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Arrested Development: Meet the Veals

George Michael gives Ann a promise ring, which worries Michael that their relationship is progressing too fast. Michael decides to talk to Ann's parents, but his talk with them doesn't go as well as planned. Meanwhile, G.O.B. and George, Sr. team up to get Lucille away from Oscar.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x16
Production Number: ARR-215
Airdate: Sunday April 03rd, 2005
Special Airtime: 08:30 pm

Alternate Airdates:

FR (TPS Star) Dec 07, 2005

Guest Stars
Alan TudykAlan Tudyk
As Pastor Veal
Ione SkyeIone Skye
As Mrs. Veal
Mae WhitmanMae Whitman
As Ann Veal
Mario JoynerMario Joyner
As Mario
Simon HelbergSimon Helberg
As The Reader
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: Buster finds someone else interested in kissing his hook, so Buster gets a hook replacement.

On fox.com, this episode is listed as "Meat the Veals".

Episode Quotes
Michael: You haven't met my family. You should meet my family. We're going to be having an anniversary party.
Pastor Veal: What a wonderful surprise! We would love to witness a celebration of their love.
Michael: That would be a wonderful surprise.

G.O.B.: Franklin said some things that Whitey wasn't ready to hear.
Michael: Didn't you get severely beaten outside a nightclub in Torrance for that act?
G.O.B.: Franklin said some things that African-Americany wasn't ready to hear, either.

Mrs Veal: Show me your secular world, Michael. Take me into your secular world now!

Lucille: They’re not going to let you in at the country club with that.
Buster: (asFranklin) I don't want no part of yo' tired ass country club, ya funky bitch!

Mrs. Veal: Your family is lovely!
Michael: Does it seem that way? Where's Buster?

George, Sr.: Fine. Put the ether on the puppet’s lips, have the puppet kiss her.
G.O.B.: (as Franklin) I ain’t kissing that old bitch.
George, Sr.: (strangling Franklin) That’s my wife, you bastard!
G.O.B.: Dad, that’s my wrist! (as Franklin) Hey, man, that’s his neck!

Tobias: Okay, who’d like a banger in the mouth? Oh, right. I forgot. Here in the States, you call it a sausage in the mouth.
Michael: We just call it a sausage.

Tobias: Hello, young lady. I haven’t seen you in a week.
Maeby: Oh, right. That means Mrs. Featherbottom isn’t here. Which means she didn’t iron my blouse, which means, I don’t have anything to wear for my premiere. The premier. Of Canada. He’s going out with my gym teacher.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Meet the Veals

The episode title comes from Meet the Parents, a movie starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro.

Episode References
Big Yellow Joint

The song "Big Yellow Joint" is heard while Oscar is smoking. The song first appeared in "Pier Pressure" as a song written by Jimmy Jane in the 1970s about how the frozen banana stand looks like a big, yellow joint.

Visual: Maeby reading a script for “Operation: Hot Mother”

In "Motherboy XXX", "Operation: Hot Mother" was the name of the rescue operation Buster and Michael went on to get George Michael away from Lucille.

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