Arrested Development: Season 1, Ep. 20-Whistler’s Mother

Rating: 3.9/5

Michael reveals that some company money has finally been unfrozen which causes all the Bluths to harrass him for money. Lindsay asks him for money to fix herself up to have an affair. Mchael of course refuses only to have Lucille also ask for money for Buster to have an operation.

Upset with his family’s abuse of money, Michael goes to work. He arrives at a staff meeting with whistles which he states should be used when you see something wrong. The staff of course, are childish and incompotent as well and play with the whistles which causes Michael to take them back again, playing the role of father/the only one with a brain.

Meanwhile, George Michael claims that he saw George walking around on the boardwalk which causes Maeby to mock him. Maeby later sees him as well and they freak out. However, it turns out that this is Oscar, George’s twin brother who is in town and also in need of money. Michael refuses to just hand out the money and instead decides to buy Oscar’s lemon grove which as it turns out, is actually worthless. Embarrassed by this, Michael begs Gob and Tobias to not tell George about this.

Once again, Lucille states that she must fix Michael’s mistake just as she had when she made his algebra teacher disappear. Lucille orders Oscar to take his land back and he does but only because he is in love with her. Oscar takes this as Lucille being interested in him and decides to pursue a relationship.

Lucille informs Michael that the situation is taken care of but must now confront Mr. Jordan who is on the board of investors but is a pain in the a**. Lucille tells Michael that won’t be necessary as she used the money to buy out his part of the shares. Thrilled Michael starts his meeting only to be greeted by the pleasant surprise that Lucille is now part of the board.

Everytime I watch this show, I cannot help but wonder if this is what companys really are like. I mean not the whole dysfunctional family but in general, corruption. But then again, I can’t help but think about the whoel financial meltdown situation and wonder what the writers of this would have thought about it. Like is it similar or not?

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by melzwriter on November 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    You really always have some good analysis in your last paragraph, but not really any throughout. Somehow, you just ended up summarizing a lot, which you hadn’t done before. Yes, your posts are very clear. But I’d love to hear more of your thoughts. Also, you forgot to rate it at the end. Keep these things in mind and you’ll do fine.


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