Missing Kitty
Episode 18 of 22 within Season One. Item 18 of 69 overall.
Production number 1AJD15.
Mitchell Hurwitz - Writer
John Levenstein - Writer
Joe Russo - Director
31 votes

GOB needs to make the yacht disappear to make good on a promise he made the year before at Newport Beach's spring break celebrations. Michael struggles to deal with Kitty and tries to fire her, but that proves to be more difficult than it sounds. Lindsay becomes worried about her grandmother after she doesn't receive Maeby's annual birthday check (a check, it's worth noting, that she spends on herself instead of Maeby) and later discovers her grandmother died six months prior.

Lucille had been hiding the news because she didn't want to have to share the inheritance money she received, and protects it by putting it in a trust fund for Annyong that she is in charge of until he turns 18. GOB does manage to make the Bluth yacht disappear, but does so by sinking it. At least the Bluths do get to collect $900,000 of insurance money for it's destruction. Only problem? Kitty was on the yacht when it sank.

original airdate--March 28,2004         rating--5.51 million


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


Goofs--While Lucille is searching through her makeshift handbag (Annyong) at G.O.B.'s magic show it appears as if Annyong has the hiccups.

  1. The cooler of evidence stencil changes from "H. MADDAZ" to "H. MADDAS" when Kitty is shown floating with it in the closing sequence.

Bluth Company status: Michael is having trouble handling Kitty, so he fires her -- which, as viewers of "Arrested Development" know, will have negative consequences farther down the road. Meanwhile, George Sr. is still incarcerated and, worse, stuck in prison with Tobias.

Milestones: The "Girls With Low Self-Esteem" movies are introduced for the first time, and Kitty's googly eyes get another nod with her uneven nipples after her breast implants.

Most sexual tension: Kitty gets a boob job, and repeatedly flashes Michael with her breasts. Also, more of her trysts with George Sr. and GOB are revealed.

Allusions to Tobias being gay: "I thought the two of us could talk, man on man," Tobias tells George Sr. while using the prison nickname Dorothy.


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019 Best Man for the Gob

regional titles

Missend Poesje
Missing Kitty
Manquer Chaton
Iarraidh Kitty
Gattino di mancare
Perder Gatito