The Bluth's rival development company hires Gob, who finds the company president a father figure, in preparation for the Bluth-Sitwell softball game; Lindsay hallucinates from taking anti-depressants.
original airdate--January 16,2005 rating--5.78 million
music:Theme song--"Taking Chances" by Celine Dion
Bluth Company status: After losing the softball game but gaining the courage to stand up to his father, Michael becomes the Bluth Company president again. Whether or not he has good ideas remains to be seen.
Recurring jokes worth remembering: Maeby's first "marry me" joke hits when a film exec asks her if she's 15. Michael remains disdainful of George Michael's girlfriend, Ann, and we get our introduction to the philanthropic Alopecia sufferer, Stan Sitwell (Ed Begley, Jr.).
Huge mistakes: Maeby makes her father a guard at the studio, giving him the opportunity to harass Andy Richter on a regular basis. Buster gives the Sergeant a great massage... and the General decides to bring Buster out in the battlefield with him so as not to miss out.
Most sexual tension: It appeared that Lucille and the Sergeant would have a moment when he asked her to go "downtown" to save Buster from being deployed... but then she burst into song. Turns out he's not much of a creep, just a big Petula Clark fan.
Best narrator commentary: "Gob was both angry and overwhelmed by the approval from this new father figure. It was confusing."