Plot: Michael (Jason Bateman) spends the episode trying and failing to woo his teenage crush, Sally Sitwell. Gob (Will Arnett) has his own wooing — with Lucille Two (Liza Minelli). George Michael’s (Michael Cera) own wooing involves burning records in order to impress Ann. It’s too bad he needs to buy music before he has something to burn. Lindsay (Portia de Rossi) wants to date an actor but just gets tranquilized by her husband. Everyone ends up at the country club’s bachelorette auction. The bidding doesn’t go well.
Bluth Company status: Since no one is working (except at the banana stand) and everyone has money for charity auctions, things are probably okay. Or as okay as they ever get.
Huge mistakes: George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor) gets a hot tub installed in the attic, thinking he can bath and cook in it. Neither usage works out too well.
Most sexual tension: Gob spends his lunch with Lucille Two reading the menu (“with club sauce”) in a sexy voice.
Allusions to Tobias being gay: “I need to prove to her that I’m not just a man, but a man’s man.” — Tobias, trying to win back his wife and missing the mark
Best narrator commentary: “Unbeknownst to Lindsay and Tobias, the actor who played Frank Wrench wasn’t saving her, but was just trying to distance himself from the outlandish ‘Moses Taylor hunts people’ scandal that had been started by a rabid anti-gun fanatic.”
Next on “Arrested Development”: George Senior shows up to bid on Lucille. But the sound of his wolf-call and the smell of chicken teriyaki interfere. (Security-camera footage shows an actual wolf chasing George.)