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Arrested Development: Missing Kitty

While G.O.B. tries to make good on a promise by making the family's yacht disappear, Michael attempts to fire Kitty. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Maeby work together to find Lindsay's grandmother.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x18
Production Number: ARR-116
Airdate: Sunday March 28th, 2004
Network: FOX


Alternate Airdates:

FR (TPS Star) Mar 06, 2005
DE (Comedy Central) Apr 06, 2007

Guest Stars
James LiptonJames Lipton
As Warden Stefan Gentles
Recurring
Judy GreerJudy Greer
As Kitty Sanchez
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
B.W. GonzalezB.W. Gonzalez
As Lupe
Recurring
John Beard (1)John Beard (1)
As Himself
Recurring
Justin LeeJustin Lee
As Annyong Bluth
Recurring
David Reynolds (2)David Reynolds (2)
As White Power Bill
Recurring
Jay JohnstonJay Johnston
As Officer Taylor
Recurring
Alden VillaverdeAlden Villaverde
As Little Justice
Pat Crawford BrownPat Crawford Brown
As Old Woman
J. David KrassnerJ. David Krassner
As Bank Manager
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
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
Tony Hale (Buster) does not appear in this episode.

On The Next Arrested Development Gag: Lupe makes a startling discovery, and Michael finds himself in the middle of the search for a missing Kitty.

The cooler containing evidence against George Sr. has the name H. Maddas written on the side. Spelled backwards, H. Maddas reads Saddam H.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
EuropeFinal Countdown 


Episode Quotes
Maeby: The only real way to find out how it's done is to sneak on the boat while he does it.
George Michael: Yeah, but then if he makes it disappear, won't everyone just see me standing there?
Maeby: Let's just sit quietly and consider how ridiculous that statement was ... Anyway, if it was me, that's what I would do.

Lindsay: Ok, I tell you what. I'll take you down to see Nana if you split the money with me 60-40.
Maeby: 55-55.
Lindsay: Deal.
Michael: Sounds like you guys are getting more than you think.

Michael: What’d he say?
George Michael: Well, if I clean it up, it’s not really a sentence.

G.O.B.: Maybe we’ll meet a couple of young coeds along the way. How young is too young for you?
Michael: Okay, that’s not going to happen. Okay? There’s not gonna be any coeds. There certainly isn’t going to be any magic. It is a path to a lonely life where people mock you and you don’t even realize it.
G.O.B.: But Michael, I’m a magici ... Oh, I see what you did.

G.O.B.: Spring break. It’s my favorite holiday. Nothing gets me more excited.
Michael: I can see that. You might want to button that shirt up.

Michael: You’re not dressed yet? I thought you were working for me today in the office.
Lindsay: Oh, you guys stay open during spring break?
Michael: Well, we’re not Orthodox.

Michael: Kitty, these are not the files I asked for.
Kitty: Oh, then I don’t know what I shredded.

Michael: Have you had a chance to type up that report yet?
Kitty: No, I have been Googling your father.
Michael: So I’ve heard.

Lindsay: Speaking of which, have we gotten anything from Nana?
Michael: Buster got a perforated heart and G.O.B. got that receding hairline, but you and I pretty much dodged the bullet.



Episode Goofs
In the flashback, the water cooler is labeled "H. MADDAZ" instead of "H. MADDAS" as it is labeled in the final scene.

Tobias tells George, Sr. that he's been a part of the Bluth family for 16 years, but in "Marta Complex", Tobias and Lindsay celebrate their 14th anniversary.



Cultural References
Visual: Girls with Low Self-Esteem video

The Girls with Low Self-Esteem video is a play on the Girls Gone Wild series of videos.



Episode References
Maeby: I'll split [Nana's money] 55-55.

Maeby being horrible at math is a reference back to "Top Banana" when we first learn that Maeby is bad a math.

Visual: G.O.B. announcing that he'll make a yacht disappear on Y.O.M. Television

G.O.B.'s announcement on Y.O.M. Television parallels the announcement he makes about his escape from a jail cell on Acceso Mexico in "Key Decisions".

Visual: Kitty wearing a Cloud Mir T-shirt

The vodka Cloud Mir was first seen in "Public Relations" when Lindsay promoted it by ordering it in the bar.

Michael: Buster got a perforated heart and G.O.B. got that receding hairline, but you and I pretty much dodged the bullet.

Buster's hole in his heart was first mentioned in "Storming the Castle".



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
CastingGeraldine 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 TechnicianDon Bixby
ScoreDavid Schwartz (2)
Original CastingDeborah Barylski
Assistant To The Executive ProducerLisa Parsons
Assistant To The ProducerDavid Silverstein
Makeup ArtistStephanie Coffey
 
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