Arrested Development

Sad Sack

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 12/12/04
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  • Episode Description
  • George Sr. fears he's losing Lucille to Oscar; Gob motivates Buster for the Army; Lindsay spends more time with Maeby to get closer to Steve Holt; Tobias starts working out.

  • 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)
  • One of the funniest things ever on TV!

    By jaded531, Apr 07, 2007

  • Buster can't climb a wall!

    By jimbo_001, May 30, 2006

  • Some will disagree with me, but this is Arrested Development at its peak.

    By zone46, Dec 06, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Lucille: It's so nice not to have to worry about getting pregnant. The doctor said I couldn't be a mother now if I tried. Michael: And that was without even interviewing me.

    • Michael: You know, instead of competing with Tobias, why don't you try just spending a little bit more time with your daughter? Lindsay: Why? Tobias doing that?

    • (At boot camp) Buster: I can't do it; I can't make my bed, and I can't do this, either... I'm sorry. Aren't you supposed to yell at me and call me "homo" and motivate me over this wall? Sergeant Baker: We can't do that anymore. Lawsuit.

    • Lindsay: (regarding Tobias and their open marriage) I wonder how many women he's slept with, if any. Michael: Lindsay, it's not a competition. Lindsay: Of course it is, Michael. That's why they call it 'scoring'. Michael: Maybe in the '70s. Lindsay: That many? We've only been doing this for a month.

    • Lucille: You smell like a pine cone. George Sr.: (disguised as Oscar) Yeah, that's the weed. I went to my, uh, *BEEP*hole trailer and, uh, I smoked some... Like a cigarette.

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    Notes (5)

    • John Michael Higgins receives the "And" credit.

    • This episode was nominated for the 2005 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series".

    • Tobias accidentally presses a button on Gob's cellphone, which makes it ring to the tune of Europe's "Final Countdown."

    • This episode had a parental advisory before it began, which read "This episode contains some coarse language. Viewer discretion is advised."

    • Mae Whitman doesn't appear in this episode. A high school picture is her only "appearance."

    Trivia (3)

    • Michael's wife being named Tracy is a reference to this season episode "Whistler's Mother". Before Lucille has a chat with Mr. Vandenbosh, young Michael is very upset and among others, he says "Tracy won't marry me".

    • Ann's full name is Ann Paul Veal.

    • Right underneath Ann's yearbook picture, it said "Not Pictured".

    Allusions (2)

    • Title: Sad Sack
      The title is from the comic strip from the 40's created by Sgt. Baker, which also happens to be the name of Buster's Sergeant.

    • Visual: We knew it!
      The headline in the promo for "Fox6 News" with John Beard is a reference to the fact that many believe that Fox is biased toward Republican Party ideas. Thus, Fox reported on the Republicans' faulty claim that WMDs are in Iraq and can in the series finally claim to be correct.

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