Arrested Development

Season 2 Episode 13

Motherboy XXX

5
Aired Unknown Mar 13, 2005 on Netflix

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  • Trivia

    • The stuffed seal in Buster's bed is what he won in the episode "Afternoon Delight".

    • In the flashbacks of Buster & Lucille's "Best Couple" wins at Motherboy, they're wearing matching outfits. This is a reference to their appearance on the cover of Balboa Bay Window magazine and Michael's statement that "You guys wore matching outfits until he was twelve" in the episode "Switch Hitter".

    • Tobias's license plates suggest he auditioned (or hoped) for roles as a con man, a prisoner, a stand in for the Blue Man Group, and Dr. House.

    • Lucille: We had a fight. Who knows about what?
      Narrator: I do.

      This marks the first time the narrator refers to himself in the first person.

    • After correcting Dave Attell on the proper use of cut-offs, Tobias mutters "there are dozens of us". He proclaimed this loudly when the crowd booed George Michael for wearing cutoffs in the Living Classics Pageant in "In God We Trust" in season 1.

    • After Buster accidentally breaks the driver side window of the stair car, some pieces of the shattered window disappear and reappear during his conversation with Michael.

    • The frame for Tobias's "INM8 2" vanity license plate says "Yes, your following..." at the top. This is grammatically incorrect. It should say "Yes, you're following..."

    • Motherboy


      Motherboy was not a real band. If you look at the pictures they show during the episode, you'll see that it's really just the male members of the cast in costumes and makeup.

    • Gob and his wife would have known each other besides their marriage night as they lived together for about a week after the night.

  • Quotes

    • Lucille: Do you think enough time has passed to do Sonny and Cher?
      George-Michael: Who?

    • Michael: I think it's getting too risky keeping you up here.
      George, Sr.: You know what's risky? Letting your son go on that church thing.
      Michael: Her name is Ann, Dad, and he's not "going" on her, ok? They're just friends.
      George, Sr.: Not for long. They're making promises to each other. It's all that fidelity and pledging yourself to a woman garbage. I wine 'em and dine 'em, but I don't let them tell me what to do. (speaking to his dolls, arranged for a tea party) I don't let them tell me what to do.
      Michael: Ok, I should've never taken the pumps out of here.

    • Buster: My Army training tells me that this is going to be a hot mission.
      Michael: What? A hot mission?
      Buster: Yes. I create a diversion, and you grab George Michael and go. We need a name. Maybe "Operation Hot Mother."

    • Michael: Buster, you can't zip-line over there.
      Buster: Either I zip down, or he zips up, and that is a mighty long zipper on Mother's Cher jumpsuit. You have to get on your knees to start it.
      Michael: This is much less scary. Godspeed, Buster!

    • George, Sr.: If you play me, you got to play me like a man and not like some mincing little Polly or Nellie! I get those names confused. Apology. (to dolls) Apologies all around.

    • Tobias: What are you doing up here?
      George, Sr.: I'm having a f**king tea party, what does it look like I'm doing?
      (He shoves Tobias up against the wall with his hand against his mouth)
      George, Sr.: I'm living up here and if you tell anyone about this, I will f**king kill you. Ah, stop licking my hand, you horse's ass.

    • Barry: You really wanna settle this, now your job is to convince that "wife" of yours that you are willing to go in front of a judge and admit that you never had sex.
      Gob: She has a name Barry. You don't happen to know what it is by the way, do ya?
      Barry: That's why I want to settle...I'm not "super prepared".
      Gob: Well, we did have sex...and I'm not a great liar.
      Narrator: Both things he just said were lies.

    • Barry: You don't want to go in front of that judge. I caught him in a drag club.
      Gob: What were you doing there?
      Barry: Wow, you should be the lawyer.

    • Lucille: (to George Michael) Aren't you the sweetest thing, spending some time with what's left of your uncle?

    • Michael: You know, if that hand is still intact inside the seal, Buster's got a shot at a transplant.
      Gob: At the very least, we can get Buster's Swatch back, right?

    • Michael: Ok, that would be disgusting if you'd actually slept with her, but I don't think you did.
      Gob: I did and it was disgusting.
      Narrator: They didn't, but it would have been.

    • George, Sr.: (to the dolls) Now, who wants to take their top off?

    • Sailor Boy: Take me with you!

    • Buster: Can I open a can of soup for you?
      George Michael: Can it open a can?
      Buster: Can what open a can? Oh, God.
      George Michael: Oh, God.

    • Carl Weathers: I'm gonna go get a new soda. Hey, you know that you can get a refill on any drink you want here, and it's free? (laughs)
      Tobias: (laughs) It's a wonderful restaurant. Mmm!
      Narrator: It sure is.

    • Michael: Oh, no. What, Buster, for the first time ever, doesn't want to do this?
      Lucille: No, no, he does. It's just he's been so mopey.
      Michael: Well, that could have something to do with the fact that a seal ate his hand.
      Lucille: I don't know what it is.
      Michael: I think that's what it is.
      Lucille: Who knows?
      Narrator: It was that.

    • Dave Attell: (referring to Tobias) If that man is straight, then I am sober.

    • Maeby: Do you guys know where I can get one of those gold necklaces with a "T" on it?
      Michael: That's a cross.
      Maeby: Across from where?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • n/a: Abu Ghraib
      The picture entered into evidence in Gob's trial is remarkably similar to pictures from the Abu Ghraib prisoner scandal.

    • Jumped the Shark


      Right after Barry (played by Henry Winkler) announces he's going off to Burger King, he jumps over the shark they caught. "Jumping the shark" is a slang term for the moment at which a good show starts to take a turn for the worse. Additionally, because the phrase originated from an episode of Happy Days where Fonzie literally jumped over a shark tank with waterskis, this marked the second occasion Henry Winkler jumped the shark.

    • Visual: DR HOUSE
      The personalized license plate Tobias holds up that reads "DR HOUSE" refers to the hit FOX drama House.

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