Arrested Development

Season 2 Episode 2

The One Where They Build a House

Aired Unknown Nov 14, 2004 on Netflix

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

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  • George Sr goes to Mexico

    This episode is quite shocking, mainly because George Sr dies after a series of humorous misunderstandings and shows that mistaking twins can go both ways, also showing you may not be better off revealing your true self.

    The paper-scissors-rock scenario was a great aspect of this episode as was Gob in charge which brings a lot of hilarious scenes (two weeks to build a house, don’t build the insides, etc.) which pay off in the end in one very brilliant setup with Buster joining the army… since Lucille had signed him up anyway.

    Overall, this episode has some hilarious moments and Gob in charge is a concept most fans would not want to miss.
  • This episode shows how well this sitcom is written, I love it.

    This was probably one of the best written shows, even thought there are so many to choose from. This one had so many cleverly planned plots that culminate in the end, but I just love the way the characters acted in this episode. I love how Gob kept rubbing his presidency in Michael\'s face in front of Starla.
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors has never been so funny

    This episode is literally "exactly why I watch this series." Arrested Development specializes in introducing multiple subplots that have no relation to each other and then ending the episode with them all coming together in one hilarious Comedy Knot tying up all the threads. Gob is the newly appointed President and tries to impress Michael and the board by getting his own business model (an actual female model) who sits on a rock and then promises to build a model home in 2 weeks. The ribbon cutting ceremony with the model and her rock is a classic scene in this series. One of the best.