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Shock and Aww 

George Bluth Sr. gets a visit from a rabid female fan who may be in love with him. George Michael is interested in his teacher, and so is his father. Gob tries to get revenge on Michael for trying to steal his girlfriend.

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Joe Russo

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), James Vallely (as Jim Vallely) | 2 more credits »
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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 (credit only)
Jeffrey Tambor ... George Bluth Sr.
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Heather Graham ... Beth Baerly
Jane Lynch ... Cindi Lightballoon
Iqbal Theba ... Nazhgalia
B.W. Gonzalez B.W. Gonzalez ... Lupe
Michael Blieden ... Agent Cummings
Justin Lee ... Annyong Bluth
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George Bluth Sr. gets a visit from a rabid female fan who may be in love with him. George Michael is interested in his teacher, and so is his father. Gob tries to get revenge on Michael for trying to steal his girlfriend.

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Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 2004 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Lucille: I'm having a problem with Buster.
Michael: Oh, we can just flip the mattress over and pretend like it never happened.
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Connections

Referenced in CHIKARA Shock and Aww (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Arrested Development
Composed by David Schwartz
(opening theme)
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10 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 01

The first act in here is somewhat of an introductory section for the character development is handled well enough if not evolved entirely (there is no need to grab the whole bite too). It is also fast paced and evenly distributive among the characters that shares their screen time and factors in with a greater impact than the protagonist.

Shock And Aww

A love track that starts out with multiple lanes and then merges into a big dense track that is overstuffed more that it should be cooked, but the special appearance, amusing plot and cheesy lines somehow favors in on majorly.


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