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Arrested Development: The Cabin Show

Michael is back at the helm of the company and since all things seem to be going smoothly, he decides to take George Michael to the family cabin. But things take a bad turn when Michael decides to track down his father which leads him to Reno. Meanwhile, Lindsay, as well George Michael and Maeby (who are still dealing with their kiss), head out to find Tobias; G.O.B. attends an event that reunites abandoned sons with their father; and Lucille regresses back to her old self while dealing with Buster.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x1
Production Number: ARR-301
Airdate: Monday September 19th, 2005
Network: FOX

Special Guest Stars
Henry WinklerHenry Winkler
As Barry Zuckerkorn

Guest Stars
Justin Grant WadeJustin Grant Wade
As Steve Holt
Judy GreerJudy Greer
As Kitty Sanchez
Anthony DeSantisAnthony DeSantis
As James Alan Spangler

Co-Guest Stars
John Beard (1)John Beard (1)
As Himself
Jim CramerJim Cramer
As Himself
Michael SavageMichael Savage
As Suspect
Paul VogtPaul Vogt
As Stagehand
Peter Allen VogtPeter Allen Vogt
As Twin #2 (as Peter Vogt)
William BassettWilliam Bassett
As Cab Driver (as William H. Bassett)
Brandon JohnsonBrandon Johnson
As Swallows Manager
Gary KrausGary Kraus
As Reunion Dad

Blue Man GroupBlue Man Group
As Themselves
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
Ratings: 4.5 million viewers

On The Next Arrested Development Gag: Lucille arrives at the cabin, Maeby finds someone to help her forget her cousin ... her cousin, and Lindsay catches up with Tobias.

Lindsay's ringtone for her cell phone is the Arrested Development theme music.

This episode takes place 2 months after the season 2 finale.

The Bluth Co. stock is upgraded from "Sell" to "Don't Buy".

This season premiered in a new timeslot: Mondays at 8:00 PM.

G.O.B. is revealed to be Steve Holt's father.

Episode Quotes
Oscar: I'm innocent Michael! I'm Oscar! Dot com.
Michael: No, no, don't buy it. I'm taking my son to the cabin, and there's nothing you can say to make me believe that you are not my father.
Oscar: I understand. Your child comes first.
Michael: Oh, my God, you're Oscar.
Oscar: Dot com.

Lucille: Ohhhh, come on!
Buster: Mother?
Lucille: What the hell are you doing back there?
Buster: I decided to sleep in the car so my snoring wouldn't bother you. And I left that recording of my snoring so you wouldn't know I'm gone.
Lucille: We're halfway to the cabin, I'm gonna drop you by this light.

Steve Holt: You look familiar.
G.O.B.: I think that's because we actually kinda look alike.

Narrator: If Steve had a father, he would have warned him not to go into the woods with strange men, but he didn't.
Steve Holt: Sure, let's go!

Michael: Dad's in Reno, Kitty's in Reno, Dad's in Kitty and he must he a blue man.

Michael: Uncle Oscar can last one more day in prison.
Narrator: Not according to that day's blog at ImOscar.com.

Michael: You seem more villainous than usual, Mom. Are you sober?
Lucille: Michael, it's 8 AM!
Michael: So it's not that.

Lucille: I just went off my post-partum depression medication.
Michael: You're still taking that? You had Buster thirty-two years ago.
Lucille: And that's how long I've been depressed about it.

Narrator: Next, on Arrested Development...Maeby finds someone to help her forget her cousin: her cousin.

Michael: Hey, why don't you pop a tent in front with your cousin Maeby?
George Michael: What? No!
Maeby: I'm not really the outdoorsy type.
Michael: Well, this is a good chance for you to rub off on her.

Cultural References
Michael: That was Tom Cruise, the actor.
Lucille: They said he was some kind of scientist.

This is a reference to Tom Cruise's religion, Scientology.

Episode References
Visual: Buster beating a Native American drum during the 1994 flashback

Buster beating the Native American drum is a reference back to the "Pilot" in which the narrator cites that Buster has studied Native American tribal ceremonies and a scene is shown with Buster at a ceremony.

Visual: Reno's "make the biggest little mistake of your life" slogan

Reno's slogan is a reference to G.O.B.'s signature "I made a huge mistake" which was first used in "Key Decisions" by G.O.B. after he realizes what committing to Marta meant.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMitchell Hurwitz
Executive ProducerBrian Grazer  |  Ron Howard  |  Mitchell Hurwitz  |  David Nevins
Co-Executive ProducerTom Saunders  |  Richard Day  |  Chuck Tatham  |  Dean Lorey  |  James Vallely
Supervising ProducerRon Weiner  |  John Amodeo
Co-ProducerDavid Shafer  |  Diane Mercer (2)
Consulting ProducerMaria Semple
Production DesignerNanci Roberts
EditorRichard Candib
CastingJulie Ashton
Unit Production ManagerJim Sharp (2)
First Assistant DirectorRoss Novie
Second Assistant DirectorJennie O'Keefe Mills
MusicDavid Schwartz (2)
Music EditorJason Tregoe Newman
HairstylistMarie Larkin
Key GripJoe Kelly (6)
Camera OperatorStuart Lillas  |  Robert Knouse
Set DecoratorMaureen Osborne
Location ManagerKevin Funston
Transportation CoordinatorMalcolm Mazer
Property MasterBrad Elliot
Construction CoordinatorGreg Hamlin
Production Sound MixerTom Stasinis
Script SupervisorRebecca E. Asher
Production CoordinatorJen Mayo
Post Production SupervisorTerri Murphy
Supervising Sound EditorSusan Cahill
Re-Recording MixerNello Torri  |  Gary Alexander
Director of PhotographyGreg Harrington
Art DirectorW. Stewart Campbell
Costume SupervisorMarilynn A. Oleksinski  |  Kate Samhat
Production AccountantSherry Brooks
Chief Lighting TechnicianSteve Galvin
Original CastingDeborah Barylski
Assistant To The Executive ProducerAndrew Avner
Makeup ArtistStephanie Coffey
Production Associate ProducerTiffany Sipantzi Moore
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