After a hiatus for a few weeks, a very funny episode, IMO. Loved all the views of GOBs antics in last year’s softball game. All the side of effects of the drug which were mentioned by the narrator at various times during the show were funny as well.
Though, once again, Michael’s dealing with George Michael and Ann’s relationship was the best. “You should play the field… in the game”; “It’s good to think of Ann as a backup”… LOL!
Though I thought “The Wall” was as good as her nickname… unless the ball popped out of her glove. Anyone know if it did?
I wasn’t feeling very well tonight and I had an epiphany. I think Arrested Development is a hard show. I don’t blame myself thought because I missed the first five minutes. But I couldn’t follow it.
I thought Maeby was hilarious tonight. “Jim…Carey…the grinch guy, you’re too young.” and “marry me.” She is so comfortable in the role of middle aged person which is extra funny since her mom is so not.
I also think Gob is growing on me, face-wise. He used to kind of gross me out but now he looks cute to me. He was bouncing that guy on his knee again too.
JK Simmons was on too! Lucille going downtown was pretty gross.
George Sr escaped prison, and then pretended to run away from the family’s house when he was discovered by Ice. But he really didn’t run away and was living in the family attic with only Michael knowing about it. Until now, because he umped the game.
He escaped at the end of last season – faked a medical thing and escaped from the hospital.
This season, he was in Mexico briefly, but then hid out back at home (in a spider hole, a la Saddam Hussein), and now he’s hiding out in the attic at the model home – only Michael knows he’s still there.
Maeby was great (she IS a con artist! what a good description), and I’m always happy to see J.K. Simmons. Andy Richter showing up was funny too. I’m very interested to see what happens now that GOB knows George Sr. is around - and where is the old man going to go? Why is this show only on once a week and only for half an hour?
Don’t forget everyone thinks George Sr is dead. He was supposedly beaten to death by the Mexican police officers due to severe burns they had acquired over teh years from his corn baller which apparently is still sold in Mexico.
(Now that was a clever tie in to season one.)
I loved the reaction after says he’s proud and runs off. My guess is that his stay in the attic is over.
Well, not everybody, anymore. Remember that when Michael realized he was in the attic, he told the family that George, Sr. was hiding out there. They rush up to the attic, only to find that he supposedly escaped out the window (then George Sr. comes out of hiding when it’s only Michael there – the latest “escape” a ploy by Michael and dad to keep his hiding out truly a secret from everybody else).
Here’s the part from the episode summary on Fox.com, too:
So, they know he’s alive now – but they just don’t know where.