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Michael scrambles to salvage a real estate deal when a mole problem arises. He receives help from G.O.B., Buster, and Larry, but the plan ends up not working at all. Meanwhile, Tobias thinks a CIA agent is a CAA agent, causing him to inadvertently betray his family and Michael makes Rita a tempting offer.

Episode Info


Episode number: 3x5
Production Number: ARR-305
Airdate: Monday November 07th, 2005
Network: FOX
Special Airtime: 08:30 pm



Special Guest Stars
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
As Rita
Recurring

Guest Stars
Dave ThomasDave Thomas
As Trevor
Recurring
Jeff GarlinJeff Garlin
As Mort Meyers
Recurring
Bob EinsteinBob Einstein
As Larry
Recurring
Scott BaioScott Baio
As Bob Loblaw
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
John Beard (1)John Beard (1)
As Himself
Recurring
Justin LeeJustin Lee
As Annyong Bluth
Recurring
John VienerJohn Viener
As Frank
Saemi NakamuraSaemi Nakamura
As Japanese Hostess
Toshi TodaToshi Toda
As Japanese Businessman #1
Mio TakadaMio Takada
As Japanese Businessman #2

Uncredited
Frankie MunizFrankie Muniz
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
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: George, Sr., disoriented in the walls, almost makes contact with a new mole—not that one... wait for it—and Michael and Rita start a new life together.



Episode Quotes
Tobias: I will be a bigger and hairier mole than the one on your inner left thigh!

George Michael: Quicken Premier! Dad, I hope you kept the receipt.
Michael: You want to return that?
George Michael: What? No, I want to deduct it!

Tobias: I barely even know you! Who's Frank?
Frank: Well, I've been wanting to talk to you about that, but it's a little awkward.
Tobias: Oh, well, I've been wanting to have my own awkward talk as well.
Frank: I think we could be more than just gym buddies.
Tobias: You're blowing my mind, Frank.

Buster: Oh, I’ve had ... the time of my life.
Lucille: I think he’s being sarcastic, G.O.B.
Buster: No, I’m not, Mother. I mean lover.
Larry: I like making love to Mother.
Buster: I mean lover!

Buster: Uh ... I’ll build it with you, G.O.B.
G.O.B.: Oh, great. That’s another brilliant idea, Steinberg.

Bob Loblaw: And you need to find that leak and plug it. Your father said that he was set up by a British syndicate. Maybe you should look for somebody English.
Michael: What?
Lucille: I think Michael’s already plugged our leak.

G.O.B.: You’ve been spending a lot of time with Rita, and she’s British-ish.



Episode Goofs
A boom mic can been seen in the scene in Bob Loblaw's office.



Cultural References
The title of Maeby's movie, Love, Indubitably is a parody of the movie Love Actually.

Rita: I hate it when they hire Yanks to play Brits. You can always tell.

In real life, Charlize Theron, who guest stars as Rita, was born in South Africa.



Episode References
Visual: George Sr. trying to calm himself down by eating ice cream sandwiches

In "Top Banana", George, Sr. had a "love affair" with ice cream sandwiches.

Visual: Michael ripping down George Michael’s “fun and failure” poster to reveal a poster for Les cousins dangereux

Les cousins dengereux is the R-rated movie that George Michael and Maeby snuck into in "My Mother The Car".

Visual: Annyong with Bluth Banana Jail Bars on top of his surveillance equipment

The Bluth Banana Jail Bars were first seen in "Missing Kitty".

Narrator: He had, in the poorly narrated reality series Scandalmakers.

The narrator first mentions the poor narration on Scandalmakers in "Spring Breakout".

Buster: Oh, I’ve had... The time of my life.

Buster's line is a callback to George, Sr.'s "I'm having the time of my life" line in the "Pilot".



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
EditorRichard Candib
CastingSteven Jacobs (2)  |  Allison Jones
Unit Production ManagerBarbara Black
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 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
 
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