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« Reply #520 on: 12-17-2005 00:19 »
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Multiple email accounts.... AHOY!

Edit: Perfect TOTPD opportunity!

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« Reply #521 on: 12-17-2005 04:14 »

 big grin Awesome.
"Has anyone in this family ever even seen a chicken?"
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« Reply #522 on: 12-17-2005 17:21 »
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Did anyone notice at the end of the last episode, while GOB was being pushed into the window, in the background, a prisoner was using the jetpack to escape. That was great. Made me laugh harder the second time I saw that scene.

 
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 big grin Awesome.
"Has anyone in this family ever even seen a chicken?"

The answer to that is no. Although I'm sure Buster can do an impression of a lamb.

Don't forget, new episode tomorrow.    smile

Here's some funny Tobias quotes. Enjoy.

Someone probably said these before but they're worth repeating.

"I'm afraid I just blew myself."

"Even if it means me taking a chubby, I will suck it up."

Tobias: You know, Lindsay, as a therapist, I have advised a number of couples to explore an open relationship where the couple remains emotionally committed, but free to explore extra-marital encounters.
Lindsay: Well, did it work for those people?
Tobias: No, it never does. I mean, these people somehow delude themselves into thinking it might, but ... but it might work for us.

"I figured if I blew myself early I'd be nice and relaxed for a nine o'clock dinner reservation."

"You know, first of all, we are doing this for her, okay, because neither one of us wants to get divorced. And second-of-ly, I know you're the big marriage expert. Oh, I'm sorry. I forgot. Your wife is dead! (short pause) I'm sorry. That was 100% inappropriate, and I do apologize profusely. I'm ... oh."

(underneath Lucille's car) "Hey, it's Tobias...who wants to take me to the hospital?"

"Well Michael, you really are quite the cupid, aren't you? I tell you, you can sink your arrow into my buttocks anytime."

Tobias: I'm afraid I prematurely shot my wad on what was supposed to be a dry run, if you will. So now I'm afraid I have something of a mess on my hands.
Michael: There's just so many poorly chosen words in that sentence.

Tobias: Do you have any idea how often you say the word 'afraid'?
Michael: Well, I know I used it in the jacuzzi.
Tobias: And I apologize for that; I thought it was a pool toy. 

(In response to Lucille's refusal to believe Buster was going to war)
Tobias: You know, Mother Lucille, there's a psychological concept known as denial that I think you're evincing. It's when a thought is so hateful that the mind literally rejects it.
Lucille: You are a worse psychiatrist than you are a son-in-law, and you will never get work as an actor because you have no talent.
Tobias: Well, if she's not going to say anything, I certainly can't help her.

(Referring to a small leopard-print thong)
Well excuse me for liking the way they shape my junk.

Dr. Stein: I'm certainly good enough to take out that appendix of yours.
Michael: Appendix?
Lucille: I don't buy it. It could be a hernia.
Tobias: Or it could be your colon. I'd want to get in there and find some answers.

Buenos dias. My name is Dr. Tobias Funke, and I'll be filling in for Michael, who is not sick (laughs). In fact, just today I saw a sliver of his buttocks and they're as fresh and firm as a Georgia peach, so not to worry.

Tobias: I'm sorry. Ted?
Ted: Yes?
Tobias: Is it Ted? Did Ted make an appointment?
Ted: No, I just work down the hallway ...
Tobias: No? Well, then, Ted can get the hell out of this office! YOU GET THE HELL OUT! (to Michael) And that's how you keep out unwanted visitors.

Mrs. Featherbottom: Ok, who'd like a banger in the mouth? Oh...right, I forgot; here in the states you call it 'a sausage' in the mouth.
Michael: We just call it a sausage.

"I realized it was for being a leading man. Oh, I can just taste those meaty leading man parts in my mouth!"

Wig Shop Employee: Are you going to buy this time, or are you just curious?
Tobias: I suppose I'm buy-curious... I have a big opportunity.

"Okay, Lindsay, are you forgetting that I was a professional twice over— an analyst and a therapist. The world’s first analrapist."

"Ann, you need to decide whether you want a man or a boy. I know how I'd answer."

"I'm afraid I'm with Michael on this. The guy runs a prison. He can have any piece of a** he wants."

Tobias: Oh, come on. Don't leave your Uncle T-Bag hanging!
George Michael: Please don't call yourself that.
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« Reply #523 on: 12-19-2005 20:29 »
« Last Edit on: 12-20-2005 00:00 »

Hey, I saw two promos for Arrested Development last night......both after 11 PM    roll eyes... and they were for the "The Ocean Walker."    roll eyes

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Great ep. Maybe my favorite of the year. Gob's magic is too awesome.   big grin

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.
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« Reply #524 on: 12-20-2005 04:50 »

5/5. Excelent episode. Best one of season 3....... and thats why you always bring hilarious characters back. It was also great to see Buster standing for his rights and the photo competition.
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« Reply #525 on: 12-20-2005 13:47 »

Heheh: "That's why you never *punchline about teaching lessons*!"
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« Reply #526 on: 12-20-2005 19:48 »

I agree, I accually squeeled when I saw J. Walter Weatherman.

I thought it was great when GOB didn't side with his father in the end. I don't understand people who constantly need their parents approval.
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« Reply #527 on: 12-20-2005 20:11 »

Hehe, Bob Loblaws Law Blog, say it a million times real fast.
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« Reply #528 on: 12-20-2005 21:55 »

"Narrator: While Tobias was trying to get his mouth around Bob Loblaw, Maeby was showing Mort Meyers a monster of her own."  Haha. His mouth around Bob Loblaw. I like the monster part. (Rememberrrrr, Rita tells Michael she wants to see if he has a monster? He thinks she means big penis.)

Also, are the bandages because of the fire or because he had his hairplugs removed?? Was this ep out of sequence? Even if it was..*confused* 
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« Reply #529 on: 12-20-2005 22:53 »

I liked this callback best:

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« Reply #530 on: 12-21-2005 23:55 »

 
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"Narrator: While Tobias was trying to get his mouth around Bob Loblaw, Maeby was showing Mort Meyers a monster of her own."  Haha. His mouth around Bob Loblaw. I like the monster part. (Rememberrrrr, Rita tells Michael she wants to see if he has a monster? He thinks she means big penis.)

[Leela] We all figured that out already. [/Leela]

I would totally buy a banana from an anthropomorphic banana man with a jet pack. More than one, even. Although I liked how AD bucked convention by only showing highlights of the Michael/GM v. GOB/Steve Holt feud, I would have loved to see more of it. Especially when Steve Holt desperately tries to find out what to dip the frozen bananas in.
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« Reply #531 on: 12-22-2005 17:16 »

I wonder, have the writers on this show worked on anything before AD?
Cos I don't remeber thinking so highly of a show like this other than The Simpsons.

I say they took the best writers from all over and mated them together and then mated the next best, and then got their offspring to mate, to give birth to a sticky, gooey SUPER-writer.
It's totally conceivable.
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« Reply #532 on: 12-22-2005 20:23 »
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Mitch Hurwitz, head writer, executive producer and the creator worked on The Golden Girls, and of course, Ron Weiner wrote for Futurama before. As for the other writers, I really don't know, but I'd assume that they'd have had to have some sort of experience to get the job in the first place.

Anyway, I saw Prison Break-In... I actually quite enjoyed it. There was a LOT of over-reacting from fans on The O.P. (where this episode is currently ranked in the bottom three)... Granted, the characters were a bit more selfish than usual - but let's face it, there IS the occassional episode where the characters are like that. My Mother The Car, anyone? This actually felt very Season One-like to me, in the sense that the storyline was a bit more simpler, and it had that typical "the Bluths try to make their image better with a big publicity stunt but end up damaging their reputation even more" premise. It was a key theme of the first season, and was good to see that back again. I also liked how the Bluths manage to start ANOTHER riot in a fancy place (the first one being in Public Relations - nice touch using the same music for this scene, too).

Tobias actually cracked me up in this episode, though that might be because I know he's going to be okay. Some people were complaining that Michael would've cut Tobias's hair... if Tobias himself didn't want to get it removed, then Michael knows he has no way of stopping him. They've been living together for two years, Michael would've figured out how stubborn Tobias is with things like this by now. Let's not forget Michael's been dealing with his own problems too lately - what with the break-up and all. It was actually good to see Michael take a back-seat roll in this episode, after having him the main focus of pretty much every Rita episode.

As for Oscar's appearance... well, I was stoked, as all fans were. I felt he could've had a bigger part in the episode, though. I mean, he was one of the main characters in Season 2, and him and Buster would've had a lot of catching up to do. The fact that his story was the C-plot to this episode (with Lucille and the warden, and the GVH fundraiser being the main storylines) seemed like a wasted opportunity. I would still like to see more of Oscar before the third season is over, since I feel there are still a few loose ends with his character that need tying up...

Some people at The O.P. have been complaining about the callbacks, and while I do agree that some are wearing a bit thin (especially "her?" ), the callbacks have been a staple of the show since Season 2, and they're vital for keeping the show contained within its own universe of continuity. I LOVED the return of "The Man Inside Me," though. Other people also complained about Tobias' injuries from the end of The Ocean Walker being completely non-existant. In all fairness, we didn't actually see what happened to him, and Tobias tends to get over things like that pretty quick. Look at the end of Afternoon Delight, where he can't hear, he's covered in bandages, will die if he falls asleep, and gets run over by Lucille. He's FINE in the next episode. If he can do that, this doesn't seem like too much of a stretch. Speaking of Afternoon Delight, the pay-off with Buster's turtle eating Oscar's marijuana, and the fact that the Afternoon Delight picture in 206 depicted a high turtle? PURE GENIUS.   big grin

Nice to see a TV-PG episode for a change, too. As much as I like AD's more explicit humour, it doesn't have to be prominent in every single episode... though I don't see how this episode GOT a TV-PG. All the marijuana references, Warden Gentile's play, the clamydia thing, the "moisture" line... Not saying it necessarily warranted a TV-14, but I don't see how this was less offensive than any other episode this season. Still, I enjoyed it.

B+

On a side note, does anyone think this episode was originally intended to be after For British Eyes Only? Set-ups for many key things in this episode like Buster wanting a turtle, and Gob's cage being placed in Buster's room, were made in 302, and it seems a little odd for them to take 5 episodes to pay off. Not that it's unlike AD to do that, it just seems like it was intended to happen earlier, but was pushed back for the Rita plot or something (like how Bob Loblaw was going to be in 302 at some point, too - which would've made sense, given they have no lawyer in that episode, and it was about George Sr. chosing whether to plea innocent or guilty).
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« Reply #533 on: 12-22-2005 22:48 »

Could Fox have been to blame for out of sequence episodes?
Ron Howard: "Next time on Arrested Development: Nothing makes sense and there's loads of references to things that haven't happened yet."  big grin

I think the show has that "rubber band reality" that Matt Groening keeps going on about.
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« Reply #534 on: 12-22-2005 23:46 »

Beamer, Making a Stand wasd intended to be before Prison Break in. As a result of being set on fire
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« Reply #535 on: 12-23-2005 01:46 »

I heard about that, but most people said:


Even though Making a Stand is technically 307 and Prison Break-In 308, they might be intended to be viewed the other way around. Production order isn't always correct, you know... My Mother the Car was Production episode 308 and In God We Trust 307, yet Buster and Lucille are dating in In God We Trust, and don't start dating until halfway through My Mother the Car, so they DON'T make sense in Prodction order. Same for Meat the Veals and Sword of Destiny - Sword of Destiny was Production episode 217 with Meat the Veals 216, yet Tobias is still Mrs. Featherbottom in Sword of Destiny, and stops being Mrs. Featherbottom in Meat the Veals - once again, doesn't make sense in production order. As far as I'm concerned, the DVDs are the only place with the episodes in correct order (which, luckily, is the order they aired on Foxtel, too).

Keep in mind that in Prison Break-in...

Is this mentioned at all in Making a Stand? It wouldn't make sense if such an important thing happened in 306, was ignored in 307, then addressed in 308. Also...


Something to consider. I know Fox haven't always been great with broadcast order (like airing Charity Drive and Visiting Ours the wrong way around, and airing Missing Kitty AFTER Altar Egos and Justice is Blind) - but they've actually done a good job at airing it in the right order since Season 2. I guess I'll have to wait until I see Making a Stand to see what the correct order is...
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« Reply #536 on: 12-23-2005 04:24 »

No no mention of Rita in Making a Stand.
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« Reply #537 on: 12-24-2005 03:26 »

HELP ME Arrested Development FANS!!!

i would like some suggestions for fake storylines of how i would know the characters of this show. Beamer helped me with several last night (thanks beamer!) but now I need more. for example, i could know GOB because i placed 3rd in a beauty pageant. multiple suggestions for the same character are desired. personally, i'm having trouble thinking up multiple ways of how i would know buster since he rarely leaves the house. thanks fellow arrested development fans!
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« Reply #538 on: 12-24-2005 07:37 »

What? Make with the sense... making!

Like if you knew Buster from one of his many study pursuits?
Or if you were playing soccer one beautiful day and this giant stupid balding man floored everyone on your team (and the other team) and knocked a small Korean goalie out?

That was awesome by the way.  big grin  love
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« Reply #539 on: 12-24-2005 15:17 »

I think she means how can she make this thread and show about her...

Typical.
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« Reply #540 on: 12-25-2005 01:41 »

HAHAHAHA. Some people.

Too bad they're not airing a new episode tomorrow, but they are airing two classic episode instead, and I do mean classic, "In God We Trust" and "Afternoon Delight", two of my favorites.
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« Reply #541 on: 12-25-2005 03:51 »

 
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Like if you knew Buster from one of his many study pursuits?
Or if you were playing soccer one beautiful day and this giant stupid balding man floored everyone on your team (and the other team) and knocked a small Korean goalie out?

That was awesome by the way.   big grin   love
yeah, stuff like that, except i had already used that dammit.

in related news, watched entire season 2 dvds today

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« Reply #542 on: 12-25-2005 06:21 »

 
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HAHAHAHA. Some people.

Too bad they're not airing a new episode tomorrow, but they are airing two classic episode instead, and I do mean classic, "In God We Trust" and "Afternoon Delight", two of my favorites.

Pretty sure they're just doing that because of the air date (note that they're the two Christmas episodes) - I believe they'll be airing new episodes non-stop for a few weeks after that.   wink
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« Reply #543 on: 12-25-2005 16:19 »

Yeah, S.O.B. airs on January 2nd, 2006. On the 9th is another 1 hour block of new Arrested Development. The second episode that night is titled "Family Ties", it features Jason Bateman's sister. I hope they finish up the Anyong thing. I was excited about seeing him again.
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« Reply #544 on: 12-25-2005 22:58 »

A person on the op visited the set and said Annyong will be featured or mentioned in the last few episodes.
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« Reply #545 on: 12-26-2005 01:01 »

Ok cool. Hope it's the first though, although either one will be good.
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« Reply #546 on: 12-26-2005 01:50 »
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All they told me was
That could mean the two things I stated above.
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« Reply #547 on: 12-26-2005 21:11 »

Yeah, I'm sure he'll be up to something.
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« Reply #548 on: 12-27-2005 19:57 »

Yeah, it's a really funny show, I just got season 1 DVD set for christmas and I'll probably get season 2 pretty soon
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« Reply #549 on: 12-29-2005 23:59 »

I saw Making a Stand. I liked it, but it was far from the best. It seemed more like a sequel to Pier Pressure than anything - some jokes were hits, some were misses... my main problem is with the story structure, though. It was very rushed at times, and very little attention was paid on the sub-plots with Lucille's facelift and Tobias/Lindsay's divorce... then again, it seems like they'll probably be continuing over the next few episodes (at least the latter will, anyway - whether or not they pursue Lucille's facelift is anyone's guess). A lot of people complained about the photo montage, I loved it... though it's a shame they didn't cycle All You Need is Smiles into the music tracks for that bit. If they did, I would've just lost it.   big grin

Still, it seemed like at times they were trying to accomplish too much in one episode here - I'd have personally liked to have seen more attention paid on the Banana Stand-off story than anything. I felt it had a lot of unused potential, and that alone could've made one great whole-episode plot. Not complaining though, we got to see J. Walter Weatherman return! Unfortunately, I saw every single lesson twist coming here... Oh well, still nice to see him back. Would've been good if they used new flashbacks though instead of the two we've already seen over and over in the show, though.

Overall, a solid episode - good fun, but some missed potential at times. Seemed very rushed though, even on repeat viewings. I'll give it a B... by AD's standards, of course (which is still an A+ in comparrison to other shows  wink ).
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« Reply #550 on: 12-30-2005 00:02 »

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« Reply #551 on: 12-30-2005 00:20 »

Hah, that's been my AIM buddy icon for about half a year now... it scares the hell out of people who don't get the reference... which is just about everyone...
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« Reply #552 on: 12-30-2005 00:47 »

He means me!  evil laugh
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« Reply #553 on: 12-30-2005 01:33 »

Yeah, but you don't get anything, so you don't count.
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« Reply #554 on: 12-30-2005 04:20 »
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LOL, what episode is that from? "My Mother the Car"? God I love this show. I need to have a  season 1 DVD-athon again. It'll be tremendous fun!

I'll explain the reference to you since I have nothing better to do at 4:10 in the morning. Buster once went to Catalina (I have no idea what that place is or where), but while getting his photo taken there, he had an unfortunate run-in with a sheep (or lamb, whatever it's not the point). That's what that picture thing is that Fazeshift was kind enough to share with us.

There was also a very funny scene in that same episode, Buster wanted to get a paycheck from the company so Michael put him to work in the copy room, the previous employee was named "Bob", people kept going into the copy room expecting to see the previous employee, so they would say "Bob", after awhile it sounded like "Baa", not only that, but the copyer was flashing, and Buster was seriously freaking out because he was reliving that day where the sheep walked in on him while he was having his picture taken.

I hope I helped explain it to you M0le, but you really need to watch the episode to fully apppreciate the humor.
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« Reply #555 on: 12-30-2005 04:29 »

It was a sheep, since the last frame in the photo came up with a "baa" noise when Michael mentioned to Lindsay that the workers were like sheep (which was a theme with the sub-plot, too). And the episode was Staff Infection, not My Mother the Car. Average episode for AD's standards, but does contain a few funny moments - the photo montage posted above, the feds stealing George Michael's schoolwork, and of course, the introduction of the chicken dance.  big grin

Though for the record, knowing M0le, I don't really think he wanted it explained...
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« Reply #556 on: 12-31-2005 07:26 »

Oh yeah, Staff Infection. I thought it was a damn fine episode, and the introduction of the Chicken Dance just cements this ep into greatness. If that makes any bit of sense. I'm awake all night again. Leave me alone.
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« Reply #557 on: 12-31-2005 08:02 »

There's nothing wrong with it, it just lacks in laughs compared to most Season 1 episodes, and the ending was too abrupt for my liking. The only not-so-good episode AD's ever had is Burning Love in my opinion... And before anyone says what I think they're going to say - shut up, I liked Ready Aim Marry Me!
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« Reply #558 on: 12-31-2005 09:10 »

I hope you are not employing I don't understand big words like 'LOL', Beamer.  mad

Thanks Spawn! You've replaced Beamer as my LOOK BEHIND YOU Buddy!  smile
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« Reply #559 on: 12-31-2005 13:19 »

Me, my brother, and my sister watched the first 2 discs of season 1 yesterday, I forgot how funny the earlier epidoes were and the new ones still kick ass
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