Arrested Development

Season 3 Episode 7

Prison Break-In

Aired Unknown Dec 12, 2005 on Netflix



  • Trivia

    • When Michael is playing the guitar with George Michael taping it, he throws the guitar down and it knocks down the music stand. In the next scene, the music stand is up again.

    • The camera Gob uses throughout this episode is a Canon XL1S, a 3CCD standard definition mini DV camera.

    • After having left the reason Michael's wife, Tracy, died a mystery for 2 seasons, it is strongly implied she succumbed to ovarian cancer.

  • Quotes

    • Warden Gentles: I can't say no to the woman who gave me "Chlamydia."

    • Michael: You're planning an escape.
      George Sr.: How dare you? I oughta shave your head and make you sit under that camera all night, mister.

    • Lucille: I'm trying to seduce him.
      Michael: Who's the "I" in that sentence?
      Lucille: Me.
      Michael: You?
      Narrator: Her.

    • Lucille: Everything looks delicious.
      Warden Gentles: Oh, One Eye is a wonderful chef. I've had to go to his parole hearings twice and lie through my teeth to keep him here.

    • Gob: (abouting breaking into the prison) It can't be that hard to get into. It's not a Jamba Juice.

    • Lucille: You can smuggle yourself out because I'm staying in the conjugal trailer with Warden Gentles.
      George, Sr.: Him?

    • George Michael: Is that a screenplay? Warden Gentles' screenplay?
      Maeby: That's what you're going to tell me.

    • Gob: Sounds like a tennis match between Steffi Graf and Happy Days star Donny Host.
      Narrator: That's 'Most'!

    • Benefit Attendee: I'd rather contribute to TBA!

    • Narrator: Buster had recently brought home a turtle in an incredibly misguided attempt to make his mother jealous.
      Buster: You can stay in this box that Uncle/Father Oscar left behind.
      Narrator: In fact, it was a box of Oscar's legally obtained medical marijuana.
      Buster: Oh, good, you've already got grass.
      Narrator: Primo bud. Real sticky weed.

    • Tobias: I'm afraid I'm with Michael on this. The guy runs a prison. He can have any piece of ass he wants.

    • Warden Gentiles: I might have you beaten with a pillowcase full of batteries.

    • Lindsay: Did it ever occur to you that maybe Warden Gentiles likes her?
      Michael: Likes her what?
      Lindsay: No, I mean, likes her. Like, is attracted to her.
      Michael: Who's the "her" in that sentence?
      Lindsay: Mom. Warden Gentiles likes Mom.
      Michael: Her?

    • Lucille: I want to cry so badly, but I don't think I can spare the moisture.

    • Gob: It's a jet-pack, Michael. What could possibly go wrong?

    • Michael: The whole thing is a scam. Mom was just using that warden to try to get Dad out. She's not trying to seduce him at all.
      Lindsay: Oh, no, she is. She's spending the night with him. She just called to ask me to bring her a tube of vag ... table paste.

    • Michael: Mom wants to sleep with the warden.
      Gob: What? Oh, God!
      Lindsay: Great.
      Michael: Great? The man is old enough to be her contemporary, Lindsay.

    • Tobias: Oh, come on. Don't leave your Uncle T-Bag hanging!
      George Michael: Please don't call yourself that.

    • Michael: I don't need to take my Mom to a gala, ok? Only losers go to those things with their parents. I'm going with my son.

    • (After Tobias falls down the stairs)
      Gob: (talking about the camera) Oh, no! It was on stand by! Think you could do that again?

    • George Michael: The new facility's pretty nice. It's like school ... but air-conditioned.

    • Warden Gentles: (after a failed allusion) I don't know why I always assume that everyone has read my screenplay.

  • Notes

    • The sticker on Tobias' book, 'The Man Inside Me' says "free with any other purchase of book (or magazines)".

    • Originally scheduled to air November 21st, but low ratings pushed it to air after sweeps finished.

    • Stefan Gentiles is the Warden's real name. It can be read on his "New Warden" script which he offers to Maeby in an attempt to be made into a film.

    • Gob's Japanese jetpack resurfaces for the first time since "Mr. F."

  • Allusions

    • n/a: Scary Movie 2
      When some parts of his body fell asleep, Tobias falls off his wheelchair. This a reference to Scary Movie 2, where David Cross plays a paralyzed character, who was constantly laying on the floor and didn't want to anybody help him up.

    • When Gob mentions Happy Days star "Donny Host," the narrator corrects him with "It's Most."

    • Tobias: Don't leave your uncle T-Bag hanging.
      Yet another sly reference to Prison Break, in which the character Theodore Bagwell refers to himself as T-Bag.

    • That Star Wars clip is of George Michael. It's a recurring joke from the last 2 seasons about how the family is too cheap to buy a new blank tape for their camcorder. So everytime they make a video, George Michael having the light sabre fight is shown at the beginning of the tape.

    • The title of the episode, the drawing on Gob's stomach of the prison floorplan, and the numerous Jamba Juice lines are directly taken from FOX's other series Prison Break. The show is about an engineer who tattoos the blueprints of a maximum security prison to his body so that he can break out his falsely accused brother who is facing the death penalty. Throughout the last few months, Arrested has been put on numerous hiatuses, and in its place, episodes of Prison Break have been airing.

    • George Sr: " ... shrinkage. Someone saw Seinfeld last night."

      This refers to the episode of Seinfeld titled "The Hamptons" in which George is the victim of shrinkage after swimming.

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