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Michael plans a family trip to Mexico to get back the staircar. G.O.B., suspicious of Michael's behavior, hires a bounty hunter to follow his every move. But when Michael learns about the bounty hunter, he hires the bounty hunter to track down his father. Meanwhile, Buster mistakenly thinks he's in Mexico after spending some time with Lupe and her family.
On The Next Arrested Development Gag: Buster reclaims his favorite chair, but the victory is short-lived, and Tobias gets medical attention.
"Usted baila como un hombre que vive como mujer" translates as " You dance like a man who lives like a woman".
When Buster sees his hand chair at Lupe's house, he says "I never thought I'd miss a hand this much." This foreshadows Buster losing his hand to a seal later in the season.
Lupe comments "Ahora tengo que cuidad para retardo", which translates as "now I have to take car of a retard", but is subtitled as "now I must take care of Buster".
The man in the background of the photo of George Michael and Ann is writer Jim Vallely who wrote several Arrested Development episodes.
On the season 2 DVD set, this episode is entitled "¡Amigos!".
Yellow Page Ad from Gene Parmesean.
In the silent film of how the chicken dance came to be an obscene gesture in Mexico, the two fighting Mexican men and the piano man who ends up getting shot are played by Will Arnett (GOB), Jason Bateman (Michael Bluth), and Tony Hale (Buster).
Michael: We have a private eye, huh?
Lucille: Oh, I hired him a hundred years ago to find out if your father was cheating on me. He never did find anything.
Michael: Well, he can't be very good then.
Lucille: A camcorder. That's so you can videotape it when they put you in a naked pyramid and point to your Charlie Browns.
Buster: I ought to point to Uncle Oscar's Charlie Browns next time you're on top of him, Mother.
Lucille: You see how he treats me just because he thinks I'm having an affair with the boy's uncle?
Maeby: The important thing is that you guys don’t lose focus on yourselves.
Tobias: You know, first of all, we are doing this for her, okay, because neither one of us wants to get divorced. And second-of-ly, I know you’re the big marriage expert. Oh, I’m sorry. I forgot. Your wife is dead. I’m sorry. That was 100% inappropriate, and I do apologize profusely. I’m ... uh ...
G.O.B.: Fleeing the country, you bastard?
Michael: No, I’m still not fleeing, okay? I’m just here to pick up my son’s girlfriend. She ran off the last time we were leaving.
Ann 2.0: Actually, I was sitting right there the whole time.
George Michael: Way to plant, Ann.
Michael: George Michael, why don’t you and Plant just wait in the staircar?
G.O.B.: I think the plant lady’s wearing a thong.
G.O.B.: Oh, please, allow me. I’ll just circumvrent you.
The episode title translates to "friends" in English, making it a continuation to the Friends
titles that were used in the previous two episodes.
Visual: Isis pharmacy behind the staircar
In the photo taken by Gene Parmesan of the staircar, a pharmacy named Isis is in the background. In Egyptian mythology, Isis is a woman who brought her dead husband back to life after he was murdered by his jealous brother.
Buster's judgement being hindered due to breathing in carbon monoxide is a reference back to "Top Banana
" in which Michael thinks his entire family is lying down due to a carbon monoxide leak.
"la feliz beber: hay Cloudmir si tienes sed" Cloud Mir advertisement
The vodka Cloud Mir was first seen in "Public Relations
G.O.B.'s "Dont' be afraid to make a mistake" sign
G.O.B.'s sign is a reference to his signature "I made a huge mistake" line which was first used in "Key Decisions
" by G.O.B. after he realizes what committing to Marta meant.
G.O.B.'s chicken dance
G.O.B.'s chicken dance was first seen in "Staff Infection