Welcome to the “Arrested Development” Rewatch. Leading up to the release of Season 4, Zap2it
will be taking a look back at the 53 episodes that made the show one of our
most beloved TV comedies. We continue with episode 10 of Season 2, “Ready, Aim, Marry Me,” which first aired Feb. 13, 2005. Watch the first three seasons of “Arrested Development” on Netflix.
Plot: The show masterfully pulls off a farcical episode in which Michael mistaking Stan Sitwell — whom Michael sees from behind wearing a long, blonde wig — for Sally leads to a long string of mixups, culminating in three “romantic getaways” at a beachside resort. Buster discovers Gob is dating Lucille 2, Michael tries to use Lindsay to get an old — and we mean old — family friend to give the company money, and Tobias
Bluth Company status: Precarious. Lucille Austero is now the majority shareholder, and Michael and Gob fear she’s going to sell to their rival, Stan Sitwell.
Notable guest stars: Martin Short makes his one and only appearance as Jack Dorso, the rich, paraplegic “uncle” who has helped George fund the Bluth Company in the past.
Recurring jokes worth remembering: Blue handprints remain on the wall of the model home; George Michael and Tobias both slip on the booze Lucille spilled out of her martini glass at the model home.
Milestones: Lindsay introduces her version of the Chicken Dance.
Huge mistakes: The shenanigans surrounding the three “romantic getaways” lead to Lucille 2 deciding to sell the Bluth Company.
Most sexual tension: Michael certainly is tense after ending up with Tobias on his getaway.
Allusions to Tobias being gay: Pretty much the entire Tobias story, but in particular the scene where Michael tries to give Tobias the Valentine’s package he won at the bachelor auction in “Burning Love.” It culminates with Tobias telling Michael, “You’re quite the Cupid, aren’t you? You can zing your arrow into my buttocks anytime.”
Best narrator commentary: “Michael was torn — the business meant the world to him, but his sister’s honor … [Michael to Jack: “Let’s do it!”] … uh, meant a lot too.”
Next on “Arrested Development”: Uncle Jack buys the company … but makes Lindsay president. Tobias finally listens to himself on tape and discovers something about himself — “Tobias, you blowhard!”