History Recap / ArrestedDevelopmentS1E2TopBanana

5th Sep '17 10:17:15 AM eroock
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13th Mar '17 9:15:38 PM rwe1138
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* ShowerOfAngst: Tobias after his audition fails and he loses the part. Then he loses the part again ''because'' him taking a shower.

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* ShowerOfAngst: Tobias after his audition fails and he loses the part. Then he loses the part again ''because'' him he's taking a shower.
16th Feb '17 10:33:36 AM DustSnitch
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* CargoShip: George Sr seems to really enjoy ice cream sandwiches.



* TheOtherDarrin: T-Bone, in his main appearance, is played by a completely different actor than in the stinger of the previous episode.
30th Aug '16 5:41:37 AM dangerdan97
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** Tobias' cutoffs make their first appearance, during his ShowerOfAngst.
21st Jun '16 5:40:52 PM CassandraLeo
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Interwiki: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Banana_(Arrested_Development) Wikipedia]] -- [[http://arresteddevelopment.wikia.com/wiki/Top_Banana Wikia]] -- [[http://the-op.com/episode/102 Balboa Observer-Picayune]] -- [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0515256/ IMDB]]

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Interwiki: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Banana_(Arrested_Development) Wikipedia]] -- [[http://arresteddevelopment.wikia.com/wiki/Top_Banana Wikia]] -- [[http://the-op.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20130126094724/http://the-op.com/episode/102 Balboa Observer-Picayune]] -- [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0515256/ IMDB]]
25th Oct '15 12:02:27 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Meanwhile, George-Michael is struggling with his attraction to his cousin Maeby and asks his father for more hours working at the banana stand. Michael promotes him to manager and gives him permission to hire another employee.

Michael chastises Gob, Lindsay, and Tobias for their lack of motivation to find work, but Gob and Tobias defend their failing careers as a magician and actor respectively. Not wanting Maeby to end up like her mother, Michael orders Maeby to join her cousin as an employee at the banana stand, much to George-Michael's chagrin.

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Meanwhile, George-Michael is struggling with his attraction to his cousin Maeby and asks his father for more hours working at the banana stand.stand, so he can keep some distance from her. Michael promotes him to manager and gives him permission to hire another employee.

Michael chastises notices that Gob, Lindsay, and Tobias spend all the time lazing about in the model home and chastises them for their lack of motivation to find work, but Gob and Tobias defend their failing careers as a magician and actor respectively. Not wanting Maeby to end up like her mother, Michael orders Maeby to join her cousin as an employee at the banana stand, much to George-Michael's chagrin. \n It also quickly turns out that Maeby is not a very good employee, as she starts eating from the stand's chocolate supply and steals from the cash register, and George-Michael, being far too polite, is powerless to stop her.



Michael devises a plan to locate the storage unit. Michael tells his mother that the IRS will be coming to her apartment to see if she has made any purchases with the company's money. Lucille sends her house keeper Luce to hide the various fur coats she purchased fraudulently. Luce leads Michael to the storage unit, but finds it to be destroyed by the fire of an arsonist or "flamer". Michael connects that the fire is his father's doing.

Michael encounters Gob and feigns the importance of a particular letter being mailed. Michael passes responsibility to Gob. Later, Lucille warns Michael that Gob feels like Michael is patronizing him with meaningless work. At the beach, Gob tosses Michael's letter into the ocean in an act of defiance, though it takes dozens of tries to do so.

Michael visits his father in jail and warns him that he will not tolerate his attempt to run the company from prison. George Sr. expresses concern when Michael informs him George-Michael is the new manager of the banana stand. Now employing the arsonist T-Bone, the banana stand continues to lose money as Maeby attempts to spend funds on personal expenses. When George-Michael realizes the severity of their actions and sees Lindsay and Lucille dining in the same restaurant as them, George-Michael begins panicking. Meanwhile, Michael sees T-Bone working at the banana stand and feels his father is undermining his authority even more.

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Michael devises Devising a plan to locate the storage unit. unit, Michael tells his mother that the IRS will be coming to her apartment to see if she has made any purchases with the company's money. Lucille sends her house keeper Luce to hide the various fur coats she purchased fraudulently. Luce leads Michael to the storage unit, but finds it to be destroyed by the fire of an arsonist or "flamer". Michael connects that the fire is his father's doing.

Michael encounters Gob and remembering what Lucille said, he feigns the importance of a particular letter being mailed. Michael passes the responsibility to Gob. Later, Lucille warns Michael that Gob feels like Michael is patronizing him with meaningless work. At the beach, Gob tosses Michael's letter into the ocean in an act of defiance, though it takes dozens of tries to do so.

Michael visits his father in jail and warns him that he will not tolerate his attempt to run the company from prison. George Sr. expresses concern when Michael informs him George-Michael is the new manager of the banana stand. Now employing the arsonist T-Bone, the banana stand continues to lose money as Maeby attempts to spend funds on personal expenses. When George-Michael realizes the severity of their actions and sees Lindsay and Lucille dining in the same restaurant as them, George-Michael begins panicking.panicking, believing that the family is on to him. Meanwhile, Michael sees T-Bone working at the banana stand and feels his father is undermining his authority even more.



Michael receives a phone call from Maeby who warns him that George-Michael is attempting to burn down the banana stand. When Michael stops him, George-Michael claims that he is unable to handle the responsibility of being manager and needs direction from his father. However, not wanting to micromanage his son the way his father did to him, Michael and George-Michael rebel and burn down the banana stand together. Michael reveals the urgent letter that Gob threw into the ocean was the banana stand's insurance check. When it becomes clear Gob did not mail the payment, Michael chases him in a rage.

Michael visits the prison to inform George Sr. of the banana stand's destruction and becomes enraged after reiterating that "there's always money in the banana stand": $250,000 in cash lining the walls, now destroyed.

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Michael receives a phone call from Maeby who warns him that George-Michael is attempting to burn down the banana stand. When Michael stops him, George-Michael claims that he is unable to handle the responsibility of being manager and needs direction from his father. However, not wanting to micromanage his son the way his father did to him, Michael and George-Michael rebel and burn down the banana stand together. Michael believes that the burning of the stand won't be a problem as he reveals that the urgent letter that asked Gob threw to post into the ocean was the banana stand's insurance check. When it becomes clear Gob did not mail the payment, Michael chases him in a rage.

The next day, Michael visits the prison to inform George Sr. of the banana stand's destruction and destruction, saying that he better keep it in mind the next time he tries to stage a similar power play. But George Sr. becomes enraged after reiterating that "there's always money in the banana stand": $250,000 in cash lining the walls, now destroyed.



* BluntYes

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* BluntYesBluntYes:
26th Apr '15 6:01:14 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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Michael receives a phone call from Maeby who warns him that George-Michael is attempting to burn down the banana stand. When Michael stops him, George-Michael claims that he is unable to handle the responsibility of being manager and needs direction from his father. However, not wanting to micromanage his son the way his father did to him, Michael and George-Michael rebel and burn down the banana stand together. Michael reveals the urgent letter that Gob threw into the ocean was the banana stand's insurance check. When it becomes clear Gob did not mail the check, Michael chases him in a rage.

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Michael receives a phone call from Maeby who warns him that George-Michael is attempting to burn down the banana stand. When Michael stops him, George-Michael claims that he is unable to handle the responsibility of being manager and needs direction from his father. However, not wanting to micromanage his son the way his father did to him, Michael and George-Michael rebel and burn down the banana stand together. Michael reveals the urgent letter that Gob threw into the ocean was the banana stand's insurance check. When it becomes clear Gob did not mail the check, payment, Michael chases him in a rage.



** GOB dramatically throwing a letter he was told to mail into the sea. It turns out the letter was an insurance check for the banana stand, which has been burned down.

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** GOB dramatically throwing a letter he was told to mail into the sea. It turns out the letter was an a payment for insurance check for on the banana stand, which has been already lapsed by the time the banana stand is burned down.



* ChekhovsGag: GOB dramatically throwing the letter into the sea, when it turns out that the letter is an insurance check for the banana stand, which the Bluth boys burned down.

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* ChekhovsGag: GOB dramatically throwing the letter into the sea, when it turns out that the letter is an a payment to their insurance check company for coverage on the banana stand, which the Bluth boys burned burn down.



* InsuranceFraud: Michael attempts this with the banana stand, but it fails when GOB throws the insurance check into the ocean in an act of dramatic defiance.

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* InsuranceFraud: Michael attempts this with the banana stand, but it fails when GOB throws the insurance payment check into the ocean in an act of dramatic defiance.defiance, so they have no coverage on the stand when Michael burns it down.
9th Jan '15 3:38:49 AM ConfuzzledKoala
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* BrickJoke: "There's always money in the banana stand."
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Michael finally takes a stand against his father’s controlling nature, only to find he’s destroyed a quarter million of the Bluth’s money.

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* BrickJoke: "There's BrickJoke:
** George's repetition of "there's
always money in the banana stand."
stand" is actually him trying to clue Michael in to the fact that there is $250,000 lining the walls of the banana stand.
** GOB dramatically throwing a letter he was told to mail into the sea. It turns out the letter was an insurance check for the banana stand, which has been burned down.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: Michael finally takes a stand against his father’s controlling nature, only to find that not only has he lost the ability to claim insurance on it, but he’s also destroyed a quarter million $250,000 worth of the Bluth’s Bluths' money.



* ChekhovsGag:
** Lindsay winning “Best Hair” in high school.
** T-bone being a “flamer.”
** Gob throwing things dramatically into the sea.
* ChekhovsGunman: Roger Danish

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* ChekhovsGag:
** Lindsay winning “Best Hair” in high school.
** T-bone being a “flamer.”
** Gob throwing things
ChekhovsGag: GOB dramatically throwing the letter into the sea.
* ChekhovsGunman: Roger Danish
sea, when it turns out that the letter is an insurance check for the banana stand, which the Bluth boys burned down.



* EntendreFailure: "There's always money in the banana stand."

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Roger Danish appears as Lindsay's male counterpart to "Best Hair" in her highschool yearbook, but later shows up in the story at Tobias's advertising agency.
* EntendreFailure: "There's always money in the banana stand." "
* ForegoneConclusion: We know from the start of the episode that the banana stand burns down, but T-Bone is implied to have done it. In reality, it was Michael and George Michael who burned it down.



* InsuranceFraud: [[spoiler:Failed.]]

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* InsuranceFraud: [[spoiler:Failed.]]Michael attempts this with the banana stand, but it fails when GOB throws the insurance check into the ocean in an act of dramatic defiance.



* LargeHam: Tobias's performance at- well, anything, really, but the Fire Sale audition, here.
-->'''Tobias:''' OH MY GOD, WE'RE HAVING A FIRE!!!! ...sale!
* MisterDescriptor: George-Michael doesn't get it.
-->'''George-Michael:''' Wow! I'm Mr. Manager!
* NonPromotion: Michael promotes George-Michael to manager, but Michael, George Sr., and even Maeby go over his head to make important business decisions.
* PlayingWithFire: ''"He's a flamer."''
* ShowerOfAngst: Tobias after his audition fails and he loses the part. Then he loses the part again ''because'' of the shower.
* TheOtherDarrin: T-Bone's gained some weight!

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* LargeHam: Tobias's performance at- well, anything, really, performances are always this, but his advertising a fire sale takes the Fire Sale audition, here.
-->'''Tobias:''' OH MY GOD, WE'RE HAVING A FIRE!!!! ...
cake.
-->'''Tobias''': ''Oh my God, we're having a fire!'' ...
sale!
* MisterDescriptor: George-Michael doesn't get it.
-->'''George-Michael:''' Wow!
Michael calls George Michael "mister manager" after he promotes the latter's position at the banana stand. However, George Michael continues to call ''himself'' "mister manager".
-->'''George Michael''':
I'm Mr. Manager!
Manager!\\
'''Michael''': ''Manager.'' We just say "manager".\\
'''George Michael''': But you just said--\\
'''Michael''': Doesn't matter who.
* NonPromotion: Michael promotes George-Michael to manager, but Michael, George Sr., and even Maeby go over his head to make important business decisions.
decisions.
* PlayingWithFire: ''"He's T-Bone is described as a flamer."''
"flamer" by George and the police at the scene of the storage unit fire.
* RedHerring: T-Bone is set up to be the one who burned down the banana stand, but it's actually Michael and George Michael who burn it down in the end.
* ShowerOfAngst: Tobias after his audition fails and he loses the part. Then he loses the part again ''because'' of the him taking a shower.
* TheOtherDarrin: T-Bone's gained some weight!T-Bone, in his main appearance, is played by a completely different actor than in the stinger of the previous episode.
8th Dec '14 8:39:03 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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!The ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' episode "Top Banana" provides examples of:

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!The !!The ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' episode "Top Banana" provides examples of:
8th Dec '14 8:38:44 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Michael encounters Gob and feigns the importance of a particular letter being mailed. Michael passes responsibility to Gob. Later, Lucille warns Michael that Gob feels like Michael is patronizing him with meaningless work. At the beach, Gob tosses Michael's letter into the ocean in an act of defiance.

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Michael encounters Gob and feigns the importance of a particular letter being mailed. Michael passes responsibility to Gob. Later, Lucille warns Michael that Gob feels like Michael is patronizing him with meaningless work. At the beach, Gob tosses Michael's letter into the ocean in an act of defiance.defiance, though it takes dozens of tries to do so.
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