development: Amigos (2004). He then proceeds to call her "My darling plant"
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John Beard hosts Outwest in Lounge and quits on screen.
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When G.O.B. (Will Arnett) runs into Ann (Mae Whitman) he is knocked over and she doesn't budge. This happened previously in episode 2.7, Arrested Development: Switch Hitter (2005), and George Michael (Michael Cera) attributes it to her low centre of gravity.
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Simon & Garfunkel's 1965 song "Sound of Silence" plays when G.O.B. (Will Arnett) introspects on his life choices, featuring the lyrics "Hello darkness, my old friend." This happens later in episodes 4.11, Arrested Development: A New Attitude (2013), and 4.15, Arrested Development: Blockheads (2013).
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In the bathroom after the night out with the bees, G.O.B. (Will Arnett) is wearing an inside-out T-shirt that reads "the no. 2 ladies' detective agency", a reference to the series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008).
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The storage locker reality series, Storage Wars (2010), is parodied in Locker Hawkers: Something Smells Terrible Edition.
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Ann (Mae Whitman) is pregnant - G.O.B. (Will Arnett) mentions that after their night of making love Ann has let her stomach grow fat.
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Cherry (Daniel Amerman)'s show Pop-a-R.O.T.C. is a musical show about kids in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.
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Mark Cherry (Daniel Amerman) became famous from a cable channel show Pop-a-R.O.T.C. before becoming a famous party person, similar to some Disney Channel stars. He became famous for the song "Practice Kisses".
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Andy (Andy Richter) watches John Beard on "Outwest in Lounge" call talk show sidekicks America's second least favourite entertainers.
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