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Arrested Development: The Ocean Walker

Michael announces to his family that he is going to marry Rita, making George, Sr. think that Rita is only after the company's money. As Rita's Uncle Trevor reveals some surprising information to stop the wedding, Michael debates whether or not he wants to go through with the wedding.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x6
Production Number: ARR-306
Airdate: Monday December 05th, 2005
Network: FOX

Special Guest Stars
Charlize TheronCharlize Theron
As Rita

Guest Stars
Dave ThomasDave Thomas
As Trevor
Bob EinsteinBob Einstein
As Larry
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: Michael relives a wedding nightmare.

This episode was originally scheduled to air on November 14, but due to low ratings, producers pushed the air date to be after sweeps finished.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
StyxMr. Roboto 

Episode Quotes
Lucille: Where's your hand?
Buster: I'm having my high school ring put on it. And my hook is stuck in the stair car.

Michael: It does seem like you've been having a lot of trouble since the hair transplants. Maybe you should see a buboman.
Tobias: A ... buboman?
Michael: A doctor. It's a British expression, like they say "go up box" instead of "elevator".
Tobias: Oh, yes. Like when they say "poofter" to mean "tourist".

Rita: Is that a magic trick? I love magic.
G.O.B.: I don't appreciate the dry British humor.

Michael: You've never told me how many houses there are in the British Parliament.
Rita: Seven.
Michael: Are there?
Narrator: The answer is three.
Michael: Does sound about right.
Narrator: Three is the correct answer.

George Michael: I’m sorry. We really should get another tape.
Michael: Mm.
George Michael: I mean, they’re not expensive.

George Michael: Well, I’ve been thinking. You know, I mean, every society has their own rules about this stuff. For instance, in some states, it’s legal to marry your own cousin. California’s blocked it twice, but that’s only because they tacked it onto an estate law thing that wasn’t gonna pass. We had the signatures.
Michael: You’re 16, and you know all that. She’s 30 and a half. She probably can’t list the seven Houses of Parliament.
George Michael: There’s three.

George, Sr.: All right, now look, just because a woman gets pregnant doesn’t mean you have to marry her. Too many lives have been ruined because some cheap waitress at a HoJo said she used an IUD.
Lucille: It was Stuckey’s.
George, Sr.: But I believed you.

Cultural References
Visual: Buster dancing on the staircar to "Mr. Roboto"

Buster's dance is a reference to Tony Hale, who plays Buster, dancing inside a car for a Volkswagon commercial.

Visual: The ugly photo of Rita

The ugly photo of Rita (Charlize Theron) was from the movie Monster in which Charlize Theron starred as a serial killer.

Tobias: Oh, like when they say “poofter” to mean “tourist,” yes.

In reality, "poofter" is slang for homosexual in the UK.

Episode References
Rita: (to Michael) Rita corny.

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

Rita: And I want to have pop-pop.
Trevor: Well, the very fact that you call it that, tells me you’re not ready.

Rita and Trevor's scene parallels an exchange between George Michael and Michael in "Good Grief!".

Narrator: ... $15 thing of candy beans.

The narrator also describes a "thing of candy beans" in "For British Eyes Only".

Michael: I've made a huge mistake.

Michael is using G.O.B.'s catchphrase that was first used in "Key Decisions".

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 ProducerJohn Amodeo  |  Ron Weiner
Co-ProducerDiane Mercer (2)  |  David Shafer
Consulting ProducerMaria Semple
Production DesignerDawn Snyder
EditorStuart Bass
CastingSteven Jacobs (2)  |  Allison Jones
Unit Production ManagerBarbara Black
First Assistant DirectorRonnie Chong
Second Assistant DirectorJennie O'Keefe Mills
MusicDavid Schwartz (2)
Music EditorJason Tregoe Newman
HairstylistJean Webber
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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