I haven't seen this episode since its original broadcast in late 2004, but I remember it being the funniest episode of the show to date. After that episode aired, I couldn't wait for more episodes of the show to come out, because I was expecting every one after to be just as funny.
Don't get me wrong, AD still makes me laugh today (Analrapist from Season 3 comes to mind), but this episode was the last gut-buster for me. After this one, my standards have become to high for the new episodes, and they just don't seem to do it for me. I still have hope and continue to watch today, wishing that Arrested Development will live past its threats of cancellation and someday become huge.