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Arrested Development: Development Arrested

All the charges against the company are dropped, leading Michael to have to deal with a new style of dysfunction as he prepares to become CEO of the Bluth Company.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x13
Production Number: ARR-313
Airdate: Friday February 10th, 2006
Network: FOX
Special Airtime: 09:30 pm

Guest Stars
Ed Begley, Jr.Ed Begley, Jr.
As Stan Sitwell
Mae WhitmanMae Whitman
As Ann Veal

Co-Guest Stars
Charlie HartsockCharlie Hartsock
As Ted
J.J. WallJ.J. Wall
As Uncle Paul
Justin LeeJustin Lee
As Annyong Bluth
Jim CramerJim Cramer
As Himself
Brandon KillhamBrandon Killham
As Young Michael
Somer DiceSomer Dice
As Young Lindsay
Ryan AshleyRyan Ashley
As Hot Sailor Bix
Jason YoungJason Young
As Hot Sailor #2
Scott FowlerScott Fowler
As Hot Sailor #4
William B. WesleyWilliam B. Wesley
As Hot Sailor #3
Steve BermundoSteve Bermundo
As Hot Sailor #5

Ron HowardRon Howard
As Himself (Hollywood Icon)
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: On the epilogue, Michael wakes up to another strange bedfellow after his first night at sea, and Maeby pitches her TV show to a Hollywood icon who says...

This episode, and the previous three episodes, aired as a four episode Season Finale.

This episode was originally entitled "Harboring Resentment".

First appearance of Justin Lee (Annyong Bluth) since "Amigos".

This episode was voted #29 on the Futon Critic's 50 Best Episodes of 2006 article.

Episode Quotes
Tobias: ...I-I’m afraid I’m going have to sell the Bluth shares and move on.
Michael: You can’t do that.
Tobias: They’re my shares.
Michael: No, I mean, you can’t spoon me like that.

Tobias: Although, perhaps I should call the “Hot Cops” and tell them to come up with something more nautically themed. Hot Sailors. Better yet, Hot Seam...
Michael: I like Hot Sailors.
Tobias: Hmm. Me, too.

Narrator: It was Arrested Development.

Narrator: But Lucille was not going peacefully.
Lucille: (to the Hot Sailors) You boys know how to shovel coal?
Narrator: I don’t even want to tell you what these guys thought that meant.

Episode Goofs
The SEC boat is labeled "Sheriff" on the side instead of SEC.

Cultural References
Visual: Ted's outfit

Ted, the Bluth Company employee, is dressed like Tom Cruise from the movie Risky Business.

Visual: Maeby's cab drives by a "Skating with Celebrities" banner

FOX's Skating With Celebrities replaced Arrested Development in its Monday timeslot.

Episode References
(on the yacht)
Lucille: Oh, my God. It’s the SEC.
Buster: They still have boats?

The ending scene where the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) boards the boat to arrest George, Sr. parallels a similar scene from the "Pilot".

Visual: Hot Cops at the party as Hot Sailors

The Hot Cops first appeared in "Pier Pressure".

Jim Cramer: I love these guys! They beat the treason charges! We had it as a “Don’t buy.” Let’s bump it up to a “Risky!”

Jim Cramer first upgraded the Bluth Co. to "Don't buy" in "The Cabin Show".

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
EditorStuart Bass  |  Richard Candib
CastingAllison Jones  |  Steven Jacobs (2)
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 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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