Arrested Development

My Mother The Car

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 12/21/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Michael loses his short-term memory, which Lucille uses to her advantage. Gob attempts to use the family yacht before Michael sells it. George Michael and Maeby attempt to see an R-rated movie about cousins having an affair. Buster and Lucille 2 take "the next step".

  • 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)
  • I like this quirky humor so much I sent 3 Seasons to my children in Alabama and California (Irvine). None of them liked it.

    By alicecbrown, Apr 09, 2006

  • "I'm a horrible mother."

    By JaCkKbAuEr2424, Jun 24, 2011

  • My Mother The Car

    By Canogaparkcindy, Apr 12, 2011

  • Michael loses his memory

    By jimbo_001, May 28, 2006

  • I'm a horrible mother!

    By ozziefan, Jan 16, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (40)

    • Lucille 2: Excuse me, but I thought my AARP card was good for one and a guest. Buster: Hey, you know what? I knew that society would never accept this, and they never will.

    • Gob: I was halfway to South America, but I couldn’t let you get away with it because we’re brothers, Mom, and we kind of like each other. Michael: You were going to South America? Gob: I don’t think so.

    • Gob: There’s no way that you were trying to hurt me. You don’t hate me. Mom hates me. You kind of like me. Michael: Yeah, I kind of like you.

    • Gob: Turn this skiff around. Captain: We haven’t even left the dock. Gob: But “skiff” is appropriate, right?

    • Michael: Gob, the accident only happened because I was trying to scare you. Maybe even hurt you. G.O.B.: That doesn’t sound like you. It sounds like Mom.

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    Notes (3)

    • For this first 8 episodes, the show was nominated for the 2004 Golden Globe for "Best Television Series-Musical or Comedy".

    • A song, played once as Michael wakes up from the accident and again when Gob learns Michael was in an accident, is from "Joint Security Area," (2000) an internationally-renown South Korean movie. The song is completely identical, except for a saxophone string added in. I have not seen the full credits to the episode, so it's possible that this song may be credited, uncredited, or a very unlikely coincidence.

    • David Cross ("Tobias") does not appear in this episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • Spoiler alert!: When George Michael and Maeby got caught at the movie theater during the "On The Next" segment, Maeby immediately ran out, even though she promised George Michael in "Charity Drive" that she would take the blame the next time they got in trouble.

    Allusions (1)

    • My Mother The Car
      My Mother The Car was a comedy series from 1965 about a mother who was reincarnated as a car, and her son was the only person that could hear her speak. Also, when GOB and Lindsay are shown watching TV, the theme from My Mother the Car can be heard.

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