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Arrested Development: Spring Breakout

It's once again Spring Break and G.O.B. gets the opportunity to confront Phillip Litt, the magician who used G.O.B.'s magic trick mistakes on the "Girls with Low Self-Esteem" video. Meanwhile, Michael tricks Lucille into going to rehab by telling her it's a spa, but is forced to go back to Lucille for help when Kitty kidnaps George, Sr. and uses him to blackmail the Bluth family.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x17
Production Number: ARR-216
Airdate: Sunday April 10th, 2005
Special Airtime: 08:30 pm

Alternate Airdates:

FR (TPS Star) Dec 14, 2005

Guest Stars
Jeff GarlinJeff Garlin
As Mort Meyers
Judy GreerJudy Greer
As Kitty Sanchez
Zach BraffZach Braff
As Phillip Litt
Dick Van PattenDick Van Patten
As Cal Cullen
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: Lucille gets some disturbing information, and Kitty finds what she’s been looking for.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
GypsyRose’s Turn 

Episode Quotes
Michael: Instead of seeing girls with low self-esteem, why don't you try spending time with the woman who gave us ours?

Buster: Maybe for the first time I've realized that I'm better off without her!
Michael: Well, we've got to bring her back.
Buster: Oh, thank God!
Michael: So, if we want to get that evidence back and Dad, Kitty's insisting on a meeting with Mom.
Lindsay: What can Mom do for her?
Michael: I don't know, but I've got to get that evidence. The problem is that I've just checked her into rehab and they're not exactly going to let me check her out and take her to a bar. G.O.B., I need your help to sneak her past the guards.
G.O.B.: Well, I didn't think the woman I'd be checking out during spring break would be Mom.
Buster: She's better looking than the whores you usually date!
G.O.B.: Don't call my escorts whores!
Buster: Mom's still got it!
G.O.B.: I don't date whores!

Lucille: There were 250ccs of your father in that cooler!

Narrator: Due to poor acting, the burden of the story was placed on the narrator.
Scandalmakers Narrator: ...only to be found hiding under one of the homes that he himself built.
Narrator: He was actually found in a hole near the house, but this inattention to detail was typical of the laziness the show’s narrator was known for.

Lucille: You know, he’s never taken me anywhere. Oh, no, we have to live “high and dry.”
Cal Cullen: Well, you’re certainly not dry. Michael, I’m not a prude, but it’s 1 in the afternoon. Is your mother drunk?
Lucille: I’d have to get up pretty early to get drunk by 1 o’clock.

Narrator: Real shoddy narrating. Just pure crap.

Narrator: In fact, Mr. Attell was portraying Tobias’ actual “never-nude” affliction. But this perplexed the Scandalmakers audience, due to the unfocused nature of the narrator’s explanation.

G.O.B.: Well, of course you feel that way. You’re jealous. You’re a surfboard.

G.O.B.: May I make a suggestion? Get implants. Really.

Episode Goofs
On the part where Buster drinks from Lucille's stash of wine and drunkenly stumbles around the house, the narrator says that the box of wine was the first taste of alcohol had since Buster was nursing, but in "Altar Egos", it is established that Lucille never breast-fed. Also, Buster was drunk with the rest of the family in the flashback of Lucille's botched intervention in this episode (unless Buster got drunk off juice, which happened before in season one).

Episode References
Buster's Dance

Buster dances to "Rose’s Turn", the same song that Lucille danced to in "Marta Complex".

Visual: Lucille hiding 250cc’s of George, Sr. in the Aztec Tomb

Lucille hiding 250cc's of George, Sr. is a reference back to "Top Banana" when George Sr. hides 250,000 dollars in the banana stand.

Swallowed Key

G.O.B. tries to throw up a key. In "Key Decisions", G.O.B. swallows a key and is unable to pass it out of his body.

Visual: Scandalmakers episode on the Bluth family

In the introduction of the episode, The Bananagrabber is featured. The Bananagrabber character was created by G.O.B. in "Charity Drive", but later in the episode he gave up all animation rights to The Bananagrabber and all Bananagrabber characters.

Girls with Low Self-Esteem

During the episode, Phillip Litt films Girls With Low Self-Esteem. Girls with Low Self-Esteem was first seen in "Missing Kitty".

Visual: Señor Tadpole’s “Make a margarita in your mouth" slogan

Señor Tadpole’s slogan is a reference to Kitty's spring break activities in "Missing Kitty".


Franklin, the puppet, is seen in a flashback. Franklin first appeared in "Meet the Veals".

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