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 8 of Season 3, “Making a Stand,” which first aired Dec. 19, 2005. Watch the first three seasons of “Arrested Development” on Netflix.
Michael, tired of working with Gob at the office decides to instead set Gob up with a banana stand of his own. Unfortunately, George Sr. gets involved and, thriving on unhealthy competition between his sons, urges Gob to set up his new banana stand 20 feet from the old one, inciting a banana stand war between Michael and George Michael, and Gob and Steve Holt. To get back at George Sr. for years of starting fights (and profiting off of them with a video series called “Boy Fights”), the brothers stage an elaborate hoax with J. Walter Weatherman, who George Sr. used to scare them as children. Meanwhile, Buster becomes somewhat of an activist against amputees being used to scare people (seriously) and Maeby uses post-facelift Lucille as the monster in her latest horror movie.
Notable guest stars: Scott Baio stirs up some trouble as Bob Loblaw.
Huge mistakes: Buster pulls a hoax on his brothers and his father. Whenever Buster has a victory, it means someone else has made a huge mistake.
Most sexual tension:
There are way, way too many references to sexual tension between Michael and Gob. Way too many.
Allusions to Tobias being gay: Tobias “tries to get his mouth around Bob Loblaw.” He’s not subtle.
Best narrator commentary: “As children, George Sr. would often provoke the boys to fight one
another. He believed it created a competitive spirit. He also thought
tapes of the footage would be a big hit in the burgeoning home video
market. He soon franchised the concept with such titles as ‘Boyfights
2: A Boyfights Cookout’, and ‘Backseat Boyfights: The Trip To Uncle
Next on “Arrested Development”: Maeby starts production on “Gangy 2.”