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To prove he's a man to Rita, Michael and his nephew Steve Holt compete in the Church And State Fair's annual triathlon. George Sr. tries to scare some at-risk youth, and Tobias tries to ... See full summary »

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Lev L. Spiro

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Ron Weiner | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Michael Bluth
Portia de Rossi ... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
Will Arnett ... Gob Bluth
Michael Cera ... George-Michael Bluth
Alia Shawkat ... Maeby Fünke
Tony Hale ... Buster Bluth / British Soldier
David Cross ... Tobias Fünke
Jeffrey Tambor ... George Bluth Sr.
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Charlize Theron ... Rita
Dave Thomas ... Trevor
Justin Grant Wade ... Steve Holt
Bob Einstein ... Larry
Mae Whitman ... Ann Veal
Phil Proctor ... Rev. Bob Patterson
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To prove he's a man to Rita, Michael and his nephew Steve Holt compete in the Church And State Fair's annual triathlon. George Sr. tries to scare some at-risk youth, and Tobias tries to help George-Michael's girlfriend Ann to compete in the fairs' "inner beauty" pageant. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode's credits music is the "Balls in the Air" song from Steve Holt (Justin Grant Wade) and Michael (Jason Bateman)'s training session. The song is a parody of rock songs from the 1980s such as "Eye of the Tiger," which were prominent in movie montages at the time. See more »

Goofs

When George Sr. is watching a baseball game is his bedroom, the batter is wearing a helmet with a Chicago Bears 'C' logo. The Chicago Bears are an American Football team. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: There were actually two "Startled Straight" tents, but George Sr. had accidentally wandered into the church sponsored one, determined to steer homosexual men into a more heterosexual lifestyle.
George Bluth Sr.: You want to have some guy reach around you in the middle of the night, start messing with your junk?
Gay Guy: Is he ugly?
George Bluth Sr.: You can't see anything. It's pitch black. And it NEVER STOPS, guys! And everybody acts like it's no big deal.
Gay Guy: Is there a cover charge?
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Connections

References The Hours (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

We Three Kings
(uncredited)
Written by John H. Hopkins
Performed by Mae Whitman
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your britishism..
14 July 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Arrested Development

Arrested Development is another take on dysfunctional family; created by Mitchell Hurwitz, with lots of twists and turns and mystery that helps kick the series into another level and stand alone. The narration by Ron Howard that guides the viewers is actually a smarter concept that it actually seems, since the makers doesn't feel the need to explain the situation and momentum through cheesy and additional dialogues; a slick move.

It is short on technical aspects like cinematography, background score and art design although the camera work is plausible and is shot beautifully with pleasing, light and breezy environment.

The writing is strong in terms of the material offered especially since it doesn't feel the urge to push boundaries just to crack a smile, and instead focuses on the irony of it and lets it flow fluently with well barred structure. The amusing concept, enfolding tricks, gripping screenplay, parallel sub-plots that are well edited which later merges in brilliantly are some of the high points of the series.

There is also a lot of going on in mere 20 minutes for the audience to let it sink in which may seem overstuffed at times but it does the work which is to keep the audience tangled into it. The characters are more mature and pragmatic than the audience usually gets in a sitcom where they might not be lovable or even likable at times, but their humane-ness keeps the viewers rooting for them.

The performance is somewhat fragile in here since the protagonist Jason Bateman is in his A game but unfortunately isn't supported to that extent by its supporting cast (Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi and David Cross).

Season 03

The third act is actually more of a final act and hence the makers did put all the eggs in the basket, which delivers this ultimate culmination of plot revelations, dramatic sequences, morale conflicts and hilarious but more importantly non-sketchy sequences, claiming once again their throne which they deserve to be sat upon.

Notapusy

Whenever there is a peak on Bateman and Cera's relationship there is always a lot of heart involved in it, which ups the ante of the episode despite of lacking the essential ingredients like creativity or concrete material or even humor.


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