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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.
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.
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.