David Cross (Tobias) does not appear in this episode.
On The Next Arrested Development Gag: George Michael and Maeby sneak back into "Les cousins dangereux" and Michael’s insurance takes another hit.
During the episode, G.O.B. and Lindsay watch My Mother The Car
, the television show that this episode got its title from.
Buster: I've already got a Lucille in my life.
Lucille 2: I understand ... that's healthy.
George Sr.: I'm paying thousands of dollars in Krugerrands.
George Sr.: Gold Krugerrands. Your mother snuck them in here, stuffed them in energy bar wrappers to keep me from getting strangled in the shower or worse.
George Sr.: ...In a way.
Lindsay: It would just give Dad one more reason to think that I've got nothing to offer but my looks.
G.O.B.: Yeah, I got some of that ... except he also didn't like my looks.
Maeby: We don't have to go, do we?
Michael: Come on, this is a Bluth family celebration ... it's no place for children.
Buster: Um, is it okay if I do it for Mom and not you?
Buster: Because I really like Mom.
Michael: We know.
Lucille: Michael, you haven't heard why I want it. To throw the most lavish party this town has ever seen for my birthday.
Michael: I enjoy a bicentennial as much as the next guy, Mom, but we're not doing that.
George Michael: I, uh, need you to make some fake IDs for me and Maeby.
G.O.B.: Like a passport?
George Michael: Yeah, yeah, that would be great. Oh, and, uh, preferably French. I like the way they think.
Lindsay: I mean, it's always been "Michael's got the brains, G.O.B.'s got the charm, Buster's got the -- "
George Sr.: -- high-fastening pants.
Lindsay: You said that?
George Sr.: No, I'm saying that now.
What happened to your head?
Nothing. G.O.B. was just teaching me how to hit it with a hammer.
G.O.B. not knowing how to use a hammer dates back to "Top Banana
" where G.O.B. confesses to Michael that he doesn't know how to use a hammer.
Buster's panic attacks
During the episode, Buster is happy that his panic attacks are decreasing in number. This is a reference back to the "Pilot
" where it is mentioned that Buster suffers from frequent panic attacks.