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Arrested Development: Queen for a Day

Michael finds out the Bluth Company stock has been unfrozen so he sells a few shares to buy a car. However, the rest of the family, despite several warnings not to, sells their stock which causes the Bluth family to lose control of the company. Meanwhile, Lucille 2 returns and is crushed to find that Buster is dating a secretary.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x8
Production Number: ARR-208
Airdate: Sunday January 23rd, 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)
Special Guest Stars
Liza Minnelli
As Lucille Austero

Guest Stars
Ed Begley, Jr.
As Stan Sitwell
Henry Winkler
As Barry Zuckerkorn
Jeff Garlin
As Mort Meyers
Mo Collins
As Starla

Co-Guest Stars
Robb Skyler
As Accountant
R.F. Daley
As Country Club Manager
Tom Virtue
As Kell
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
David Cross
As Tobias Fünke
Jessica Walter
As Lucille Bluth
Jeffrey Tambor
As George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth
Ron Howard
voiced Narrator
Episode Notes
This is the first appearance of Liza Minnelli (Lucille Austero) since "Marta Complex".

On The Next Arrested Development Gag: Lucille 2 reclaims some space, The Queen Mary changes hands once again, and G.O.B. gets needy.

Episode Quotes
Michael: I’m driving a staircase, for God’s sake, okay? It smells like gas, I get hop-ons ...
George Sr.: Well, of course, you’re gonna get hop-ons.
Michael: And most importantly, Dad, my son does not like to be seen in it.
George Sr.: (laughing) But he likes being seen with that girl!

Barry: Unfortunately, it's a private stock, so you cannot just buy up the shares unless someone is willing to sell.
Michael: Are you sure?
Barry: That's what they said on "Ask Jeeves".

G.O.B.: I'm an idea man, Michael. That's how I came up with F*** Mountain.

Buster: Mom's becoming a little controlling.
Michael: What tipped you off? When she locked you out on the balcony again?
Buster: That was half my fault. I thought I saw a graham cracker out there.
Michael: You baited the balcony?
Lucille: Prove it.

Episode Goofs
When Michael is in the club with Lucille 2, his jacket collar changes from lying flat to being popped up between shots.

The narrator states that Michael drops off Lucille 2, but in the previous scene, Michael says he's going to call her a cab.

Cultural References
G.O.B.: Michael, I was never on Card Sharks. Dad told us not to tell you.

Card Sharks is a popular game show that aired on CBS during the 1980s.

Episode References
Narrator: So, G.O.B. bleeped Lucille 2.

The phrase "G.O.B. beeped..." first was used in "Visiting Ours".

Narrator: Indeed, Starla and Buster did hit it off well, Buster being a sweeter, more supportive man than she was used to, and Starla being a woman that wasn’t 70.

Starla and Buster hit it off at Klimpy's. Klimpy's was first seen on a commerical while Maeby and George Michael are watching TV in "Visiting Ours".

Warning: Arrested Development season 2 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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