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George, Sr. hires a new attorney and has his family participate in a fake trial, presided by Judge Reinhold, in preparation for the real thing. Meanwhile, Buster fakes being in a coma to get out of testifying and George Michael and Maeby are mock-wed to entertain hospital patients. Elsewhere, Michael begins to figure out the identity of N. Bluth.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x10
Production Number: ARR-310
Airdate: Friday February 10th, 2006
Network: FOX

Guest Stars
Judge ReinholdJudge Reinhold
As Himself
John Michael HigginsJohn Michael Higgins
As Wayne Jarvis
Carrie PrestonCarrie Preston
As Jan Eagleman
Peter Michael GoetzPeter Michael Goetz
As Dr. Farmer
Bud CortBud Cort
As Himself

Co-Guest Stars
Bronwen MastersBronwen Masters
As Adelaide
John Farley (1)John Farley (1)
As Clark
John FremontJohn Fremont
As Brian
William HungWilliam Hung
As Himself

Dana  GalinskyDana Galinsky
As Young Cosmetologist
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: Mock Trial With J. Reinhold becomes so successful, it leads to imitators, and Michael discovers that he wasn’t ‘N. Bluth’ after all.

According to the birth certificate, Michael was born on December 14, 1967 in Newport Beach, California.

Guest star Justine Bateman (Nellie Bluth) is Michael Bateman's (Michael Bluth) sister in real life.

Episode Quotes
Dr. Farmer: You could be a groom. Bring a little girlfriend up there with you.
George Michael: Oh, I don’t have a girlfriend.
Dr. Farmer: A sister than, or a cousin. Of course, you’re going to have to kiss.
Narrator: Guess who liked that idea?
Michael: He says he doesn’t want to do it. I’m actually going to respect his choices ...
George Michael: Good. I ... great. I was just ... Well, don’t answer for ... I, um, yeah. ’Cause I know exactly the cousin, I mean, the ... the girl I would want to give and she’ll want give too. We’ll ... and we’ll do that together. For them, for the sake of ... I jus ... it’s a great day. For being sad.

Michael: G.O.B., I’m not going to turn this mock trial into some kind of --
G.O.B.: You were going to say “mockery,” weren’t you?
Michael: I was in trouble, like, three words into that.

Lucille: Your father says he wants me to go all the way to Falluja. I thought he meant the sex act that’s so popular with your generation.

George, Sr.: Who’s on the list? Any blabbers?
Michael: Well, they’ve got one guy who won’t be talking. That is unless there’s a hand inside of him.
Tobias: Oh, please, Michael. Even then, I wouldn’t say anything.

Michael: Wait a minute. Are you responsible for this, Mom? Did you put one of your sons into a coma so that he can’t testify?
Lucille: Michael, how dare you? Of course it crossed my mind. But this was all Buster. He got into your brother’s pills.
Michael: Not the Forget-Me-Nows.
G.O.B.: He asked me for them. I didn’t know. I thought he was dating again.

Lindsay: Michael, just because you played a role doesn’t make it real.
Lucille: Of course, Buster did grow up to be Captain Hook.
Buster: Not cool, Mom.

Narrator: Devotees will remember that Michael once played a lawyer in a school play.

Cultural References
Visual: Franklin's "George Bush doesn't care about black puppets" shirt

Franklin's shirt is a reference to Kanye West's "George Bush doesn't care about black people" comment while attending a benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims.

Episode References
(at the hospital)
G.O.B.: They have a bar here?

G.O.B. wondering if there is a bar at the hospital references Lucille wondering the same thing in "Key Decisions".

Visual: Family pictures

One of the family photos in the stack of mementos is of Dr. Fünke’s 100% Natural Good-Time Family-Band Solution, first seen in "Best Man For The Gob".

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 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 ManagerEdward Mazurek
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
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