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Queen for a Day 

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. ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Fleming

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Brad Copeland
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Michael Bluth
Portia de Rossi ... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
Will Arnett ... Gob Bluth
Michael Cera ... George-Michael Bluth
Alia Shawkat ... Maeby Fünke
Tony Hale ... Buster Bluth
David Cross ... Tobias Fünke
Jeffrey Tambor ... George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Liza Minnelli ... Lucille Austero
Ed Begley Jr. ... Stan Sitwell
Mo Collins ... Starla
Jeff Garlin ... Mort Meyers
Henry Winkler ... Barry Zuckerkorn
R.F. Daley ... Country Club Manager
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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. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Buster (Tony Hale)'s room, behind Michael (Jason Bateman), a map of Canada can be seen. This is a reference to the time Buster went to Canada for an operation. See more »

Goofs

When Michael is in Tobia's club with Lucille Austero, the collar on his windbreaker keeps going between popped up and folded down. See more »

Quotes

Lindsay Funke: Hi, mom! Good news, I have the entire afternoon free.
Lucille: Oh really? Did "nothing" cancel?
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Connections

References Armageddon (1998) See more »

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End Credits Theme
Composed by David Schwartz
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maybe her own problems..
12 July 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Arrested Development

Arrested Development is another take on dysfunctional family; created by Mitchell Hurwitz, with lots of twists and turns and mystery that helps kick the series into another level and stand alone. The narration by Ron Howard that guides the viewers is actually a smarter concept that it actually seems, since the makers doesn't feel the need to explain the situation and momentum through cheesy and additional dialogues; a slick move.

It is short on technical aspects like cinematography, background score and art design although the camera work is plausible and is shot beautifully with pleasing, light and breezy environment.

The writing is strong in terms of the material offered especially since it doesn't feel the urge to push boundaries just to crack a smile, and instead focuses on the irony of it and lets it flow fluently with well barred structure. The amusing concept, enfolding tricks, gripping screenplay, parallel sub-plots that are well edited which later merges in brilliantly are some of the high points of the series.

There is also a lot of going on in mere 20 minutes for the audience to let it sink in which may seem overstuffed at times but it does the work which is to keep the audience tangled into it. The characters are more mature and pragmatic than the audience usually gets in a sitcom where they might not be lovable or even likable at times, but their humane-ness keeps the viewers rooting for them.

The performance is somewhat fragile in here since the protagonist Jason Bateman is in his A game but unfortunately isn't supported to that extent by its supporting cast (Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi and David Cross).

Season 02

The second act is unfortunately wafer thin on concept and is overstuffed on the distracted and inessential material and characters which aren't intriguing or funny enough to invest in it. Addition to that, it is less sensible and lacks the poetic essence which is what made the first one more layered and adaptive.

Queen For A Day

It is well constructed and structured that helps the plot flow fluently with enough twists and turns to keep the audience tangled in the magic act that the makers offer to the audience which is as usual all distraction.


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