The One Where They Build a House
|"The One Where They Build a House"|
|Arrested Development episode|
|Episode no.||Season 2
|Directed by||Patty Jenkins|
|Written by||Mitchell Hurwitz
|Original air date||November 14, 2004|
"The One Where They Build a House" is the second episode of season two and twenty-fourth episode overall of the TV comedy series Arrested Development.
Michael plans to save the Bluth Company by beginning construction on a new model home and holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Gob, now president-in-name-only of the company, promises the board the house will be built in two weeks. Michael protests, and Gob suggests building a fake house, with nothing on the inside. Meanwhile, Buster tries to find a way out of being volunteered to the army by Lucille, while he suspects that she and Oscar are having an affair. Lucille tries repeatedly to end the relationship, but can't resist Oscar's luxurious hair. Buster finally finds out about the affair, gets upset, and willingly goes off to war. Lindsay and Tobias's newly open marriage becomes more competitive. Lindsay makes a date with a homeless man, only to realize that he is actually an actor living on the street to research his role.
As Gob cuts the ribbon on the hollow house at the ceremony, all four walls collapse. Gob angrily accuses Michael of setting him up, and the brothers get into a fight in front of the attending press, resulting in a lot of bad publicity for the company. Michael and Gob realize that their competitive attitudes stem from George Sr., who has always pitted them against each other.
Meanwhile George Sr. is hiding out in Mexico with his former secretary, Kitty, who is driving him crazy. He asks Gob to wire him money, but the call ends when the police take down George Sr. for marijuana smuggling, thinking that he is Oscar. George Sr. eventually manage to convince the Mexican police that he is not Oscar, when they start to refer to his infamous appearance on the Bluth company's cornball fryer commercial. He thinks he is off the hook until all the Mexican officers angrily shows him burns they got from attempting to use the fryer. He tries buying his way out of the predicament, but failing to contact either Gob and Michael, who both have decided not to speak to him, he is unable to get the money for the bribe, and is dragged away by the officers.
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