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Arrested Development: Shock and Aww

Both Michael and George Michael end up falling for George Michael's ethics teacher, and ethical questions arise when Michael begins to date her. Lucille adopts a teenaged Korean boy named Annyong (which translates as "hello" in English) Bluth. Meanwhile, G.O.B. tries to get even with Michael but sleeps with the wrong woman and a "Caged Wisdom" admirer visits George Sr. in prison.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x14
Production Number: ARR-114
Airdate: Sunday March 07th, 2004
Network: FOX


Alternate Airdates:

FR (TPS Star) Feb 20, 2005
DE (Comedy Central) Mar 24, 2007

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (7 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Heather Graham
As Beth Baerly

Guest Stars
Jane Lynch
As Cindi Lightballoon
Recurring
Justin Grant Wade
As Steve Holt
Recurring
Iqbal Theba
As Nazhgalia

Co-Guest Stars
B.W. Gonzalez
As Lupe
Recurring
Michael Blieden
As Agent Cummings
Recurring
Justin Lee
As Annyong Bluth
Recurring

Uncredited
Matt Price
As Agent Freeling
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.

On The Next Arrested Development Gag: Buster’s competition heats up.

This episode was originally scheduled to air on February 22, but was pre-empted for The Bernie Mac Show.

The prom music is the theme music for Arrested Development.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Wang ChungEverybody Have Fun Tonight 


Episode Quotes
Lindsay: I think George Michael is ready to have another mother.
Michael: That's ridiculous. He has you, he has our mom. I think that would pretty much turn him off to the idea entirely.

Michael: I don't think us sleeping together is working out. You're a grown man. You should be living with your mother.
Buster: Yeah. I miss mom.
Michael: I can tell.

G.O.B.: George Michael, what are you doing at a high school dance?

Lucille: I don't have the milk of mother's kindness in me anymore.
Michael: Yeah. That udder's been dry for a while though, hasn't it?

Ms. Baerly: Sweet ride. Are you making dinner reservations?
Michael: No, no. That was my mom. She just had a little Korean dropped off.
Ms. Baerly: Ooh, that sounds good. Let's have that.

Narrator: Lindsay believed that George Michael wanted to fix up his father so he could fill the role of his mother.
Lindsay: There’s nothing wrong with that. Although, I must say I’m a little hurt that you haven’t considered me.
George Michael: You’re my aunt.
Lindsay: That doesn’t matter. Aunts can fill that role. Teachers can fill that role. And, someday, you’re going to find the right woman to fill that role. But until then, I’ll be right across the hall.
Narrator: Lindsay had never been more proud of anything she had said in her entire life.
George Michael: Yikes.

Ms. Baerly: ... even minor crimes are punishable by brutally chopping off the offender’s hand.
George Michael: Oh. No ring.

Lucille: Well, maybe I’ll get a son who will finish his cottage cheese.

Michael: Hey, Linds, is it my imagination, or does this rape room have the same floor plan as our kitchen?

Michael: Thanks, but no, Lindsay. I’ve already been set up once today by a sibling, and I don’t think you people know my type.

Ms. Baerly: Welcome. I’m Miss Baerly, the Ethics teacher. My goal is to teach your children about the preciousness of life that can be lost by the mindless pulling of a trigger.
Michael: Mmm. No ring.

Lucille: Michael, the little Korean is here, and I don’t know what to do with him. At least I think it’s a him. You’ve got to strip them down to next to nothing before you could even tell.



Cultural References
Episode Title: Shock and Aww

"Shock and Aww" was the Bush Administration's code name for the Iraqi air strikes.



Episode References
GOB: I bleeped Nazbakalijan.

In "Visiting Ours", GOB also states that he "bleeped Kitty" similar to this episode. During this episode, GOB also "bleeps" Mrs. Whitehead.



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  |  Geraldine Leder
Unit Production ManagerPaul Cajero
First Assistant DirectorRoss Novie
Second Assistant DirectorJennie O'Keefe Mills
Music EditorJason Tregoe Newman
Costume DesignerKatie Sparks
HairstylistMarie Larkin
Key GripMark Polanski
Camera OperatorPatrick Rousseau  |  Ian Dodd
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 PhotographyGreg Harrington
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 14 guide may contain spoilers
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