Arrested Development

Season 3 Episode 10

Fakin' It

Aired Unknown Feb 10, 2006 on Netflix
out of 10
User Rating
322 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

George, Sr. hires a new attorney who asks the Bluths to participate in a mock trial to help prepare them for the real thing. The attorney gets actor Judge Reinhold to preside over the mock case. Meanwhile, Buster fakes a coma to get out of testifying, and George Michael and Maeby participate in a mock wedding to entertain hospital patients. Back at the office, Michael discovers that he may have a long-lost sister named Nellie Bluth.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
  • Making a mockery of the... mock trial!

    As the only episode I had left to see in the series, upon buying the dvd, I tried not to raise my hopes too much for the last new episode I would ever see of Arrested Development so I could still enjoy it. But I didn't have to worry as this episode is now probably in my top ten favourite episodes, with hilarious moments with Gob installing a "My Name is Judge" chip in Franklin yet still mouthing the words and Nichael discovering he has a new sister (which I figured having seen the next episode months before).

    Overall, this could be one of the best episodes in season 3 and really shows the humour of Arrested Development.moreless
  • George Sr. orchestrates a mock trial to prepare the family for the real thing. Buster goes into a coma to avoid testifying. Michael finds out there may be a N. Bluth in his family and George Michael and Maeby participate in a mock wedding.moreless

    It’s very sad that this is the beginning of the end but at least they are going out with a bang. This episode is just classic Arrested Development. The usual feud between Michael, and George Sr., Lindsey and Tobias alternating between giving up on there marriage and trying to save it, GOB trying to be noticed, and Buster attempting some ridiculous stunt for little or no reason with Lucille tagging along.

    The reason why I gave this episode a 9.9 (which is almost as low as I’ll go with AD episodes is because of William Hung, I hate him and I don’t think that he is funny at all. And I hate FOX for keeping him around for so long. But besides that part the episode was wonderful.

    Note: I was going to do a list of quotes I liked from this episode but it got to be ridiculously long so I’ll submit them to the quotes section.

  • This episode is the great start to the big finish of this season. I they put the level high for the ending with this!

    First Michael tries to prove to his father that he can defend the family, but everyone just thinks he’s working against them. The train for the big jury trial, the Bluth’s occur on a court show on TV. A great idea, especially because I so liked the jury.

    Meanwhile Buster fakes a come. That’s really interesting, especially because his entire family knows that he’s faking it.

    George Michel and Maeby get married by accident.

    The best parts of this episode is the new found secret room, where anyone is stores thing, but officially nobody knows about this room.

    And the big search for Nellie starts. Does the Bluth’s have a long lost daughter? Michel is starting the search, but the big finny problem that anyone calls Tobias by that name too.moreless
Alia Shawkat

Alia Shawkat

Mae "Maeby" Fünke

David Cross

David Cross

Tobias Fünke

Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman

Michael Bluth

Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor

George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth

Jessica Walter

Jessica Walter

Lucille Bluth

Michael Cera

Michael Cera

George Michael Bluth

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (20)

    • (After seeing George Michael and Maeby wearing wedding clothes)
      Michael: So, you guys did know about this secret room, too.

    • Narrator: Buster was worried. That's what all the rocking and humming was about.

    • Jan: You never heard anyone in your family discuss plans to either travel to Iraq or do business there?
      Tobias: Well, I spent so much time making sweet love on my wife that it's hard to hear anything over the clatter of her breasts and --
      Jan Your witness.
      Michael: I have nothing.

    • Michael: Nichael Bluth? Am I N. Bluth? Is he trying to set me up? If I'm N. Bluth, I'm going to prison.
      Narrator: Nichael was worried.

    • Doctor: You could be a groom. Bring a little girlfriend up there with you.
      George Michael: Oh, I don't have a girlfriend.
      Doctor: A sister then, or a cousin. 'Course, you're gonna have to kiss.
      Narrator: Guess who liked that idea?

    • Franklin: My name is Judge.
      Gob: Whose name is Judge?
      Franklin: My name is.
      Michael: Okay.
      Gob: That's a silly name.
      Michael: That's enough.
      Franklin: Judge, my name.
      Gob: Yes, I am judging your name. It am silly.
      Franklin: Is.
      Michael: Please stop.
      Gob: Oh, now, you're correcting my grammar.

    • George Sr.: Why can't you be more like Buster? He put himself in a coma to protect this family.

    • Narrator: ... and Michael discovers that he wasn't "N. Bluth" after all.
      Michael: I have an older sister?
      Narrator: So much for not abandoning family.

    • Wayne Jarvis: Why do there have to be puppets like Frank?

    • Bailiff: All rise for acting's highest honor, Judge Reinhold. (aside) Judge Reinhold neither a real judge, nor has he received acting's highest honor.

    • Michael: Gob, I'm not going to turn this mock trial into some kind of --
      Gob: You were going to say "mockery," weren't you?
      Michael: I was in trouble, like, three words into that.

    • Michael: Hey. What's this?
      Gob: Just practicing my testimony. Needed a fake witness box.
      Michael: And you couldn't have just taken my stuff off the desk first, or unplugged my computer?
      Gob: Justice is swift, Michael.

    • Lindsay: All they're doing in there is trying to keep people alive. It's a life mill!

    • Narrator: And, so, like many people who no longer felt anything for each other, they decided to get married.

    • Buster: Oh, I love soup. If the only thing I could do was lay in bed all day and eat soup, I'd be happy. I wouldn't even have to taste it. I could just take it through a tube. That would actually be better 'cause I wouldn't even burn my mouth. (laughs softly) Never let me die.

    • George Michael: Good. I ... great. I was just ... Well, don't answer for ... I, um, yeah. 'Cause I know exactly the cousin, I mean, the ... the girl I would want to give and she'll want give too. We'll ... and we'll do that together. For them, for the sake of ... I ju ... it's a great day. For being sad.

    • Brian: Hope you don't mind me saying, but these things can go on indefinitely. My mother's been in that bed for two years.
      Lucille: (gasps) Oh, how awful. We don't have a private room.

    • Gob: (as Franklin) Like to see a whore that does that! (as himself) Not the carrying the weight part, but ... on the other hand, if it's free.

    • George Sr.: Who's on the list? Any blabbers?
      Michael: Well, they've got one guy who won't be talking. That is unless there's a hand inside of him.
      Tobias: Oh, please, Michael. Even then, I wouldn't say anything.

    • George Sr.: He, she. What's the difference?
      Tobias: Hear hear! In the dark, it's all the same.

  • NOTES (1)


    • Wayne: Why do there have to be puppets like Frank?

      This is an allusion to Kyle McLachlan's line in Blue Velvet. "Why are there men like Frank?" This was in reference to Dennis Hopper's character, Frank Booth.

    • When Gob discovers the audio chip recording in the magazine at the hospital, he goes off looking for the hospital bar. This is just like what Lucille did in "Key Decisions" when Gob got stabbed and was brought to the hospital.

    • The audio chip recording advertising Judge Reinhold's new court room TV show in which we hear Judge say "My name is Judge," is delivered with the exact same tone and delivery of promos for "My Name is Earl" which airs on NBC.

    • The shirt on Franklin says 'George Bush doesn't care about Black Puppets', referring to when Kanye West said 'George Bush doesn't care about Black People'.