Arrested Development

Meat the Veals

Season 2, Ep 16, Aired 4/3/05
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  • Episode Description
  • George Sr. tries to find a way to attend an anniversary dinner for Lucille; Michael deliberatly offends Ann's devout Christian parents; Tobias goes overboard performing his "Mrs. Featherbottom" persona.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeffrey Tambor

    George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth

  • Portia de Rossi

    Lindsay Bluth Fünke

  • David Cross

    Tobias Fünke

  • Ron Howard

    Narrator (uncredited)

  • Jason Bateman

    Michael Bluth

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • song help!!

    By codyspang, Jun 21, 2013

  • One of the best episodes so far

    By scr0lleh, Sep 12, 2005

  • Meeting the veals isn't quite the turnout Michael expected.

    By jimbo_001, May 31, 2006

  • Michael tries to ruin his son\\\'s pre-engagement without being the bad guy while Gob introduces Franklin for the first time... great stuff

    By chage_16, Apr 25, 2006

  • Intense action, high drama and the unmasking of T.V.'s most deceptive characters.

    By chrisanderso10, Mar 08, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • George Michael: Gangy's having an anniversary party? Michael: Seems that way. George Michael: Hey, is Franklin gonna be there? Gob: See that, Mike? Kids love Franklin. George Michael: I just don't want him to point out my cracker ass in front of Ann.

    • Mrs. Featherbottom: Oh, mercy me! I forgot that we were in the colonies.

    • Michael: Mom, this is Ann's mother. Lucille: Are you sure this isn't her sister? Ann's mother: Oh, what a lovely thing to say. Michael: Oh, what an awful thing to say Mom, please.

    • Michael: This is your wife? I didn't realize you could remarry. Ann's father: What? Michael: Is this Ann's mother? Ann's mother: I'm Mrs. Veal. Michael: Sorry, I just did not expect somebody so ... young. Ann's mother: Next you're going to say how Ann and I could be sisters. Michael: No! I'd never say that.

    • George Sr.: (listening in attic) She wants her man back. Geroge Sr. as Franklin: Yo man, you're gonna get your sorry white ass thrown in jail. George Sr.: I said that's enough!

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    Notes (3)

    • The guy who does Maeby's homework is featured in a current commercial for Domino's Pizza. A few weeks ago, they had the Ditech guy. Apparently, instead of product placement, they're doing product pitchman placement.

    • Rating: 4.0/6

    • Alan Tudyk who plays Pastor Veal was in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story playing Steve the Pirate. Jason Baetman was also in Dodgeball co-starring with him. He played the sports commentator at the dodgeball match.

    Trivia (8)

    • Busters says that his family is going to the Church of the Good Shepherd. In "Staff Infection", the office workers boarded a Church of the Good Shepherd bus (meant for Lupe's family). Also in that episode, the man in the stair car hit his head on a sign that said Church of the Good Shepard.

    • The song at the end where the camera centers on George Michael after Ann says she wants to do, was the same song played when George Michael learns he's going to be sharing a room with Maeby.

    • Gob: They're Laughing, Michael. A reference to the episode "Afternoon Delight."

    • During the "On the next ..." gag, Buster is holding Franklin, and there is a camera man clearly visible on the right side of the screen.

    • Maeby is reading a script for "Operation: Hot Mother". That was the name of Michael & Buster's rescue operation in the episode "Motherboy XXX". According to the script's cover, it was inspired by a true story and written by Sheila Gebler and David Gebler, Jr.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Title: Meet the Veals
      The title refers to Meet the Parents, a 1993 indie film remade into a major Hollywood motion picture seven years later starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro.

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