Arrested Development

Season 2 Episode 18

Righteous Brothers

Aired Unknown Apr 17, 2005 on Netflix



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Michael: We're brothers. We shouldn't be fighting. We cannot afford to lose each other.
      Gob: I can't. I already lost a brother today.
      Michael: Franklin?
      Gob: Well, I didn't lose him. But he's all puckered and white.
      Michael: On the plus side, you can take him to lunch at the club now.
      Gob: That's the kind of joke he would have loved!

    • Gob: Oh, no.
      Gob: (as Franklin with English accent) You've ruined the act, Gob.

    • Gob: Great news! Dad wasn't crushed to death!
      Michael: Was there a risk of that?

    • Michael: Go ahead and tell Gob that I'll be telling the cops that it was him in the truck so he'll be joining me here. I've got a nice hard cot with his name on it.
      Lucille: You'd do that to your own brother?
      Michael: I said "cot".

    • Buster: (to Lucille) You lied to me! You said my father was my father, but my uncle is my father. My father is my uncle!

    • Gob: And guess what else ... Dad kissed me!
      Michael: How? He looked pretty unconscious in that picture.
      Gob: I didn't say he was totally into it!

    • Gob: Dad's gonna be crushed!
      George Michael: You don't have to tell him!

    • Oscar: (about his hair) Why won't it grow back!?

    • (Singing)
      Gob: It ain't easy being white.
      Franklin: It ain't easy being brown.
      Gob: All this pressure to be bright.
      Franklin: I got children all over town!
      Gob: Sometime ... (spoken) hey, where'd the guy go?

    • Marc Cherry: It's a satire!

  • Notes

    • John Michael Higgins receives the "With" credit.

    • Judy Greer receives the "And" credit.

    • For this entire season, the show won the 2005 TCA (Television Critics Association) Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Comedy", and, it was nominated for the:
      -2005 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Comedy Series" and "Oustanding Casting for a Comedy Series".
      -2005 Teen Choice Award for "Choice V-Cast".
      -2005 TCA (Television Critics Association) Award for "Program of the Year".

      Plus, Jason Bateman ("Michael") won the 2005 Satellite Award for "Outstanding Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical", and was nominated for the 2005 TCA (Television Critics Association) Award for "Individual Achievement in Comedy".

    • The episode won an Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

    • Chuck Martin is the first member of the writing staff to direct an episode.

    • This episode had a parental advisory before it began, which simply read "Viewer discretion is advised."

    • Originally scheduled to air April 24, but moved to April 17 when it was announced that the show's episode order would be cut to 18 episodes.

    • The cutting down time of the movie is another reference of the series' season being cut short.

    • Marc Cherry created the ABC series, Desperate Housewives, and worked together with Mitch Hurwitz, Rich Rosenstock and John Levenstein as a writer on The Golden Girls.

    • Rating: 4.3/6

  • Allusions

    • Michael says he thought Gob wanted $5,000 for a Franklin mutual fund and not Franklin, which is referring to the fourth-largest U.S. mutual fund company, Franklin Resources.

    • Gob's CD with Franklin is titled "Franklin Comes Alive" which is an allusion to the album of Peter Frampton, "Frampton Comes Alive".

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