Top Banana
Episode 2 of 22 within Season One. Item 2 of 69 overall.
Production number 1AJD01.
Mitchell Hurwitz - Writer
John Levenstein - Writer
Anthony Russo - Director
33 votes

Michael puts George Michael in charge of the Bluth Frozen Banana Stand, and his son subsequently burns down the stand.

Elsewhere, Tobias auditions for a commercial, and Lindsay inadvertently gets the part.

original airdate--November 09,2003  rating--6.70 million  


song--Theme song--"Taking Chances" by Celine Dion


Goofs:--At the beginning of the episode, as Michael is talking to his father in prison, the couple in the background sit down at a table and start having a conversation. In the next shot, the same couple arrive at the table and sit down.

  1. In the scene after Lindsay gets the role in the commercial and she and Michael are in the kitchen, the scene opens up with Lindsay taking flowers out of a bag and arranging them in a vase. The camera cuts to Michael and then back to Lindsay where the flowers are back in the bag.

Milestones: First time George Michael fails to understand the term "Mr. Manager." First and only appearance of Lucille's maid Luz before she is replaced by her sister Lupe. First introduction of Tobias as a never nude, though the term is not stated until later. First instance of G.O.B.'s one-sided sibling rivalry with Michael.

Most sexual tension: Maeby is forced to sit on George Michael's lap during a car ride, and he is stuck working with her in the tiny banana stand. As Michael tells his son, "You stay on top of her, buddy. Do not be afraid to ride her. Hard."


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