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Old 09-26-05, 12:15 AM
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Arrested Development -- "British Bombshell" -- 09/26/05

"British Bombshell" Episode #302.
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When Michael goes to Britain to investigate his father's claims, he meets a beautiful British woman, Rita, whom he asks out on a date.


Cast: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett, Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor, David Cross, Charlize Theron, Justin Grant Wade, Rory Johnston, Clinton Leupp, BW Gonzalez, Jonathan Schmock.
Producer(s): Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, David Nevins, Mitchell Hurwitz.

Original Airdate: September 26, 2005.
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Anyone know how AD did in the ratings last week?
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Originally Posted by harpoonipa
Anyone know how AD did in the ratings last week?
Really, really bad.
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Not even good enough for Carmen Electra to get the wings of an Emmy.

I'm just going to hope Fox lets the show run through this season at the least. Anything beyond that is a bonus for me.
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Originally Posted by harpoonipa
Anyone know how AD did in the ratings last week?
It is on one of the last pages of last weeks thread. Very bad.
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Now did the dvd sell really well though? If so, that and the awards are the only hope for this show though it is the best out there right now. I think one problem is it takes a few shows to get into the characters since the show is a little more complex than most comedy out there. I tried a couple of episodes in the 2nd season last year when people told me to watch it. I really didn't enjoy it much but went out and bought season 1 dvd b/c of the word of mouth. Now I love it and after watching those 2nd season episodes again, they were great and I just didn't know what was going on at the time and that is why *I didn't enjoy it.


*This is not meant to explain why others didn't like it but I'm sure it is a factor for some people.
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Originally Posted by harpoonipa
Anyone know how AD did in the ratings last week?
The WB made AD its bitch.
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Originally Posted by Ketamine
Now did the dvd sell really well though?

Season 2? It's not out until Oct. 11.
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Releasing the Season 2 DVD before the start of season 3 might have helped.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
Season 2? It's not out until Oct. 11.
I was asking about season 1.
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I hope ratings go up a bit tonight. I know CBS is really trying to dominate the comedy department, but I hope some people wise up and tune into Fox...really, they've got an incredible monday night line up (Arrested, Kitchen Confidential, Prison Break), and i'm starting to worry that a few of these shows will get axed... Back onto topic, I can't wait to see Charlize tonight, should be great.

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Why was the inside of Buster's sleeve blurred?
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Dave Thomas!
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Originally Posted by majorjoe23
Why was the inside of Buster's sleeve blurred?
Probably so you couldn't see his hand.


Scott Baio is Attorney
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Bob Loblaw

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very good episode
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I wonder if the fake "next time on" segments are gone for good. Probably trying to not confuse new viewers and actually show scenes from the next ep.

Pretty good episode. I didn't laugh as much as last week but this was more of a set-up epsiode for the Charlize storyline.
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"No one was making fun of Andy Griffith. I cannot emphasize that enough."

Harry Hamlin showing up for the prosecution.

for the Bond parodies including "for your British eyes only".
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Coo coo ka cha
"Has anybody in this family seen an actual chicken?" Then Michael does an exact chicken imitation while driving on the road and talking to Lindsey.
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This episode seemed incredibly bizarre (by AD standards) to me. The laughs that were there were very good, but it did seem it was an episode meant much more to set up future episodes than to be funny in its own right.
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Originally Posted by LorenzoL

Harry Hamlin showing up for the prosecution.

for the Bond parodies including "for your British eyes only".

Go Kuzak! They should have put him in a gorilla costume though.

Loved the Bond take-off. Speaking of 'take off,' great to see Dave Thomas, eh.


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Even Tobias did a chicken impersonation!
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Originally Posted by Brain Stew
Even Tobias did a chicken impersonation!
"Come on!"

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