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Arrested Development: My Hand to God (2)

Buster loses his hand when a seal bites it off and is forced to have a hook for a hand. Meanwhile, Michael tries to find the truth behind the paternity of Maggie's baby.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x12
Production Number: ARR-212
Airdate: Sunday March 06th, 2005
Network: FOX
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

FR (TPS Star) Nov 23, 2005

  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (8 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Henry WinklerHenry Winkler
As Barry Zuckerkorn
Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus
As Maggie Lizer

Guest Stars
Ian Roberts (1)Ian Roberts (1)
As The Literal Doctor
Jay JohnstonJay Johnston
As Officer Taylor
Jerry MinorJerry Minor
As Officer Carter
Michael Paul ChanMichael Paul Chan
As Judge Lionel Ping

Co-Guest Stars
Becky ThyreBecky Thyre
As Loretta
Maggie RoweMaggie Rowe
As Juror #4
Joe RussoJoe Russo
As Joe
Steve SeagrenSteve Seagren
As Car Salesman
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
On The Next Arrested Development Gag: Buster and G.O.B. find themselves closer than ever, and Maggie gets a big surprise.

FOX originally aired this episode, and the one before it, "Out On A Limb", on the same night as a one hour event.

This episode marks the first time that the narrator speaks in first person when Lucille says "We had a fight. Who knows about what?" and the narrator responds "I do.".

The narrator says Buster's hand was taken by a "loose seal", which is meant to sound like Lucille.

Episode Quotes
Car Salesman: Yeah, the Bronco's been discontinued. We're trying to shed that whole fugitive-on-the-run thing. This is the Escape.
George Sr.: What a fun name. May I test drive?

Lucille: I prayed that God take anything He wanted from us so that Buster wouldn't have to go to war.
Michael: Oh Mom. After all these years, God's not going to take a call from you.

George Michael: Ann's off with her religious group trying to get Nip/Tuck taken off the air.
Michael: They don't like Nip/Tuck?
George Michael: Well, you know, they don't like anything. Something about God wants people to age naturally, or I don't know. Ironically, she likes Gangy.

Dr. Fishman: Yes, he’s lost his left hand. So he’s going to be “all right.”
Lucille: You son of a bitch. I hate this doctor!
Lindsay: How do we keep getting this guy?
Michael: Mom, he’s a very literal man.
Dr. Fishman: Yes, that’s more the way I would take the news.

Cultural References
Michael: They don’t like Nip/Tuck?

Nip/Tuck is an FX drama about the lives of plastic surgeons.

Episode References
Visual: The "Welcome Home, Buster" sign

The "Welcome Home, Buster" sign is the “You’re killing me, Buster” sign from "Amigos".

Warning: Arrested Development season 2 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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