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Arrested Development: Making a Stand

G.O.B. begins to be a nuisance at work so Michael puts him in charge of his own banana stand to keep him away from the Bluth Company. However, Michael finds out that his father is using G.O.B. against him who leads to a confrontation between G.O.B. and Michael that results in G.O.B. and Michael teaming up against their father. Meanwhile, Lucille gets a face-lift and Tobias and Lindsay fight for attention from Bob Loblaw.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x8
Production Number: ARR-307
Airdate: Monday December 19th, 2005
Network: FOX

Guest Stars
Scott BaioScott Baio
As Bob Loblaw
Jeff GarlinJeff Garlin
As Mort Meyers
Steve RyanSteve Ryan
As J. Walter Weatherman
Justin Grant WadeJustin Grant Wade
As Steve Holt

Co-Guest Stars
Michael BartelMichael Bartel
As Teen Michael
Josh ShadaJosh Shada
As Young Gob
Ryan SloughRyan Slough
As Young Michael
Alan MarcoAlan Marco
As Memo
Joe CamarenoJoe Camareno
As Rolando
Richard AssadRichard Assad
As Store Owner
Jason JurmanJason Jurman
As Treat
Jay LayJay Lay
As Policeman #2
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: Maeby finds a way to scare an entire generation.

Episode Quotes
G.O.B.: You don’t want a hungry dove down your pants. That’s how Tony Wonder lost a nut.

Lindsay: Did you get a lawyer?
Tobias: Only the best-looking and best educated lawyer in the whole O.C.
Bob: Don’t call it that.

G.O.B.: Attention, everyone! Why go to a banana stand when we can make your banana stand? I give you Barbara and Dee! Don’t worry, these young beauties have been nowhere near the bananas!

Tobias: Of course -- the “Bob Loblaw Law Blog.” Wow. You, sir, are a mouthful!

Buster: Read the button, Mister!
Michael: “The only scary thing about a one-arm man trying to scare someone is the fact...”
Buster: “...that he feels that his one arm is good for nothing but trying to scare somebody.”
Michael: It’s upside down.
Buster: Well, let’s see you try to put a button on with this.
G.O.B.: (screams)
Buster: Stop screaming. It’s not scary!

G.O.B.: Okay, you can turn the music off. I already shot my wad. Off.

G.O.B.: Anyway, it involves us making some money with our Mexican friends from Colombia.
Michael: I think they’re called Colombians.
G.O.B.: Oh, I forgot, we’re being politically correct now.

G.O.B.: Anyway, there’s a company there that wants to develop some time-shares with us. I told them that we’ll sell them our blueprints for 100 grand!
Michael: G.O.B., we’re prohibited from doing any business outside the country while we’re under investigation.
G.O.B.: Translation: Wish I’d thought of that.
Steve Holt: Nice translating, Dad.

G.O.B.: It’s not stupid. You’re stupid.
Steve Holt: Nice pout, Dad.

Cultural References
Rolando: Is it going to be unscripted like Curb?

He is referring to the HBO show Curb your Enthusiasm

Mort: That’s a bloodsucker? It looks like ALF.

ALF is a sitcom where an alien is taken in by a family after he crashes into their garage.

Tobias: Only the best-looking and best educated lawyer in the whole O.C.
Bob: Don’t call it that.

This is a jab at the FOX drama The O.C.

Visual: FAO al-Jibaaly Muhammed a-Abat

FAO al-Jibaaly Muhammed a-Abat is a reference to the toy store, FAO Schwartz.

Episode References
G.O.B.: Anyway, it involves us making some money with our Mexican friends from Colombia.

G.O.B. also confuses Colombians and Mexicans in the episode "Bringing Up Buster".

Tobias: You want me to be explicit?

Lindsay had a similar response to Bob Loblaw in "Forget Me Now".

G.O.B.: Let’s just hope they don’t try to get even by trying to “cirsumventing” the law.

G.O.B.'s trouble with pronouncing the word "circumvent" dates back to "Amigos".

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
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
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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