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Arrested Development: Pier Pressure

George Michael becomes upset when he gets an A- on a test, which leads Lindsay to tell Michael that he's pushing his son too hard. Buster begins to think that Lucille 2 should use medical marijuana to help her vertigo and goes to George Michael to help him track some down. However, Buster's plan soon goes up in smoke. Meanwhile, Lindsay forces Maeby to spend a day with Lucille when she receives poor grades at school.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: ARR-110
Airdate: Sunday January 11th, 2004
Network: FOX


Alternate Airdates:

FR (TPS Star) Jan 31, 2005

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (9 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Liza Minnelli
As Lucille Austero
Recurring

Guest Stars
Steve Ryan
As J. Walter Weatherman
Recurring
Jase Wirey
As Hot Cop

Co-Guest Stars
Dan Horton
As Hot Cop #1
Recurring
Johnny Savas
As Drug Dealer
Greg Kohout
As Derek
Benjamin Lowe
As Hot Cop #2 (as Benjamin (Stoli) Lowe)
Scott Layne (1)
As Hot Cop #3

Uncredited
Caitlin Sedio
As Young Lindsay
Recurring
Curtis Blanck
As Young G.O.B.
Recurring
Jason Aaron Tinero
As Young Buster
Recurring
Michael Bartel
As Young Michael
Recurring
Main Cast
Jason Bateman
As Michael Bluth
Portia de Rossi
As Lindsay Bluth Fünke
Will Arnett
As George "G.O.B." Bluth II
Michael Cera
As George Michael Bluth
Alia Shawkat
As Mae "Maeby" Fünke
Tony Hale
As Byron "Buster" Bluth
Jessica Walter
As Lucille Bluth
Jeffrey Tambor
As George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth
Ron Howard
voiced Narrator
Episode Notes
David Cross (Tobias) does not appear in this episode.

This episode didn't feature the usual "On The Next Arrested Development" ending gag.

This was the season's highest rated episode.

The idea for this episode came from a FOX executives suggesting that Michael should "teach his son a nice lesson".



Episode Quotes
Michael: I want the guy with the one arm and the fake blood. J. Walter Weatherman. How do I get a hold of him?
George Sr.: Well, he's, uh, dead. You killed him when you left the door open with the air conditioner on.

Maeby: This is so much fun. I can't believe my mom thought being here would be a punishment.
Lucille: Oh, she thinks I'm too critical. That's another fault of hers.

Michael: I want the guy with the one arm and the fake blood. J. Walter Weatherman. How do I get a hold of him?
George Sr.: Well, he's, uh, dead. You killed him when you left the door open with the air conditioner on.

Michael: Tell you what. I'm going to give you the cash, but in return, I get to ask you for a favor sometime.
G.O.B.: My gut is telling me no. But my gut is also very hungry.

Buster: And her nausea's gotten really bad, too. It's really been difficult on us. It's definitely taking its toll.
Michael: Well, you know, you're free to go, pal. It's not like you made a commitment to this woman.
Buster: Well, I didn't make a commitment ... I did refer to it as our nausea. But you know, that's when we were going at it really hot and heavy.
Michael: Well, now it's my nausea.

G.O.B.: What? Oh, no! It's the cops! Oh! And a ... construction worker.

Michael: You mean you taught me a lesson not to teach lessons?
George Sr.: It was my last lesson.

Michael: Your uncle G.O.B. seems to think that he saw you down at the docks today. Was that you?
George Michael: No. Maybe it was the other George Michael. You know, the singer-songwriter.

Lindsay: Well, I think stress is what leads to trouble. You know the kind you put on George Michael, even when he gets an A?
Michael: Minus. And an A gets him ice cream. He knows that.

Lucille: I don’t criticize you. And if you’re worried about criticism, sometimes a diet is the best defense.

Maeby: D plus. Sign this.
Lindsay: This is a D minus.
Maeby: Well, either way, it’s above a D right?
Lucille: Another worldbeater.

Maeby: “C minus.” C m-i-n-e-s.
Lindsay: Did you even study?
Maeby: No, I didn’t.
Lindsay: Wow. How impressive is that?
Michael: Well, the bar for the refrigerator has been lowered.



Episode Goofs
Buster tries to get Lucille 2 medical marijuana to help her vertigo because she doesn't have medication to do so. However, in "In God We Trust", Buster bets his anxiety pills against Lucille’s vertigo medicine during a poker game.



Episode References
Visual: Maeby receiving a "partially cloudy" in math

This is a reference back to "Top Banana" when we first learn that Maeby is really bad a math.

Visual: G.O.B. trying to grab away Michael's sandwich

G.O.B. tries to steal Michael's sandwich in the same manner as he did in "Key Decisions".

The announcer mispronounces G.O.B., much like reporter Trisha Thoon does in the "Pilot".



Other Episode Crew

CreatorMitchell Hurwitz
Executive ProducerBrian Grazer  |  Ron Howard  |  David Nevins  |  Mitchell Hurwitz
Co-Executive ProducerRichard Rosenstock  |  John Levenstein
Supervising ProducerChuck Martin
ProducerVictor Hsu  |  Barbie Feldman Adler
Co-ProducerBrad Copeland
Consulting ProducerJames Vallely
Associate ProducerDiane Mercer (2)
Production DesignerDawn Snyder
EditorSteven Sprung
CastingDeborah Barylski
Unit Production ManagerVictor Hsu
First Assistant DirectorRonnie Chong
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 SupervisorRebecca E. Asher
Production CoordinatorJoanne Oboyski-Battelene
Supervising Sound EditorKerri Wilson
Re-Recording MixerNello Torri  |  Peter Kelsey
Director of PhotographyJames Hawkinson
Story EditorAbraham Higginbotham
Production SupervisorLisa Matsukawa
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 10 guide may contain spoilers
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