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For British Eyes Only 

George Sr. drops a major bombshell that he was working with a British syndicate who conned him into building the house in Iraq. Michael decides to investigate the claim by heading to the ... See full summary »

Director:

John Fortenberry

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Richard Day | 2 more credits »
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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 (credit only)
Tony Hale ... Buster Bluth
David Cross ... Tobias Fünke
Jeffrey Tambor ... George Bluth Sr.
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Charlize Theron ... Rita
Dave Thomas ... Trevor
Jonathan Schmock ... Lionel
Justin Grant Wade ... Steve Holt
Harry Hamlin ... Himself
B.W. Gonzalez B.W. Gonzalez ... Lupe
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George Sr. drops a major bombshell that he was working with a British syndicate who conned him into building the house in Iraq. Michael decides to investigate the claim by heading to the British section of Orange County, where he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman named Rita. Written by halo1k

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The British Bombshell See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Michael (Jason Bateman) is confronting George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) about lying to him and George Sr. denies it, Michael retorts: "Great performance, Dad. You're a regular Brad Garrett." Jeffrey Tambor had just lost the 2005 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy to Brad Garrett, the second year in a row he had lost out to Garrett. See more »

Goofs

As Michael is being pursued by the foul mouthed British man, his (the British man's) car swerves toward the stair car, and then away. As the car swerves, the front tires do not move at all, but the car moves anyway. See more »

Quotes

Tobias Fünke: Gob, I would like to be in your trick and there's someone I'd like to put in a plug for. Or... should I say 4,000 plugs?
Gob: [Tobias removes his cap and his hair plugs are bleeding] Oh god...
Lupe: Mister gay is bleeding! Mister gay!
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Connections

References For Your Eyes Only (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

The Final Countdown
(uncredited)
Written by Joey Tempest
Performed by Europe
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send me back to prison..
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.

For British Eyes Only

The chicken dance still works and is funny along with other physical comedy but the premise isn't up to the mark which barely matters in here for the guest appearance and the distraction is too funny to not be lured by it.


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