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Arrested Development: Bringing Up Buster

Wanting to get to know his brother better, Michael decides to spend some time with Buster. Meanwhile, George Michael tries out for the school play to get closer to Maeby and G.O.B breaks up with Marta, but finds himself with no where to go.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: ARR-103
Airdate: Sunday November 16th, 2003
Network: FOX


Alternate Airdates:

FR (TPS Star) Jan 10, 2005

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (11 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Leonor VarelaLeonor Varela
As Marta
Recurring
Justin Grant WadeJustin Grant Wade
As Steve Holt
Recurring
Richard SimmonsRichard Simmons
As Himself

Co-Guest Stars
Jim IshidaJim Ishida
As Administrator
Bart TangrediBart Tangredi
As Coach Jerry

Uncredited
Pat WarrenPat Warren
As Aqua Aerobics Instructor
Main Cast
Jason BatemanJason Bateman
As Michael Bluth
Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
As Lindsay Bluth Fünke
Will ArnettWill Arnett
As George "G.O.B." Bluth II
Michael CeraMichael Cera
As George Michael Bluth
Alia ShawkatAlia Shawkat
As Mae "Maeby" Fünke
Tony HaleTony Hale
As Byron "Buster" Bluth
David CrossDavid Cross
As Tobias Fünke
Jessica WalterJessica Walter
As Lucille Bluth
Jeffrey TamborJeffrey Tambor
As George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth
Ron HowardRon Howard
voiced Narrator
Episode Notes
Ratings: 4.2/7 Nielsen rating

On The Next Arrested Development Gag: Tobias gets a review of his Shakespeare play, and Buster is back where he belongs.

The Parents Television Council filed a complaint against this episode for its innuendo and bleeps, but it was denied by the FCC.

In this episode and in the next episode, Marta is played by Leonor Varela. But when Marta appears in subsequent episodes, she will be played by Patricia Velasquez.



Episode Quotes
(Michael leans on the Corn Baller)
Michael: Mother of God! Ohh...Every damn time! Aww...this is a big one -

Michael: I gotta say, buddy, I'm in pretty good shape! You could be eating my dust all day long!
Buster: Well, you might -- (long extended BLEEP with Buster pointing excitedly)!
Michael: Let's hope it doesn't come to that.

Buster: It's like she gets off by being withholding.
G.O.B.: Look whose got something to say.
Buster: I'm Mom and I want to shoot down everything you say so I can feel good about myself. 'Cause I'm an uptight -- (BLEEP) -- Buster -- You old horny slut!
Michael: Well, no one's gonna top that.

George Sr.: (regarding Buster) Maybe it was the eleven months he spent in the womb. The doctor said there were claw marks on the walls of her uterus. But he was her ‘miracle baby', and I was just too burnt out on raising you guys to care. So, he turned out a little soft, you know.

G.O.B.: And if I'm going to be staying here --
Lucille: Staying here? What, did that Mexican throw you out?
G.O.B.: She's not "that Mexican," Mom. She's my Mexican. And she's Colombian or something. Anyway, it's over.
Lucille: You've got three days.
G.O.B.: Hey...if I can't find a horny immigrant by then, I don't deserve to stay here.

George Sr.: I never see you anymore, Michael.
Michael: You're in prison. And I was here yesterday.
George Sr.: Oh, yeah, that's .. that's .. I'm sorry. I couldn't break away from the poker game. Capital-G was down to his boxers.
Michael: Strip poker?
George Sr.: Yeah, and it's tough. We can really only play about ... two hands.



Episode Goofs
The school play is Much Ado About Nothing, but the line that is spoken during the play, "I would kiss before I spoke", is from As You Like It.



Cultural References
Episode Title: Bringing Up Buster

The episode title refers to the 1938 movie Bringing Up Baby starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant.



Episode References
Bonding

George Michael and Michael bonding over the cornball parallels the scene where George Michael and Michael bond while burning the banana stand in "Top Banana".



Other Episode Crew

CreatorMitchell Hurwitz
Executive ProducerMitchell Hurwitz  |  Ron Howard  |  Brian Grazer  |  David Nevins
Co-Executive ProducerJohn Levenstein
Supervising ProducerChuck Martin
ProducerVictor Hsu  |  Barbie Feldman Adler
Co-ProducerBrad Copeland
Consulting ProducerRichard Rosenstock  |  James Vallely
Associate ProducerDiane Mercer (2)
Production DesignerDawn Snyder
EditorLee Haxall
CastingDeborah Barylski
Unit Production ManagerVictor Hsu
First Assistant DirectorRoss Novie
Second Assistant DirectorRob Roda
Music EditorJason Tregoe Newman
Costume DesignerKatie Sparks
HairstylistMarie Larkin
Key GripMark Polanski
Camera OperatorIan Dodd  |  Greg Harrington
Set DecoratorMaureen Osborne
Location ManagerDianne Friedgen
Transportation CoordinatorRick Sanders
Property MasterAl Eisenmann
Construction CoordinatorGreg Hamlin
Production Sound MixerTom Stasinis
Script SupervisorPatti Dalzell
Production CoordinatorJoanne Oboyski-Battelene
Supervising Sound EditorEzra Dweck
Re-Recording MixerTim Philben
Director of PhotographyJames Hawkinson
Story EditorAbraham Higginbotham
Production AccountantSherry Brooks
Chief Lighting TechnicianScott Moody
ScoreDavid Schwartz (2)
Assistant To The Executive ProducerLisa Parsons
Assistant To The ProducerDavid Silverstein
Makeup ArtistStephanie Coffey
 
Warning: Arrested Development season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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