Arrested Development: Best Man for the Gob   Rewatch 
August 25, 2014 11:19 AM - Season 1, Episode 19 - Subscribe

G.O.B. gets a bachelor party, but discovers it's not for having fun. Meanwhile Michael tries to prove he is fun.

The Fünke family get the band back together and-- WHAT IS THAT NOISE!?
posted by bjrn (6 comments total)
Thanks for posting. Sorry, I have been kinda going through the motions rather than actively participating. And half-waiting for the season finale before suggesting maybe suspending activities temporarily? Or, I dunno ... up to y'all really.
posted by Lorin at 11:27 AM on August 25, 2014

This episode has two of my favorite Arrested Development things ever:

1. "We have unlimited juice? This party is going to be off. the. hook."

2. Michael's face upon discovering the situation with Buster and the "murdered" stripper.

One of my favorite tropes that I didn't really pick up on until the fourth or fifth time through was how Michael is always coming upon fucked up things his family has gotten themselves into with a bewildered, "what's going on here?" The best one is when the tiny fake town is being destroyed in front of the Japanese businessmen by George Michael in the jet pack and Tobias as Godzilla. "What's going on here?" So perfect.
posted by something something at 12:06 PM on August 25, 2014

Oh, and this episode is also a great example of another of my favorite things: How the family members are always ending up together at the same random location for completely different reasons and nobody ever comments on the weird coincidence.
posted by something something at 12:08 PM on August 25, 2014 [2 favorites]

I was going to suggest stopping at the end of this season. It feels like there's less than ten people doing the rewatch and so there's very little margin between everyone commenting and no one commenting. I fear that even less people will participate with time. If someone wants to keep going that's fine by me, but I think it would be better to take a break and maybe check for interest in FF Talk at some point in the future before continuing with season 2.

Some of the ChemGrow booths at the wellness expo:
The Magnet Suit
Bondat (not completely sure on this one)
The Magnot Suit
Dog Tease

The seminars I could make out were Erector Seminar, Magnet or Magnot and what I'm guessing is To chew or not to chew.
posted by bjrn at 12:19 PM on August 25, 2014 [1 favorite]

Not one of the best of Season 1 in my opinion, but there are a few great lines:
Tobias: Lindsay and I have hit a bit of a rough patch.
Michael: Really, when did that start?
Tobias: Well, I don’t want to blame it all on 9/11, but … that certainly didn’t help.

GOB: You know what? Lie to her. Tell her I’m "insensitive" and "unreliable."
posted by John Cohen at 9:06 PM on August 25, 2014

Yeah, even with the episodes I'm not too excited about, I always know there will be some great lines/line readings/call-backs/scenes.
posted by bjrn at 11:19 AM on August 29, 2014

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