Arrested Development

Season 2 Episode 5

Sad Sack

Aired Unknown Dec 12, 2004 on Netflix



  • Trivia

    • Michael's wife being named Tracy is a reference to this season episode "Whistler's Mother". Before Lucille has a chat with Mr. Vandenbosh, young Michael is very upset and among others, he says "Tracy won't marry me".

    • Ann's full name is Ann Paul Veal.

    • Right underneath Ann's yearbook picture, it said "Not Pictured".

  • Quotes

    • Lucille: It's so nice not to have to worry about getting pregnant. The doctor said I couldn't be a mother now if I tried.
      Michael: And that was without even interviewing me.

    • Michael: You know, instead of competing with Tobias, why don't you try just spending a little bit more time with your daughter?
      Lindsay: Why? Tobias doing that?

    • (At boot camp)
      Buster: I can't do it; I can't make my bed, and I can't do this, either... I'm sorry. Aren't you supposed to yell at me and call me "homo" and motivate me over this wall?
      Sergeant Baker: We can't do that anymore. Lawsuit.

    • Lindsay: (regarding Tobias and their open marriage) I wonder how many women he's slept with, if any.
      Michael: Lindsay, it's not a competition.
      Lindsay: Of course it is, Michael. That's why they call it 'scoring'.
      Michael: Maybe in the '70s.
      Lindsay: That many? We've only been doing this for a month.

    • Lucille: You smell like a pine cone.
      George Sr.: (disguised as Oscar) Yeah, that's the weed. I went to my, uh, *BEEP*hole trailer and, uh, I smoked some... Like a cigarette.

    • Michael: Why'd you have to come back here in the first place?
      George Sr.: Oh, no reason. Your mother happens to be just shtupping my brother, that's all.

    • Barry: Well, if he's got a shot with her, just give me a little tap on the fanny.
      Michael: It's not going to happen.

    • Barry: Can I have a moment alone with my client, please? (to Michael) Did you follow any of that?

    • George Sr.: Hey, by the way, I broke this thing. What the hell is it, anyway?
      Michael: That's a breast pump, dad.
      George Sr.: Oh, well, I did not use it for that.

    • Chairman: They're balls?
      Pilot #1: We're looking at balls. Let's turn it around.
      Pilot #2: Copy on the balls.

    • Michael: (about Lucille) Oscar, please. You can't go. You got to stay, ok? This is the nicest she's been since she found out that Rosa could breast-feed Buster.

    • Oscar: God willing, he'll fail boot camp.
      Michael: Well, why wouldn't he? He already failed day camp.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Title: Sad Sack
      The title is from the comic strip from the 40's created by Sgt. Baker, which also happens to be the name of Buster's Sergeant.

    • Visual: We knew it!
      The headline in the promo for "Fox6 News" with John Beard is a reference to the fact that many believe that Fox is biased toward Republican Party ideas. Thus, Fox reported on the Republicans' faulty claim that WMDs are in Iraq and can in the series finally claim to be correct.