Arrested Development

Queen for a Day

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 1/23/05
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  • Episode Description
  • Michael sells a portion of his stock in the Bluth company to buy a car, and Lucille 2 returns, only to discover that Buster is dating the company secretary Starla.

  • 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 (3)
  • The show that made Liza Minnelli cool again. Or, for the first time, maybe.

    By montaigne61, Aug 26, 2006

  • Stock is unfrozen and the company control is gone thanks to the Bluth family.

    By jimbo_001, May 30, 2006

  • revealing character traits

    By metzjedi, May 04, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Barry: A company called Stanpor. Gob: Stanpor? Michael: As in the opposite of Sitwell, which is run by a certain hairless man who could be very upset with you right now. Gob: What has he to be upset with me about? (one of his eyebrows drops down) Michael: You are wearing his eyebrows? Gob: It made me feel dressier.

    • Gob: So, get this. I took (Sitwell's) dress eyebrows. Michael: He’s not gonna be happy about that. Gob: No. Especially when he goes to the opera with two mustaches on his forehead.

    • Michael: I’m driving a staircase, for God’s sake, okay? It smells like gas, I get hop-ons ... George Sr.: Well, of course, you’re gonna get hop-ons. Michael: And most importantly, Dad, my son does not like to be seen in it. George Sr.: (laughing) But he likes being seen with that girl!

    • Oscar: I think we're going to need a new floating thermometer. And can I have your Blue Cross number?

    • Barry: Unfortunately, it's a private stock, so you cannot just buy up the shares unless someone is willing to sell. Michael: Are you sure? Barry: That's what they said on "Ask Jeeves".

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    Notes (1)

    • Rating: 3.4/5

    Trivia (5)

    • In Buster's room, behind Michael, a map of Canada can be seen. This is a reference to the time Buster went to Canada for an operation.

    • Michael bought the car from the same man Gob bought "The Seaward" from.

    • In the Queen Mary, there is a well-placed "Park in Rear" sign. This has the same double-meaning as it did in "Afternoon Delight".

    • When Michael is talking to Lucille II in "Tobias is Queen Mary", the camera angle changes to focus on each character. In about half of the shots, Michael's collar is flipped up, while in the other half, it's flipped down.

    • About 17 minutes into the episode, when Michael tells Buster that he'll "take care of Lucille II" for him, his lips are not moving. It's common for mouth movements not to match words from rear 3/4 angles on the show, but this is the first incident in which the speaker's mouth isn't even moving at all.

    Allusions (4)

    • n/a: Ask Jeeves
      Barry says he got the stock information from "Ask Jeeves", a search engine that lets you ask questions instead of entering keywords.

    • The script Maeby leaves and George Sr. reads is Armageddon 2: Armageddon.
      Armageddon was a movie about an asteroid that was going to destroy the Earth. It starred Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler and Billy Bob Thornton to name a few. The original has no sequels.

    • George Sr. mentions that in prison, they didn't like Soapdish.
      Soapdish is a 1991 film about the world of soap operas. The comedy had lots of stars, including Sally Field, Kevin Kline, and Whoopi Goldberg.

    • Lucille Austero: Everyone thinks of Frank Sinatra. This is a reference to the fact that Frank Sinatra's version of the "Theme from New York, New York" is much more famous than the original recording, which was performed by Liza Minnelli (who plays Lucille Austero) for the film "New York, New York".

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