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Arrested Development: For British Eyes Only

George, Sr. claims that he was framed by a British group despite being urged to plead guilty. Michael travels across town to Wee Britain to look into his father's claim where he meets Rita, a beautiful British woman who Michael soon asks out. Meanwhile, Lindsay seduces the new attorney, but is charged for her time; and G.O.B. spends all of his time doing his magic in order to avoid spending time with his son.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x2
Production Number: ARR-302
Airdate: Monday September 26th, 2005
Network: FOX



  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (9 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
As Rita
Recurring

Guest Stars
Dave ThomasDave Thomas
As Trevor
Recurring
Jonathan SchmockJonathan Schmock
As Lionel
Recurring
Justin Grant WadeJustin Grant Wade
As Steve Holt
Recurring
Harry HamlinHarry Hamlin
As Himself

Co-Guest Stars
B.W. GonzalezB.W. Gonzalez
As Lupe
Recurring
John Beard (1)John Beard (1)
As Himself
Recurring
Golde StargerGolde Starger
As Lionel's Mum

Uncredited
Diz WhiteDiz White
As Voice Replacement
Jack BlackJack Black
As Himself
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
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
Jack Black has a cameo in this episode as the chimney sweep in Wee Britain.

This is the first episode to feature a "previously on Arrested Development" segment and did not feature an "On the next Arrested Development" ending.

When an employee "Tom" helps G.O.B. avoid his son by not telling him he is in the building, G.O.B. appears behind a mirror in his magic trick after his son leaves and offers Tom a "vitamin" which is is a "Forget We Now" pill as we learn the next episode this is what G.O.B. hands out to people who find out how his illusions are done.



Episode Quotes
Tobias: I realized it was for being a leading man. Oh, I can just taste those meaty leading man parts in my mouth!

Michael: Has anyone in this family ever even seen a chicken?

Michael: We've got a picture of you with Saddam Hussein.
George Sr.: I thought that was the guy who played the Soup Nazi. I told him how much I liked his work!

Michael: If you're really lonely, maybe it's time you went out there and you got yourself a girlfr -- a pet.
Buster: How about a turtle?
Michael: Great.
Buster: I've always loved those leathery little snappy faces.
Michael: You certainly have a type.

Buster: Mother, have you seen my rubber hand?
Lucille: It's in the dishwasher. Your father and I were using it for something.
Buster: Oh for God's sake! Can't you keep my hand to yourself?

Lindsay: You haven't had a serious relationship since your wife, and you guys weren't even speaking towards the end.
Michael: A lot of that was the coma.
Lindsay: Yeah, I've heard your side of it.

Michael: Don't I look kind of British?
British Clerk: Perhaps if you're willing to lose twenty pounds.
Narrator: The clerk was asking for a bribe, but this was lost on Michael.

Coco: Are you going to buy this time, or you just curious?
Tobias: I suppose I’m, uh... buy-curious.



Episode Goofs
Lucille's fingernails change color throughout the scene in the courthouse.



Cultural References
Michael: It's a wonderful performance Dad, you're a regular Brad Garrett.

Brad Garrett is an actor who starred in Everybody Loves Raymond.

Episode Title: For British Eyes Only

The episode title comes from the James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only.

Michael: We've got a picture of you with Saddam Hussein.
George Sr.: I thought that was the guy who played the Soup Nazi. I told him how much I liked his work!

George Sr. is referring to a popular episode of Seinfeld entitled "The Soup Nazi"

Visual: WeeBBC network

The WeeBBC network is a play on the BBC network in the United Kingdom.

Visual: G.O.B.'s "Free Bird" magic trick

The name of G.O.B.'s magic trick is a reference to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song of the same name.

George, Sr.: A group of British builders operating outside the O.C.
Michael: Don’t call it that.

Calling Orange County the O.C. is a reference to the FOX drama show, The O.C.

Episode Background Music

The episode background music is a reference to the music used for the James Bond series of films.



Episode References
Lucille: (to Michael) Mama horny.

Lucille's line similar to George, Sr. telling Michael "Daddy horny" before Michael arranges for a conjugal visit in "Visiting Ours".

(to G.O.B. about magic)
Steve Holt: No. I love it.

Steve Holt's reponse is the same response that Carl Weathers gives Lucille 2 in "Marta Complex" when she asks him if he likes ham.

Visual: Lindsay, Lucille, performing chicken dances

The chicken dance was first seen in "Staff Infection" when G.O.B. does a chicken imitation.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorMitchell Hurwitz
Executive ProducerBrian Grazer  |  Ron Howard  |  Mitchell Hurwitz  |  David Nevins
Co-Executive ProducerChuck Tatham  |  Dean Lorey  |  Tom Saunders  |  Richard Day  |  James Vallely
Supervising ProducerJohn Amodeo  |  Ron Weiner
Co-ProducerDiane Mercer (2)  |  David Shafer
Consulting ProducerMaria Semple
Production DesignerNanci Roberts
EditorStuart Bass
CastingJulie Ashton
Unit Production ManagerJim Sharp (2)
First Assistant DirectorAlbert Cho
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
 
Warning: Arrested Development season 3 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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