Arrested Development

Season 3 Episode 3

Forget Me Now

Aired Unknown Oct 03, 2005 on Netflix
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Episode Summary

Michael tries to hide Rita from his family with disastrous results; Lindsay waits hand and foot on the Bluths' new lawyer; George attempts escaping via balloons; Tobias tries to help Buster gain some self-confidence; George Michael confronts Steve Holt about Maeby.

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  • It had it's moments.

    One of the first episodes I saw of this show, I wasn't that impressed at first, but this episode surprised me as the plot developed. Lucille is definitely one of my favorite characters in this show, and she really shined in this episode. Don't know what to think of Rita yet, she seems weird. Also like Lindsay, she had her moments too. As a first episode that I've seen, it got me in to it a bit, not as much to watch the whole season. But it was just okay in my opinion. Favorite scene: When they drugged and clubbed Rita.moreless
  • Best part of this show..

    Who would have thought that analyis and therapist would have been put together to make \"analrapist\". I thought this series definately made the highlight of the whole show. All 3 seasons are funny, but this one definately took the cake for this. It\'s just so wrong to look at his business card. Tobias Funke (Funky) Analrapist. Found a shirt online that had the business card, but had a few people who had never seen Arrested Development before and they just give me funny looks :D Actually, I\'m going to go rewatch this episode right now, just to watch that scene.moreless
  • soooo funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this one is soo funny bob lob law (bob-bla-bla) well his name is funny anyway.and tobis and gob r oo funny atually everyone is fnny on the show thats why i like it so much not only one person is funny everyone is!!! and rita is crazy was is with her!!!!!!!!!!!!! they sould really come back with the show same writers and cast please!!!!!! fox thats your only goood show and you took it off!!! yo really messed up now abc is on top!moreless
  • Analrapist?

    It seems to me that any self-respecting psychiatrist wouldn't have taken quite so long to get to work on little Buster, but it seems the good Dr. Funke is quite as up on things as most, so it is only now that he gets around to "analraping" the youngest of the Bluth siblings. Standing up to Lucille is a good start; once he's tackled that he can work on functioning in any sort of social setting and not being mentally handicapped. Those might take a little longer.

    It's nice to see that Michael can keep a girlfriend longer than one episode, particularly when that someone is as lovely as Charlize Theron. I see this relationship going somewhere wonderful, if his family doesn't overdose her on rufies first.

    And kudos to whoever thought of having George Sr. communicate via surrogate, and a big hand for casting Bob Einstein in role. It is yet another instance of Arrested Development demonstrating its complete mastery of comic timing.

    Bonus: the American-themed British restaurant? Genius.moreless
  • There may be reason behind not introducing Rita to the Bluths

    The best of season three so far, Forget Me Now has Michael’s brilliant plan of stating that he doesn’t have a family, though Rita knows this to be false, though still doesn’t remember after meeting the family since she was drugged and beaten by the Bluths, a fact that surprisingly didn’t go down well with Michael.

    Michael actually explaining the title of the show was a very funny moment, especially when the Narrator makes it more obvious by saying “That’s the name of the show!”

    The “Next time” scene was classic, Gob simply saying “I will” and making it incredibly funny, making it a great end to a hilarious episode.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

Jonathan Schmock

Jonathan Schmock


Guest Star

Asante Jones

Asante Jones

Army Sergeant

Guest Star

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron


Recurring Role

Justin Grant Wade

Justin Grant Wade

Steve Holt

Recurring Role

Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Rita is carried out of the cabin, she is laid down on a park bench that promotes Wee Britain. When she comes to and sits up, she is covering two letters on the sign, making it spell "Wee Brain."

    • Wee Britain's only American-themed restaurant is called Fat Americans, and their over-sized doggie bags read, "I'm still eating at Fat Americans."

    • In one scene, George Sr. is eating an ice cream sandwich while laying on a bed and watching a man in a chair tied wtih balloons on television. The scene quickly cuts to the Larry, the surrogate. When it cuts right back to George Sr., he's no longer is eating the ice cream sandwich and a Laptop is in front of him.

    • The seal on Rita's back had a yellow bow tie, the same color tie as the one that bit off Busters hand.

    • During attorney Bob Loblaw's commercial, when listing the types of cases he handles, "Identity Theft" has the disclaimer "*Cash Only*".

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Buster: Tobias was just analraping me. Then, Michael barged in and kicked us out so we could shred all the evidence.

    • Gob: Buster knocked her out; I only gave her the roofie!

    • Lucille: It's probably because a seal bit off his hand. The army has taken to giving medals for being food.

    • Tobias: Okay, Lindsay, are you forgetting that I was a professional twice over— an analyst and a therapist. The world's first analrapist.

    • Michael: You know, your average American male is in a perpetual state of adolescence, you know, arrested development.
      Narrator: Hey, that's the name of the show.

    • Michael: It's been a week, nothing's happened.
      Larry, the Surrogate: Yeah, but you're not the one stuck under house arrest like a sitting duck.
      Michael: Oh yeah, that's my father. That's why we're having the meeting here, so he couldn't interfere.
      Larry, the Surrogate: Interfere? I ought to pull down your pants and spank your ass raw.
      Michael: I'm sorry, have we met?

    • Lucille: What the hell did you do?
      Buster: You curious, Mom? I can show you. (shows his fake hand)
      Lucille: You made a mistake. You're human.. except for the hand.
      Gob: It's okay, she's alive. And soft. Soft and alive. (caressing Rita's hand)
      Lucille: All right, let's not add that to the charges.

    • Steve Holt: You did all this for me?
      Maeby: Yes, well, I'm going to go get sexy.

    • Tobias: Gob, this is Flunitrazepam. It's a roofie.
      Lucille: Those are illegal!
      Gob: Shut up, Mom. Don't make me give you another one of these.

    • Maeby: Don't you see? I drugged him not to go all the way with him.
      George Michael: Well, I think even the anti-drug people are going to be okay with that.

    • Buster: I am getting rid of this thing. It has caused me nothing but pride and self-respect.

    • Lucille: What do we do? She's going to tell Michael. And he won't hear the good stuff, he'll just hear about the beating.

    • Bob Loblaw: Can you catalog for me the various ways you've been promised to be fulfilled whether or not said promise was made explicit?
      Lindsay: You want me to be explicit?
      Bob Loblaw: Yes, but I will be needing to get off in four minutes.
      Lindsay: Well, let's see if I can't hit that target for you.

    • Tobias: Here, take my business card. (Buster gasps loudly) No, no. It's pronounced a-NAL-rapist.
      Buster: It wasn't really the pronunciation that bothered me.

    • (commercial for the Law Offices of Bob Loblaw)
      Bob Loblaw: Why should you go to jail for a crime someone else noticed? You don't need double talk, you need Bob Loblaw.

  • NOTES (4)

    • The game George Senior is watching in the first scene is a Missouri Valley Conference baseball game between Creighton University and Wichita State University.

      It is somewhat strange that George Senior would be watching a game between two mid-major baseball teams out of Wichita and Omaha given that there would really be no reason for this game to be aired or even cared about in Orange County, California.

    • The phrase "forget me now's" are roofies. This is referenced several times (both in the past and present) when a character needed to be knocked out.

    • Buster: I have so many people to thank.
      Upon receiving his medal, Buster pulls out index cards from his breast pocket. Though upside-down, the top card reads: And most of all Mother (choked up).

    • When Rita wakes up on the Wee Britain bench, her body obscures the words so that the bench reads: Wee Brain.


    • Bob Loblaw: Look, this is not the first time I've been brought in to replace Barry Zuckerkorn. I think I can do for you everything he did. Plus, skew younger. With juries and so forth.

      A reference to Scott Baio's character on Happy Days, Chachi Arcola, who was added to the show to reach a younger audience than his cousin, the Fonz (played by Henry Winkler). Chachi eventually replaced Fonzie as a main focus of the show.

    • Among the film scripts that Maeby is reading is one titled "Losing It!" by Judd Apacow. In red ink, it is crossed out and retitled "The 14-Year-Old Virgin." This is likely a nod to Judd Apatow, a writer and producer of the film, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."

    • Scott Baio (Bob Loblaw) is the third Happy Days alum to work on Arrested Development, after Ron Howard and Henry Winkler.