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Recap / Arrested Development S2E6 "Afternoon Delight"

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After getting roasted at the company Christmas party, Gob fires the entire staff and Michael must find a way to rehire them. Meanwhile, Buster plays hooky from the Army.


The Arrested Development episode "Afternoon Delight" provides examples of:

  • Cluster Bleep-Bomb: GOB's harassment speech is almost completely bleeped out.
  • Hypocritical Humour:
    Michael: It's family first at the holidays. [phone rings] Oh, God, it's Mom again.
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  • Mistaken for Racist: Lucille's innocent comment about Tobias sounds more racist than it was intended. Ironically, Lucille certainly is racist, but was not intending to be in this context.
    Lucille: Michael, I was almost attacked last night in my own home! I walk in, and there's a colored man in my kitchen.
    Michael: "Colored"? What color was he, exactly?
    Lucille: Blue!
  • One Dialogue, Two Conversations: Michael tells Oscar that Lucille has been more grumpy than usual lately, and asks him to give her some "afternoon delight", but Oscar thinks he's talking about a particular strain of marijuana called "Afternoon Deelite".
    Oscar: Well, sure. The question is, which way do I try to get it in her?
    Michael: I don’t need any details.
    Oscar: Maybe I'll put it in her brownie.
    Michael: Hey!
  • Stealth Insult: When Lindsay says she's afraid bringing Maeby to the company party would "make me look like I'm a mother", Maeby says "I've never thought of you that way". Lindsay is oblivious to the insult.
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  • Stripping Snag: A downplayed version. GOB rides up in a cab wearing a banana costume and on exit gets part of his outfit stuck in the cab door. With the help of Michael he is able to free himself before any clothing damage could ensue.
  • Titled After the Song: A song that Michael and Maeby wind up singing as part of karaoke. And no. They did not know what the song was about beforehand.

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