Arrested Development: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Nov 02
2003

Pilot

Meet the Bluths. In the pilot, Michael decides to take a job in Arizona after being passed over by George Sr. for head of the Bluth Company. George Sr. is jailed, and the famil…

2 Nov 09
2003

Top Banana

Michael puts George Michael in charge of the Bluth Bannana Stand, and his son subsequently burns down the stand. Elsewhere, Tobias auditions for a commercial, and Lindsay inadv…

3 Nov 16
2003

Bringing Up Buster

Michael spends quality time with Buster. George Michael auditions for a school play to get closer to Maeby. Gob breaks up with his girlfriend and has nowhere to go.

4 Nov 23
2003

Key Decisions

Gob decides to lock himself in his father’s prison for 24 hours to get back in with the alliance, and to spend quality time with his father. Michael takes Gob’s gir…

5 Nov 30
2003

Charity Drive

Michael and Lindsay try to prove their charitable sides to each other. Gob demands George Michael’s respect, and Buster continues avoiding Lucille 2.

6 Dec 07
2003

Visiting Ours

Michael sets up an “intimate conjugal visit” for his parents, while it is revealed that George Sr. had an affair with Kitty, his secretary who recently slept with G…

7 Dec 14
2003

In God We Trust

Michael attempts to fire the family’s incompetent, but likeable attorney. George Michael impresses Maeby with a muscle suit for a “Living Classics” pagent. To…

8 Dec 21
2003

My Mother, The Car

Michael loses his short-term memory, which Lucille uses to her advantage. Gob attempts to use the family yacht before Michael sells it. George Michael and Maeby attempt to see…

9 Jan 04
2004

Storming the Castle

Michael cannot go through with his plan to break up Gob and Marta. A thug magician wants to take Gob’s “legs”. Maeby wears all leather to get back at her moth…

10 Jan 11
2004

Pier Pressure

Buster realizes that medical marijuana will help cure Lucille 2’s vertigo, and pays George Michael to get it for him from Gob. Lindsay sends Maeby to spend a day with Luc…

11 Jan 25
2004

Public Relations

When George Michael is a rejected by a private school due to the family’s reputation, Michael hires a publicist from his gym who he’s been flirting with to change t…

12 Feb 08
2004

Marta Complex

When Lucille throws an anniversary party for Tobias and Lindsay on Valentine’s Day, Michael gives an impassioned speech about love. This makes Marta realize she has feeli…

13 Feb 15
2004

Beef Consomme

After learning that Marta has feelings for him, Michael goes to her and they decide to get permission from Gob before taking things to the next level. Meanwhile, Lindsay and To…

14 Mar 07
2004

Shock and Aww

Michael falls for his George Michael’s ethics teacher, whom his son also has a crush on. Meanwhile, Lucille adopts a 14-year old Korean boy, and George Sr.‘s “…

15 Mar 14
2004

Staff Infection

When Michael discovers his family has been receiving paychecks without working, he forces them all to get jobs within the company. Lindsay questions his management skills, and…

16 Mar 17
2004

Altar Egos

Michael attempts to have a one-night stand with an attorney whom he doesn’t know is not only blind, but the prosecutor who is trying to put his father in jail. Also, Gob…

17 Mar 21
2004

Justice Is Blind

Gob steals a file on the government’s case against the Bluth Company that Maggie had given to Michael. Tobias is sent to Maggie’s house to get evidence, George Mich…

18 Mar 28
2004

Missing Kitty

Gob attempts to make good on his promise to make the family yacht disappear. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Maeby try to track down Lindsay’s grandmother, Tobias seeks George Sr.…

19 Apr 04
2004

Best Man for the Gob

George Sr. uses Gob’s bachelor party as an opportunity to set up his accountant in a compromising position so that he can blackmail him. Meanwhile, Michael tries to prov…

20 Apr 11
2004

Whistler's Mother

Michael deals with numerous requests for some unfrozen money, and chastises Lucille for being too coddling with Buster. Lindsay decides to protest the war to boost her self est…

21 Apr 25
2004

Not Without My Daughter

Michael takes Maeby to work with him on Take Your Daughter to Work Day. After being slighted by Michael, Tobias, George-Michael and Gob all go to the mall to prove that they ar…

22 Jun 06
2004

Let 'Em Eat Cake

In the first season finale, George Sr. has a heart attack, and Maeby is jealous when George Michael likes another girl. Meanwhile, Lindsay decides to leave Tobias until a book…

About Arrested Development

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.

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