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 2 of Season 3, “For British Eyes Only,” which first aired Sept. 26, 2005. Watch the first three seasons of “Arrested Development” on Netflix.
Plot: George Sr. is on house arrest, putting Lucille’s libido on overdrive. He claims a group of British builders set him up in the Iraqi scandal and Michael helps him enter a not-guilty plea in court. In the course of investigating George Sr.’s claims about the Brits, Michael meets a beautiful blonde woman named Rita in Little Britannia. But just what are she and her Uncle Trevor hiding? Meanwhile, GOB is trying deal with finding out he has a son (Steve Holt!) and George Michael never does get to have his heart-to-heart with Michael about being in love with his cousin.
Recurring jokes worth remembering: The crazy ways everybody does a chicken impression — “coo coo ka-cha, coo coo ka-cha!”
Most sexual tension: Lucille, George Sr. and Buster’s rubber hand (guuuuuh).
Allusions to Tobias being gay: “I so very much would like to be in your prostate-ticular,” “I suppose I’m buy-curious” and “Oh, I can just taste those meaty, leading-man parts in my mouth.”
Best narrator commentary: “Michael was filled with self-loathing. Had he been Jack the Ripper, he would’ve soothed himself in a most unsavory way. But instead, he just sat on his car and ate a whole thing of candy beans” and “No one was making fun of Andy Griffith. I can’t emphasize that enough.”
Next on “Arrested Development”: Michael Bluth will return in “Forget-Me-Now.”