Arrested Development

Season 3 Episode 4


Aired Unknown Nov 07, 2005 on Netflix



  • Trivia

    • The nurse and soldier Reginald who have the 'pussy/gentle' conversation are actually Buster and the nurse (who later takes care of him when he is in a 'coma') from the later episode "Exit strategy" who also have a similar conversation.

    • As Steve Holt is carrying Michael to stop him from signing up in the army, we see Rita exit out of what appears to be a public restroom facility. However, as the shot gets closer, we notice a man walk up and give her a very befuddled look and a sign clearly reading "Men's". This is a subtle hint to her true "MRF" form.

    • The Christian Newspaper is called "The News Testament" and its headline is "Church and State: An Integration We Can All Get Behind" which is debatable in light of centuries of litigation to keep these things separate.

  • Quotes

    • Rita: You are really quite a man, Michael.
      Michael: You really think so?
      Rita: Oh, yes. You are a complete and utter *bleep*. (kisses Michael and then leaves)
      Narrator: I can't believe we had to bleep that. It would've been such a nice moment.

    • Gob: I'm gonna be busy this weekend being a Judge Pageant.
      Narrator: Gob has been a Judge Pageant for years.
      Gob: Can you believe what it does to your sex life?
      Michael: I don't wanna hear it.
      Gob: I don't wanna say it. First place, chick's hot, but has an attitude: doesn't date magicians. Second place, is someone weird usually, like a Chinese girl or a geologist. But third of all, although a little bit plain, her super low self-esteem. So I step in and lay her 'crown' upon my sweet 'head'.
      Michael: Have I missed this euphemism?

    • Gob: I think we all feel that way about our mothers. And we all have legs.

    • (Talking before a beauty pageant)
      Ann: I could sing to the camel!
      Tobias: Yes, we can Google some disco songs with the word 'hump' in them.
      Ann: Cute.
      George Michael: No, that sounds a bit racy.
      Tobias: Okay, he may be afraid of sex but you're not going to win without it.
      George Michael: No, I'm not afraid of sex.
      Tobias: Oh, good. Have sex with this girl right now. Do it. Go. Get in there, have some sex with her right now.

    • Narrator: George Sr. came across a U.S. Army combat humvee and the Pope-Mobile, and he decided to escape in the bullet-proof one.
      (George Sr. steals the Pope-Mobile)

    • Pageant Host: And now please welcome Annabelle Veal, performing "We Three Kings" with a camel tow.

    • Steve Holt: You can control your bladder when you're dead.

    • Steve Holt: Don't ask "Can I?" Ask "I can."

    • Michael: I'm not going to lie to your son.
      Gob: Come on! I lie to yours all the time.

    • Michael: (about Steve Holt) Your son?
      Gob: According to him.
      Michael: And a DNA test.
      Gob: I heard the jury's still out on science.

    • Tobias: She's a girl, I need to teach her how to be a woman. Within her lies a queen. Let me out that queen.
      Michael: Yeah, I think you just did.

    • Michael: I was thinking you and I should maybe go play a little catch. You know, maybe go for a run, do some guy stuff.
      George Michael: But we're not good at that stuff.

    • Steve Holt: There's no "I" in "win"!

    • Tobias: Ann, you need to decide whether you want a man or a boy. I know how I'd answer.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Those green X's that show up throughout are from guest star's Jamie Kennedy Experiment show, whose title character is shown here bidding on the nose Nicole Kidman wore in the movie The Hours. Maeby also tells Mr. Kennedy that she will not be putting him in her remake of "A Thoroughly Polite Dustup," the same movie shown earlier to differentiate between American and English colloquialisms.

    • Michael: Does anyone know why my handlebars are in my bed?

      Gob leaving the handlebars of Michael's bike in his bed is similar to a scene from The Godfather where the head of a man's beloved horse was put in his bed as intimidation. The grease on his sheets, pajamas, and hands was like the horse's blood in the movie. Not quite as copious, though, and no horrified scream.

    • Continuing with the story arc of British intrigue, the episode title is a nod to the title of the 1983 James Bond adventure Octopussy.