Arrested Development’s Hidden Jokes: Episodes 7 and 8

The fourth season of Arrested Development is still reverberating through the halls — and, hey, they even just announced the possibility of a fifth season — so we're going to trudge along with yet another post full of Easter eggs and callbacks you might have missed. We're up to episodes seven and eight. Did you happen to miss our thorough examinations of episodes one through six? Here you go. And here we go ...

Episode 7, "Colony Collapse"

There are many different nicknames for Ann Veal this episode. G.O.B. calls her "my darling Plant," "Egg," "Blank," and "And" — while Michael manages to call her "Mouth."

By saying "Howd he do dat?" Tobias is both asking about G.O.B.'s mice "illusion" but also displaying the incredulous glee of audience members at magic shows, as cynically described by Tony Wonder in season two's "Sword of Destiny." (Wonder: "The How'd He Do Dat’s ate it up. Sorry, that’s what we call the audience.")

"Her?" is another of Ann's many nicknames. The letters here stand for Holy Eternal Rapture, the church where Ann and G.O.B.'s nuptials are being held. The question mark is just a shepherd's staff.

Even the spider in the Steve Holt! Pest Control logo is doing Steve's signature "Steve Holt!" pose.

"Vendemos Olvidame-Ahorita" means "We sell Forget-Me-Now."

It looks like Mort Meyers's new company, Schnoodle, has hired Tony Wonder to do the keynote for its big event. Notice the newly gay Wonder is performing his "escape from the closet" illusion. And what exactly does the word schnoodle mean? Ah-ha.

Episode 8, "Red Hairing"

Lindsay and Sally have a rivalry that goes all the way back to high school. Sally even goes so far as to point out Lindsay's nose job in her campaign poster. Lindsay's slogan is displayed, naturally, on a banner.

Speaking of banners, Lindsay appears to have re-used the "You're killing me, Buster" banner for her Lucille 2 campaign banner.

Lindsay mistakes the check Lucille sends to Maeby for Gangie 4: Facelift as being for plastic surgery.

The assumption isn't too far-fetched, however, as Lucille did once write a check for Lindsay's nose job. Or, as she describes it in the memo field, for "a new nosey."

When Lindsay meets Herbert Love while she's unknowingly staking out his event, she introduces herself as Cindy Featherbottom. She comes from a long line of wig-wearing Featherbottoms. Michael also once called himself Chareth Cutestory to Maggie.

After their rendezvous, Herbert finishes Lindsay's sentence with "sandwiches," just as she did to Michael back in season three's "Family Ties."

Were you worried Annyong wouldn't show up? Lucille's adopted son appears to be attempting to use the Bluth name at the Balboa Club, much like his estranged siblings do. Alas, he is given the giant bill and thus deported. "Good-bye, Annyong," the narrator reads — a play on his name.

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