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Arrested Development: Switch Hitter

The president of the Bluth Company's rival, Sitwell, hires G.O.B. in order to win a softball game against the Bluth Company prompting Michael to ask G.O.B. to throw the game. G.O.B. considers it, but when he finds his new boss fatherly and kind, G.O.B. begins to rethink things. Meanwhile, Lindsay suffers bizarre side effects after taking anti-depressants.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x7
Production Number: ARR-207
Airdate: Sunday January 16th, 2005
Network: FOX
Special Airtime: 08:30 pm


Alternate Airdates:

FR (TPS Star) Nov 09, 2005

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (8 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Ed Begley, Jr.Ed Begley, Jr.
As Stan Sitwell
Recurring
Jeff GarlinJeff Garlin
As Mort Meyers
Recurring
Mae WhitmanMae Whitman
As Ann
Recurring
Mo CollinsMo Collins
As Starla
Recurring
J.K. SimmonsJ.K. Simmons
As General Anderson

Co-Guest Stars
Danielle CipollaDanielle Cipolla
As Young Maeby
Recurring
Jason Aaron TineroJason Aaron Tinero
As Young Buster
Recurring
Craig RobinsonCraig Robinson
As Studio Guard #1
Steve BannosSteve Bannos
As Drill Sergeant

Uncredited
Andy RichterAndy Richter
As Himself
Recurring
Jayson OertelJayson Oertel
As Mort's Assistant
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
Tony Hale (Buster) does not appear in this episode.

On The Next Arrested Development Gag: Maeby gets her father a job, and Buster visits the general.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Petula ClarkDowntown 


Episode Quotes
Lucille: Give me a vodka rocks.
Michael: Mom, it's breakfast.
Lucille: And a piece of toast.

Sitwell: The only thing I ask is out of the four hundred and fifty homes we build, one be given to a disadvantaged family from the inner city.
G.O.B.: That's great, so the other 449 families live in fear? Is that what we're saying? Come on!

Maeby: Hey, how do you think I feel? He was the one who said he would help me on this essay for The Old Man and The Sea.
Michael: I’ll help you with that later.
Maeby: Oh, great. Okay. So, you have to read this and then explain it, and this is important: you have to say it in my own words, okay? Smart, but not too smart. Let’s have a four syllable max.

Tobias: I have an audition tomorrow. I’m up for a minor but meaty role in a feature film. Confidence Man Two.
G.O.B.: Oh, yeah? I didn’t see the first Confidence Man.
Tobias: No. Confidence Man Two is my character.

Maeby: How about I come with you? I mean, I could help you prepare.
Tobias: Yes, well, it’s for a con man, which I don’t think you know anything about. And besides, don’t you have school?
Maeby: No. Um ... today is “Help Your Dad Follow His Dream Day.”
Tobias: Great. We can take the carpool lane.

Michael: What do you think of when you hear the word Sudden Valley?
George Michael: Salad dressing, I think. But for some reason, I don’t want to eat it.
Michael: Right. But Paradise Gardens ... ?
George Michael: Yeah. Okay, I can ... I can see marinating a chicken in that.



Episode References
Visual: G.O.B playing catch with George, Sr.

G.O.B. finally playing catch with George, Sr. is a reference to "Key Decisions" when G.O.B. confesses that all he wants to do is play catch with his father.

G.O.B.'s chipped tooth

G.O.B. chips a tooth during the softball game, causing him to whistle when he talks. This is a reference back to "Charity Drive" when G.O.B. chips a tooth on a candied apple (despite the "Proprietor not responsible for dental damage" sign) which also causes him to whistle when he talks.

Visual: G.O.B.'s chicken dance

G.O.B.'s chicken dance was first seen in "Staff Infection".

Visual: Television frame falling off

The television frame falls off during the episode, similar to "Let 'Em Eat Cake".

Tobias gets a job as a security officer. He was a security officer once before in the episode "Not Without My Daughter".



Warning: Arrested Development season 2 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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