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The Immaculate Election 

At his girlfriend's request, George-Michael decides to run for class president, but finds that it will not be easy competing with his rival, Steve Holt. Once again, Michael and GOB find ... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Russo

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Barbie Adler | 1 more credit »
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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.
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Mae Whitman ... Ann Veal
Justin Grant Wade ... Steve Holt
Rob Corddry ... Moses Taylor
John Harrington Bland ... Clerk
B.W. Gonzalez B.W. Gonzalez ... Lupe
Armie Hammer ... Student #2
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At his girlfriend's request, George-Michael decides to run for class president, but finds that it will not be easy competing with his rival, Steve Holt. Once again, Michael and GOB find themselves competing with each other as it's revealed that Steve Holt is GOB's son. Written by halo1k

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English

Release Date:

20 March 2005 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Michael (Jason Bateman) learns that Tobias (David Cross) has moved out, he muses that he had noticed they'd stopped taping the The Christopher Lowell Show (1999). This is another subtle nod to Tobias' ambiguous sexuality. See more »

Goofs

(at around 17 mins) GOB is yelling out racial stuff about the Indian kid. He turns toward the bleachers to yell some more and then they cut back to Michael and George-Michael's shot, at that time, you can plainly see the cameraman at which GOB was yelling toward in the bleachers. See more »

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Gob: [watching footage of George Michael's "Star Wars Kid"] This has got to be the lamest thing ever put on tape.
Narrator: Not true. Buster had once filmed himself re-creating scenes from his then favorite film Chicago. He also liked Star Wars.
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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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The Final Countdown
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Written by Joey Tempest
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12 July 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee 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.

The Immaculate Election

The emotional touch among the son and father relationship does communicate especially due to Bateman and Cera's decent performance while the rest of it is left upon the writers who never has or will believe on a single and simple track.


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