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When Rita calls Michael by a nickname he thinks means "weak", Michael tries to talk George Michael into going with him to various "manly" activities. However, George Michael opts to help Ann get ready for her Inner-Beauty Pageant so Michael signs up for a triathlon with Steve Holt. Meanwhile, George, Sr. volunteers with the Startled Straight program, but scares the wrong group.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x4
Production Number: ARR-304
Airdate: Monday November 07th, 2005
Network: FOX

Director: Lev L. Spiro
Writer: Robert Weiner

  • Currently 8.1/10
8.1/10 (7 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Charlize Theron
As Rita

Guest Stars
Dave Thomas
As Trevor
Justin Grant Wade
As Steve Holt
Bob Einstein
As Larry
Mae Whitman
As Ann Veal
Scott Baio
As Bob Loblaw
Phil Proctor
As Rev. Bob Patterson
Jamie Kennedy
As Himself

Co-Guest Stars
Bronwen Masters
As Adelaide
Nathalia Ramos
As Hope Loblaw
Donald Bishop
As Pope Impersonator
Byron Washington
As Sergeant
Tory Brett Howard
As Teen Boy #1
Main Cast
Jason Bateman
As Michael Bluth
Portia de Rossi
As Lindsay Bluth Fünke
Will Arnett
As George "G.O.B." Bluth II
Michael Cera
As George Michael Bluth
Alia Shawkat
As Mae "Maeby" Fünke
Tony Hale
As Byron "Buster" Bluth
David Cross
As Tobias Fünke
Jessica Walter
As Lucille Bluth
Jeffrey Tambor
As George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth
Ron Howard
voiced Narrator
Episode Notes
On The Next Arrested Development Gag: Buster signs up Steve Holt up for the Army, and George Sr. finds out that a fake Popemobile can’t stop real bullets.

This episode and "Mr. F" were aired together on the same night as a one-hour event.

Episode Quotes
Steve Holt: You can control your bladder when you're dead.

Steve Holt: There's no 'I' in "win"!

Steve Holt: Don't ask "Can I?" Ask "I can."

Narrator: George Sr. came across a U.S. Army combat humvee and the Pope-Mobile, and he decided to escape in the bullet-proof one.
(George Sr. steals the Pope-Mobile)

Tobias: She's a girl, I need to teach her how to be a woman. Within her lies a queen. Let me out that queen.
Michael: Yeah, I think you just did.

George Michael: No, I’m not afraid of sex.
Tobias: Oh, good. Have sex with this girl right now. Do it, go. Get in there. Have some sex with her right now. I didn’t think so. Ann, you need to decide whether you want a man or a boy. I know how I’d answer.

Episode Goofs
The word 'pussy' is bleeped on the closed captioning but is uncensored on the audio track.

Cultural References
Michael: Why are handlebars in my bed?

This mimicks a scene from The Godfather where a man finds a bloody horse head in his bed.

Maeby: Oh, you’re such a dear. But I’m not putting you in my remake of A Thoroughly Polite Dustup.

During this scene, Maeby and Jamie Kennedy are both X-ed as the victims of pranks are on FOX's The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.

Startled Straight

The Startled Straight program that George, Sr. volunteers to be a part of is a reference to the real-life Scared Straight program that aims to encourage kids to stay clean and out of prison by showing them how prison life really is.

Episode References
G.O.B.: So you steal my son, and now you need me to save yours. All right, one key coming up.

G.O.B. trying to throw up a key is a reference to "Key Decisions" where G.O.B. swallows a key and is unable to pass it out of his body.

Lucille: Where’s your hand?
Buster: Oh, it got stuck in the prize hole again.

Buster loses his hook in the game he was seen playing in "Afternoon Delight".

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMitchell Hurwitz
Executive ProducerBrian Grazer  |  Ron Howard  |  Mitchell Hurwitz  |  David Nevins
Co-Executive ProducerTom Saunders  |  Dean Lorey  |  Chuck Tatham  |  Richard Day  |  James Vallely
Supervising ProducerRon Weiner  |  John Amodeo
Co-ProducerDiane Mercer (2)  |  David Shafer
Consulting ProducerMaria Semple
Production DesignerDawn Snyder
EditorStuart Bass
CastingJulie Ashton
Unit Production ManagerJim Sharp (2)
First Assistant DirectorRonnie Chong
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 MixerGary Alexander  |  Nello Torri
Director of PhotographyGreg Harrington
Art DirectorKandy Stern
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 4 guide may contain spoilers
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