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#1 Posted on 7.3.05 1433.04
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Anyone catch this double-shot? These two episodes were two of the best since the start of the season. SOOO MUCH history revisited - and in a good way.

The chair/couch turning gag had me laughing well after the scene had ended. The ridiculousness of it - especially when Lucille #1 did it - was so out there, it defined the kind of weird humor that AD's writers find in the most common of scenarios. MORE chair turning, I say!!

Glad to hear all the in-joke references that were flying around, like the phone call to Gene Parmesan. Definitely the most jam-packed episodes we've seen in a long time.

Buster has a new character! These mood swings could be awesome and are just another reason why I hope to see more AD in the years to come.

I could go on and on, but I won't. Sunday night, I was a very happy fan of this show!
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#2 Posted on 7.3.05 1523.20
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That was nutrageous. So much stuff! I wonder if they're going to reattach the hand before the start of the next episode, 'cause if they don't do it then they kind of never can, but it seems like there's so much hook-related material they'd be giving up. Either way, Buster is going to be all right.

The beauty (necessity!) of multiple viewings is you can find a good four or five foreshadowings of him losing the hand in the first episode. It also calls back to the randomly placed "seal attack" newsbit on the season premiere, and to Amigos when Buster says something like "I never thought I'd miss a hand so much!" about his hand-shaped chair.

My favorite from last night is when Buster sits on the bench at the beach and covers up the words Army Officer so that it says
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#3 Posted on 7.3.05 1626.31
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I was a big fan of when Gob emotionally said to Barry "I want my wife back!", Barry responded "Geez, calm down Tom Jane." Sounds like the homeless movie was a success.

Is there some rule that says that only episodes with Julia Louis Dreyfus can have the "next week, on Arrested Development" actually happen?

Ron Howard is a criminally underrated part of this show. "But really, who remembers that?" "I do."

I didn't want to make a thread about this before, but I was so disappointed that when Gob joined Buster on the recon of Lucille 2, he was wearing a realy army uniform, rather than a Hot Cops one.
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#4 Posted on 7.3.05 1656.51
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    Originally posted by hansen9j
    Is there some rule that says that only episodes with Julia Louis Dreyfus can have the "next week, on Arrested Development" actually happen?


I'm pretty sure that they all actually happened. They're just not all shown in the next episode.
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#5 Posted on 7.3.05 1919.40
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"First off, it wasn't Michael Moore, it was a Michael Moore lookalike. Second, it wasn't in front of the whole country. It was a bit for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'"

*beat*

"I don't know who that is I don't care to."

God I love this show. It's the littlest things too; my biggest belly laugh was early in the first ep where Michael, once again, can't remember who Ann is. Classic.

Not enough GOB in the two episodes, though.
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#6 Posted on 8.3.05 0146.54
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"This is Sarah"
"Is she your girlfriend?"
"No." [Flashback: "YES!!!"] "Sort of."

Classic. The entire cast is fantastic. They must renew. They MUST.
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#7 Posted on 8.3.05 0200.01
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If I had to choose one belly laugh as my favorite, it would be courtesy of George Michael, at the start of the first episode as he embarrassingly tried to tell Ann that he likes not having fun with her.

ANN: And now you're drinking?!!

GM: We're just having a little fun...

ANN: I think church and study are fun. I thought you felt the same.

GM: I do! I like not having fun. I like your idea of fun, I mean. Our idea of fun. I like not having that.


The DVDs for season 2 can't come out soon enough! I just watched the episodes again. THE GOLD!! Like the photos of Gob's wife posing with Iraqi prisoners... the Balboa Bay Window magazine cover with Buster & Lucille... the story twists with the fake belly... and of course Ron Howard as mentioned earlier.
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#8 Posted on 8.3.05 2224.18
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When Maggie said that the sperm came from "some Harvard guy", my first thought was Tobias. Man, oh man. That would have been a mess.
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#9 Posted on 9.3.05 0017.29
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The Harvard guy. "Probably some geek writer for The Simpsons." That got a huge laugh from me. On the DVD commentaries for The Simpsons and Futurama, Matt Groening is always talking about how they have a creepy number of Harvard grads on the writing staff, and that almost all of them have a weird thing for Abraham Lincoln jokes.

But the moment that absolutely killed me was Gob on the boat with all the pet carriers marked "Terminally Ill Cats." I mean, first of all, it's almost completely preposterous that anyone would have pet carriers labeled like that, but somehow it makes sense that of all people, Gob would have them. Plus the idea of him heaving cats into the ocean as bait, then waiting with a harpoon is just amazing.

Did anyone else notice when Michael asked about the seal, Gob said, "I returned him from whence he came"? I think that marks the only time Gob threw something into the ocean that actually belonged there.
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