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Recap / Arrested Development S3E10 "Fakin' It"

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George Sr. finally gets a lawyer, but Michael learns of a mysterious witness. Buster pretends he's in a coma so he doesn't have to testify.


The Arrested Development episode "Fakin' It" provides examples of:

  • Accidental Marriage: Happens between George Michael ad Maeby because the fake priest was replaced by a real one.
  • Callback: Franklin reappears in this episode after an absence from the show.
  • Hypocritical Humor:
    Prosecutor: Think about it, Michael. It may be time to cut and run.
    Michael: We don't do that in my family.
    (while in the background we see Maeby running away from her wedding)
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  • Instantly Proven Wrong: Michael discovers a secret room in the model home filled with body-building magazines, themselves filled with muscular men. Tobias enters and has a conversation with Michael where he admits the magazines are his. He says they're from a body-building phase he'd gone through (rather than using them to ogle the men) and he hasn't touched them in years. He then opens one and we hear a talking magazine ad for a new television show.
  • Kissing Cousins: George Michael and Maeby's awkward relationship continues in this episode, especially notable as they get married.
  • Obfuscating Disability: Buster goes into a fake coma to prevent himself from appearing at his father's trial.
  • Runaway Bride: Maeby gets cold feet before her fake wedding and runs.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Michael realises he's technically been spelling his name wrong his whole life - his real name is actually "Nichael" due to a typo on the birth certificate.
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  • Surprise Witness: Franklin.

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