Group Discussion 1: The Pilot

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Group Discussion 1: The Pilot

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1compskibook
Editat: abr. 28, 2008, 9:34pm

This thread is a place to discuss, comment on and reminisce about the Pilot to Arrested Development.

2compskibook
abr. 28, 2008, 9:40pm

I'll start :)

General Observations:

I can't believe how the actors are so good at their characters already. I think Buster is a little different than later in the series, but the rest are spot on. When I go back and watch the early episodes of some shows, it feels awkward because the characters aren't the ones I know.

Michael Cera is so young! (This one is for you Mr. A)

Love the shot of the house in a field of sand!

I am so glad they filmed this so my widescreen works.

Great intro of Maeby: trying to con GM with the fox foot.

I love when George announce Lucille is taking over and it is like she won Miss America.

Michael's new job is at Sitwell!

3compskibook
abr. 28, 2008, 9:42pm

Some good quotes:

"So I dipped into the Kitty a couple of times." Lucille says this!

"Obviously this blue part here is the land."

"I got a job. It's something that you apply for and then they pay you... never mind, I don't want to ruin the surprise."

"Are you trying to cry?"

4compskibook
Editat: abr. 28, 2008, 9:46pm

Running gags that I noticed:

Freedom sign guy. Does anyone know what song that is whenever they show him and who sings it.

Illusions, (Michael, Dad)

Buster's backrubs. I am kind of glad these dropped off after awhile. They made Buster seem extra creepy, but I guess that was the point. I also guess he had to stop giving them once he had the claw. Poor Oscar!

That darn segway! so perfect for GOB!

"I'm having the time of my life!"

5biblioholic29
abr. 29, 2008, 9:36am

You forgot my favorite quote of the pilot!

"Illusions dad, you don't have time for my illusions!"

I also love that Buster thinks the blue part of the map is the land. I think he could maybe use a few more cartography classes!

I love Tobias accidentally ending up in a Gay Pride rally and NOT EVEN REALIZING IT!

And of course the introduction of the Banana Stand, which makes me crave frozen bananas more than anything! (I want a GOB, all that chocolate and nuts...)

I agree that it is mipressive that the actors knew their characters so well already, of course when you have people like David Cross and Jeffrey Tambor, I couldn't expect anything less!

I've listened to the commentary a couple times and think its impressive that Michael Cera was already add libbing (the thing at the end when he suggests that he and Maeby should kiss to teach them a lesson again).

6DaynaRT
maig 1, 2008, 2:23pm

I just watched the extended pilot. This is the first I've ever seen of the show, at all.

I just love the casting. It's so perfect.

7biblioholic29
maig 2, 2008, 12:03pm

Ahhh welcome to the wonderful world of the Bluths fleela! There is much much more to enjoy, glad to have you with us!

8DaynaRT
maig 2, 2008, 12:20pm

It was only a matter of time, since I adore both David Cross and Michael Cera. And it was a nice surprise to see Bob Odenkirk as the therapist.

9Elee
set. 25, 2008, 10:51pm

My favourite part of the pilot is this:

Michael: What comes before anything? What have we always said is the most important thing?
George Michael: Breakfast.
Michael: Family.
George Michael: Family, right. I thought you meant of the things you eat.

The first time I watched the pilot, when Michael asked that question and before George Michael answered, I said out loud to myself "Breakfast", because as far as I'm concerned that is the most important thing. Like George Michael, I was a little disappointed to find out I got the answer wrong.

10sonyagreen
oct. 10, 2008, 10:23am

Elee, I am with you on the breakfast front.

"Juice? This party is going to be off the HOOK."