Arrested Development

Season 1 Episode 19

Best Man for the Gob

Aired Unknown Apr 04, 2004 on Netflix



  • Trivia

    • Lupe is seen wearing a "Stanford Institute of Cartography" sweatshirt at the party. In the pilot episode, it was established that Buster had taken $80,000 worth of cartography lessons in his scholarly pursuits.

    • During the "Next time on Arrested Development segment...", Gob says to Buster "At least you know what's it like to get punched in the face", a reference to "Beef Consomme", when Buster asks Gob and Michael to punch him in the face as he tried to join their fight.

    • The products on the sign at the wellness convention are "Placebojolt", "Erector", "SwallowGold", "Adrenoblast", "Groupug", "The Magnet Suit", "Euphorizine", "Bond", "The Magnot Suit" and "Dog Tease".

    • The demonstrations scheduled at the wellness convention are the "Erector Seminar (7-9pm Friday)" and the "Magnet or Magnot? (Saturday)".

    • The bar at Gob's bachelor party includes a bottle of "Cloud Mir" vodka. In the previous episode, "Cloud Mir" is a sponsor of the Spring Break, as signs are seen during the festival and Kitty is wearing a "Cloud Mir" shirt while in the restaurant. In "Public Relations", "Cloud Mir" is the drink Lindsay was hired to promote.

    • George Michael tells Maeby their conversation lasted exactly 28 seconds, which is actually how long the conversation lasted in real time.

  • Quotes

    • Gob: Gilligan killed the skipper ... stripper!

    • Gob: Yeah, I think that they're going to know that Annyong's not your --
      Annyong: Annyong.
      Gob: Would somebody please tell this insufferable child ... to ... God!

    • Narrator: And Michael arrived home determined to prove that he was, in fact, fun.
      Michael: I just booked us a little fishing trip.
      George Michael: Why, what did I do?

    • Tobias: This family is not about to start using. We are pushers, not takers.

    • Michael: I thought Zenotab was supposed to make everything a little bit better.
      Lindsay: For fifteen minutes. Then, it burns when you pee and your marriage goes to hell.

    • Michael: Let me tell you something. You may not be a father, but you are my brother.
      Gob: I might be a father.

    • Buster: Where'd Annyong get that juice box?
      Annyong: Annyong.
      Lucille: Those are for his soccer team. No sugar for you. You just get more awful.

    • Lindsay: I'm tired of trying to find happiness through lies and self-medicating. If you need me, I'll be at the bar.

    • Gob: Lie to her. Tell her that I'm insensitive and unreliable.
      Michael: Maybe something about how you can never confront people and you need someone else to clean up your messes.
      Gob: See, that's great ... And that's just off the top of your head.

    • Narrator: And Michael tried to find the money the accountant said was missing.
      George Sr.: I don't know. I probably stole it. I mean, if he says it's missing, it is. Unless he stole it. Hey, maybe he stole it.
      Michael: He's the one who said it's missing.
      George Sr.: Yeah, I probably stole it.

    • George Sr.: Gilligan has promised me that all this money will be safe in IRAs.
      Ira Gilligan: It's Ira, sir.
      George Sr.: Oh, I'm sorry, Gilligan. Will be safe in Ira's.

    • Gob's Wife: Gob. I want out. I'm in love with your brother ...
      Gob: What?! (turns to Michael) You did it again, you son of a bitch! (punches and knocks out Michael)
      Gob's Wife: ... In-law. Tobias. Sorry. I should have finished that thought.

    • (Sees Buster and the stripper both knocked out)
      Michael: I'm calling the cops.
      Gob: No!
      Bix: We're changing again, guys.
      Gob: No. No cops!

    • George Michael: The-the problem I'm having is, uh ... I have a pretty finely tuned internal clock ...
      Michael: Mm-hmm.
      George Michael: ... Which is actually why I'm such a good natural percussionist ...

    • Michael: Not everything is strippers and booze and buckets of blood. Why do you guys have buckets of blood?
      Gob: It's not real blood. It's, um, corn syrup and red dye. Juice.
      Buster: We have unlimited juice? (laughs) This party is going to be off the hook.

    • Michael: You're making Dad your best man? That's great. I guess being your brother and solving all your problems for you doesn't qualify me as your best man.
      Gob: Hey, if he wants to support me, I'm not going to tell him to go to hell. Don't worry. You're still ...
      Michael: What, invited?
      Gob: No, I was going to say you're still the guy I want solving my problems. But, yeah, let me talk to Dad about that invite ... Situation.

    • Gob: I've got the marriage and none of the good parts. It's like so far, it's been all chain and no ball.

    • Tobias: As you may or may not know, Lindsay and I have hit a bit of a rough patch.
      Michael: Really? When did that start?
      Tobias: Well, I don't want to blame it all on 9/11, but it certainly didn't help.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • There a bunch of allusions to Gilligan's Island:
      -The character named Ira Gilligan.
      -Ira Gilligan bumps into George Sr. from behind, causing him to say "Gilligan" angrily, just like the Skipper would say to Gilligan.
      -Gob said "Gilligan killed the Skipper--Striper!".
      -At the end of this episode, Ira Gilligan was floating on a raft wearing Gilligan's trademark hat and red shirt.