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Arrested Development

Arrested Development
  • Évaluation: 9,00
  • Année d'émission: 2003
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama
  • Pays: United States
  • Durée: 22 minutes

Level-headed son Michael Bluth takes over family affairs after his father is imprisoned. But the rest of his spoiled, dysfunctional family are making his job unbearable.

  • Widower Michael Bluth has been working for his father's development company since he was a teenager manning the family's frozen banana stand, and he and his son George Michael have gone so far as to move into one of the company's model homes. So when his father George Sr. throws his retirement party on the family yacht, Michael expects that he will be announced as his father's successor. Instead, Michael gets two surprises: His mother is the new President, and his father is under investigation by the SEC. So Michael has to hold his wildly dysfunctional family together.
  • Michael suspects that George Sr. is running the business from inside prison. George Michael is made manager of the banana stand, and Michael gives GOB a letter to mail after Lucille suggests that he be included in the business.
  • Lucille suggests that Buster be included in the family activities, but Buster is reluctant to leave his mother's apartment in hopes of avoiding Lucille 2. Meanwhile, Tobias takes over the directing duties for the high school play to rather disastrous results.
  • Determined to not be upstaged by his actress girlfriend, GOB decides to pull an elaborate escape at the Orange County Prison, where George Sr. is being held. Meanwhile, Michael falls for GOB's girlfriend Marta.
  • To help the company's image, Lindsay returns to her roots - charity fund raisers. While Lindsay is the most charitable member of the family, Michael tries to prove he's a more charitable person by helping a woman he thinks is his mother's housekeeper. Maebe, defying her parents, decide to break into the permit office, using George-Michael's help, and they learn a shocking secret about the Bluth Company. Meanwhile, Buster accidentally bids on his mother's social rival Lucille Austero at a charity bachelorette auction.
  • Michael gets a tip about the company's international accounts, and has GOB question the office secretary Kitty about them. But that's not before Michael does the unthinkable - setting up a conjugal visit between George Sr. and Lucille.
  • It's time for the annual Living Classics Pageant, and Barry makes a deal with Michael to get George Sr. out in time to take part in the pageant's signature exhibit - Michaelangelo's The Creation Of Adam. But there is no god when George Sr. makes plans to escape.
  • Michael cannot remember anything about the car accident he and Lucille were in. While he's trying to piece together the accident, GOB thinks Michael is planning to escape to South America with his father. Meanwhile, Lindsay makes repeated visits to the prison in hopes of scoring a date.
  • Determined to get back in the Magician's Alliance, GOB puts on one last big show, thanks to his brother Michael. Michael, hoping to steal Marta away from GOB, tries to pull a scam almost as great as GOB's magic act. Meanwhile, Tobias, hoping to impress his daughter, becomes a “leather daddy”.
  • When Michael suspects that George Michael has been smoking marijuana, he enlists the help of a one-armed man his father used to scare them as children. GOB and Buster participate in the bust, which also enlists the help of a local stripper agency.
  • The family's new public relations director gives them each a task while Michael tries to get his son in the prestigious Milford Academy. Buster, a graduate, is to be neither seen nor heard. Tobias heads to Boston to get his medical license back, only to meet Carl Weathers on the way there, and GOB makes the academy's founder disappear.
  • It's Valentine's Day and everyone but Michael has a reason to celebrate. Buster, tired of dealing with his mother, goes to live with the rest of the family in the model home. But soon Marta realizes that Michael is the one she has feelings for, not GOB.
  • After Tobias moves into his room, George Michael gets a rather curious tip about his cousin's origins, so he decides to investigate. GOB, worried about his girlfriend Marta, heads down to the TV studio to visit the set of her show, to confront a man named “Hermano”.
  • George Sr. starts his own line of priced-to-own videotapes after he experiences a religious revelation during a stay in solitary confinement. A fan of his visits, but not after George Sr. learns that she's with the prosecution. Meanwhile, Michael falls for George-Michael's ethics teacher.
  • Michael is tired of the family getting free handouts from the Bluth Company without doing anything, so he puts them to work. He puts Lindsay to work at the company answering phones, while GOB and Buster take construction jobs. Meanwhile, the sheep-like behavior of the Bluth Company employees gets them in trouble on a visit to the island of Catalina, and Tobias, researching his role as a frightened inmate, checks himself into the prison where George Sr. is being held.
  • Micheal has a one-night stand with a woman named Maggie Lizer. He has a guilt-trip after learning she is blind, but not so much after he discovers that she's the prosecuting attorney against his family. Meanwhile, GOB gets married to a woman after a series of escalating dares, and tries to get a subsequent divorce.
  • Michael gets an evidence file about his family after sleeping with the Maggie Lizer, the prosecuting attorney. But he suspects that she's not exactly telling the truth, so he sends Tobias to her house to investigate, who finds out that she's not blind. Meanwhile, GOB's divorce does not go as smoothly as planned.
  • Spring Break hits Orange County, and GOB plans to take his magic act to the popular video series “Girls With Low Self Esteem” by making the family yacht disappear. Michael becomes concerned that George-Michael is spending too much time with GOB, so he puts George Michael to work at the Bluth Company. Kitty threatens to go to court with evidence against the company. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Maeby investigate the whereabouts of their grandmother, and Lucille's newly adopted Korean son Annyong annoys the family.
  • The family accountant, Ira Gilligan, is planning to snitch, and George Sr. will do everything possible to stop him. He enlists GOB to throw a party, where he will try to make Ira flee the country to avoid testifying. Michael and his son plan a fishing trip, while Tobias wants to reunite a folk band he formed with Lindsay and Maeby to promote pharmaceuticals.
  • Some company funds have been unfrozen, and everyone in the family wants a cut of it. Michael makes a bad investment on his uncle Oscar's land, and takes the blame for it. Meanwhile George Michael spots a mysterious man who looks a lot like his grandfather, and the Bluth Company institutes a new whistle-blowing policy.
  • Michael decides that it's time to retire a long-running joke involving George-Michael and “Take Your Daughter To Work Day”, so he brings Maeby along for the ride instead. The police get involved in the disappearance of Kitty Sanchez, the company's former secretary, and Michael discovers shocking video evidence of Kitty's last known whereabouts.
  • Michael learns the real secret behind the Bluth Company's international accounts - his dad may have been illegally building houses similar to the one he lives in in Iraq. George Sr. agrees to take a lie detector test to prove his innocence, but the family gets word that he has had a heart attack while in prison. The family goes to the hospital to visit, but learns that George Sr. has made an elaborate escape. Michael decides that he's had enough, and he and George-Michael decide to pack up and head to Phoenix.
  • Michael Bluth denounces his family after George Sr. escapes to Mexico with his secretary Kitty. But when Michael announces plans to move to Phoenix, Barry informs him that he cannot leave California or he will face prosecution for his father's crimes. While Michael scrambles to find the company checkbook, Lucille signs Buster up for the Army, and Lindsay and Tobias institute an open marriage.
  • Michael's new business model backfires when GOB suggests that they build a fake house in two weeks. Meanwhile, George Sr. turns up in Mexico, only to be captured by prison guards who have been injured by a shoddy device he tried to market in Mexico years earlier.
  • Michael gets a lead that his father has fled to Mexico and takes along a group to retrieve him. In the meantime, he tries to connect with George-Michael's girlfriend, Ann, and Buster tries to escape going off to the army by stowing away.
  • George is declared dead in Mexico and the Bluth family holds a wake for their dead family member. Meanwhile, George isn't dead and has returned to the USA, only to be found by a newly dumped George Michael.
  • Some unfortunate pictures of Tobias wind up on the internet, which the military mistakes for pictures of Iraq and proof that the Bluth Company was building houses over there. Wayne Jarvis, the family's former attorney, makes Michael an offer he cant refuse. Meanwhile, Buster seeks GOB's help to provide motivation for his Army training.
  • While Buster looks for ways to get out of serving in Iraq, Lindsay's quest to score a date at the Bluth Company Christmas party backfires after GOB's sexual harassment speech. Michael and Maeby get in trouble singing Afternoon Delight, but are quickly overshadowed by Oscar and Lucille's afternoon delight.
  • GOB suspects that rival housing contractor Stan Sitwell is up for a power grab at the Bluth Company when he wants to hire GOB. Michael plans the annual softball game between the rival companies, and Lindsay and Tobias move to separate bedrooms.
  • Michael finds out that some company funds have been unfrozen, which the family quickly spends on some elaborate stuff. He then trades the family's portable stairway vehicle for a Corvette. Tobias and Buster enjoy a night out, where Buster runs into a recuperated Lucille 2.
  • The family's careless selfish spending sprees cause them to lose control of the Bluth Company to Lucille 2. GOB tries to regain control of the company by courting Lucille 2. Michael continues to pursue his relationship with Sally Sitwell, only to wind up looking like he's 12. Buster scores a date with the company's new secretary after Michael sets them up.
  • Desperate to find money, at George Sr.'s request, Michael contacts “Uncle Jack”, a man who the family has had past business relations with. Meanwhile, the family members enjoy their weekend getaways at a local spa / resort, and Michael suggests to Tobias that he buy a tape recorder to listen to some of his questionable phrasing.
  • Maggie Lizer returns after Michael bumps into her at the courtroom. But that's not before he realizes that she's 8 1/2 months pregnant. This comes after Michael tries to go after his long-time crush Sally Sitwell. Meanwhile, Michael decides to enlist Lindsay and Tobias to figure out if she's really pregnant.
  • Lindsay and Tobias continue to investigate the mysterious pregnancy by Maggie Lizer, while Michael continues to see her. Buster prepares to go off to Iraq, but before doing so, decides to go on a long-delayed right of passage - swimming in the ocean, and gets his hand bit off by a seal.
  • Lucille recruits George Michael to take Buster's place at the annual mother son dinner dance. While Michael and GOB are busy tracking down the seal that ate Buster's hand, Tobias signs away the family's life rights in order to get a part with his former acting coach Carl Weathers.
  • At his girlfriend's request, George-Michael decides to run for class president, but finds that it will not be easy competing with his rival, Steve Holt. Once again, Michael and GOB find themselves competing with each other as it's revealed that Steve Holt is GOB's son.
  • Determined to get back in the Magician's Alliance, GOB buys a sword from a Chinese shop and hires Buster to be the main magician while he's the assistant. Then he meets Tony Wonder who wants GOB and Buster to be on his next DVD.
  • Michael thinks George-Michael has set the bar too low with his dating standards, so he sets up a meeting between Ann's ultra-conservative parents and his family, hoping that would break them up. But the plan backfires when Michael realizes Ann's family is just as screwed up as his.
  • GOB is hoping to get even with the producers of “Girls With Low Self Esteem” after they botched his attempt to make the yacht disappear. Michael decides that it's finally time to get Lucille into rehab. Kitty returns with a cooler full of evidence against the Bluth Company, which Michael is determined to get.
  • Michael thinks it's time for George Sr. to leave the attic where he's been hiding as a fugitive. George-Michael helps his girlfriend Ann stage a protest against the American remake of the movie Dangerous Cousins, which turns out to be a big hit for Maeby. Tobias falls for Kitty, and learns that his “cease and desist” with the Blue Man Group has been lifted, and they ask Tobias to come to Las Vegas for an audition.
  • Michael learns that it's actually George Sr.'s twin brother Oscar serving time in prison, not George. After getting a tip from Barry, Michael heads to Reno to find George, but that costs him a camping trip he promised his son.
  • George Sr. drops a major bombshell that he was working with a British syndicate who conned him into building the house in Iraq. Michael decides to investigate the claim by heading to the British section of Orange County, where he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman named Rita.
  • George Sr. is placed under house arrest by the family's new attorney Bob Loblaw, and finds that it's not exactly a walk in the park. Michael sets up his first date with Rita, but Rita has an unfortunate encounter with the family beforehand.
  • To prove he's a man to Rita, Michael and his nephew Steve Holt compete in the Church And State Fair's annual triathlon. George Sr. tries to scare some at-risk youth, and Tobias tries to help George-Michael's girlfriend Ann to compete in the fairs' “inner beauty” pageant.
  • The family's meeting with Japanese investors backfires big time when Tobias mistakes a real government agent for a talent agent. GOB tries to connect with his father, who is controlling a Surrogate. Meanwhile, Michael has another encounter with Rita's uncle, and Maeby's romantic comedy is a total flop.
  • After Michael announces he's marrying Rita, George Sr. worries that she's after the family's money. But when Rita's Uncle Trevor tries to stop the wedding by revealing some surprising information about Rita, Michael must decide if he wants to walk down the aisle.
  • The family plans their annual fund raiser, and they actually have a cause this time. Tobias is ailing due to his transplanted hair plugs, which appear to be rejecting him. Lindsay uses the illness as her ticket back into high society, and Michael learns of the prison warden's true intentions with his mother after reading the warden's screenplay.
  • Michael is tired of his father always having Gob compete with him, so Michael gets Gob his own banana stand franchise, only to find that Gob has set it up 20 feet from the old one. After the two compete, they decide to teach their father an elaborate lesson, and Buster refuses to use his handicap to scare kids. Meanwhile, Maeby uses Lucille's surgery in a horror film.
  • George Sr. suggests a last-ditch effort to save the family by holding a fund raiser to raise money to pay their legal expenses. Michael suggests to Lindsay that she take over the house work, and he sends George-Michael to an expensive boarding school. Meanwhile, Maeby has trouble with a snowboarding film and Tobias tries to be a “discipline daddy”.
  • George, Sr. hires a new attorney who asks the Bluths to participate in a mock trial to help prepare them for the real thing. The attorney gets actor Judge Reinhold to preside over the mock case. Meanwhile, Buster fakes a coma to get out of testifying, and George Michael and Maeby participate in a mock wedding to entertain hospital patients. Back at the office, Michael discovers that he may have a long-lost sister named Nellie Bluth.
  • In an effort to get to the bottom of things, Michael tracks Nellie down and hires her as a consultant for the Bluth Co. Unfortunately, Michael discovers Nellie's hands-on approach is more than he bargained for.
  • Gob goes to Iraq to perform his Christian magic act on the USO tour and ends up incarcerated. Michael learns George, Sr. sent Gob to Iraq to burn down the model home he built there, so Michael and Buster fly to Iraq to spring their brother from prison.
  • After returning home from Iraq, George Sr. is finally cleared of all charges, and Michael is relieved to be the head of a successful company for a change. The real brains behind the madness is revealed, and just as the family begins to celebrate their victory, a whole new set of problems emerge.
  • Surprises greet Michael at the penthouse and Sudden Valley. George-Michael confides in Maeby, who's trying to avoid Sudden Valley.
  • For varying reasons, most of the Bluths (even Steve Holt) feel compelled to run off to Mexico. Michael tries to convince Buster to go to the police.
  • The family unites behind Lindsay’s campaign, but Michael senses that something is amiss. Maeby has an idea that George-Michael likes a little too much.
  • Gob acquires a new office for the company with a “premium view.” Michael gets a shock when he returns to a place that holds a lot of memories.
  • The Bluths receive/present their award, but it weighs on George Sr. and creates new problems. Michael and George-Michael have a deep conversation.
  • Michael attempts to bail out Buster. George-Michael finally meets the Howards, and Ron informs Michael that his plans for the movie have changed.
  • George-Michael thinks he's being lied to by Michael, who thinks he's being lied to by George Sr. Gob hires guys to help with his “closet conversion.”
  • As the Second of July parade approaches, Sally steps up her campaign against Lindsay while the Bluths again struggle to keep their stories straight.
  • Buster fails to show for his own prison release party. Michael examines company financial records. George-Michael seeks Anonymous help to deceive Rebel.
  • Michael jumps at a chance to spend more time with George-Michael, who seeks a clueless president for Fakeblock. Tobias relocates his makeshift family.
  • As George Sr. attempts to win back Lucille, Michael assembles a mold of their scheme. Meanwhile, Buster gets caught up in Tobias and Gob's business.
  • George Sr., Lucille and Maeby give honesty a try. Good news becomes bad for George-Michael. Michael remembers there's always money … somewhere.
  • Buster's brief appearance in a TV weather report puts the Bluths back in hot water, but Michael has a plan involving his son's definitely real company.
  • As the trial kicks off, the Guilty Guys throw the family for a loop. Lucille learns surprising news about Dusty. George-Michael plots a distraction.
  • George and Lucille overestimate their new lawyer's expertise in the courtroom. Two familiar faces testify, and a video sheds more light on the case.
  • As the Bluths come together to unveil a wall, they once again discover that they deserve nothing more than to be saddled with each other forever.

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