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Five greatest GOB moments (season two) - VIDEOS

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 12th 2008 11:03AM
GOB and Franklin
This week TV Squad has been paying tribute to Arrested Development with special Retro Squad pieces. I decided that I would highlight my favorite character from the show, GOB. After watching several episodes of Arrested Development, I realized that I couldn't just narrow it down to the five greatest moments. I would have to do a list for each season.

You've already seen Five greatest GOB moments (season one). After the jump, I have my favorite moments from season two.

Here are some highlights:

1. GOB finds the Iraqi contracts

In the season premiere, "The One Where Michael Leaves," GOB gets put in charge of the company after Michael abandons the family for Phoenix. During his renovations of the office (which include putting a massage table in Michael's old office and adding holes to the walls of a conference room so he can play pool), GOB finds his father's contract with Saddam.

2. The Banana Suit

"They're laughing with me, Michael. They're laughing with me." --GOB, in a banana suit while flying in the air

During "Afternoon Delight," GOB alienates his employees by constantly reminding them of his expensive suit, "A $6300 suit. Come on!" He then makes an intense speech about sexual harassment, starts the Christmas party early and fires everyone during his roast. "You're all fired. Each and every one of you. Merry Christmas," he hisses.

To make up for it, GOB shows up to the second Bluth Christmas Party in a banana suit. I'll let the video take it from there.

3. The Ringer

GOB: Get this he offered me a job. And I accepted. He's waiting for me outside. We gonna swing by his wig maker. His just-woke-up hair is finally ready.
Michael: "You're really going to do this?"
GOB: "It's ready, Mike. They're only going to hold it for 24 hours."

In "Switch Hitter," the Bluth company faces long-time rival Stan Sitwell in their annual charity softball game. George, Sr. suspects that Stan Sitwell has only hired GOB for one reason: his prowess in the outfield.

Michael finds GOB at Sitwell's offices and alerts him to Sitwell's motives. GOB agrees to throw the softball game to teach Stan Sitwell a lesson: "I'll throw that softball game. No body makes a fool of our family with my help."

Here's the game:

4. Campaign Manager

"Wow. It won't be easy to win a race against myself. Course if anyone can do it, I can." --GOB, "Immaculate Conception"

Michael realizes that he needs GOB to help George-Michael win the election for Student Body president. Who's George-Michael's opponent? Steve Holt (STEVEHOLT!). Of course, with George-Michael and Ann's brilliant campaign which will focus on abstinence, Michael's only son has no chance. Enter GOB, a former student body president. He wants to lose the virginity thing and hand out condoms with "We Salute George Michael" printed on them.

GOB produces George-Michael's campaign commercial too. It focuses on how Steve Holt doesn't have a father (ahem) and how George Michael is a really cool guy. There's even a shot of George-Michael with his Aunt Lindsay wearing a shirt that says SLUT. The whole commercial is ruined when the tape cuts to George-Michael's infamous Star Wars reenactment in the garage.

5. Meet Franklin

"It ain't easy being white. It ain't easy being brown." --GOB

GOB finds a new calling in season two: ventriloquism. However, he's as good at ventriloquism as he is at magic. It doesn't matter to me though. GOB's newfound artform means we get introduced to Franklin.

In "The Righteous Brothers," Michael needs GOB to get their father out of the attic. GOB refuses at first, feeling unappreciated by his younger brother. Later, he recants and agrees to do the dirty work ... with his new buddy Franklin.

Here's a clip from that episode:

Which of these is your favorite? Is there something missing from this list? Sound off in the comments.

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I'm sure these clips are every bit as funny as I remember them, but since you guys switched over to hulu a few days ago, no one outside the US can see them any more. Not the end of the world to you perhaps, but a shame nevertheless...

June 12 2008 at 1:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Chris Warr

+1 to that. Stop with the Hulu already! This is a global site right?

June 12 2008 at 8:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My favorite episode ever is Good Grief, with everyone thinking that George Sr. is dead (except Buster...it's just a "dark joke.") How can you not love GOB's plan to bury himself in place of his father and the coffin tumbling down the hill?!

June 12 2008 at 11:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Stop making me cry with both laughter and sadness! Laughter as it was SO funny and sadness because it's off-air.

Which reminds me: "Taste the happy... Tastes a lot like sad!"

The last episode of the season has some classic GOB: The introduction of Franklin singing 'It ain't easy bein' white, it ain't easy being brown", GOB singing to Michael "You know it's true..", and many many more.

I love the Immaculate Election: "George Michael's a cool guy. His dad's a powerful businessman, working for this guy. The girls love him, young or old, it does'nt matter, in the dark" - "That's why you made me do that??"


June 12 2008 at 11:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Kristin Sample

I know! I love it so much!

June 12 2008 at 2:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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