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Michael, worried about what Rita would think of him, lies and tells her he has no family. However, the truth eventually comes out when Rita is invited to a family function, leading to bad results. Meanwhile, Lindsay is hired as a nanny for the new attorney; George, Sr. once again attempts an escape; and Tobias coaches Buster to help him overcome his self-confidence issues.
On The Next Arrested Development Gag: Lindsay tries to work off her debt with Bob Loblaw, and a traumatized Steve Holt needs a father.
Tobias's business cards read "analrapist" after he combined his careers of analyst and therapist.
Scott Baio, who guest stars as Bob Loblaw, is the third Happy Days
star to guest star on Arrested Development
. On Happy Days
, Scott Baio played Chachi.
Maeby: Don't you see? I drugged him not to go all the way with him.
George Michael: Well, I think even the anti-drug people are going to be okay with that.
Tobias: Here, take my business card. (Buster gasps) No, no. It's pronounced a-NAL-rapist.
Buster: It wasn't really the pronunciation that bothered me.
G.O.B.: I think we all feel that way about our mothers. And we all have legs.
Michael: You know, your average American male is in a perpetual state of adolescence, you know, arrested development.
Narrator: Hey, that’s the name of the show.
Buster: I am getting rid of this thing. It has caused me nothing but pride and self-respect.
Bob Loblaw: Can you catalog for me the various ways you've been promised to be fulfilled whether or not said promise was made explicit?
Lindsay: You want me to be explicit?
Bob Loblaw: Yes, but I will be needing to get off in four minutes.
Lindsay: Well, let's see if I can't hit that target for you.
Tobias: Okay, Lindsay, are you forgetting that I was a professional twice over, an analyst and a therapist. The world’s first a-NAL-rapist.
(pan to Tobias' business card that reads Tobias Fünke, M.D. ANALRAPIST)
Lindsay: Yes, and you were almost arrested for those business cards.
When George Sr. is eating an ice cream sandwich, the scene cuts to Larry. After the scene returns to George Sr., he doesn't have the ice cream sandwich and a laptop is in front of him.
When Buster is about to throw his medal away we see him taking it off, then we cut to him walking towards the balcony and once there we see him again taking the medal off.
That's my son, you pothead!
This refers to the episode "Pier Pressure
", in which George Michael asked Gob to get some pot for him.
The “You’re kidding me, Buster” banner
The banner was first seen in "Amigos
" as a “You’re killing me, Buster” banner. For this episode, a "dd" is taped over the "ll".
Rita on the bench
Rita covers up part of the bench so it reads "Wee Brain", much like Buster covering up letters on a bench in "Out On A Limb
I’ve made a huge mistake.
Steve Holt's line is G.O.B. catchphrase first used in "Key Decisions
In the beginning of the episode, the mysterious British man drops of Rita off to see Michael and before Rita leaves the man mysteriously says "Don't forget your Hat" and throws it to Rita, this is the first subliminal setup for viewers to question Rita's motives towards Michael, the subliminal setup furthermore continues when Michael asks the surrogate if they ever met before and his father says through him that he hired this guy to be his eyes and ears while he's stuck in his house under house arrest, they slowly zoom in on the hat of the surrogate Larry where a camera is located subliminally linking a hat to a camera.
The setup is for the ending of the episode where Michael Tells Rita everything about the case and his family and the camera zooms in on her hat giving viewers the impression that her hat has a camera in it. giving viewers the illusion that she is there to spy on him.