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Recap / Arrested Development S2E17 "Spring Breakout"

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Michael checks Lucille into rehab, but she challenges Kitty to a drinking contest with George Sr. as the prize.

The Arrested Development episode "Spring Breakout" provides examples of:

  • The Cameo: Zach Braff as the host of Girls with Low Self Esteem.
  • Description Cut: Michael talks about how his mother finally agreed to going into rehab but we are shown footage of her rebellion.
  • Film the Hand: When Kitty flashes her boobs, a hand covers the camera.
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  • Hypocrite: The host of Girls with Low Self Esteem, who regularly encourages young, sometimes underage, women to take off their clothes for him to record, and accuses any women who appose of just being ashamed of their bodies, turns out to be a Never-Nude just like Tobias. He also gets annoyed when he sees Lindsay trying to create a male counterpart to his show, in-spite of his willingness to objectify women.
  • Insecurity Camera: GOB sprays the security camera at the rehab hotel.
  • Staging an Intervention: It comes to light that Lucille has a drinking problem. It's suggested to hold an intervention. Only problem: they already tried that and it went horribly awry. They decided to have a few drinks themselves to "take the edge off" and became completely plastered by the time Lucille showed up.
  • Take That!: The narrator, to the narrator of the In-Universe documentary about the Bluth family. "Really, really shoddy narrating. Just pure crap."


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