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Arrested Development: Not Without My Daughter

Michael brings Maeby to work with him for "Take My Daughter to Work Day" and they soon discover that Kitty has gone missing and Michael is the main suspect. Despite Michael's mission to teach Maeby right from wrong, he tells the police that he knows nothing about Kitty's disappearance. Elsewhere, Lindsay and Tobias both get jobs -- Lindsay at a department store and Tobias becomes a security guard -- and Buster gets a chance to be on a soccer team.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x21
Production Number: ARR-121
Airdate: Sunday April 25th, 2004
Network: FOX

Alternate Airdates:

FR (TPS Star) Mar 14, 2005
DE (Comedy Central) Apr 14, 2007

Special Guest Stars
Henry WinklerHenry Winkler
As Barry Zuckerkorn

Guest Stars
Jay JohnstonJay Johnston
As Officer Taylor
Jonathan PennerJonathan Penner
As Detective Fellows
Kevin McDonaldKevin McDonald
As Detective Streudler

Co-Guest Stars
Justin LeeJustin Lee
As Annyong Bluth
Charlie HartsockCharlie Hartsock
As Ted
Regi DavisRegi Davis
As Guard
Jerry MinorJerry Minor
As Officer Carter
Danielle CipollaDanielle Cipolla
As Young Maeby
Christian LaveryChristian Lavery
As Young George Michael
Mia A. NunezMia A. Nunez
As Guard's Daughter
Jordan-Claire Green (1)Jordan-Claire Green (1)
As Supervisor's Daughter
John EnnisJohn Ennis
As Supervisor
Paul MakkosPaul Makkos
As Patient
Cara AuerbachCara Auerbach
As Charlotte
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
On The Next Arrested Development Gag: Tobias loses his security job trying to solve the store’s mice problem, Lindsay, now without a job, goes with her initial instinct, and Annyong exacts his revenge.

This episode was supposed to air on April 18, but was preempted for a new episode of 24.

Episode Quotes
Michael: What about the outfit yesterday?
Lindsay: Old thing gave it to me.

Patient: There's like this longing .. this pull. I mean, does that make me, you know, like, some kind of...?
Young Maeby: Homosexual.
Tobias: Maeby, please. She's right, though, you probably are a homosexual.

Michael: I gave you permission to use the yacht. You blew it up.
G.O.B.: Yeah, well, if you give someone permission to use a tissue, you can't be upset if they blow their nose. Right? I mean ...

(Michael holds up Girls With Low Self-Esteem tape)
Michael: Is this what you want?
Tobias: Oh, God, no.
Michael: This could be where your daughter is headed.
Tobias: Oh, no, no, I don't want this for Maeby either.

Oscar: OK, but I never meant to break up your family. Your mom called me for a reason. I -- I don't think she's happy.
Buster: No, she's happy. She's just mean all the time.

Buster: Just wanted to check in and make sure you’re aware that your ban on organized sports in this family has been violated.
George, Sr.: Ban on organized sports?
Buster: You know, how you wouldn’t let me sign up for anything when I was a kid.
George, Sr.: Is that what you’ve been thinking all these years? No, no, look, you were ... you were just a turd out there, you know? You couldn’t kick, and you couldn’t run, you know? You were just a turd.
Buster: Prison has destroyed the way you talk. If that’s what it takes to impress these guys around here, then they are not your friends.

George Michael: Hey Dad. Do you think this purse goes with this outfit? Where’d my Dad go?
Tobias: (quietly) Douche-chill.

Announcer: It was a wild time on the beach, and if you like magic, look away. The only thing this guy could make fly away was the crowd.

Lindsay: Well, they expect a certain amount of theft, Michael. It’s built into the price. If I didn’t take it, then people would be overpaying for nothing.

Lindsay: Michael, it was shoplifting, and I’m white. I think I’m going to be okay.

Officer Taylor: Well, we’re here investigating the disappearance of Kitty Sanchez. Apparently, you’re the last person to see her. Alive. Or around town or whatever.

Michael: I-I did, I threatened her at a restaurant, but, you know. It’s a restaurant. So ... certainly she’s been seen since then.
Officer Taylor: Not alive. Or dead or whatever.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Not Without My Daughter

Not Without My Daughter is a movie starring Sally Field based on Betty Mahmoody's escape from her husband in Iran.

Visual: Oscar's David Cassidy Live jacket

David Cassidy was the teen-heartthrob actor best known for his role as Keith Partridge on The Partridge Family.

Take Your Daughter To Work Day

Take Your Daughter To Work Day was established in 1993 by the Ms. Foundation for Women. It occurs on the fourth Thursday in April, close to the day that this episode aired.

Episode References
G.O.B.: So you’re saying you walked in, and without anyone noticing, took an entire outfit? There’s no way that you can do sleight-of-hand that well. I don’t even think that I could do it.

G.O.B. first mentions that he's a good "sleight-of-hand" artist in "Justice is Blind".

Visual: Oscar giving Buster a neck rub

Oscar's neck rub parallels a scene in the "Pilot" where Buster gives the family neck rubs.

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
EditorRobert Bramwell
CastingGeraldine Leder
Unit Production ManagerChristine Larson-nitzsche
First Assistant DirectorJohn Nelson
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 CoordinatorTiffany Sipantzi Moore
Supervising Sound EditorKerri Wilson
Re-Recording MixerNello Torri  |  Peter Kelsey
Director of PhotographyGreg Harrington
Story EditorAbraham Higginbotham
Production AccountantSherry Brooks
Chief Lighting TechnicianSteve Galvin
ScoreDavid Schwartz (2)
Original CastingDeborah Barylski
Assistant To The Executive ProducerLisa Parsons
Assistant To The ProducerDavid Silverstein
Makeup ArtistStephanie Coffey
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