Afternoon Delight
Episode 6 of 18 within Season Two. Item 28 of 69 overall.
Production number 2AJD06.
Abraham Higginbotham - Writer
Chuck Martin - Writer
Jason Bateman - Director
33 votes

Gob stages mass firings after being inadvertently roasted at the Bluth Company Christmas party. Plus, Michael is forced to rebuild the Banana Stand, and Buster plays hooky from the Army at an arcade game.

original airdate--December 19,2004  rating--5.62 million


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

  1. "Afternoon Delight" by The Starland Vocal Band



  1. Michael is seen "dialing" a Sidekick II phone without opening it to reveal the keypad that would enable him to do so. Also, while having a conversation on it, it is actually upside-down.
  2. In the earlier episode, Top Banana, George, Sr. made the statement, "There's always money in the banana stand," referring to the walls being lined with $250,000. If the walls were lined as such, and wrecking / rebuilding the stand is traditional, the vandals who annually wreck it would have stolen the money, or at the very least Michael and George Michael would have found the money while rebuilding the stand.

Bluth Company status: GOB is the company president and he's alienating the employees by being abrasive, loud and wearing his father's uber-expensive suits. He gives a sexual harassment speech --  "Please refrain from discussing or engaging in any sort of inter-office [bleeping] or [bleeping]" and it just goes on with so many bleeps that we can't actually figure out what they all stand for. 

Recurring jokes worth remembering: Lindsey and Tobias have an open marriage now, but Lindsey can't find anyone to sleep with her because GOB has threatened all the Bluth company employees if they do.

Huge mistakes: Letting GOB be president of the company, getting Lucille high -- she runs over both Tobias and the Banana Stand with her car. 

Most sexual tension: Michael and Maeby go to the company Christmas party together and sing "Afternoon Delight," a song about a couple having a nooner. Michael puts a stop to it a couple minutes in. But then they go on a road trip and Lindsey and George Michael get jealous, so Lindsey and George MIchael do their own performance of "Afternoon Delight" at the second Christmas party.

Allusions to Tobias being gay: "I got blown, so I can't sleep," Tobias, when he gets a concussion.

Best narrator commentary: "Just then, Lucille arrived, craving a frozen banana. And the effects of Lindsey and George Michael's 'Afternoon Delight' was overshadowed by the effects of Oscar and Lucille's Afternoon Deelite."


related items

Previous episode :
027 Sad Sack
Next episode :
029 Switch Hitter

regional titles

Namiddag de Vreugde
Afternoon Delight
Plaisir d'après-midi
Nachmittag die Freude
Delight tráthnóna
Gioia di pomeriggio
Delicia de tarde